Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala)

Jayro Bustamante (b. 1977, Guatemala) studied communications at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, where he also worked for Ogilvy & Mather ad agency. He later studied direction in Paris and screenwriting in Rome. His short films have earned him success, with the latest, Cuando sea grande (2012), winning the CNC Achievement Award at the festival in Clermont Ferrand; the work was also broadcast by various European TV stations. Volcano (2015) is his feature debut. The film screened in the competition at Berlinale and won the Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives. (KVIFF)

Filmography

  • Temblores
    2019
  • La llorona
    2019
  • Ixcanul / Volcano
    2015
  • Cuando sea grande
    2012
  • Tout est question de fringues
    2006

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