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Fernando Eimbcke

Fernando Eimbcke

Fernando Eimbcke studied film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (UNAM), where he wrote and directed several shorts, notably No Todo es Permanente, which was nominated as best documentary short by the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1996. Eimbcke made several music videos for various rock bands, for which he received much recognition as well as a number of awards.

The desire to develop a project of his own led him to convince his friends to form a script workshop to write feature films. At this workshop, quite a few screenplays were written that ended up tucked away in some producer's drawer, but in 2001, Eimbcke won a contest to produce the short La Suerte de la Fea… a la Bonita no le Importa, which went on to participate in a number of national and international festivals such as Guanajuato, Berlin, and Sao Paolo, among others. In 2002, he was invited to make a short film against corruption, No Sea Malito, which participated in Sao Paolo that same year.

In 2003, the Berlinale invited him to the first Talent Campus, to which he applied with the short The Look of Love.

The following year, Eimbcke received the support of the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía to write a script, which led to the inception of DUCK SEASON (Temporada de Patos); the finished screenplay received the grant for production development from the same institution.

DUCK SEASON (Temporada de Patos) was shot from July 14 to August 17, 2003. The film was completed in May of 2004. The film won 7 Mayahueles in the Muestra de Cine Mexicano de Guadalajara as well as the FIPRESCI prize and was selected to participate in the 43é. Semaine de la Critique in Cannes (2004). Winner of 11 Ariel Awards in 2005, the film was included in more than 70 Festivals and has been sold to more than 30 countries.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Fernando Eimbcke Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Lake Tahoe
Duck Season
Duck Season by Diego Cata??o
Cortometrajes Mexicanos Vol.1
Temporada De Patos
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