Originally from Morelia, Mexico, Jesús Pimentel began directing animation short films in 2001 with French filmmaker Dominique Jonard and, later, he participated in various workshops in Mexico City and Guadalajara conducted by the Quay brothers and Russian filmmaker Boris Goldenblank, among others. In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright grant to study filmmaking at Columbia University in New York City, where he got an M.F.A. in Film with a concentration in Directing and Screenwriting.
Jesús’ work has been screened in festivals around the world. In 2010 he was nominated for a Student Academy Award-Oscar® for his short film Miramelinda, and in 2011 he won the prestigious Diosa de Plata award for best Mexican short film, granted by the Mexican Film Press Association (PECIME).
Jesús is a Co-Founder and Director of Cine Qua Non Lab.