Cinema is the best way to dig into the human soul
Arturo M. Merelo
Arturo M. Merelo is a film director, producer, professor, playwright, and distributor originally from Spain who has made his career in Mexico.
His short films have been selected in over 100 festivals around the world, including Guanajuato and Oaxaca (Mexico), Key West and Sunscreen (Florida), Santander (Colombia), Fringe Festival Edinburgh (Scotland), Perth Independent Latino (Australia), and the European Cinematography Awards, and have won several awards.
Arturo holds a Masters in Communications/Cinema from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and has studied film directing, screenwriting and distribution with Mexican filmmakers Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela.
He has managed and staged his original works at the Microteatro in San Miguel de Allende and taught directing, narrative filmmaking, and world cinema history at the Universidad Descartes of Chiapas (affiliated with UNAM).
He is co-founder of Florestania Films, SRL, in Santo Domingo, DR, with Ruth Reitan.
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
CENFLO - Central Florida Film Festival
Florida
2021
Semi-Finalist
TWO OPTIONS
Festival Cinema Cefalu
Cefalu
2021
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
The Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival
Stourbridge
2021
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Las Cruces International Film Festival
Las Cruces
2021
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
La Mida No Importa
Barcelona
2021
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
IPAS Film Festival
Athens
2021
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
CENFLO - Central Florida Film Festival
Mount Dora
2021
Offical Selection
On the border
Ascendance International Dilm Festival
PIckering
2021
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Walthamstow International Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Lost River Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Fotogenia
Mexico City
2020
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Blue Danube Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Trash Film Festival
Varazdin
2020
Best Director / Best Drama
TWO OPTIONS
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Sunday Shorts Film Festival
Lisbon
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Short to the Point
Bucharest
2020
Mención Especial
TWO OPTIONS
Festival Internacional de Cine de Chivilcoy - Raices
Chivilcoy
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
Vaughan
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
MyArt Film Festival
Cosenza
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Muestra Intergaláctica de Cine
Saltillo, Coahuila
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Lost River Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Best Drama
TWO OPTIONS
Laucenston International Film Festival
Laucenston
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Ladybug Film Festival
Gothenburg
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
International Film Festival of Rivoli
Rivoli
2020
Best Director / Best Drama
TWO OPTIONS
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Mención Especial del Jurado
TWO OPTIONS
Festival Internacional de Cine Luz del Desierto
Buenos Aires
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Festival Internacional de Cine de Granada
Granada
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Donosskino Short Film Festival
San Sebastian
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine Mundo
Rio Negro
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
2020
Finalist
TWO OPTIONS
Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2020
Official Selection
TWO OPTIONS
180 Berlin Film Fest
Berlin
2020
Official Selection
On the border
Show me Justice Film Festival
Warrensburg
2020
Official Selection
On the border
FibABC
2020
Official Selection
On the border
Cine en mi Barrio
Popayán
2020
Official Selection
On the border
HEcare FIlm Festival
Pickering
2020
Official Selection
On the border
WOW Film Festival Tunisia
Tunisia
2020
Best Short - Best Original Idea - Nominee Best Director and Best Writing
On the border
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Best Experimental Short - Nominee for Best Original Idea
Quarume - Never go back
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Official Selection
On the border
Sinevizyon
Alsancak
2019
Official Selection
On the border
FICCPaz
Veracruz
2019
Best International Film
On the border
The Chico Indepenent Film Festival
Chico, California
2019
Offcial Selection
On the border
LIFFT India Filmotsav
Pune
2019
Official Selection
On the border
The CHICO Independent Film Festival
Chico, California
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
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
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
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
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
On the border
First Friday Film Festival
Kansas City
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Idiot
I Filmmaker International Film Festival
Palamós, Catalunya
2019
Official Selection
The Idiot
Aasha International Film Festival
Nashik
2019
Official Selection - Finalist
The Idiot
I've seen Films International Film Festival
Milano
2019
Semi-finalist
The Idiot
London International Motion Pictures Awards - LIMPA
London
2019
Offical Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Oaxaca Film Festival
Oaxaca
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Sinevizyon
Alsancak
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
Buenos Aires
2019
Semi-Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
Austin Arthouse Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2019
Semi-finalist
Quarume - Never go back
LIFFT India Filmotsav
Pune
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Aasha International Film Festival
Nashik
2019
Premio identitá e cucina
Quarume - Never go back
Corto e a capo
Venticano
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
PInewood
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Buenos Aires International Film Festival
Buenos Aires
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Calcutta
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Cinespejo - Festival de Cine Poético
Las Gabias, Granada
2019
Offcial Selection - Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
International Online Web Fest
London
2019
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Short Soup International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2019
Official Selection
On the border
Inshort Film Festival
Lagos
2018
Official Selection
On the border
SIFF - Switzerland International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Short Soup International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2018
Official Selection
On the border
6 on Nebraska
Cape Town
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Visualia 2018
Brunete
2018
Official Selection
On the border
IndieEarth XChange
Chennai
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Paracho
Paracho
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos
Madrid
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Veritas Films & Fest
Philipsburg
2018
Official Selection
On the border
Weihnachtsfilmfestival (Christmas Film Festival)
Berlin
2018
Official Seleciton
On the border
Festival de Cortometrajes Visualízame
Alcalá La Real
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
On the border
Key West Film Festival
Cayo Hueso
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
On the border
Festival Nazionale del Cinema e Televisione
Benevento, Napoli
2018
Official Selection
The Idiot
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
2018
Offcial Selection
The Idiot
CortoNero FilmFest
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
BANGIFF - Bangkokthai International Film Festival
Bangkok
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
Award of Merit
Quarume - Never go back
Canada Shorts
Saint John
2018
Best Experimental Film
Quarume - Never go back
6 On Nebraska
Cape Town
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Paraná Films Festival
Paraná
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
New York
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Video Babel
Cusco
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Veritas Films & Fest
Pillipsburgh
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Semana Internacional de Cine de Autor
Lugo
2018
2nd Best Shortfilm - Best Mounting Award
Quarume - Never go back
Gastro Film Fest
Osijek
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Intravenosa
Cali
2018
Offcial Selection
Quarume - Never go back
CineMe
Bristol
2018
Finalist
Quarume - Never go back
Sicily International Film Festival
Palermo
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Food Film Fest
Bergamo
2018
Best Fiction Short-Film
Quarume - Never go back
Festival Internacional de cine de América
Pachuca, Hidalgo
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Noida International Film Festival
Delhi
2018
Best Experimental Short-film
Quarume - Never go back
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2018
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
CNY Film Festival
Syracuse, New York
2018
Best Fiction Short Film
The Idiot
Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival
Cancún
2011
Official Selection
The Idiot
El Ojo Cojo
Madrid
2010
Mención Honorífica
The Idiot
Festival RAUCH
2010
Official Selection
Impermanence - An Elemental Triptych
Bizarrya Film Festival
Official Pre-selection
TWO OPTIONS
Blogos de Oro
Semi-Finalist
On the border
International Film Festival "Cinema and You"
Mariupol
Official Selection
On the border
Golden City Short Film Awards
Johannesburg
Official Selection
On the border
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
Official Selection
On the border
Todos Somos Otros
Finalist
On the border
CINE VIVO, Perth Independent Latino Film Festival
Perth
Official Preselection
On the border
Ibiza Cinefest
Ibiza
Finalist
On the border
SHORT to the Point
Best Narrative Short
On the border
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Finalist Best Mistery Film
On the border
Alternative Film Festival - AltFF
Toronto
Best Jury Award
On the border
Sicily International Film Festival
Siracusa
Official Selection
On the border
EKO International Film Festival
Lagos
Semi-finalist
The Idiot
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles
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
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
EKO International Film Festival
Lagos
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
Mediterranean Film Festival
Siracusa
Official Selection
Quarume - Never go back
New Horizon Film Festival
Voronezh
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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