Michel LIPKES (1978, Mexico) studied at the CCC Film School in Mexico City from 1999 to 2006. During his studies, he started working as a programme director for the city's international film festival. Since then, he has programmed for many festivals and institutes, including the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Cineteca Nacional. His short films have been awarded at various festivals. Malaventura (2011) was his feature debut. Strange But True (2017) was presented as a project in IFFR's CineMart 2013.