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Animation Professor's Short Film Chosen for Cannes Film Festival


The Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner will screen “Dreams of War” from Jose Garcia-Moreno, the producer-director who serves as an assistant professor of animation in the School of Film & Television (SFTV).

“All of us at the School of Film & Television are so proud of Jose and congratulate him on this wonderful achievement,” said SFTV Dean Teri Schwartz. “It’s exciting and gratifying when one of our outstanding faculty is honored at such a high level.”

“Dreams of War,” a short film that illuminates the five stages of conflict, is the latest work from Garcia-Moreno.

Born in Mexico City, Garcia-Moreno studied animation at the FAMU film school in Prague before continuing his apprenticeship at the renowned studio Trnka. He produced his first animation at Bratri V Triku Studios for Kratky Film and, after completing his education in the animation workshop at UCLA, went on to produce short films that have been exhibited at all of the world’s major festivals.

His film and television work has received the MacArthur Foundation Grant, the Fulbright Scholarship and the National Endowment for the Arts from the Mexican Government, as well as a nomination for the Mexican Film Academy Animation Award.

Located in the Palais des Festivals, the Short Film Corner provides event attendees with a central location to screen, market and sell short films, many never seen before, during the market.

Short titles included in the Official Competition, the Cinéfondation, the Director’s Fortnight and Critic’s Week also will be screened. In addition, daily panels will feature directors and producers discussing short film issues, including financing, emerging media and music.