After studying an MA in Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a FORD FOUNDATION fellowship, Armando Bautista started writing and producing films. He received different grants by the Mexican Nacional Council for Arts and Culture (CONACULTA) to write theatre plays, children stories, and film scripts and participated in different talent programmes such as the BERLINALE TALENTS Script Station.
He produced different short films, among others The Last Council and Alma & Esperanza (Itandehui Jansen 2012), and the feature drama film In Times of Rain (Itandehui Jansen 2018). His films screened among others at WASHINGTON DC SHORTS, The Morelia International Film Festival, ZINEBI, IMPAKT, Cork International Film Festival, and SLAMDANCE. His films received different awards, among others Best Emerging Feature at the Oaxaca Film Fest.