MARGARITA JIMENO is a Colombian born, New York based filmmaker and visual artist. She is an alumna of The School of Visual Arts, Werner Herzog’s first Rogue Film School, and the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2008, Jimeno made her directorial debut with the feature music documentary, GOGOL BORDELLO NON-STOP, which premiered 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 . The film went on to be picked up by Kino-Lorber International for North American distribution, and in Russia by Maywin Films.
Jimeno is currently in post-production on her first narrative – hybrid feature film, OTTO – MY LIFE IS A SOUNDTRACK, about an artist’s journey from the affluent art world to an austere religious community. Recently awarded the US in Progress award at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris. Outside of features, she produces and directs The American Theatre Wing’s documentary series WORKING IN THE THEATRE, now in its third season. The series has been nominated for a 2016 Webby Award, and won a Tellly Award in the documentary section.
OTTO – MY LIFE IS A SOUNDTRACK
• 2016 US IN PROGRESS AWARD INDUSTRY DAYS AT CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES FILM FESTIVAL
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.