Analeine Cal y Mayor

Analeine Cal y Mayor is a scriptwriter and director. She graduated from the Centro de Capacitación de Cinematografía in Ciudad de Mexico, which is considered one of the top ten film schools in the world. She completed her studies at the ESCAC in Barcelona and in Los Angeles (CA) with professor Judith Weston.

In 2005 she was granted a residence scholarship for artists by UNESCO to carry out a film project in Aschberg (Austria). She was also granted a scholarship for documentaries in New Delhi by the Global Arts Villages, as well as by FONCA in Berlin in 2011.

Her first film, The Boy Who Smells Like Fish, stars Ariadna Gil (El Laberinto del Fauno), Carrie Ann Moss (Matrix), Zoe Kravitz (X-Men) Douglas Smith (Percy Jackson) y Gonzalo Vega. It was premiered at the Miami International Film Festival and was officially selected at the 2013 Guadalajara Film Festival, as well as Stockholm and Venezuela Latin American Festival. In 2013, Cal y Mayor received the WIFTS Visionary Award for Best Screenplay at the Women International Film and Television Showcase.

She has directed TV series for Canal Once, both documentaries (Leyendas del Deporte Mexicano) and fictions (Woki Tokis, Arte al Rescate). As for her writing, her screenplay Las Estrellas Me Iluminan Al Revés, which she penned along with Jano Mendoza, was selected at the Sundance Sreenwriter’s Lab -Talleres Cine y Creación (Oaxaca 2006), Foro Ibermedia Chile and Fundación Carolina en 2010. She was also granted the FONCA Young Creators Scholarship for Scriptwriting, with which she wrote El Día en que Nadie Murió.

She has also been part of the Puerto Rico International Screenplays Jury, organised by producer Bertha Navarro and Proyectos Cinematográficos in Peru. Last November she premiered her second feature film, Te Doy Mi Voz, at Morelia International Film Festival. The film stars Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mario Zaragoza and Salvador Sánchez.