Omar Robles is a Mexican filmmaker with a degree in Audiovisual Arts from the Department of Image and Sound of the University of Guadalajara. His documentary short AURELIA AND PEDRO received a Special Mention from the International Jury in the 66th edition of the Berlinale, won the 2017 Ariel Award from the Mexican Academy and obtained a nomination for the Oscars’ Student Academy Awards.
In 2016 Robles became a Talents Guadalajara alumni (Cinematographic Screenplay). He received support from the FONCA Young Creators Program for the writing process of LAS LLAMADAS PERDIDAS, and CECA Jalisco for the production of his short film LOS DESTERRADOS HIJOS DE EVA. (Fiction Short Film Award in Shorts Mexico 2018, Festival Du Noveau Cinema in Montreal, FICM). In 2017, he received the State Youth Prize for his merits in the cultural field in the state of Jalisco.
He has worked as a director, screenwriter and editor on projects presented at festivals such as Berlinale, Huesca, Cartagena, Cinélatino, Morelia, Guadalajara and La Semaine de la Critique de Cannes. With his production company Tardígrada, he works in the production of different fiction and documentary films. He is currently premiering his first documentary feature LAS FLORES DE LA NOCHE, working on the pre-production of his first fiction feature, and is writing GIRL OF WATER with the support of FONCA Young Creators.
TFI Latin America Fund | 2018