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Villalobos, Jorge

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Jorge Villalobos

He studied communication at the Iberoamericana University (UIA), Mexico City. Director, producer and film animator, he has published two illustrated stories: Jorge Soldado (2010) and El grillo y el escarabajo (2012). He is the founding partner of the animation workshop Brinca, where he directs the animated series El Chango y La Chancla (2012-2014). His work has participated in more than 20 film screenings and festivals around the world. His short film Cabeza hueca (1990), in co-direction with Lorenzo Hagerman, was nominated for an Ariel for Best Short Fiction Film at the 33rd Ariel Awards, Mexico. He participated in the 49th Cannes Film Festival, France, and the 33rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) with his animated short film 4 maneras de tapar un hoyo (1995), in co-direction with Guillermo Rendón, for which he won, among other awards, the Golden Jaguar Award for Best Short Film at the 4th Cancún Riviera Maya International Film Festival, Quintana Roo; the OCIC award at the 11th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), Jalisco; and the Coral Third Prize for Animation at the 18th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba. He won for his short fiction film Pasajera (1997), the Audience First Award at the 23rd Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, Andalucía, Spain; Best Screenplay and Best Short Film at the 1st Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), Mexico; and the Audience Award at the 9th São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, among others. He directed the chapter “Tenis blancos” of the television series on Once TV, Camino a casa (1999-2000), winner of the Bronze Medal for the Best Children’s Series at the 37th New York Film Festival (NYFF). He participated in the 18th International Film Festival for Children (…and not so children), “La Matatena,” Mexico City, with the chapter “Problemas de comunicación” from his television series El Chango y La Chancla (2012-2014). His animated short film El móvil (2014), co-directed with Carlos Hagerman, is part of the Official Selection of the 12th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). The short film has also participated in the 7th Ecozine International Film and Environment Festival of Zaragoza, Spain; the 17th GIFF; and the 29th FICG, among others, and in the 31st Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF).