David Pablos graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). There he completed his thesis film La Canción de los Niños Muertos (The Song Of The Dead Children), which earned the Mexican Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2010 and was screened at Cannes, San Sebastián and Morelia festivals, among others.
He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree in film directing and screenwriting.
His documentary Una frontera, todas las fronteras (One Frontier, All Frontiers) (2010) was part of the official selection at at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam).
By 2013 he premiered his first feature film La Vida Después (The Life After), at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, as part of the official selection. That same year he directed 20 y más por el Arte a documentary tv series created to celebrate Canal 22’ 20th Anniversary.
His second feature, Las Elegidas (The Chosen Ones), competed at the A Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film received 13 nominations for the 58th Mexican Academy Awards and won 5 of them, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Pablos won the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creators), the most important grant in Mexico given to recognized artists. Currently he is in post-production of his new film The dance of the 41 and prepares his next feature film “Paso del Norte”.