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 ten 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 and TIFF Talent Lab. 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 won the ARTE France Cinéma International Prix at the Buenos Aires Lab during BAFICI 2017.