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Ernesto Rimoch

Ernesto Rimoch is a film director and producer, and movie theater owner.

In the early 80s, with his second short film BOCETO, he was accepted to Great Britain's National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK). His NFTS graduation work MASK, was an adaptation of Julio Cortázar's novel "The Pursuer," based on Charlie Parker's life in Paris. This work was nominated in Britain for the Grierson Award (Today BAFTA Awards).

From 1982 to 1994 he lived in Paris, where he directed the documentaries COMO JULIO, MEXICO THE THREE EARTHQUAKES and LA LINEA.

Back in Mexico in the mid-90s, he produced and directed his first fiction feature, EL ANZUELO (1995), which won all three Jury Awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival (1996), as well as an Ariel Award (Mexican Oscar) for Best First Feature and a Silver Goddess Award (Mexican Press Awards) for Best Film. EL ANZUELO participated in many international festivals: Toronto, San Sebastian, AFI Fest Los Angeles (AFI), Mar del Plata, among others.

His second feature film, DEMASIADO AMOR (2001), also participated in many international festivals and was theatrically released in Mexico, Spain, France, Colombia and other countries.

From 2000 to 2004, he acted as president for the Mexican Association of Independent Producers (AMPI), as well as vice president for the Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA). During his tenure, he promoted the launch of what is today the Guadalajara Film Market (now in its 15th edition).

In 2005, he founded Living Room Theaters (LRT), which in 2006 opened the first all-digital theater in Portland, OR and one of just a handful in the country dedicated to digitally programming independent, art and foreign film titles. LRT has now a second location in Boca Raton, FL on Florida Atlantic University’s campus and is working on expanding in two new locations. Ernesto Rimoch is currently the film curator and main programmer for both LRT locations.

In the early days of LRT’s operation, digital projection was complicated and expensive. Seeing a need in the independent film community, LRT created a startup called Proludio to develop a digital playback solution that caters to art house and independent theaters. Today, Proludio’s system is used in many theaters across the country, and Proludio’s services were recently used as the backbone for two 2016 film festivals: Heartland (Indianapolis) and Tall Grass (Wichita).

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