Eugenio Polgovsky


Alternate Names

Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra


Director, Educator, Filmmaker, Photographer


Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra (Mexico City, 1977 - London, 2017) was a photographer, director, editor, and cinematographer who worked principally in nonfiction genres. He began his career as a self-taught photographer during various trips through Mexico, Poland, the United States, and Canada. He later studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City, where he specialized in direction and cinematography and graduated summa cum laude. He made four long and medium-length films—Tropic of Cancer (2004), The Inheritors (2008), Mitote (2012), and Resurrection (2016)—for which he received more than thirty awards in Mexico and worldwide, including the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel, four “Ariels” from the Mexican Academy, the "Coral" Grand Prize at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, the Mexican National Youth Award, and the José Rovirosa Prize, awarded by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He also directed and shot numerous short films. In 2007 he founded the production company Tecolote Films; three years later he was featured director at the Robert Flaherty seminar. He was the first ever filmmaker in residence at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Tecolote Films, 2024

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