Gerardo Naranjo obtained his masters degree in directing at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 2006 he premiered his first feature film, Drama/Mex, at Cannes's Semaine de la Critique. Drama/Mex was included in film festivals around the world, as was Naranjo's film of 2008, I’m Gonna Explode; after premiering at the 65th Venice Biennale, I'm Gonna Explode was featured in the 46th New York Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, and won the "FIPRESCI" award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Most recently Naranjo participated in REVOLUCIÓN, a compilation of ten short films directed by ten contemporary Mexican directors, that's been included in more than twenty-five festivals, and was voted Best Film at Biarritz Latin American Film Festival. In 2010 Naranjo was included in Take 100, The Future of Film: 100 New Directors, a compendium of gifted emerging filmmakers from around the world that was published by Phaidon.
Films presented at Cannes