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Video Interview, Filmmaker, Actor, Film Festival Director 🎬 Adrian Contreras 🌿 Cannes Film Festival and FICCMA

🎙️ On this episode, we speak with prolific filmmaker, actor, and film festival director, Adrian Contreras, about his body of work, screening at the Cannes Film Festival, and Adrian’s 7th annual Madero City International Film Festival, aka (FICCMA).

Submit your film now to the next Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival which takes place on January 13, 2024 to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality.

About Adrian Contreras 🎬

Carlos Adrián Contreras Juárez was born in Madero City Mexico. He studied at the “Luis Buñuel” Film School in Xalapa, Veracruz. Adrian is the founder and festival director of the Madero City International Film Festival.

Adrian’s recent filmmaking awards and honors include:

Based upon his first book, “El Monstruo del Pantano,” Adrian wrote, directed and produced the short film, “Kiss Me,” in Los Angeles, California; Nominee, Jury Award, Best Short Drama, Simply Indie Film Fest (2022); Nominee, Honorable Mention, Ceylon International Film Festival (2022); Nominee, Crystal Screen, Best Short Film (Mejor Corto de Ficción), Pantalla de Cristal (2021); Nominee, Best Director, Red Dirt International Film Festival, US (2021);

El Silencio De Augusto,” starring Regina Orozco and Barbara Torres, Nominee, Premio Platino, Mejor Actriz de Reparto, Premio del Cine Iberoamericano (2021); Nominee, Jury Prize, Best Film, Festival Mundial de Cine Extremo de Veracruz (2018); Winner, Premio Del Jurado, Gran Fiesta De Cine Mexicano (2015); Winner, Premio Del Jurado, Mención Honorifica a Mejor Película (2015)

The Fisherman,” starring Ben Richardson and Eduardo Azuri Miranda; Winner, Indie Spirit Award, Simply Indie Film Fest (2020); Winner, Bronze Remi Award, Original Dramatic Short, WorldFest Houston; Nominee, Director’s Choice, Short Drama, Austin Revolution Film Festival (2019).

CAROL,” starring Ben Richardson and Cate Jones; Winner, Audience Award, Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival (2018); Nominee, Best Film, Festival Internacional de Cine de la No- Violencia Activa (FICNOVA) (2018).

La Cama,” Nominee, Prremio MIX, Best Short Film, MIX Mexico Festival de Cine y Video (2018); Nominee, Grand Prize, Best Short Film, Queer Film Festival Playa Del Carmen (2018); Official Selection, The Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival (2016).

La Píldora de los Sueños,” Winner, Grand Prize, Best Editing in Post-Production, International Film Festival of Tampico (2016).

El Mensajero (2015),” Winner, Grand Prize, Best Film, Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival (2015); Nominee, Grand Prize, Best Short Film, Corto Creativo Short Film Festival (2015); Nominee, Jury Prize, Best Film, Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes Multifest (2015); Nominee, Grand Prize, Best Film, Festival de Cinedemente Celaya.

Leticia y La Moneda,” Nominee, NeoMex, Best Film, Shorts Mexico (2015).

About The Madero City International Film Festival (FICCMA) 🎬

FICCMA celebrates independent cinema with freedom of expression, stories, emotions, unique moments, open windows, fragments of life, series of images and much more. FICCMA promotes the talent of both established and emerging filmmakers which positions the city of Madero as tourist attraction for its diverse culture and beautiful beaches.

Learn more about FICCMA by visiting https://www.ficcma.com or sending an email to [email protected].

Submit your film now to the next Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival which takes place on January 13, 2024 to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality.

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD

Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, Our Vision Chief Executive Officer 🎞️ earned his PhD in Texts and Technology, Digital Media at the University of Central Florida and his MFA in Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a filmmaker, Dr. Odom has produced, directed, written, shot, and/or edited +500 short and long-form creative projects. As a Course Director at Full Sail University, Dr. Odom has supervised and developed an additional +500 student short scripts and films. A published author and domestic and international award-winning filmmaker and voiceover talent, Dr. Odom’s work has appeared in major cities worldwide, including Cannes, Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York, and Los Angeles. Connect with Dr. Odom on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherodom/