Juan Carlos RulfoYear of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2003 Sección de Documental Mexicano Director
Juan Carlos Rulfo studied a B.A. in Communication Sciences at the UAM specializing in cinema, with a thesis on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky. He studied film at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). His thesis project, El abuelo Cheno y otras historias (1995), participated in many national and international festivals and received numerous awards, among them the Danzante de Plata for Best Documentary Short Film in the 23rd Huesca Film Festival in Spain and the Best Documentary Prize at the International Film School Festivals, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Mexico City at the CCC. He directed his first feature, Del olvido al no me acuerdo, with the support of the FONCA, IMCINE, and the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations. This film also participated in various festivals around the world: in 1999 it was awarded the Best First Feature Prize at the Festival des Films du Monde in Montreal, Canada and at the Biarritz International Film Festival in France. He has also received four Ariel prizes from the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best First Feature, Editing, Photography, and Sound. He is a member of the FONCA’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte and was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for his next feature film El sonidero.