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HERNÁN JABES, screenplay/direction/executive production

Jabes is Director-cameraman, and a founding partner of Factor RH Producciones (2006). Filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience, Jabes has developed his career in different audiovisual areas. Among his most outstanding works are the music videos for Dermis Tatu “Terrenal” (1996), Ilan Chester´s Venezuela's National Anthem (1997), Sur Carabella´s “Far from Here” (2001), Famasloop´s “From fire to fire” (2009) and Onechot´s “Rotten Town” (2010). The short films In Los Roques ... (2000), 900 Panic (2003) and La librería (2004), all were awarded abroad and at home. His documentaries include Expresión for the Caracas International Theater Festival (1997) and Arpa Caracas y Buche (2005), a documentary series about joropo tuyero mirandino (Miranda State traditional music).

In 2007, Jabes directed his first feature film, Macuro, winning the Special Jury Award at the Malaga Film Festival (Spain) in 2009. The Viña del Mar Film Festival (Chile) also awarded him in 2009 with the Honorable Mention of the Jury. In that same year, the Mérida Film Festival (Venezuela) granted him with the Best Opera Prima award, while the Ibero American and Caribbean Film Festival in Margarita island (Venezuela) American and in the Latin American Film Festival and Caribbean Margarita presented him with the Best Fiction Feature Film.

Considered as one of the most versatile and sought-after directors in the advertising world since 1997, Jabes has directed over 400 commercials for cinema and television and his work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, Central America, Africa and Latin America, including Brazil. He has been acclaimed in seven opportunities as Best Director by the National Association of Advertisers (ANDA) in Venezuela, the last mention in 2011. In late 2011, he finished his second feature film as director and screenwriter, "Piedra, Papel o Tijera", scheduled for release in 2012. He continues to work in advertising.