​Federico Cecchetti

He studied film direction at the University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC) of the UNAM and at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografía in Rome specializing in script and direction.

He is the director and scriptwriter of 10 short films that have participated in different national and international festivals.

His first feature film as a director and screenwriter “El Sueño del Mara’akame” (XI First Feature of CUEC-UNAM / IMCINE) got 12 nominations for the Ariel Awards in 2017 including best director, screenplay and film, and won best original music and best directorial debut. It also won the award for “Best first or second fiction feature film” at the Morelia International Film Festival. The film has also been presented at festivals such as the Chicago International Film Festival, Mannheim Heidelberg, Havana, La Mostra in Sao Paulo, Cinelatino in Toulouse, among other more than 20 selections.

In 2016 he participated in the Residènce de la Cinefondation of the Festival de Cannes, where he wrote his second feature film “Viaje al país de los Tarahumaras”. This project has received the writing grants of the Moulin D’Ane and rewriting fund of the CNC National Center for Cinematography in France. This project is currently under development and won the Talent on the Road Award at the GFFF in Los Cabos.

He has participated in programs such as Mexicannes from the GIFF (2016), the Locarno Filmmakers Academy (2016) and the Berlinale Talent Campus (2010). He has twice been a beneficiary of FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts in Mexico).

He is a founding partner of the Producer Biznaga Films where he was associate producer of the feature film “El Comienzo del Tiempo” and producer of the “Fuego Negro” project, directed by Bernardo Arellano.