Marlén Ríos-Farjat was born in Mexico City, on March 2nd, 1984. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, which allowed her to fund her artistic endeavors before enrolling at Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC). Also, she has finished her Master in Film Editing at the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) in Terrassa, Spain. She is currently based in Mexico City and Monterrey, where she works as a film director, editor and script supervisor.
Principal filmography as director:
Mountain Dust / Polvo de Montaña (2022, 19 min, fiction, Mexico)
Vivir Toda la Vida / Living All of Life (2021, 27 min, fiction, Mexico)
Music Video for the song "Vivir Toda la Vida" / Videoclip for the song "Living All of Life" (2020, 5 min, VIDEOCLIP, Mexico-Cuba)
Accordi Maggiori / Acuerdos Mayores (2019, 15 min, fiction, Italy)
Rosario / Rosario (2016, 10 min, fiction [35 mm], Mexico)
Sala de Espera / Waiting Room (2009, 6 min, fiction, Mexico)
SPANISH/ESPAÑOL:
Marlén Ríos-Farjat nació en la Ciudad de México, el 2 de marzo de 1984. Cursó la carrera de Contador Público en la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, lo que le permitió solventar su actividad artística antes de ingresar al Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). Asimismo, cursó el Master en Montaje Cinematográfico de la Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) en Terrassa, España. Actualmente, reside entre la Ciudad de México y Monterrey, donde trabaja como editora, continuista y directora.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Mountain Dust2022
    Short
    Living All of Life2021
    Short, Student
    Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"2021
    Music Video, Other
    Rosario2016
    Short, Student
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Mountain Dust2022
    Short
    Living All of Life2021
    Short, Student
    Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"2021
    Music Video, Other
    Rosario2016
    Short, Student
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"2021
    Music Video, Other
Official Selection
Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"
40th Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge
2022
Official Selection
Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"
26th AVANCA Film Festival
Avanca
2022
Official Selection
Living All of Life
17th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Vancouver
2022
Official Selection
Living All of Life
6th Women International Film Festival
Islamabad
2022
Official Selection
Living All of Life
12th Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival
Venezia
2022
Official Selection
Living All of Life
11th Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Iowa
2022
Official Selection
Living All of Life
29th San Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego
2022
WINNER: Best National Fiction
Living All of Life
11th Festival de Cine Colectivo
León, Guanajuato
2022
WINNER: Audience Favorite Short Film
Living All of Life
6th 24 Risas por Segundo, Festival de Cine y Comedia
Mexico City
2022
Out-of-competition Selection
Living All of Life
23rd Festival International Music and Cinema Marseille
Marseille
2022
WINNER: Audience Favorite Film
Living All of Life
18th Dam Short Film Festival
Boulder City, Nevada
2022
WINNER: Best Student Fiction Film
Living All of Life
19th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
Sofia
2022
WINNER: Best Actress Award for Paloma Woolrich / Best Screenplay Award for Marlén Ríos-Farjat. ALSO NOMINATED TO: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Color Correction & Best Art Direction.
Living All of Life
23rd Crystal Screen Film Festival / Festival Pantalla de Cristal
Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
Rosario
Cinequest Film & VR Festival
San Jose
2018
Best Short FIction
Rosario
Isle of Man Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Rosario
Cecehachero Film Fest
Mexico City
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Sayulita Festival
Nayarit
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Annual Winter Film Awards - Indie Film Festival
New York City
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival
Portland
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Tijuana Film & Food Film Festival
Tijuana
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Jozi Film Festival
Johannesburg
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
San Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Hidalgo International Film Festival
Pachuca
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Ensenada Film Festival
Ensenada
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Durango Mexican Film Festival
Durango
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Mexico-Germany Film Festival (CineMA)
San Luis Potosí
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Ferfilm International Film Festival
Ferizaj
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Chicago
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Sydney Latin American Film Festival
Sydney
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Women Make Waves Taiwan Film Festival
Taipei
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Kansas International Film Festival
Kansas City
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Mexican International Short Film Festival - Shorts Mexico
Mexico City
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Guayaquil International Film Festival
Guayaquil
2017
Official Selection - Finalist
Rosario
Ponferrada International Film Festival
Ponferrada
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Bahamas International Film Festival
Harbour Island
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Madrid Film Festival
Madrid
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
High Falls Film Festival
Rochester
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Bogota Film Festival
Bogota
2017
Nominated for Best Student Short
Rosario
Nashville Film Festival
Nashville
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
Cork Film Festival
Cork
2017
Best Short Film Directed by a Woman Award (ex aequo)
Rosario
"We are all others" - Social Diversity International Film Festival
Mexico City
2017
Best Student Short Film Winner
Rosario
Black Gold Film Festival (Festival de Cine Oro Negro)
Coatzacoalcos
2017
Official Selection
Rosario
MICGenero - International Film Festival with Gender Perspective
Mexico City
2016
Official Selection
Rosario
Vila-seca International Short Film Festival
Vila-Seca
2016
Official Selection
Rosario
Lumiar Inter-American College Film Festival
Belo Horizonte
2016
Official Selection
Rosario
Mazatlan Film Fest - Cineseptiembre
Mazatlan
2016
Official Selection
Rosario
Pentedattilo Film Festival
Pentedattilo
2016
Best Actress Winner / Nominated for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay
Rosario
Crystal Screen Festival (Festival Pantalla de Cristal)
Mexico City
2016
Best Short Film Winner
Rosario
Torreon National Film Festival (FENACINE)
Torreon
2016
Official Selection
Music Video for the song "Living All of Life"
Toronto International Women Film Festival (2022)
Toronto
SEMI-FINALIST
Living All of Life
49th Student Academy Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Rosario
Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte
College
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C.
B.A. in Film Directing - Cum Laude
College
Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Cataluña
Film Editing Master
Birth City
Mexico City
Zodiac Sign
Pisces