© Fernando Mieles

There was something that attracted me outside the challenge of the extreme conditions for shooting and having to do everything alone. The idea began generating a series of questions and concerns such as what is the sense of going so far to make an artistic installation in a place almost barren? Does this action make any sense? Does art make sense? And life? And existence? And cinema?

Había algo que me atraía -fuera del reto, las condiciones extremas de rodaje y tener que hacer yo mismo todo solo-, y que me generaba una serie de preguntas e inquietudes: ¿Qué sentido tiene ir tan lejos a hacer una intervención artística en un lugar casi inhóspito? ¿Tiene esta acción algún sentido? ¿Tiene el arte un sentido? ¿Y la vida? ¿Y la existencia? ¿Y el cine?

                                                                                            - Fernando Mieles

“AQUÍ SOY JOSÉ”  (HERE I AM JOSEPH)
Documentary, 68 minutes. Direction and Edition, 2004.
EDOC Film Festival  / 19e édition Rencontres
Cinema de Manosque, 2005.

“DESCARTES” (DISCARDED TRIMS)
Documentary, 80 minutes. Production, Direction and Screenplay.
COLIBRÍ AWARD to the best Ecuadorian documentary 2010.

“PROMETEO DEPORTADO” (DEPORTING PROMETEO)
Long feature fiction, 110 minutes. Screenplay and Direction. 2010 
Winner of the best Foreign Picture Award 23 "Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival", Lanzhou, China, 2014.
Winner Best Screenplay awarded by the Primer Festival International (1st International Non Budget Film Festival). Gibara, Cuba, 2003.
Augusto San Miguel Award 2007
CNC Award for production 2007
CNC Award for post-production 2009
Semilla Award for best direction
International Film Festival Cero Latitiud 2010
Special Jury Award in the Cuenca International Film Festival 2010
32 International Festival of the New Latin-American Cinema. La Habana, Cuba. 2010
New York – Havana Latino Film Festival 2011
14 Genova Film Festival 2011
HBO Latino Film Festival 2011
International Film Festival of Lima, Peru 2011
Official selection La Otra Orilla, Opera Prima
NEFIAC New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema 2011
New Haven and Latin American selection in Perspectiva, Latino Americano

“CRÓNICAS DE SAMBORONDÓN” (CHRONICLES OF SAMBORONDON)
Documentary, 52 minutes. Screenplay, Direction, Production and Cinematography, 2013.
Opening of the 2nd Ecuadorian Underground Film Festival.
Espejo Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia
Cinemateca, Medellin, Colombia. 2013.

“PERSISTENCIA” (PERSISTENCE)
Documentary, 46 minutes. Screenplay, Direction, Production and Cinematography, 2016.

​​​Fernando Mieles

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