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Felix Martiz

Felix Martiz is an award winning writer and director based out of Los Angeles who focuses on making films about the Latinx community. He studied film at California State University of Long Beach. There he was given a grant by the ‘Hollywood Foreign Press’ that allowed him to produce his Spanish language thesis film “La Paz”. The film went on to win many awards, including the prestigious Cal Arts Best Student Film Rosebud Award. After graduating, he made his directorial feature film debut with the no-budget Indie “Santiago,” which screened at film festivals worldwide. He continues to write and direct short films about the Latinx experience, grabbing many accolades along the way. His film “Amor Imposible” was a successful comedic short that showed the directors genre range. In 2015, Felix directed “400 Miles” for Mano-a-Mano Productions. The film was a festival darling that screened in over twenty festivals (including OutFest Fusion). Overall the films he has produced have screened at more than forty film festivals and have won various awards. As well as being an accomplished director, Felix also works as a script consultant and editor for various micro-budget productions. In 2016, he received his Masters in Film Production from Mount St Mary’s University, Los Angeles. He wrote, produced and directed two thesis films “Mia” and “Kiko.” “Mia” hit the festival circuit and garnished some awards, including Best Short Film at BIFF 2017. “Kiko” a short film about deportation is currently in the festival circuit and has screened at over fifteen festivals and garnered multiple awards. Felix continues to write and direct films that showcase his unique multi-cultural perspective. He has recently wrapped two more short films, a horror-drama titled “Gone” and a lighthearted love story that takes place during the end of the world titled ‘Any Other Day’. His films are diverse, feature people of color and are either bilingual or in his native language of Spanish. He is currently developing two television mini-series, one is based on his short film “Kiko” and another is an original series which he co-created titled “Gateway”.

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