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Valle, José Luis

Dirección, Guión, Producción. EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR

José Luis Valle

Filmmaker, graduated from the CUEC-UNAM film school in Mexico City. His first feature film Workers (2013) had its world premiere at the “Panorama” section of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), Germany; it won the “Abrazo de Oro” for Best Latin American Film at the 22nd Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema and Cultures, France; and “Colón de Oro” for Best Iberoamerican Film at the 39th Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, Spain, where it also won Best Screenplay and the Spanish Press Award to “the film that best reflects Latin American reality”. In Mexico, Workers won the Mezcal Award at the 28th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) and the Eye for Best Fiction Feature Film at the 11th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), It has been selected at dozens of festivals, including the 28th Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina; and the 61st San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain; and the 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). It was nominated to three Meican Academy Awards (Ariels). His second feature film Las búsquedas (2013) won the Young Jury Award at the 3rd Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF) and Best Film at the 9th Monterrey International Film Festival (FIC Monterrey), both in Mexico. It also won the World Cinema Amsterdam Award and the Jury Prize at the 23rd Biarritz Festival. Since 2015, he is a member of the National System for Art Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA-CONACULTA), in the category of Film, in Mexico.