Jayro Bustamante, the Guatemalan who has raised the name of Guatemala with his films


Jayro Bustamante has become a film industry benchmark world and a Guatemalan who has raised the name of Guatemala with his movies. What a chili!

The Guatemalan was born on May 7, 1977 and became the first manager Guatemalan to be invited to important competitions.

Jayro Bustamante, the Guatemalan who has raised the name of Guatemala

Throughout his career, he has put Guatemala in the spotlight of several events in the film industry and international media have recognized his work.

Recognized by Bong Joon HoOscar winner 2020

The director of the movie Parasite was a guest editor at Sight and Sound magazine and decided to write an article about the 20 filmmakers of the future, in which Jayro was included as one of them.

One of the 10 Latin Americans to see, according to Variety

Bustamante won the Variety Announces 10 Latinos to Watch 2019 award thanks to his films and achievements, news he shared on his networks.

Creator of one of the best films of 2020 according to Rolling Stone

This ranking starts from position 20 towards the first place, and in position 18 appears La Llorona, which they described as Jayro Bustamante’s third feature film.

Recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization gave recognition special to Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante for his outstanding work for the production of his trilogy of films.

Other historical achievements of Jayro Bustamante

The film Ixcanul was recognized at the Berlinale as the “film that opens new perspectives”, with the Alfred Bauer Prize. La Llorona nominated for best Ibero-American film at the Ariel Awards 2021 La Llorona was screened in countries such as Japan. La Llorona participated in the Goya awards. Among the 100 best films according to Rotten Tomatoes. 11 nominations for Platinum Awards Nomination for the Golden Globes as best foreign film. Pre-qualified in the list of the Oscar Awards.

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