2014 Fulbright Film Festival
Sábado 3 de Mayo
Presentando su cortometraje “Invisible Borders” estará la cineasta mexicana Georgina González Rodríguez.
UCLA James Bridges Theatre ║10: 00 am a 5:00 pm ║ http://www.fulbrightfilmfestival.org
– 09:30 am Check in.
– 10:00 am Opening remarks + keynote address.
– 10:30 am Shorts Program 1 + filmmaker Q&A.
– 12:15 pm Fulbright networking lunch.
– 13:30 pm Filmmaker panel discussion.
– 14:30 pm Networking coffee break.
– 15:00 pm Shorts Program 2.
– 16:15 pm Closing reception.
Director’s Biography and Filmography : Georgina Gonzalez
Born in México city in 1987, she grew up in Tijuana and later moved back to Mexico city to study a BA in Filmmaking at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC) specializing in Directing and producing. During her studies she directed 5 short films showcased at international film festivals. Her documentary Invisible Borders won best short at Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the Viña del Mar International Film Festival, the Albacete, Spain documentary film showcase, the Cancún International Film Festival, among others.
During her studies she also participated in the jury at the San Sebastian and Guadalajara International Film Festivals as well as produced 10 short films for fellow students. Georgina is currently producing her first feature film, “Kiliwas at Dusk” (winner of the DOCSDF development fund, production fund by IMCINE, the National Anthropology Institute (INAH) and Kodak, participant in the Morelia Lab, Ser Humano EICTV and Guadalajara Film Festival Market) for director Rodrigo Iturralde Alvarez (Sterpaia Prize and Best Short Film Award in Universo Corto Film Festival for his short film “The No-Man”) to be released in May 2015. In parallel to producing her first feature length film, she is continuing her education sponsored by a Fulbright fellowship: She attends the Peter Stark Program, a MFA on film producing at USC (graduation set for may 2015) for she believes a great amount of work needs to be done in the financing, distribution and marketing fields for the Mexican film industry. She has published an article on the subject in the Estudios Cinematográficos June 2012 issue and has been selected to attend and lecture at several workshops on the subject including the Mexican Documentary Filmmakers Association, the DocMontevideo International Film Festival and the Tijuana film Coloquium.