LUIS ARMANDO SOSA GIL
Luis Armando Sosa Gil was born and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. He studied communication with specialization in Film at Universidad Iberoamericana 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 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. In that summer he received a Youth Prize.
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, in my spare time, he is developing his shortfilm “The Last War” and the video-installation “It’s dead. The annunciation“.
–El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). Shortfilm. Official Selection in Morelia Film Fest.
–Valentón (Brave). Documentay. 2nd Prize at DOCSMX Documentary Festival.
–Vapeur d’Orange (Orange Steam). Shortfilm. Best shortfilm by CROUS and by Kinoks Association. Lyon, France.
–El Perro Amarrado (The Dog is tied up). Shortfilm. Official Selection in Morelia Film Fest.
–San Francisco, Santiago. Documentary. TECHO-Chile for Habitat III-ONU. Quito, Ecuador.
–Encuentro (Encounter). Documentary. Exhibition in a Art Gallery.
–Xapontic (Xapontic). Documentary. Best Social Documentary in Dell Social Innovation Competition.
–Tú, Adentro (You, Inside). Screenplay for shortfilm. Official Selection in Oaxaca Film Fest.
–Hotel La Loma (Hotel La Loma). Documentary. Official Selection DOCSDF 2014.
CV – RÉSUMÉ
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 Prize Doctubre Challenge. International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. 2017.
2017 Official Selection. El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite) Shortfilm. 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, Best sound and 2nd Audience Award. Vapeur d’Orange. Kinoks Association. Shortfilm. Lyon, France.
2016 Economic Support from 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). Shortfilm. Morelia Film Festival.
2016 Official Selection. Tú, adentro (You, inside) Script. Oaxaca Film Fest.
2015 Schoolarship for Art Education. Ministry of Culture Support for Arts Educations. Michoacán, Mexico.
2013 Honorary Mention in Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
2012 Two Short-term Fellowships (Screewriting and Directing actors workshops). Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2008-2012 Academic Excellence Schoolarship. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
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.
2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, The Best Social Documentaries, USA.
2017 Film Critic, International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. Mexico.
2017 Film Critic, Passa Parola Magazine. Italy.
2016 Film Critic, 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.
- Academic Affiliations
2016 Speaker at “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.
PROFILE ON MORELIA FILM FESTIVAL