FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Mexico. General Director of Ambulante A.C. lena Fortes has a Bachelorís Degree in Media Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is specialized in architectural and graphic design, as well as in multimedia. In addition to her work in the media, Elena Fortes has been active in the Mexican political floor, working for nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting the greater involvement of youth in politics and the fight against the violations of human rights. Since 2005, she has been the General Director of Ambulante A.C., a nonprofit organization established in 2005 by the actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, and the producer Pablo Cruz. Ambulante A.C. is dedicated to supporting and spreading documentary films as a means of cultural and social transformation. It travels to those localities where documentary cinema is not widespread or well-known with the aim of educating the audience towards a greater involvement, understanding and discriminating ability, thereby opening new channels for thought and expression both in Mexico and abroad. Every year, AMBULANTE organizes the most important documentary cinema travelling festival in Mexico, which is directed by Elena Fortes.
Elena Fortes has been a member of the selection committee of the International Film Festival of Morelia for the last five years and has taken part in numerous juries of international film festivals, including Hot Docs, Silverdocs, Nordisk Panorama, Sheffield DocFest, Prizen Dokufest (Kosovo), Plus Camerimage and the Guadalajara Film Festival, amongst others.