Cinema is the best way to dig into the human soul
Arturo M. Merelo
Born in Spain in 1982. Relentless traveler. He studied Communications (cinema branch) and from there he focused on expressing himself through frames, without quitting poetry, storytelling, juggling and magic.
Magic because he has worked as a magician in the streets and bars of a variety of countries, he also worked in other different things: waiter, cook, video game tester, translator, announcer, writer, university teacher, cinema programmer, cherry picker…All to live different points of view in different environments and to finance his own projects in the end.
This moving life makes sense of the fact that his three main short-films have been made in different countries and languages:
“The Idiot” - Shot in England in 2010 and awarded with several international prizes
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“En la Frontera” - Shot in Chiapas, México. 2018
“Quarume” - Shot in Sicily, Italia. 2018
He has worked in commercial production companies in México and as professor of cinema history.
He has shot three short-films and some other "small pieces" as the beginning of the online series "Los hombres ultraparanoides" and other experimental short-films.
You can check some of this in his web: http://cocinacinematica.weebly.com
Best Experimental Short - Nominee for Best Original Idea
Quarume - Never go back
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Best Short - Best Original Idea - Nominee Best Director and Best Writing
On the border
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Official Selection
On the border
WOW Film Festival Tunisia
Tunisia
2020
Offcial Selection - Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
International Online Web Fest
London
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Lost River Film Fest
San Marcos, Texas
2019
Special Screening
On the border
Marmaris International Short Film Festival
Marmaris
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Oaxaca Film Fest
Oaxaca
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Sunscreen Film Festival West
Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Arlington International Film Festival
Arlington, Massachusetts
2019
Offcial Selection
On the border
LIFFT India Filmotsav
Pune
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Vox Popular Media Arts
Thunder Bay
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival
Calcutta
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Cine Libre Internacional
Darién
2019
Best Drama Short / Nominee Best Director
On the border
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Best of Latin America Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Short Soup International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Muestra de cortometrajes Alicantinos
Alicante
2019
Official Selection
On the border
London International Motion Pictures Awards - LIMPA
London
2019
Official Selection
On the border
The CHICO Independent Film Festival
Chico, California
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Cinespejo - Festival de Cine Poético
Las Gabias, Granada
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Figari Film Fest
Olbia
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Columbia Film Festival
Columbia, Maryland
2019
Semi-finalist
On the border
European Cinematography Awards
Amsterdam
2019
Best International Film
On the border
The Chico Indepenent Film Festival
Chico, California
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Calcutta
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Independent Days International Film Festival
Karlsruhe
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Sunscreen Film Festival
St Pertersburg
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Buenos Aires International Film Festival
Buenos Aires
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
PInewood
2019
Premio identitá e cucina
Quarume - Never go back
Corto e a capo
Venticano
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Aasha International Film Festival
Nashik
2019
Semi-finalist
Quarume - Never go back
LIFFT India Filmotsav
Pune
2019
Official Selection
On the border
First Friday Film Festival
Kansas City
2019
Semi-Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
Austin Arthouse Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
Buenos Aires
2019
Semi-finalist
The Idiot
London International Motion Pictures Awards - LIMPA
London
2019
Official Selection - Finalist
The Idiot
I've seen Films International Film Festival
Milano
2019
Official Selection
The Idiot
Aasha International Film Festival
Nashik
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Idiot
I Filmmaker International Film Festival
Palamós, Catalunya
2019
Official Selection
On the border
SIFF - Switzerland International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Zero Budget Film Festival CHEAP THRILLS!
Sheffield
2018
Mención Honorífica
On the border
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Diario El Heraldo
Tegucigalpa
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
CNY Film Festival
Syracuse, New York
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Key West Film Festival
Cayo Hueso
2018
Best Experimental Short-film
Quarume - Never go back
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2018
Representing Mexico as Guest Country
On the border
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil
Guayaquil
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Iberoamericano SURrealidades
Bogotá
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander
Santander
2018
Offcial Selection
On the border
Nightpiece Film Festival - Fringe Edinburgh
Edinburgh
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Guanajuato
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Noida International Film Festival
Delhi
2018
Best Fiction Short-Film
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Internacional de cine de América
Pachuca, Hidalgo
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Food Film Fest
Bergamo
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Nazionale del Cinema e Televisione
Benevento, Napoli
2018
Best Experimental Film
Quarume - Never go back
6 On Nebraska
Cape Town
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Veritas Films & Fest
Philipsburg
2018
Official Selection
The Idiot
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos
Madrid
2018
Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
Sicily International Film Festival
Palermo
2018
Offcial Selection
Quarume - Never go back
CineMe
Bristol
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Intravenosa
Cali
2018
Offcial Selection
The Idiot
CortoNero FilmFest
2018
2nd Best Shortfilm - Best Mounting Award
Quarume - Never go back
Gastro Film Fest
Osijek
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Paracho
Paracho
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Semana Internacional de Cine de Autor
Lugo
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Veritas Films & Fest
Pillipsburgh
2018
Official Selection
On the border
IndieEarth XChange
Chennai
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Visualia 2018
Brunete
2018
Official Selection
On the border
6 on Nebraska
Cape Town
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Short Soup International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2018
Official Seleciton
On the border
Festival de Cortometrajes Visualízame
Alcalá La Real
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Inshort Film Festival
Lagos
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Video Babel
Cusco
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
New York
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Short Cut Festival
Indija
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
SIFF - Switzerland International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
InShorts Film Festival
Lagos
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Paraná Films Festival
Paraná
2018
Award of Merit
Quarume - Never go back
Canada Shorts
Saint John
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival)
Berlin
2018
Best Fiction Short Film
The Idiot
Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival
Cancún
2011
Mención Honorífica
The Idiot
Festival RAUCH
2010
Official Preselection
On the border
Ibiza Cinefest
Ibiza
Official Selection
On the border
Todos Somos Otros
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2018
Amsterdam
Best Experimental Short
Quarume - Never go back
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Finalist
On the border
CINE VIVO, Perth Independent Latino Film Festival
Perth
Semi-finalist
The Idiot
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
On the border
Golden City Short Film Awards
Johannesburg
Official Selection
On the border
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
Semi-Finalist
On the border
International Film Festival "Cinema and You"
Mariupol
Official Selection
On the border
EKO International Film Festival
Lagos
Best Jury Award
On the border
Sicily International Film Festival
Siracusa
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
EKO International Film Festival
Lagos
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Mediterranean Film Festival
Siracusa
Finalist Best Mistery Film
On the border
Alternative Film Festival - AltFF
Toronto
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
New Horizon Film Festival
Voronezh
Best Narrative Short
On the border
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Finalist
On the border
SHORT to the Point
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Red Corner Film Festival
College
Pontifical University of Salamanca
Communications
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Birth Date
November 26, 1982
Nickname
Arturo
Birth City
Madrid
Current City
Mexico City
Hometown
Alicante
Gender
Male
Cinema is the best way to dig into the human soul
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