Juan José Medina

Mexico, Animation, 2009
10 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Two misfits find it difficult to overcome a cycle of abuse and exploitation in the midst of desolation. Although an animated film, Jaulas focuses on the serious issue of child abuse and exploitation within Mexico, as well as other developing countries. It was awarded the Best Animated Short award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in 2009.


Texas Premiere

Juan José Medina was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1974 and studied at the Guadalajara Plastic Arts University. As a painter and sculptor, Medina has participated in over thirty individual and collective expositions. He directed the short film, El octavo día de la creación (co-produced by IMCINE), which has received awards at several international film festivals. He has also participated in a dozen productions as animator and art director.


Producers: Ana de la Rosa Zamboni, Juan José Medina, Rita Basulto
Production Company: CONACINE
Screenwriter: Juan José Medina
Cinematography: Sergio Ulloa
Editing: Uri Espinosa
Sound design: Miguel Hernández Montero, Mario Martínez Cobos
Music: Alfredo Sánchez Gutiérrez, Mario Osuna
Cast: Alfredo Sánchez, Ángel López Chávez



Alamo Drafthouse South

Thur. April 22  10:00PM

(preceding El bosque)


Narrative Shorts Competition Showcase

Regal Metropolitan - Sun. April 25  4:00PM

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