Aram Vidal is an award-winning filmmaker. His works has been broadcast and showcased around the world, including at the Clermont-Ferrand Film festival, Los Ángeles Cinefest, Miami Film Festival, New York Film Week and Goteborg Film festival.
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1981. He currently holds Mexican nationality and lives and works in Mexico City.
He began his career as a writer, obtaining several awards, such as Pinos Nuevos Award (2007), David Award (2004) and Coral Horse Award (2002).
In 2006 he was chosen by Gabriel García Márquez along with other participants of the workshop "Cómo se cuenta un cuento" for the development of the feature script "Destinos a la carta".
His first projects as a director were in the documentary genre. One of his first documentaries, "De Generación" (2007), won the first documentary award at the Havana film festival and was official selection at several film festivals around the world.
In 2009 he won the art residency of FONCA in Mexico, which led him to produce the film "Ex Generation" focused on the theme of Cuban migration.
In 2010 he won an art residency at the Swem Media Center in Virginia, producing the documentary "Bubbles Beat", filmed in New York City, San Diego, Miami and Washington DC. The documentary, focused on American youth, won the first prize of the Brownstone Foundation and the Ludwing Foundation.
"Recursivo" (2012) was his first fiction short film and the first of the trilogy "Fables of mind", completed by the short films "Gato" (2016) and "Relevo" (2013). The latter won the best script award at the Entry 2 Marches festival in Cannes.
In "The Blue Fish" (2017), a fictional medium-length film, he addresses the subject of memory, migration and identity.
Vidal currently collaborates as a writer and filmmaker with production companies and institutions in Mexico and USA.