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Impulso Morelia 2


In 2016, thirteen Mexican projects in development and postproduction participated in Impulso Morelia 2:



Cuadros en la oscuridad

Dir. Paula Markovitch

Production company: Cuevas de Altamira

Extraño pero verdadero

Dir. Michel Lipkes

Production company: Strange Movies, S.A. of C.V.

La caótica vida de Nada

Dir. Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Production company: Cine Vendaval

Oso polar

Dir. Marcelo Tobar

Production companies: Zensky Cine / La Torre and the Sea

Development projects:

¡Ánimo juventud!

Dir. Carlos Armella

Production company: B Positivo Producciones

Los amores modernos

Dir. Matías Meyer

Production company: Luc, la Película, S. de R.L.


Dir. Joshua Gil

Production company: Parabola Cine



La libertad del diablo

Dir. Everardo González

Production companies: Artegios Producciones / Animal de Luz Films

Morir a los desiertos

Dir. Marta Ferrer

Production company: Pimienta Films / Cuadernos de Cine

Los ojos del mar

Dir. José Álvarez

Production companies: Piano / Sutor Kolonko

Development projects:

Encuentro en Juárez

Dir. Maya Goded

Production company: Bisturí A.C.

Oxacalifornia: el retorno

Dir. Trisha Ziff

Production company: Berlin 212 S. de R.L. of C.V.


Dir. Dalia Reyes

Production company: EnAguas cine



Antonio Saura

He has a degree in Modern History, specializing in the conquest of America, and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. After practicing journalism for a few years, collaborating with El PaísDiario 16Diez Minutos and other media, he devoted himself to film, first as an advisor in films and then as an executive in production companies. After performing several management positions, he was named Director of Project Development at Lola Films, where he collaborated on films by Alex de la Iglesia, Vicente Aranda, Carlos Saura, Jaime Chávarri, Bigas Luna, among others. Later he worked in his own production companies: LFC, ZEBRA and now ZAMPA AUDIOVISUAL, with which he has produced more than 25 feature films and documentaries, as well as more than 500 hours of series and television programs. Without interrupting his role as a producer, since 2015 he heads the international sales agency Latido Films. He is Vice President of the European Film Academy (EFA). In the past he has developed an outstanding work in audiovisual training, having directed for six years the prestigious Media Business School that he helped create. For the past four years he has been a visiting professor at the Spanish School at Middlebury College in Vermont.


Lisa Marie Russo

Lisa Marie Russo founded the Fly Film company with Kate Ogborn in 2009. They produced Abandoned Goods, by Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson, winner of the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film in 2015, and the film was screened at several festivals such as Sundance and London. Film Festival. She is currently the executive producer of several short films for young people through Screen South, a company supported by the Arts Council of England for Channel Four. Lisa Marie produced Ken Loach’s documentary, The Spirit of ’45, with Kate and Rebecca O’Brien, of Sixteen Films and Swandow, as well as a documentary by artist Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sainclair. She also produced the winning film of the Turner Prize of the director Gillian Wearing, Self Made, and was executive producer of The Deep Blue Sea, with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, and of the documentary Hockney.

Before creating Fly Film, Lisa Marie was the executive producer of Terence Davis’s documentary, Of Time and the City, and also of the films Salvage and Kicks, as part of Digital Departures, a program to celebrate the city of Liverpool as the European capital of 2008 culture. Of Time and the City was acclaimed by critics at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Bafta, Bifa and Grierson awards; He was on the list of the ten best films of Time magazine in 2009 and won the Best Documentary for the New York Film Critics’ Circle. Before moving to the UK he directed documentaries for PBS in Philadelphia and won an Emmy for the film Peace on the Gulf War.


Vincenzo Bugno

Director of the World Cinema Fund. He was born in Venice and lives in Berlin since 1988. He studied Literature, History of Art and Cinema at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice. He started working as a journalist and film critic for Italian and Swiss media. He has written regularly for several magazines and newspapers, in particular Corriere della SeraManifesto and Ciak. He also worked for television channels such as Arte, ZDF, Tele + and Sky as writer and director of several documentaries and documentaries about cinema and cultural issues. He was a programmer and consultant for several international festivals. Between 2006 and 2009, he was a member of the programming team of the Locarno Film Festival and director of the Open Door section of the same, has regularly participated as a jury and speaker at several film festivals and was also a consultant for international institutions of culture and cinema . Since 2001, Vincenzo Bugno has collaborated with the Berlin International Film Festival in different areas. He is one of the creators and advisers of the World Cinema Fund, created in 2004 with the aim of supporting the production of films in regions and countries that lack a solid and structured film industry. As director of the WCF he is responsible for the development of the initiative in terms of content and artistic profile. He is also a delegate for the Maghreb region, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Italy and is a member of the Selection Committee of the International Competition of the Berlinale.


La libertad del diablo, by Everardo González. Guarantee of distribution in Mexico through Cinépolis Distribution with an investment in P&A of at least $250,000 MN to the film in postproduction.

Extraño pero verdadero, by Michel Lipkes. Special mention of the jury to the film in postproduction.

Sanctorum, by Joshua Gil. “Next” Award from the Tribeca Film Institute (sponsored by CANACINE) to the project under development, consisting of USD $10,000 and one year of tutoring by the TFI.

La caótica vida de Nada, by Marta Hernaiz. Amount of $200,000 MN in cash, granted by FICM, to contribute to the processes and services missing from post-production.

Oaxacalifornia: el retorno, by Trisha Ziff. Amount of $150,000 MN in cash, granted by the FICM, to contribute to the development of one of the participating projects.

Los ojos del mar, by José Álvarez. Ambulante Award of $50,000 MN to complete the post-production of a documentary feature film, with a special screening in a future edition of Ambulante.