PercivalArgüero Mendoza

Percival Argüero Mendoza is a Mexican filmmaker. He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), but he has dedicated his life to cinema since 2008. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography at the Center for Cinematographic Training (CCC), from which he graduated with honors in 2019. His career has given him experience in various areas of filmmaking, from scriptwriting to post-production. He has directed six fiction short films; the most recent of them premiered at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival, had its international premiere at the 27th edition of Camerimage (Poland), and was awarded at the 47th Student Academy Awards (USA).


Rommel Villa is a Bolivian director, producer, and writer. From a young age, he was interested in telling stories and created fictional narratives about his family with superpowers. After working at PASCAR, where he interviewed victims of various social issues, he decided to write novels and direct award-winning plays. He studied Systems Engineering before realizing his true passion for cinema. After being admitted to USC, he focused on projects that highlight the beauty of the Hispanic community and its traditions. Among his achievements is the Prize for Student Academy Award in 2020 for his film “Sweet Potatoes.” This recognition, granted by the Student Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, highlights his talent and vision in the film industry.

CHANTAL Rodríguez

Chantal Rodriguez is an outstanding Mexican director and producer. She graduated in Audiovisual Arts from the University of Guadalajara. During her time at ENAC, she filmed “El Viajero Subterráneo,” a documentary short film that received the award for Best Mexican Documentary Short at the DOCSMX Festival. As a producer, she has been nominated for the Ariel Award for the short films “Memorias del table dance” (2017) and “Aire” (2023). She has produced several award-winning short films, selected for national and international festivals such as the Gouna Film Festival. Additionally, she has participated in the competition for the Ariel Award for Best Mexican Documentary Short at the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.

Alfredo Castruita

Alfredo Castruita is a director with dual nationality (Mexican-American) who lived in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, until he moved to El Paso, Texas, to continue his studies. He studied an Associate in Science in Film at the Los Angeles Film School in 2008. His first formal work was the short film “Gustavo” in 2010, which was presented at the Short Film Corner at Cannes. His first feature film as a director was “Potosí” in 2012, a social critique set in San Luis Potosí that addresses topics such as domestic violence, social lynching, and the effects of drug trafficking. The film received awards and nominations at various international festivals. Castruita also directed the short films “Cheval” in 2016 and “Azul Claro” in 2018.

Sergio Ruiz Velasco de Alba

Sergio Ruiz Velasco is a filmmaker and photographer from Guadalajara known for his focus on human rights, community life, and family relationships. He studied Audiovisual Arts at the Department of Image and Sound at the University of Guadalajara and specialized at ENERC in Buenos Aires and the Mexican Association of Cinematographers (AMC). He co-directed and served as the cinematographer for the documentary short film “Hijos del Mar,” which was selected for festivals such as Shorts México, Zanate (Zanate Universitario Award), FICVIÑA, and FIDBA. He has also directed the short films “Los Anhelos Todavı́a” and “Umbrales del Exilio.” In addition, he has collaborated as a cinematographer on projects with renowned directors such as Jaime Humberto Hermosillo and Pablo Balderas, with whom he worked on the short film “De la Nada,” which won the award for Best Mexican Short Film at GIFF 2022 and was featured at the Cannes Festival 2023.

Diego Sepúlveda

Diego Sepúlveda Martín, born in Mexico City in 1985, is a Mexican filmmaker. From a young age, he participated in film workshops and wrote his first screenplay at the age of 8. He worked for a production company while traveling through Africa, Europe, and South America. He studied at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and EICAR in Paris. His work has been influenced by themes such as memory, madness, and death, and his writing reflects characters who explore the line between reality and imagination.

Andrea Porras

Andrea is originally from Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, specializing in Film and Television Production. Her first documentary, “Out of the Shadows,” earned her the Sundance Ignite Fellowship in 2018. “Noche Sin Luciérnagas,” her first short film, was officially selected at Shorts México. “Sweet Potatoes,” the first short film she produced, is a finalist at the Student Academy Awards. Andrea is a producer, director, and writer, and she enjoys creating bridges and opportunities to collaborate with artists from Latin America and the United States.

LÉA Soler

Léa Soler is an independent filmmaker from France, where she studied Fine Arts and Philosophy. She has worked as a photographer, editor, and director in Mexican and American productions, as well as in the acquisitions department of the production company Mantarraya. Her short film “Corpúsculo” has won several international awards.