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My films focus on the drama found in life’s everyday, little, ordinary situations. For me, filmmaking is a medium that reveals the hidden layers in our reality. The power of cinema resides in its poetry. Poetry, is one of the most powerful states of art, because its endless generosity prevails through its simplicity, because every reading is intimately for you, whenever you need it.

I was born in Mexico City in 1978. I moved to Monterrey city to study journalism and had worked on several positions in the national television and radio as well as in advertising for over a decade, but this has never fulfilled me. Inspired by the free spirit of the european cinema, I decided to study film and had enrolled in FAMU (Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) in the editing department to get a deeper understanding of the film craft. During this time period I directed and edited several short films, while discovering my own film language. My latest project – What Would You Like To See? is a 20 minutes short film, that had its Czech Premier being part of the inaugural screening at the film festival La Película in the city of Prague, February 19th 2019.

Currently I am finishing the Master’s Editing Program at FAMU and have been developing a screenplay for the next short film.

 

 

Photo credit Jan Hrubý

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Rolando Garduño film

What Would You Like To See?

2019

Rolando Garduño film

I Was Born Fairly Young (Narodil jsem se poměrně mladý)

2013

Rolando Garduño film

Cabaret Mañana

2012

Rolando Garduño film

Gramofon

2012

Rolando Garduño film

I Am Anna (Jsem Anna)

2008

Rolando Garduño film

Rehearsal

2008

Rolando Garduño film

And the Music Is Playing (A hudba hraje)

2016

Rolando Garduño film

Antenatalis

2015

Rolando Garduño film

Bunker

2013

Rolando Garduño film

Children of Dreams

2013

Rolando Garduño film

Moebius

2013

Rolando Garduño film

How To Build a Terrarium

2013

Rolando Garduño film

The Last State of Matter (Poslední skupenství)

2012

Rolando Garduño film

The First Time (Tenkrát poprvé)

2012

Atlas et Orbis

2012

film rolando garduno mexico

Spot for Film Commission Nuevo Leon

2009

frontera rolando garduno

Fronter@

2004

Rolando Garduño film

International Film Directing Workshop

2008

Resume

EDUCATION

2017 – now

Film Editing, Master’s Program.

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE, Czech Republic

Mentored by Martin Čihák and Ivo Trajkov.

2017

Film Editing, BcA.

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE, Czech Republic

Mentored by Martin Čihák and Ivo Trajkov.

2008

Non-Fiction Filmmaking

FAMU INTERNATIONAL Prague, Czech Republic one-year Academy Preparation Program

Mentored by Henry Hills.

1999

Journalism and Communication Sciences

Centro de Estudios Universitarios México-Valle, Monterrey, Mexico 

FILM SCREENINGS

Feb 2019

La Película / Film Festival – Inaugural short film

19th & 24th Prague, Czech Republic, Kino Světozor
23th Brno, Czech Republic, Kino Scala

What Would You Like To See?

Nov 2012

Famufest / Film Festival

Prague, Czech Republic, Nová Scéna

Cabaret Mañana, Gramofon

Aug 2012

Experimental Film and Video from Mexico / Group Screening

Bogotá, Colombia, Cinemateca Distrital

Rehearsal, Jsem Anna

Mar 2009

Experimex 1 & 2 / Group Screening

Monterrey, Mexico, Museo de Historia Mexicana

Rehearsal, Jsem Anna

Nov 2008

“hablamos muy poco excepto cuando la vanidad nos hace hablar” / group screening

Monterrey, Mexico, Cineteca de Nuevo León

Rehearsal, Jsem Anna

May 2006

Bravo / Exhibition of Graphic Design and Fashion

Monterrey, Mexico, Galeria Casa Guimbarda

Video Art

Jun 2004

Rio Loco Festival

Toulouse, France & Monterrey, Mexico

Fronter@ (Producer)

Feb 2002

Otras Cosas x Otras Músicas, First Edition

Monterrey, Mexico, Iguana Café

Video Art

Nov 2001

Membra Disecta, Festival Cultural del Barrio Antiguo

Monterrey, Mexico, Metropolitan Theatre

Video Art

Film industry’s professional performance

Mar 2019

East Doc Platform

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ONE WORLD, Prague, Czech Republic

Film Editor

Feb – May 2018

TV NOVA

Program Malé Lásky, Prague, Czech Republic

Assistant video editor Off line

Jan 2018

CZECH TV

Program Logohrátky, Prague, Czech Republic

Script supervisor

Dec 2015

SOOLISTA.CZ

Fashion Design Collection, Prague, Czech Republic

Director/Editor

Oct 2009 – Feb 2010

Lionsgate Studios

Feature Film From Prada to Nada, Monterrey, Mexico

Assistant Location Manager

Aug 2008 – May 2009

Nuevo Leon’s Film Commission

CONARTE, Monterrey, Mexico

Production Manager

May 1997 – Aug 1998

Nuevo Leon State TV&Radio Broadcasting Network

News and Cultural section, Monterrey, Mexico

Producer/Director/Editor/Radio Announcer/Journalist

WORKSHOPS

Oct 2017

7th European Editing Masterclass

Lodz Film School, Poland

Participant

Nov 2015, Oct 2018

Cinema Dance

FAMU, Czech Republic

Assistant Professor

Mar 2014

Kino Oko

Conarte, Monterrey, Mexico

Lector

Dec 2013

Film Encounter

Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland

Participant

Oct 2013

Ex Oriente Film Workshop

Jihlava International Film Festival, Czech Republic

Editor

Aug 2011

Multimedial Creative Workshop

Telč, Czech Republic

Participant

Aug 2006

Cinematography Workshop with Martín Boege

Monterrey, Mexico

Participant

Sep 2005

The Reverse of the Sight with Pierre Bongovanni

Modern Arts Museum, Monterrey, Mexico

Participant

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