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We are thrilled to welcome acclaimed filmmaker Juan Pablo González to the Center for Ethnographic Media Arts as part of our Visiting Artist Series. Join us on April 12th for a screening of his film Dos Estaciones, along with other selected short films (details in seperate event). Following the screening, he will lead a workshop titled, Perceptions of the Real. Details below.



A Workshop with Juan Pablo González


A short workshop about the intersection between nonfiction and fiction film practices. Together we will discuss some of the ways in which we think about the real and the constructed in moving image work. We will also explore the relationship between our experience of the world and cinema’s potential to represent, or not, that experience.


April 12, 2024


To secure your spot in this workshop, and receive location details, email with your name and institutional affiliation by April 5th, 2024.


Juan Pablo González is a filmmaker whose work spans fiction and nonfiction. His debut short film The Solitude of Memory (2014) had its World Premiere at the Morelia International Film Festival, its International Premiere at IDFA, and received the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Short at Slamdance in 2015. His follow-up, the scripted La espera (2016), premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Jury Prize at the New Orleans Film Festival. In 2017, Juan Pablo's short piece, Las Nubes, premiered at the Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano en la Habana, then went on to play at Rotterdam (IFFR), True/False, Lincoln Center of New York, and received the Grand Jury Prize at Festival dei Popoli. His mid-length debut, Caballerango premiered at IDFA in 2018 and played at Ambulante, FICUNAM, BAM Cinema Fest, True/False, among many others. In 2020 Juan Pablo had his first solo exhibition titled What I Do To Remember at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at UT Austin's Department of Art and Art history. Dos Estaciones (2022), Juan Pablo's feature length debut, received the Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival and screened at New Directors/New Films (MoMA / Lincoln Center), San Sebastián International Film Festival and Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) where Teresa Sánchez received the Best Acting Award. Juan Pablo was awarded the 2022 True Vision Award at the True/False Film Festival that included a retrospective of his documentary and fiction work at that year 's festival. Juan Pablo’s body of work is largely set in his hometown of Atotonilco el Alto, he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2015, has been a fellow of the Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) in Mexico and was awarded the 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. Juan Pablo is a 2024 MacDowell Fellow.

This event is co-sponsored by USC Center for Ethnographic Media Arts and USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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