Mexican Cuisine

Mexican Cuisine
(5 min) Mexico/Spain/USA
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Thursday, 10/18, 7:00pm (Session I)

Director: Fran Guijarro
Producer: Martin Rosete, Juli López


In California, the state with the largest Latino immigrant population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning. Mexican Cuisine, reflects the reality of Mexican immigrants working the kitchens of many restaurants in California.   


Fran Guijarro is an award-winning Writer, Producer and Director based in San Francisco. He holds a MFA in Copywriting from the Academy of Art University and has also studied Screenwriting at Cuba Film School. Currently, he teaches as part of the BFA and MFA programs at the Academy of Art University and is co-founder of Free Range Puppies, a media-neutral independent production company based in San Francisco. He is also a member of the Honorary Board of Directors at the DSLR Filmmakers Guild. Fran's work has been a recipient of the prestigious Clio Award and the first CEO's Echo Award for Social Action, considered the Oscar in the field of Direct Marketing. His last documentary titled Mexican Cuisine has been screened at more than 50 festivals around the world, including Cannes and AFI Fest. It has also been awarded Best Documentary at the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente and Best Film at the International Migration Art Festival among other recognitions.

Juli López is an award-winning Director of Photography and Producer based in San Francisco. He holds an MBA in International Business by the Moore School of Business of Columbia S.C. and an MFA in Cinematography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His work for Mexican Cuisine, a documentary that honors the flavor of Mexican immigration in the US, was awarded Best Cinematography at the New York Digital Short Film Festival and other 16 international awards. His video Love Sick 4, won Best Video at the San Francisco Fashion Awards in 2011. Juli is an Honorary Board Member of the DSLR Filmmakers Guild and Co-Founder of Free Range Puppies. He is currently an in-house DP for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, creator of the famous campaign "Got Milk?"

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