Colombian director whose first two feature films, The Wandering Shadows (La Sombra del Caminante, 2004) and The Wind Journeys (Los Viajes del Viento, 2009), are considered among the best Colombian cinematic outputs. The features participated to more than 160 festivals worldwide, including Cannes (Un Certain Regard), Toronto, San Sebastián, Rotterdam, Locarno, and Tribeca. Both films were released commercially in several countries and received more than 40 international awards. His third feature titled Embrace of the Serpent (El Abrazo de la Serpiente, KVIFF 2015), premiered in Cannes (2015), won the Director’s Fortnight prize. It also became the first Colombian movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Ciro will be hosting a Roundtable at this year’s SCREEN FOREVER Conference, discussing what it takes to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Thanks to the support of Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Plan de Promoción de Colombia en el Exterior” (Plan of Promotion of Colombia Abroad) and the Embassy of Colombia in Australia.