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José Luis Solís Olivares is a professor at the School of Education and Humanities in the area of film and creative writing for the degrees of Communication and Hispanic Literature. He is a Film and theater director, screenwriter, and cultural promoter, alongside his academic development in the areas of humanities.
He obtained a Master of Fine Arts at Tulane University and post graduate studies on digital filmmaking at University of California at Berkeley. His experience as film director and screenwriter have led him to develop and present his works all over the world
He was awarded with numerous grants and fellows on artistic development included The National Endowment of the Arts of Mexico in three different periods. His first professional short “Tomorrow, I will” was an official selection at the Montreal, Los Angeles, Monterrey, and San Antonio Film Festivals.
In the summer of 2015, he wrote and directed his first feature film “Gringo”, the production was awarded with the State of Nuevo Leon Award for Best Screenplay and participated in more than 30 film festivals obtaining 5 international awards.
Over the past 6 months, “The Pool of the Nobodies” has won 12 international awards. His film wonBest International Filmat the Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards in Italy and Best Narrative Featureat the Barcelona Planet Film Festival.