Michelle Garza Cervera (Mexico)

Michelle Garza Cervera is a Mexican screenwriter and director who graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City. She was awarded a Chevening scholarship to study in the United Kingdom, where she completed an M.F.A in Fiction Film Direction at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her short films have been selected for more than 70 international film festivals, including the Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Sitges, Havana, Cinélatino Rencontres in Toulouse and Fantasporto festivals, among others. Her debut feature film project, Huesera, won the screenwriting grant from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) in 2017 and the IMCINE production grant in 2019. Huesera was also selected for the 2019 Blood Window Lab (Ventana Sur) in Buenos Aires, where it won the BIFAN/NAFF award granting access to the industry market of the 2020 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.

Huesera [co-written with Abia Castillo] When her dream of becoming pregnant comes true, Valeria is confronted by the Huesera, a sinister old woman who makes her question whether she really wants to be a mother.