Juan Pablo González (Mexico)

Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015, Juan Pablo González is a Mexican filmmaker whose work has screened at Lincoln Center in New York and the Cannes, Rotterdam, Havana, Slamdance, Ambulante and Morelia film festivals, among many others. He has been a grantee of the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and the Sundance Institute, and has participated at the Venice Biennale College–Cinema. His first documentary feature film, Caballerango, currently in post-production, received support from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and the Austin Film Society. Juan Pablo currently teaches at CalArts in the M.F.A. in Film Directing and is developing his first narrative feature film, Dos estaciones (Two Seasons).

Dos estaciones (Two Seasons) [co-written with Ilana Coleman and Ana Isabel Fernández] — María, the last Mexican owner of a local tequila plant, struggles with the impending collapse of her lifelong business, as her queer hairdresser carves out a space for himself among the conservative townspeople in the Jalisco Highlands.