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Everardo Gonzalez

Filmmaker, Artegios

Everardo is a Mexican director, who is considered as one of the strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America. His filmography includes Pulque Song (2003), The Old Thieves (2007), The Open Sky (2011), Drought (2011) and El Paso (2015), all screened and awarded at various festivals like Berlin, IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara and Morelia.

His most recent film Devil’s Freedom (2017) was awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale in 2017. In 2018 he directed a 3 Minute Hugs, Netflix Originals in Latin America.  He collaborated with the New York Times OpDocs with the film Children from the Narcozone, which was nominated for a News and Doc Emmy Award.

Everardo is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. He is also the founder of the Mexican Documentary Net which looks for social, political and cultural impact for bringing documentary filmmakers better conditions for the future.

In 2007 he founded Artegios, a production and distribution company based in Mexico City, which focuses on international documentary. Its main goal is to release documentary films mainly in Mexico and Latin America. Artegios serves also as a platform for workshops on documentary research, ethics and production. 

Movies

Devil´s Freedom, El Paso, A wolfpack called Ernesto, A three minute hug, Children from the Narco Zone