FICM Mexican

Vargas Torres, Cecilio

Animación, Dirección, Guión.

He studied theater at the University of the Arts, Aguascalientes, Mexico. He won the Young Creators Scholarship of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) to make the digital 3D animated short film, El último canto, which is in the process of post-production. He is currently working in a theater-installation program called Residua 1.0, which consists of the handling of a puppet in the street. This project is being conducted at his animation and aesthetic arts studio El Bigote de Chaplin, founded in 2008. His animated short film Dame Posada (2011) has been shown at more than 50 festivals, film screenings and museums around the world, including the 9th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); the 39th SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival, Los Angeles; the Amon Carter Museum, Texas; the National Print Museum, Mexico City; and the museum Arts House Madrid, among others. This film received the award for Best Animated Project of the QUORUM 2012, Mexico City; Best Animation at the 7th Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico (SSFFM); Best Emerging Director at the 2nd MIA Animation Conference & Festival, Miami, United States; and a nomination for the Ariel award for Best Animated Short Film at the 55th Ariel Awards, Mexico. His short fiction film Bird song (2016) is part of the Official Selection of the 14th FICM.