TRIBUTE TO MEXICAN FILMMAKER CARLOS CARRERA
The 7th Monterrey International Film Festival will offer a very deserving tribute to Mexican filmmaker Carlos
Carrera (1962) who will receive the Cabrito de Plata next August.
Carrera made his first work when he was 13 years old. Interested in animated films since his middle school years,
he studied Communication Sciences at the Universidad Iberoamericana and later continued with direction at the
Cinema Training School (CCC, acronym in Spanish), graduating in 1990.
The Prime Opera competition from the CCC allowed him to debut in feature films with Benjamin’s Woman.
Even though his success with feature films, he didn’t abandon animated short films and in 1993, The Hero, his
short 4 min film won the Palm D’Or in Cannes Festival, an award that only one other Mexican filmmaker had
received: Emilio Fernández in 1946.
In 2003 his film The Crime of Father Amaro, with Gael García Bernal and Ana Claudia Talancón in the leading roles,
was nominated to an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2010 his film Backyard, el Traspatio, with Ana de la Reguera in the leading role, also represented Mexico’s
cinema in the 82nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards.
He is presently President of the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences, and is working on the production of
his first animated feature film: Ana.
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS:
“The Prodigal Son” (1984)
“A Very Short Film” (1988)
“Evil Weed Never Bites” (1988), winner of the Carabela de Plata and the Cinema Innovation Award at the Bilbao
Short Film Festival (1988), the Kodak Award at the Tel-Aviv Festival (1989), the Coral Award for Animation at the
Habana Latin American Film Festival, Cuba (1989), and 2nd Place at the Montreal Film Schools Festival, Canada.
“The Hero” (1993), winner of the Palm D’Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994. The Pitirre
Award in Puerto Rico and Coral Award to Best Animated Film in Habana, Cuba. Retrospective of short films at the
Locarno Festival (1995).
Second Coral at Habana.
Ariel for Best Animated Short Film.
Best Animated Short Film – Morelia International Film Festival.
“Benjamin’s Woman” (1990):
Grand Prize at the Amiens International Film Festival.
Prix de Montrealais at the Montreal World Film Festival, Canada.
Glauber Rocha Award and Prime Opera at the New Latin American International Film Festival at Habana.
Best Prime Opera at the Ibero-American Film Festival in Huelva, Spain.
2nd Place and Award from the European Association of Art Cinema at the Young Filmmakers Festival in Turin, Italy.
Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Actress at the Young Filmmakers Festival in Valencia, Spain.
Best Actor at the Tashkent Festival.
Ariel and Heraldo for Best Prime Opera, Mexico.
Ariel and Supporting Actor and Cast, Mexico.
“The Married Life” (1992):
Best Film at the Trieste Festival, Italy.
Best Actress at the Amiens Festival.
“No Return Address” (1994):
Official Selection at the Venice Festival, 1995.
Golden Globe for Best Film, Audience Award and Best Actor at the Three Continents Festival in Nantes, France.
Third Coral at the Habana Latin American Film Festival.
Best Film Award at the Cartagena Festival, Colombia.
Ariel for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, 1996.
Nominated to the Goya Award for Best Ibero-American Film.
” A Spell” (1998)
Cinematography, San Sebastian Festival.
Art Direction, Habana Festival.
Ariel for Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Actress, Supporting Actress, Art Direction, Costume
Design, Photography and Set Design, 1999.
“The Crime of Father Amaro” (2002)
Nominated to an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film (2003)
Nominated to the Golden Globes Awards for Best Foreign Film (2003)
Nominated to the Goya Awards as Best Ibero-American Film (2003)
Ariel Awards for Best Film, Director and Screenplay.
“Kid Barbacue” Episode of “0-Four” (2004)
“María in the Elevator” Short film in “Sex, Love and Other Perversions” (2005)
“Backyard, El Traspatio” (2008)
Ariel (2010) to Best Director, Best Actress, Cinematography, Sound and Art Design.
Nominated to an Ariel for Best Supporting Actor, Special Effects and Costume Design.
Award for Best Screenplay at the Habana Latin American Film Festival.
Award to Best Screenplay at the Cataluña Film Festival.
Award to Best Ibero-American Film and Best Screenplay at the Montreal International Film Festival.
Winner of Best Film at the Canberra International Film Festival.
Ecumenical Award at the Krakow Film Festival.
Winner of Best Direction at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
“A Little Dress White as Nido Milk” (1989)
“The Red Queen” (A Maya mistery) (2005) for Discovery Chanel.
“Capadocia” Episodes 3, 4, 8 and 9 (2007) for HBO.
“Capadocia” Second season episodes 13,14 (2010) for HBO.
Tribute to Mexican Filmmaker Carlos Carrera
August 22, 2011
Teatro del Centro de las Artes (Parque Fundidora)
ICONS OF MEXICAN CINEMA: DAMIÁN ALCÁZAR
Wednesday 24th, August, 2011
Teatro del Centro de las Artes
Ceremonia de Homenaje con la presencia de Damián Alcázar.
ENTRADA LIBRE. CUPO LIMITADO. SUPLICAMOS SU PUNTUALIDAD.
Damián has taken the name of his natal Jiquilpan to the most prestigious international stages. He studied at the Dramatic Arts School of the INBA and at the University Drama Center of the UNAM. Some of his numerous performances include: The Woman from the Port (1996), directed by Arturo Ripstein; Lolo (1993), by Francisco Athié; Two Crimes (1995), directed by Roberto Sneider; The Bait (1996), by Ernesto Rimoch; Bajo California: the limit of time (1998), by Carlos Bolado; Herodes’ Law (1999), by Luis Estrada; The Crime of Father Amaro (2002), directed by Carlos Carrera; Chronicles (2005), by Sebastián Cordero; The Turns of the Citrillo (2006), by Felipe Cazals; The Chronicles of Narnia (2008), a United States production (Disney); Of Love and Other Demons, by Hilda Hidalgo; Of Childhood (2008), by Carlos Carreras; García, directed by Jose Luis Rugeles; Chicogrande (2009), by Felipe Cazals; Hell (2009), by Luis Estrada. On TV he has participated in the series Kadabra, from FOX Telecolombia. This actor with his over 60 films and winner of 10 international prizes is one of the pillars of Mexico’s contemporary cinema.
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