Simón Mesa Soto

Simón Mesa Soto

Colombia

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Simón studied Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad de Antioquia, where he also worked as a lecturer in film editing. Before moving to the UK, he worked as director in advertisement and TV documentaries. In 2014, he finished his MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. His graduation film LEIDI won the short film Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2014 – one the most important honours in the history of Colombian cinema.