Jorge Thielen-Armand is a Venezuelan director based in Toronto. His debut feature film LA SOLEDAD (2016) premiered at the 73 Venice International Film Festival and has since won eight international awards, including the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Miami 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 RIDM. Jorge holds a Communication Studies BA from Concordia University, and is an alumnus of the Venice Biennale College, TIFF Talent Lab, Hot Docs Accelerator, RIDM Talent Lab, Doc Institute’s Breakthrough Program, and the Buenos Aires Lab (BAL). In 2015 he founded La Faena with Rodrigo Michelangeli, a production company dedicated to art-house films. They are currently developing Jorge’s sophomore feature, which was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma International Prix at BAL 2017.