Amat Escalante (left) with Victor Gaviria and Michel Lipkes, March 2009, Talent Campus, Guadalajara
28 February 1979
||Film director, producer and screenwriter
||2002 - present
Amat Escalante (born 28 February 1979) is a Mexican director, producer and screenwriter known for his films Sangre and Los Bastardos.
Escalante has spent most of his life in Guanajuato, Mexico He studied at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba. In 2003, he received an award at the Berlin Film Festival for his short film Amarrados. His 2005 film Sangre was included in the section Un Certain Regard at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It was also presented at the Rotterdam Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival. He is a close friend and collaborator of Carlos Reygadas.
His upcoming film Heli has been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
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