Luis Sosa

filmmaker, natgeo explorer, artist

Brussels, BE

About

Sosa is a Mexican film and theatre director awarded with two different Youth Prizes in Mexico in 2017 and 2019. Selected for a Film Critic Seminar by Centro Cultural España and Correspondencias Magazine, he has been published in Mexico and Italy. He received a Sundance Collab scholarship for a screenwriting workshop. Selected for an artistic residency by Cinedays in Macedonia, an Interaction Film Camp by Filmart in Serbia, a film project in Turkey and the Educator-Explorer Exchange Programme (in Baku, Azerbaijan) by National Geographic.

Co-founder of Foro Piezas, an artistic platform recognized by the Institute for Creative Exchange in Canada, the British Council Mexico, Piso 16 UNAM and Kybernus. He was an INBAL (National Institute of Fine Arts) fellow at the 40th National Theater Festival. With “Camaleones” he won 3 awards for Best Director, Best Aesthetic Concept and Best Staging at the 11th Tacámbaro Theater Festival (2019); «The Tree in the Window», written and directed by him, was selected as one of the 10 most important plays in the state of Michoacan 2020. Selected for the Rencontres Internationales at the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2022.

With “Brave” (2018) he won 2nd Prize in 12th DocsMX, Best Documentary in 14th FICMonterrey, Press Prize in 16th FICM, Golden Prize in Cinespejo Film Festival in Spain. “Darkly under the Sun” (2021) won the 18th IMCINE National Short Film Contest 2018 and was selected for the 19º FICM, 17º FICMonterrey, Shorts Mexico and Feratum Film Festival. «Men of Salt» (2022) was supported by DocsMx, the Ministry of Culture in Mexico -FONCA- and National Geographic Society; with official selections in 17º DocEdge in New Zeland, 65º DOK Leipzig in Germany, 17º Atlanta Docufest, 15º Imagine Science Film Festival in USA and 20º Morelia Film Festival (FICM); winner at 18º FICMonterrey, Mexico.

Films

Hombres de Sal (Men of Salt)

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