Jorge Thielen Armand

Jorge Thielen Armand

Venezuela

My films have been a vehicle to immortalize my family and my memories of a land I can no longer recognize.

Jorge Thielen Armand was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His work has been presented at the Venice IFF, Rotterdam, the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Istanbul Biennial, Filmfest München, BAFICI, Durban IFF, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, among others. His latest feature film LA FORTALEZA (IFF Rotterdam, 2020) premiered to critical acclaim in Rotterdam, where it was nominated for the Tiger Award. His first feature film LA SOLEDAD (Venice IFF, 2016) won the French Critics’ Prize in Biarritz and the Audience Award for Best Film in Miami IFF, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. The film was released in UK cinemas by the ICA and MUBI. His documentary FLOR DE LA MAR (Sarasota IFF, 2015) screened at the 39th Margaret Mead Festival and won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at Cine Las Americas IFF in Austin. Jorge founded La Faena Films with Rodrigo Michelangeli, a production company dedicated to art-house films based in Caracas and Toronto. Jorge is an alumnus of the Venice Biennale College, TIFF Studio, and Berlinale Talents. He is currently developing a new film at the Torino Film Lab.