Juan Carlos Cremata

Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti (born November 18, 1961, Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban Film Director. He started his career as an author and actor for children’s TV shows, made for the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television from 1981 to 1987. He is above all famous for his movie Viva Cuba, which received the Best Children’s Film award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2005. Cremata Malberti grew up in Havana’s Vedado district, with his mother Iraida Malberti Cabrera, a choreographer and film director who used to work in children’s television. He obtained his Dramatic Arts degree in 1986 from the Havana’s Superior Institute of Art. He then went on to study at and graduate from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños in 1990, having already created his classic Oscuros Rinocerontes Enjaulados, an experimental short film that went around the world gathering awards in several film festivals. Between 1994 and 1995, Cremata Malberti taught editing and directing in Buenos Aires. In 1996, he became a Guggenheim fellow and spent a year in New York City. Then, in 1998, he was invited to participate in a film-writing workshop at the Sundance Institute in Utah.



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