Jorge Fons

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

Mexican filmmaker with a celebrated career in which the following films stand out: Nosotros (Ariel as Best Director), Los Cachorros (Best Foreign Film by the New York Association of Cinematographic Journalists), Caridad (Diosa de Plata “Francisco Pina”), Los Albañiles (Silver Bear Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival), Así es Vietnam (Gold Lotus in Hanoi, Coral de Plata from the Havana Festival, Ariel de Plata), Rojo Amanecer (Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Festival, nine Ariel Awards including Best Film and Best Director and three Silver Goddesses) and El Callejón de los Milagros, which, among many other distinctions, won the Goya for Best Spanish-Speaking Foreign Film, the Silver Spike for Best Director at the Valladolid Festival in Spain, a Special Mention at Berlinale, the Audience Award of the Chicago Film Festival and eleven Ariel Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

Jorge has been a Fellow of the National System of Art Creators, CONACULTA, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has received numerous distinctions, including the Medal of Merit awarded by the Mexican Society of Directors, the Ariel de Oro for his professional trajectory, the National Prize for Sciences and Arts and the Ingmar Bergman Chair Medal awarded by UNAM.

In addition to his artistic work being the focus of tributes and retrospectives at various international film festivals (Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Havana, Bogotá, Trieste, Marseille, Toulouse, Huelva, Valladolid), Jorge Fons has been a judge in multiple competitions and has taught classes and workshops in filmmaking at various film schools both in Mexico and abroad.