When the abilities to create and persevere in the paths of uncertainty are combined, it is said that there is talent. And when it takes advantage of the multiculturalism of a land where millions of stories inhabit, filmaking becomes a port where all possible narratives embark.
At the Berlinale Talents 2017, Mexico rejuvenates its gaze with the participation of eight filmmakers that will broaden their horizon in the exchange of new projects, taking in the experience and ideas of the international talent.
Being an international agora, Berlinale Talents combines the voices and worldviews of new generations; who under the critical eye of their contemporaries and renowned experts have the opportunity to discuss and improve their creative processes.
Armando Espitia. México 1987. While majoring in theater and dramatic arts at CUT UNAM, he was selected by Amat Escalante to star on his movie “Heli”. An awarded film during the 66th Cannes Festival. Since then, he has appeared in 7 featured films, 4 tv series and founded a theater company. Nowadays he's writing his first short film.
Assistant Editor (Mexico City, 1984) began his career in 2004 on the feature film Noticias lejanas (Ricardo Benet, 2007) and has been an assistant editor on ten features in documentaries such as El ingeniero (Alejandro Lubezki, 2012), La última mirada (Patricia Arriaga-Jordán, 2006), El viaje de la Nonna (Sebastián Silva, 2008) and Espérame en otro mundo (Juan Pablo Villaseñor, 2007). His current work as a film editor includes more than seventeen features celebrated and presented in Mexico and around the world, such as A tiro de piedra (winner, Horizontes Latinos, San Sebastián), El alcalde (Toronto Film Festival Official Selection), Café (winner, Visions du Reel), Un mundo secreto (Berlinale, Panorama), De día y de noche, Canela (Diosa de Plata best editing nominee), El hombre que vio demasiado (HotDocs). He also works as a post-producer and editing consultant.
Born in Mexico City after graduating from Centro de Diseño Cine y Televisión, she moved to Sarajevo where she completed her master’s degree at film.factory School under the guide of Béla Tarr. Here she made “Dobro” short film selected in Cinefondátion at Cannes Film Festival, 2016. Marta also has work in different feature films as producer and as cinematographer. She is currently editing her first feature film as director.
Culiacan born Producer. She is part of the Master Class at the Zurich Film Festival 2013 and Talents Guadalajara 2015. She became a producer in 2008 and has produced several short films in Mexico, the United States, Lebanon and Germany. These have been chosen in more than 100 international festivals, winners of numerous prizes like the Student Academy Award for Un mundo para Raúl (Mauro Mueller, 2012), the CINE Golden Eagle, among others. Fingerspiel (Mauro Mueller, 2014) was a participant in FICM 2014. The Cuddle Workshop (2014) was awarded the special jury prize at the Chelsea Film Festival 2014. She is currently developing two feature films Unos días al sol (EE.UU./México) y Algo dulce (Suiza/México).
Sound Designer, studied at Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica in Mexico City. Has been sound mixer, sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer in more than 50 films. Has won 4 Best Sound Silver Ariel awards. He is teacher of sound, also has given courses, conferences and workshops in several universities in the country.
Pedro Emilio Segura is co-director and co-founder of La Ola, a film distribution company based at Mexico City. As well, he works as film critic and programmer.
Marcos Demián Vargas (Mexico City, 1981). As Industrial Designer he has made furniture and interior design in the real life. In fiction he has been Art Director for short films such as “To put together a helicopter”, “Spring” and “Carmen” (a Mexico-Germany coproduction); and for feature films such as “Potosí”, “Go on living” and “Leaf Blower”.
Composer. He is known for his work on La delgada línea amarilla (Celso García, 2015), Mr. Pig (Diego Luna, 2015) and Mexican Gangster (José Manuel Craviotto, 2014).