MARGARITA JIMENO is an award winning filmmaker and artist living and working in New York City.
In 2008 Margarita Jimeno debuted her feature music documentary film, Gogol Bordello Non-Stop at the Göteborg Film Festival and won several awards during its festival run, including Special Mention for the Sound and Vision Award at CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival). The film is distributed in North America by Kino-Lorber International, and in Russia by Maywin Films. Jimeno is an alumna of The School Of Visual Arts, Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in Los Angeles, and the Berlinale Talent campus.
Born and part time raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Margarita moved to New York City in 1997. Her work reflects her passion for music, and the peculiarities of life, which tend to be absurd, and surrealistic.
GOGOL BORDELLO NON STOP
• Sound and Vision Award, special mention CPH:DOX Denmark 2008
Jury: Eduardo Thomas (Program head at Ambulante), A.J. Schnack (American Director), Khavn De La Cruz (Philippine Director), Rikke Frisk (Head of electronic music festival Strøm, Denmark), Jessica Tolf Vulpius (Rock Photographer).
• Best film MUSIXINE Finland 2009
“Margarita managed to not only portray a band but also the social aspects of being an immigrant and taking the possibility to play with identities. Also the film is fresh, enjoyable and punk.” From the jury. Johannes Klein (In Edit), Jouko Aaltonen (Finnish Director), and Laura M. Kiralfy (Filmkontakt Nord NordiskForum).
• Audience Award MOFFOM Czech Republic 2008
Jimeno has participated with her film, and art work at venues such as:
31st Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
26th Filmfest München, Germnay
35th Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
22nd AFI Fest, USA
5th CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Denmark
14th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
5th Ambulante, Mexico
7th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA
Musixine Competition, Oulu Finland
Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen Norway
Los Angeles Film Festival, USA
IMO Gallery Copenhagen
Capricious Magazine # 13 the WATER issue.
Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles
La Rebeca Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
Museo de arte moderno de Bogotá,Colombia
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York,USA
The Americas society Art Gallery,New York,USA
Whitebox, New York,USA
Sound Art at KunstRadio (ORF), Austria.