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.
In 2017, his documentary Brave won the 2nd Jury Prize at the 12º International Documentary Film Festival DocsMX and 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.
–El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). Shortfilm
Short Film Corner. 71º Festival de Cannes. 2018
Official Selection at the 15º Morelia Film Fest. 2017
–Sin Deseo de Indecencia (No Desire for Indecency). Shortfilm
Official Selection at Mix Mexico: XXII Festival of Sexual Diversity. 2018
–Valentón (Brave). Documentay
2nd Jury Prize at the 12º DOCSMX Documentary Festival. 2017
–Vapeur d’Orange (Orange Vapour). Shortfilm
Best shortfilm at Concour du court-métrage. C.R.O.U.S. 2017
Best shortfilm at Association. Lyon, France. 2017
–El Perro Amarrado (The Dog is tied up). Shortfilm
Official Selection at 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 in Dell Social Innovation Competition. 2012
–Tú, Adentro (You, Inside). Screenplay for shortfilm
Official Selection in Oaxaca Film Fest. 2016
–Hotel La Loma (Hotel La Loma). Documentary
Official Selection at the DocsDF Internacional Documentary Festival. 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
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
2018 Selected, El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite) Short Film Corner, 71 Festival de Cannes.
2017 2nd Jury Prize, Valentón (Brave). Reto Doctubre, 12º International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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