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LUIS ARMANDO SOSA GIL

Luis Armando Sosa Gil was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. He studied communication with specialization in Film and Advertising, and two diplomas in Screenplay and in Directing and Narrative in filmmaking.

His documentary Brave won the 2nd Jury Prize at the 12º International Documentary Film Festival DocsMX and Best Mexican Documentary Shortfilm at the 14º Monterrey Film Festival. Vapeur d’Orange won Best Shortfilm prize in two university film festivals in France, being accredited as a professional filmmaker for the 70th Festival de Cannes. The same year, he received a Youth Prize for his artistic performance. Recently, The Wind and The Kite was selected for the 15º Morelia Film Festival and the Short Film Corner at the 71º Festival de Cannes.

This year, 2018, No desire for Indecencys was elected for the LGBT Festival Mix México and The Wind and The Kite was part of the Short Film Corner at the 71º Festival de Cannes. When the Sun goes down won the 18th National Short Film Project Contest / by regions 2018 of the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE).

His film critics have been published in Mexico and Italy. He traveled, worked and lived in El Salvador, Chili, Ireland and France where he got involved in different social projects and grew up professionaly in Communication.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Director
    El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). Shortfilm
    Short Film Corner, 71º Festival de Cannes. 2018
    Official Selection of Iberoamerican Shortfilm, 10º International Film Festival of Santander in Colombia. 2018.
    Official Selection, 15º Morelia Film Fest. 2017
    Valentón (Brave). Documentay
    2nd Jury Prize, 12º International Documentary Film Festival DocsMx. 2017
    Best Mexican Documentary Shortfilm, 14º Monterrey Film Festival. 2018
    Official Selection, 15º Morelia Film Fest. 2018
    Official Selection, 13º Shorts Mexico, Mexico International Short Film Festival, 2018
    Sin Deseo de Indecencia (No Desire for Indecency). Shortfilm
    Official Selection, 13º Shorts Mexico, Mexico International Short Film Festival, 2018
    Official Selection, Mix Mexico: XXII Festival of Sexual Diversity. 2018
    Official Selection, Queer International Film Festival Playa del Carmen. 2018
    Vapeur d’Orange (Orange Vapour). Shortfilm
    Best shortfilm, Concours du court-métrage. C.R.O.U.S Lyon, France. 2017
    Best shortfilm, Kinoks Association. Lyon, France. 2017
    El Perro Amarrado (The Dog is tied up). Shortfilm
    Official Selection, 14º Morelia Film Fest. 2016
    San Francisco, Santiago. Documentary
    Made for TECHO-Chile and Habitat III-ONU in Quito, Ecuador. 2016
    Encuentro (Encounter). Documentary
    Exhibition in a Art Gallery, Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City. 2015
    Xapontic (Xapontic). Documentary
    Best Social Documentary, Dell Social Innovation Competition. 2012
  • Writer
    Tú, Adentro (You, Inside). Screenplay for shortfilm
    Official Selection, Oaxaca Film Fest. 2016
  • Producer
    Hotel La Loma (Hotel La Loma). Documentary
    Official Selection, Internacional Documentary Festival DocsDF. 2014.

 

CV – RÉSUMÉ

  • Education
    2013  Communication Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana. México.
    2011 Diploma in Narrative and Directing, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC-UNAM). México.
    2010  Diploma in Screenwriting, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC-UNAM). México.
  • Grants and Awards
    2018 Recipient. Creative World: North America. Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud (IMJUVE), ProMexico in Toronto, Canada and the Institute for Creative Exchange. Toronto, Canada.
    2018 Winner, Cuando se mete el Sol (When the Sun goes down), 18th National Short Film Project Contest / by regions 2018 of the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
    2017 Municipal Youth Prize. Artistic and Cultural Area. Lazaro Cardenas, Mich. Mx.
    2016 Recipient. Programme for Artistic Production in Michoacan. El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). SECREA, Minestry of Culture in Michoacan, Mexico.
    2016 Recipient. International mobility. Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud, AIESEC y TECHO-Chile. Santiago, Chile.
    2015  Schoolarship for Art Education. Ministry of Culture in Michoacán, Mexico.
    2013 Honorary Mention in Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico.
    2012 Two Short-term Fellowships (Screewriting and Directing actors workshops). Guanajuato International Film Festival. Mexico.
    2008-12  Academic Excellence Schoolarship. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.
  • Exhibitions
    2018 Muestra de Cine Experimental, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, México.
    2017 48H KRONOS, Lyon France.
    2016 Indie Fest LZC. Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, México.
    2015 Antropometrías: Presencia/Ausencia. Gallery in Universidad Iberoamericana. Ciudad de México.
    2013 Morelia Film Festival and Recetario de Arte, Collective Art Exhibition. México.
  • Published
    2017 Film Critic, 12º International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. Mexico.
    2017 Film Critic, Passa Parola Magazine. Italy.
    2016 Film Critic, 11º International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. Mexico.
    2015  Film Critic, Melí Meló Cultura. Mexico City, Mexico.
    2013  Film Critic, Film Review for Mantarraya Films. Film Distribuitor.
  • Participations
    2017 Regional meeting for the cinematographic consolidation. First edition west-center. IMCINE.
    2016 Speaker. “Lecture about Filmmaking. Visionary Young Students”, ICEP. Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico.
    2012 Improvisation and Physical Theatre Instructor, Fe y Alegría Schools. San Salvador, El Salvador.

PROFILE ON MORELIA FILM FESTIVAL
http://directoriorealizadoresficm.com/realizadores/sosa-gil-luis

Luis Armando Sosa Gil - FICM - Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia

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