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Juan Pablo González

Juan Pablo González

Juan Pablo González (b. 1984, Atotonilco el Alto, México) is a Mexican director whose work spans fiction and nonfiction. His debut short film The Solitude of Memory (2014) had its world premiere at the Morelia International Film Festival and its international premiere at IDFA. It received the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Short at Slamdance in 2015. His follow-up, the scripted La espera (2016), premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Jury Prize at the New Orleans Film Festival. In 2017, Juan Pablo’s experimental short, Las Nubes, premiered at the Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano en la Habana, then went on to play at Rotterdam (IFFR), True/False, and Lincoln Center in New York, and it received the Grand Jury Prize at Festival dei Popoli. His mid-length debut, Caballerango premiered at IDFA in 2018 and played at Ambulante, FICUNAM, BAM Cinema Fest, DokuFest, Guadalajara (FICG), and True/False, among many others. Dos Estaciones (2022) is his feature length debut. Juan Pablo’s body of work is largely set in his hometown of Atotonilco el Alto, and he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2015. He has been a fellow of the prestigious Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) in Mexico and was awarded the 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. Juan Pablo is the co-director of the film directing program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

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