Jorge Thielen-Armand is a director and producer. His debut feature film LA SOLEDAD (2016) premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and garnered over a dozen awards across a 50+ festival run, notably Miami Film Festival's Audience Award and the French Critics' Union Prize at the Festival of Latin American Cinema in Biarritz. The Institute of Contemporary Arts and MUBI released the film theatrically in the UK, where it received praise from critics at The Guardian, Little White Lies, etc.
Jorge’s documentary FLOR DE LA MAR (2015) won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and was exhibited at many festivals around the world including Margaret Mead, Sarasota, and RIDM. He holds a Communication Studies BA from Concordia University, and is an alumnus of the Venice Biennale College, TIFF Writers Studio, Berlinale Talents and many other international talent development programmes. In 2015, Jorge founded La Faena with Rodrigo Michelangeli, a production company dedicated to art-house films. They are currently in post-production of their sophomore narrative feature, which received support from the World Cinema Fund, Film Fond Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France, Proimágenes Colombia, Tribeca Film Institute, and others.