LUIS ARMANDO SOSA GIL
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“.
–El Viento y El Papalote (The Wind and The Kite). Shortfilm
Official Selection at the 15º Morelia Film Fest.
–Valentón (Brave). Documentay
2nd Jury Prize at the 12º DOCSMX Documentary Festival.
–Vapeur d’Orange (Orange Vapour). Shortfilm
Best shortfilm at Concour du court-métrage. C.R.O.U.S.
Best shortfilm at Association. Lyon, France.
–El Perro Amarrado (The Dog is tied up). Shortfilm
Official Selection at 14º Morelia Film Fest.
–San Francisco, Santiago. Documentary
Made for TECHO-Chile and Habitat III-ONU in Quito, Ecuador.
–Encuentro (Encounter). Documentary
Exhibition in a Art Gallery, Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City.
–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 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.
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.
PROFILE ON MORELIA FILM FESTIVAL