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Villamil, Jessica

Dirección, Fotografía. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1985

She studied Journalism and Audiovisual production at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Film Studies with a specialty in Cinematography and Directing at the University Center for Film Studies (CUEC-UNAM). Client (2012), her short fiction film, was part of the Official Selection of the 8th Acapulco International Film Festival, Mexico. She has been in charge of the photography of numerous short fiction and documentary films such as El aplastamiento de las gotas (2014),Cuéntale lo del gato (2016), Por un puñado de canicas (2014), winner of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) Support for Production in 2012, and El sonido más fuerte (2012). She was also part of the second unit of photography for the feature film El sueño del Marakame, part of the Official Selection of the 14th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); and of the documentary El caso Ayapaneco (2014). She has also occupied diverse positions in film productions, including Todo el mundo tiene a alguien menos yo (2013) (still photographer), Workers (2013) (boom), La tirisia (2014) (second director assistant), El Jeremías (2015) (assistant editor), Anadina (2015) (second director assistant), and Tamara y la Catarina (2016) (digital image technician). She is currently collaborating as photographer in the the documentaries Temporada de campo, a project supported by the Latin America Fund Grantees 2016 of the Tribeca Film Institute; and La herida invisible, selected for the 3rd edition of GenderLab/ Work in Progress of the 5th edition of the International Film Festival with Gender Perspective (MICGénero). Her short fiction film Transversales (2016) is part of the Official Selection of the 14th FICM.