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Impulso Morelia 4

Impulso Morelia 4 Winners

This is not Berlin, by Hari Sama, received a Special Mention from Impulso Morelia and the Cinépolis Distribución Award, which consists of a national distribution guarantee, with a P&A investment of at least $250,000 pesos. The terms will be defined in common agreement with the selected film.

La Mami, by Laura Herrero Garvín, won the Impulso Morelia / Ambulante Award for Documentary Feature Film, which consists of a support of $50,000 pesos destined to complete the post-production of a documentary feature film. The winning film will have a special screening in a future edition of Ambulante Documentary Tour.

El guardián de la memoria, by Marcela Arteaga, won the Churubusco Studios Special Prize, which consists of up to $200,000 pesos in post-production services. Support does not include materials, operators and Dolby.

Impulso Morelia 4 Selection

In 2018, the projects selected to participate in Impulso Morelia 4 were:

Ánimo juventud
Directed by Carlos Armella | Production company: B Positivo Producciones | Fiction
Four young men try to find themselves in a world of adults - love, crime, acceptance and isolation are some of the monsters they face.

Dir. Gian Cassini | Production Company: Imagyx Entertainment | Documentary film
A man is reunited with his family and with the ghost of his father, a hitman murdered years ago, after the disappearance of his brother.

El guardián de la memoria
Directed by Marcela Arteaga | Production company: Gefilte Films | Documentary film
The story of Carlos Spector, a Texas immigration attorney who dedicates his work to fighting for political asylum for Mexicans fleeing violence and oblivion.

This is not Berlin
Directed by Hari Sama | Production company: Catatonia Cinema | Fiction
A misfit teenager finds himself in the universe of nightlife, punk, sex and drugs in 1980s Mexico City.

La Mami
Dir. Laura Herrero Garvin | Production company: Casserole Films | Documentary film
The life of a cabaret in Mexico City is embodied in the character of "La Mami", the woman who takes care of the bathrooms of the place and the women who work there every night.

Dir. Joshua Gil | Production company: Parabola Cine | Fiction
In a town plagued by drug violence, a child has lost his mother; her grandmother has told her that she could come back from the dead if she asks for a miracle

Sobre la estabilidad de los 3 cuerpos
Dir. Carlos Lenin Treviño Rodríguez | Production company: UNAM-CUEC & IMCINE-FOPROCINE | Fiction
A couple whose love has faded inhabits a world of nostalgia and an industrial neighborhood plunged into abandonment.

Impulso Morelia 4 Jury


Nicolas Philibert

Filmmaker, screenwriter, editor and director of photography, he is one of the most recognized documentary makers on an international scale. He studied philosophy and began his career as an assistant to René Allio and Alain Tanner. In 1978 he filmed his first feature film with Gérard Mordillat, La voix de son maître. Since then, through more than fifteen titles, his work has become an essential point of reference within the documentary genre. The films La Ville Louvre, Le pays des sourds, La moindre des choses, the renowned and successful Être et avoir, Nénette and La Maison de la Radio stand out. De chaque instant, his most recent work, will be screened in this edition of the FICM.

Mirsad Purivatra

Mirsad Purivatra

Founder and director of the Sarajevo Festival. As director of the Obala Art Centar, he produced and supervised numerous theatrical productions in the late 1980s. In 1995, Obala created the Sarajevo Film Festival, which has become one of the most influential in Europe and a leader in south-eastern Europe. Mirsad has been the director of the Soros Open Society Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina, director of Radiotelevision of Bosnia and Herzegovina and general manager of the subsidiary of the marketing agency McCann Erickson in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a producer, he has participated in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2011 Cannes Jury Prize); Sieranevada, directed by Cristi Puiu (in competition at Cannes 2016) and The Wild Pear Tree, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (in competition at Cannes 2018). Mirsad has received numerous national and international awards, including the Order of Arts and Letters of France.


Josué Méndez

He has written and directed Días de Santiago (2004), the most awarded Peruvian film in history, and Dioses (2008), developed at the Cinefondation of the Cannes Festival and released in competition at the Locarno Festival. He has also worked in the production of Paradise, The Bad Intentions, Oliver’s Deal and Icaros: A Vision. In Peru he has directed television, advertising and theater. He has been a co-showrunner, co-producer and co-writer of the El Chapo series and is currently a co-writer of the Red Ink series. At the same time, he develops his third feature film as director: Ronnie Monroy loves them all. He is artistic director of the Lima Film Festival and a member of Rolex Arts.