Jorge Acebo Canedo was born in 1974 in Linselles-Nord (France) and currently lives in Spain. He studied film direction at the Centre d´Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya. "Occidente" is his first feature film, a love story between defeat and dystopia, a radical essay about the evils of western culture.
As film director, he has developed before several short projects, among them "On relations (De las relaciones)", which gets the Jury Special Mention in the 55 ed., of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Cinema Academies).
After this award, the movie continues its journey by numerous national and international festivals, including The Cannes Festival (short film corner), Premiers Plans de Angers, Cinema Jove de Valencia -where it wins the award to the best sound-, Fresh film Fest of Karlovy Vary, Sitges International Film Festival, Latin Media Festival and Planet in Focus in Toronto, Ambulart in Hamburg, International Film festival in Bradford, Saint Petersburg International Film Festival, Mecal in Barcelona or the Sala Marsillach Festival in Madrid, where he obtains the first place. On the whole, the list has more than 60 festivals.
He has completed in 2016 "Habitar oralmente el mundo", a documentary about the Barcelona poet, died in 2008, José Luis Giménez-Frontín, with the participation of famous poets and writers from Spain.
He has worked as TV director for Endora Productions and Mogambo (2008/09), in several programs broadcasted by Canal 9 TVV.