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No Ficción is an independent media company founded in 2017 by Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes, and Cinépolis. The company is devoted to producing non-fiction content for multiple platforms, with a particular emphasis on high profile, social issue documentaries for wide release. No Ficción also acts as a platform for discovering and supporting new talent, bringing projects to life, and providing mentorship and resources in order to help future storytellers enter the global arena. At the heart of No Ficción lies a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and emerging media technologies, as well as a firm belief in the power of the moving image to transform realities and engage communities for action.

In less than three years, No Ficción collaborated with Ai Weiwei, produced an anthology of documentary shorts for Netflix (A Tale of Two Kitchens, directed by Trisha Ziff; A Three Minute Hug, directed by Everardo González; Birders directed by Otilia Portillo; Lorena, Light Footed Woman, directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo; and After the Raid, directed by Rodrigo Reyes), an op-doc for the New York Times (Ruptured City, directed by Diego Rabasa and Santiago Arau), the documentary feature Retreat, directed by Daniela Alatorre, wich received a special mention from the jury at Morelia International Film Festival 2019, and the documentary feature Midnight Family, directed by Luke Lorentzen, which premiered at Sundance 2019 where it obtained the jury award for best Cinematography in the US Documentary Competition.

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Daniela
Alatorre

In 2017, Daniela founded No Ficción along with Elena Fortes and Cinépolis, an independent media company devoted to producing non-fiction content for multiple platforms, with an emphasis on high profile, social-issue driven documentaries for wide theatrical release. Her producer credits with No Ficción include a series of documentary shorts for Netflix (A Tale of Two Kitchens, directed by Trisha Ziff; A Three Minute Hug, directed by Everardo González; Birders directed by Otilia Portillo; Lorena, Light Footed Woman, directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo; and After the Raid, directed by Rodrigo Reyes), an op-doc for the New York Times (Ruptured City, directed by Diego Rabasa and Santiago Arau), and the feature documentary Midnight Family, directed by Luke Lorentzen, which recently premiered at Sundance where it obtained the jury award for best Cinematography in the US Documentary Competition.

She is part of the board of trustees of the Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico and the Flaherty Film Seminar in New York. She has been an advisor of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and PROIMAGENES Colombia, and juror of the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Durango Film Festival, the Ambulante Documentary Post Production Grant, the Cinema Tropical Awards, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Documenta Madrid. Daniela was one of the mentors of Docunexión program, a project of IMCINE, the British Council, Ambulante, DocsDF and Sheffield. She has been fellow of the Sundance Editing, Music and Creative Producing Labs, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Daniela produced the Morelia International Film Festival and  was the head of the Documentary Programming Committee for ten years. She is also the producer of El General, directed by Natalia Almada; ¡De Panzazo!, directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Loret de Mola; El Ingeniero, directed by Alejandro Lubezki; and the NYT OpDocs Unsilenced, directed by Betzabé García. She holds an MFA in Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts in NY.

In 2019 Daniela premiered Retreat, her first feature documentary as a director. Retreat received a special mention from the jury at Morelia International Film Festival.

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Elena
Fortes

In 2017, Elena founded No Ficción along with Daniela Alatorre and Cinépolis, an independent media company devoted to producing non-fiction content for multiple platforms, with an emphasis on high profile, social-issue driven documentaries for wide theatrical release. Her producer credits with No Ficción include a series of documentary shorts for Netflix (A Tale of Two Kitchens, directed by Trisha Ziff; A Three Minute Hug, directed by Everardo González; Birders directed by Otilia Portillo; Lorena, Light Footed Woman, directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo; and After the Raid, directed by Rodrigo Reyes), an op-doc for the New York Times (Ruptured City, directed by Diego Rabasa and Santiago Arau), and the feature documentary Midnight Family, directed by Luke Lorentzen, which recently premiered at Sundance where it obtained the jury award for best Cinematography in the US Documentary Competition.

She is also an associate producer for Chicuarotes, Gael García Bernal’s second film as a director, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. 

Between 2005-2016, Elena served as the director of Ambulante, a non-profit organization that she co-founded with Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz, in order to support and promote a documentary film culture in Mexico. Every year, Ambulante sponsors a traveling festival that brings a selection of over 100 films to more than 100 venues located in 12 regions across Mexico. 

Elena has participated in the jury of numerous film festivals, including CPH DOX, Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, Camerimage, among others. In addition to her work in visual media, has been active in Mexico's political sphere, working for non-profits focused on advocating increased participation of young people in policymaking and on exposing human rights violations in the country. Elena holds a B.A degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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CINÉPOLIS

Cinépolis is a Mexican company with the objective of creating a true value of fun, comfort and entertainment for its customers. Founded in Morelia in 1971, it’s the leader of the film and entertainment industry in Mexico and Latin America. Cinépolis is the fourth largest chain in the world, the second largest in ticket sales, the first in tickets sold per cinema room and the most important outside the United States, in addition, it is the largest VIP lounges operator in the world. With a total of 820 cinemas in 17 countries, Cinépolis operates 6,416 digital movie theaters and has more than 43,000 employees. Always at the forefront of technology in the film industry, Cinépolis introduced in Mexico the concept of stadium-type multiplex rooms, IMAX® screens in commercial rooms, VIP rooms, Junior® rooms, the Club Cinépolis® loyalty program, the CineCash® payment method and the reservation and purchase services of Cineticket® tickets, it is also the first chain in Latin America to implement the numbering of seats inside its rooms and is a pioneer in America by introducing 4DX technology to live the experience in fourth dimension, with seats with movement , aroma and effects of light and wind.
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Abril
López
Carrillo

Abril holds a degree in International Relations from UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and a certificate in Film and Audiovisual Production from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC Film School). She has collaborated with the Ingmar Bergman Seminar at UNAM, the production company Cinepantera, and the Morelia International Film Festival. She has contributed to numerous film projects as production assistant, including ¡De panzazo! (2012), directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Loret de Mola, and El ingeniero (2012), directed by Alejandro Lubezki. Abril also produced the short film Negro (2013), directed by Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Velvet (2018) by Paula Hopf, and the documentaries Margarita (2016) and Things We Dare Not Do (2019) by Bruno Santamaría.

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Mario
Gutiérrez
Vega

Journalist. He has worked in the media of Mexico, Spain and Guatemala. His reports have been published in Nexos magazine, Esquire México, Emeequis, Televisa and the newspapers Reforma and El Universal. He is co-author of the books 20 years for all women. A recount of the feminist movement in Mexico, and Oppressed or Empowered. Where are the Mexicans of the 21st century. Mario is a producer of the documentary Eternity Never Surrendered and co-writer and researcher of the film ¡De Panzazo! He has a Master degree in Journalism from the newspaper El Mundo (Spain) and a postgraduate degree in International Information from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Sheerly
Avni

As a journalist, she spent the '00s writing primarily about the intersection of pop culture and politics for publications like the LA Weekly, Variety, and Salon. Her award-winning history of Northern California film, Cinema by the Bay, was published by Random House in 2006. She now works as a writer and story consultant on various fiction and documentary film projects, both in Mexico City and in the U.S. Past and present clients include Ambulante, Argos, Bravo Films, and of course, No Ficción.