P:O.V. No.7 - GOODBYE MOM: data on the film and director


Ariel Gordon
(Mexico, 1997), 8 minutes, 35 mm, color

Production credits

Director and screenplay
Production Company
Associate Producers
Executive Production
Production Manager
Sound Designer

Older woman
Ariel Gordon
IMCINE - Dirreción de Cortometraje
Estudios Churubusco Azteca
Javier Bourges
Patricia Riggen
Ricardo del Río
Santiago Navarrete
Carlos Salces
Gerardo Tamez
Nerio Barberis

Daniel Giménez Cacho
Dolores Berinstain
Patricia Aguirre
Paco Montoya

Festivals and prizes

1997 XII Muestra de Cine Mexicano, Guadalajara
Cannes Film Festival
Inéditos. Cortometrajes. Ciudad de México
Film Festival, Freiburg, Switzerland
Special Mention, World Film Festival, Montreal
Jury's Prize, Valladolid Film Festival
Hamburg International Film Festival
Biarritz Film Festival
21st Film Festival of Flanders
Festival of New Latin-American Cinema, Havana
1998 Göteborg Film Festival
20th International Short Film Festival at Clermont-Ferrand
Festival of New Audio-Visual Media, Quebec
International Film Festival of Cartagena, Colombia
28th International Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
Festival of New Cinema, Brussels
Chicago Latin Film Festival
Latin Film Festival, Tübingen
22nd International Film Festival of Cleveland
Festival of Young Cinema, Barcelona

On Ariel Gorden

Ariel Gorden was born in 1977 in Mexico City, where he attended elementary school, continuing his high school education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he worked in several plays and in a TV production workshop at Point Park College. In 1995, he was admitted to the University Center of Film Studies (CUEC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he studied filmmaking. He has worked on several short and feature film productions. At the CUEC, he did his first short, entitled Escape, which tells the story of a man confronting his own death. In 1996, he won the first prize for fiction at the Third National Contest of Short Screenwriting, sponsored by the National Council for the Arts in Mexico, for the screenplay of Goodbye Mom.

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