Mercedes Moncada


(Seville, 1972) She directed and produced, with support from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the documentary film The Passion of María Elena (2003), with which he won Best Mexican Feature Film in Guadalajara, Best Film for Amnesty International, Best Feature Documentary in Sao Paulo and Jerusalem and various awards at other international festivals.

Funded by Sundance Documentary Fund, Jan Vrijman Fund, the Ibermedia programme and the Ford Foundation in January 2005 she released the Spanish-Mexican documentary El Inmortal. It was shown at the Berlinale, San Sebastian and Sundance, among other festivals; it was selected by the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York to close the month of Reopening MoMA; and it won Best Iberoamerican Documentary Feature in Guadalajara.
Co-produced with La Zanfoña Producciones, The Mermaid and the Diver (2009) was premiered at the Forum of New Cinema – Berlinale, continuing in a festival circuit around the world.

Palabras Mágicas (Para Romper un Encantamiento) (2012) was screened at the Masters section in IDFA , at the Zabaltegi section in San Sebastian and in Busan. It won several awards at international festivals, opened the series The State of Art at MOMA and was awarded Best Film of 2013 by LASA (Latin American Studies Association)

In 2014 she directed Los Invisibles for the HBO series Everyday Heroes.

She was a jury member at various festivals and competitions as IDFA, Emmy Awards, Guadalajara, Cinergia, Prague and Amnesty International.

In 2013 she was advisor on culture for the Mexican newspaper Reforma and also lectured at many film schools.

Her latest film is Mi Querida España, produced by La Zanfoña Producciones.