Astrid Rondero studied at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC-UNAM) in Mexico City.
As a filmmaker among other short films stand “Julieta” (2006) and “In Still Waters” (2011), the last was nominated for the Silver Ariel by the Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences as “Best Short Film” 2011.
Her short film “In Still Waters” was awarded with FOMENTO Y COINVERSIONES (Mexican Fund for Artistic Projects), FONCA 2009 and was selected at the Editing Studio of the BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS 2010.
In Still Waters was selected at competition in more than thirty film festivals around the world.
The Film won “Best Short film” at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, VLAFF 2012.
Later, she received the Grant Young Art Creators, FONCA (Mexican Fund for the Arts) 2012 to write the script of “The Darkest Days of Us”.
With this same project she received the Fund for Developing Film Projects awarded by the Mexican Film Institute, IMCINE 2013.
At the end of 2013 she received alongside her co-writer Lila Nieto, the First Prize for Best Screen Play awarded by Matilde Landeta Foundation, Women in Film Fund, for the same project “The Darkest Days of Us”.
In 2014 she was invited for a second time at the Berlinale Talents, this time “The Darkest Days of Us” was Selected for the Script Station, 2014.
Recently she received the Fund FOPROCINE (Fund for the Production of Quality Films) of the Mexican Film Institute to produce her first feature “The Darkest Days of Us”
With "The darkest Days of Us" she has been awarded the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund, twice. In 2014 for development and in 2016 for work in progress, where she also won the LABODIGITAL-WORK IN PROGRESS AWARD. She received the TFI Latin American Film Fund awarded by the TRIBECA FILM INSITUTE in 2015 and FOMENTO y COINVERSIONES (Mexican Fund for Artistic Projects) FONCA, 2015.
She received the FILM FINISHING FUND from the WOMAN IN FILM, LA, 2016.
She is currently writing her next feature "A sea called nothing" and pre-producing "NON DISTINGUISHING FEATURES" a film by Fernanda Valadez, that recently received FOPROCINE fund 2016 and it will begin principal photography in 2017.
Her shortfilm “Julieta”, is analyzed in the book about Mexican Cinema “La ilusión del cine mexicano”, from the renown film critic Jorge Ayala Blanco, Ed. Oceano, 2013.
"In Still Waters" was also analyzed in the newest edition of the ABC of Mexican Cinema, "La Khatársis del cine Mexicano" Ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016.
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