Jorge Thielen Armand is a Venezuelan director based in Toronto and Caracas. His debut feature film La Soledad (2016) had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Miami International Film Festival. 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 screened at over 20 festivals around the world including Margaret Mead, Sarasota, and the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival. Jorge holds a Communication Studies BA from Concordia University in Montreal, and is an alumni of the Venice Biennale College, Hot Docs Accelerator, RIDM Talent Lab, Doc Institute's Breakthrough Program, and Buenos Aires Lab (BAL). In 2015 he founded La Faena with Rodrigo Michelangeli.