World Talent House

Carlos Lenin


M.A, Filmmaker and Berlinale Talent generation 2019. He studied film direction with Abbas Kiarostami and graduated from the National School of Arts Cinematography from UNAM with a specialization in direction and cinematography. Screenwriter, director and editor of LA PALOMA Y EL LOBO which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2019 where he won the Swatch Art Peace award Hotel. The film participated in NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS at Lincoln Center and MoMA, won best Mexican film at FICUNAM 2020 and best Mexican film at Los Cabos 2019. Also received 4 Ariel Award nominations.

In 2021, he premiered his short film EL SUEÑO MÁS LARGO QUE RECUERDO at the Sundance Festival. He participated in this short film as scriptwriter, director and editor. The short film was selected officially at international festivals such as Leeds, Zinebi, Morelia and the critics' week of Cannes. With this short film, he won the Ariel award for best fiction short film 2022 for the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Sciences and Arts and in the Shorts Mexico won 5 awards.

Prior to this, his short film 24° 51' LATITUD NORTE where he participates as a scriptwriter, director and editor receives the Orona Award at the 2016 San Sebastián Festival. He was also nominated for the Ariel award for best fiction short film and won 5 awards in the Shorts Mexico.

He is currently developing his feature film DIOS Y LA CUMBIA DEL DIABLO which won the VFF award and the WCF Audience Strategy Award from the Co-production Market of the Berlinale Talent 2023. Carlos Lenin was part of the Stories Laboratory during the 21st edition of the FICM with the script DIOS Y LA CUMBIA DEL DIABLO.