Adonay Guerrero Cortés
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Arts and Science
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Room 338
Adonay Guerrero is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and videographer, born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Guerrero holds a Master’s degree in Film Production from York University where he developed his thesis project Hidden Gods. During his time at York University he was awarded with a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Program Master's Scholarships given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He has a BA in Audio-Visual Arts from Universidad de Guadalajara.
Guerrero has won various grants from Mexican institutions. Some of his works have been screened in film festivals such as San Diego Comic Con International Independent Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, Film+Media Arts Festival, Māoriland Film Festival, and Diaspora International Film Festival.
Besides fiction films he has produced documentaries (Making Sones and Memories) and has been editor of some documentary projects. His most recent collaboration work Women Building Peace in Africa was awarded best documentary at the Silverwave Film Festival 2016. He also edited episodes of the TV series Battle Scars, about Canadian Military in times of peace and war.
Guerrero recently was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete his short film Distant Altars.
FILMOGRAPHY as a Director
2018 Distant Altars - Short Film
2015 Hidden Gods - Short Film
2013 The Last Deaths of Joe - Short Film
Making Sones and Memories - Documentary
2011 I live Here, Windows – Documentary-Essay
2008 El hijo de Santo (The Son of Santo) - Short Film
2007 La semilla (The Seed)- Animated Short Film
2007 Elegy - Animated Short Film
2004 Cerro de San Pedro, cuando las piedras gritan- Documentary
2003 La duda mata (Doubt Kills) - Short Film
2003 El blues del buen Samaritano (The Good Samaritan’s Blues) - Short Film