Carlos Cuarón

Year of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2014 Michoacán Section and Short Film Screenplay Contest Mexican filmmaker and screenwriter

Cuarón was born in Mexico City and studied English Literature at UNAM. He has participated as coordinator in screenwriting workshops at the Sundance Institute and as a consultant in Mexico, India, and the US. He has written, directed, and produced for movies, plays, and TV. He wrote and directed Rudo y Cursi, the third-largest box office success in Mexico, which received eight Ariel nominations. He produced, wrote, and directed the film Besos de azúcar, which won him the Directors Week Best Director Award at Fantasporto in Portugal. He wrote and directed the shorts Sístole diástole, Mamacita, Noche de bodas (Official Selection, Cannes Critics’ Week, 2001), Me la debes, Juego de niños, Amor al Tri, No me digan Hugo, Ofelia, The Second Bakery Attack, Una piedra en el camino, and El sándwich de Mariana. He wrote the screenplays for the films Sólo con tu pareja, Y tu mamá también, and El misterio del Trinidad as well as collaborating on ¿Quién diablos es Juliette? He was associate producer for the films Crónicas and The Assassination of Richard Nixon. He was co-creator, co-producer, and co-screenwriter for the animated series Poncho Balón va a la final and Poncho Balón va a Sudáfrica. In 1992, he won the Ariel Award for Best Original Story for Sólo con tu pareja, which earned him a nomination for Best Screenplay, and a second nomination for Best Screenplay came for El misterio del Trinidad. Y tu mamá también won him the Silver Lion for Best Screenplay at the Venice International Film Festival in 2001 and also Best Original Screenplay from BAFTA in 2001.