Carlos Armella

Director and screenwriter born in Mexico City, Carlos Armella studied Film Scriptwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and later at The London Film School, where he graduated in 2002 with the film A Dead end Story.

His short film Tierra y pan won more than 15 international awards including the Golden Lion award from the Venice Film Festival in 2008. He has been selected at that same festival twice. One with his short film Poem in 2003 and once with Las Manos Limpias in 2012.

In 2005 his feature documentary film Toro Negro was distinguished at the San Sebastián Film Festival, Morelia International Film Festival y La Habana festivals where he won awards.

For television he has directed important documentary series such as Héroes De Carne y Hueso in 2010 and La Presencia del Pasado in 2011, both produced by Clio TV.

He recently directed for television the documentary ORO: El Día Que Todo Cambió, 2013, which broadcasted in national television and internet and the three-part documentary Vida Y Obra De Octavio Paz, 2014, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Literature Novel Prize winner, the celebrated Mexican poet.

In 2014 he also concluded his feature film En La Estancia, co-produced by Mexico, Argentina and the Netherlands, which was premiered in the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Some additional works are the documentary feature film Common Ground from 2006; 29, a short film from 2010; and Gente Única, a documentary film produced for television by Nat Geo in 2012. 

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