Eugenio Caballero

Year of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2020

Academy Award winning production designer of Guillermo de Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Eugenio’s work on the film also earned him an Ariel Award, as well as the Art Directors’ Guild Award (the most prestigious award in his field), Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the Gold Derby Award” the Online Film Critics Association, Goya, Satellite, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

Born in Mexico City and after studying History of Art and History of Cinema in Florence, Italy, Caballero began his career as a production designer in Mexico, with award-winning work on music videos (MTV award) and short films. Soon he started to work in feature films as an assistant, and a set decorator.

Eugenio Caballero’s credits include near 30 films, 20 of them as a designer. He has worked with directors Jim Jarmusch (The Limit of Control), Baz Lurthman (Romeo and Juliet), Alfonso Cuarón‘s RomaSebastián Cordero (CrónicasRabia and Europa Report), Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), Claudia Llosa (Aloft), Fernando Eimbcke (Club Sandwich), Carlos Cuarón (Rudo y Cursi), Russel Mulcahy (Resident Evil Extinction), among others.

His first collaboration with J.A.Bayona on The Impossible, starring Naomi WattsEwan MacGregor and Tom Holland, earned him a Goya nomination and an Art Directors Guild nomination in 2013.

In 2014 Eugenio designed the Paralympic Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, for director Daniele Finzi, with whom he had also collaborated with the Cirque du Soleil in the show Luzia in 2016.

In 2015 and 2016 he worked on the film A Monster Calls directed by J.A. Bayona, based on the multi awarded book by Patrick Ness which earned him a Goya on his third nomination to this award. He received the Gaudi Award, the Fenix Award and the Platino Award for the same film.

In 2017-2018 he designed the film Roma working alongside with the director Alfonso Cuarón, for this work he has ea rned multiple international awards and nominations, including the Critics Choice Awards, the Art Directors’ Guild, the BAFTAs and the Academy Award. Eugenio Caballero has been nominated seven times for the Ariel award -Mexico’s main film award – from which he has won two.
Eugenio has served as a Jury member on numerous international festivals and he is a member of the AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), the Mexican and Spanish film academies.