Luis Armando Sosa Gil was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. He studied communication with specialization in Film and two diplomas in Screenplay and in Directing and Narrative at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC-UNAM) in Mexico city.

This year (2017), his documentary Brave won the 2nd Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City and the shortfilm The Wind and The Kite was selected for the 15º Morelia Film Festival. Moreover, Vapeur d’Orange won Best Shortfilm prize in two university film festivals in France. Later on, he was accredited as a professional filmmaker for the 70th Festival de Cannes. He also received a Youth Prize for his artistic performance and his commitment in cultural promotion.

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. Currently he is developing his shortfilm “The Last War” and the video-installation “It’s dead. The annunciation“.





  • Education
    2013  Communication Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City, 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
    2017 2nd Jury Prize, Valentón (Brave). Reto Doctubre, 12º International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. 2017.
    2017 Official Selection. El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite) Shortfilm. 15º Morelia Film Festival.
    2017 Municipal Youth Prize. Artistic and Cultural Area. Lazaro Cardenas, Mich. Mx.
    2017 Best shortfilm, Vapeur d’Orange. Concours CROUS. France.
    2017 Best shortfilm, Vapeur d’Orange. Kinoks Association. Shortfilm. Lyon, France.
    2016 Economic Support by Programme for Artistic Production in Michoacan. El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). SECREA, Minestry of Culture in Michoacan, Mexico.
    2016 Official Selection, El Perro Amarrado (The Dog is Tied Up). 14º Morelia Film Festival.
    2016 Official Selection, Tú, adentro (You, inside) Script. Oaxaca Film Fest.
    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
    2017 48H KRONOS, Lyon France.
    2016 Indie Fest LZC. Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, México.
    2015 Antropometrías: Presencia/Ausencia. Gallery in Universidad Iberoamericana. Ciudad de México.
    2014 Muestra de Cine Experimental, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, México.
    2013 Morelia Film Festival and Recetario de Arte, Collective Art Exhibition. México.
    2012 Dell Social Innovation Competition, The Best Social Documentaries, USA.
  • 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 Invited. Regional meeting for the cinematographic consolidation. First edition west-center. IMCINE.
    2016 Speaker. “Lecture about Filmmaking. Visionary Young Students”, ICEP. Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico.
    2013 Communication Professor. Instituto de Estudios Superiores de México. Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico.
    2012 Improvisation and Physical Theatre Instructor, Fe y Alegría Schools. San Salvador, El Salvador.



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