Francisco Vargas

Francisco Vargas

After studying theater at the National Insititute of the Arts, he studied Communications at the Universidad Autonoma Métropolitana, as well as Dramatic Arts at the Hugo Argüelles workshop. In 1995, he began his studies in directing and cinematography at the University Center of Cinematography Studies. Conejo, his first short film, obtained a solid reputation while touring the international film festival circuit.

For some five years, he produced radio shows to help preserve and promote traditional Mexican music. Since 1997, he has worked as a director or director of photography on several commercials, documentaries and short films. In 2004, he made a documentary, Tierra Caliente ... Se Mueven Los Que La Mueven, which was soon acclaimed in Mexico and the rest of the world.

The Violin, the short film, was selected by the Cannes Film Festival for the Cinéfondation. In 2006, the feature length version of The Violin was selected by the Cannes Film Festival for Official Selection - Un Certain Regard. The Violin is his first feature film.