Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2015, Juan Pablo González's films have been screened at numerous festivals and venues around the world. Juan Pablo's practice spans between fiction and non-fiction cinema. His work is primarily set in Atotonilco el Alto, his hometown. Juan Pablo is concerned with representations of the rural, drug violence, immigration and the intersection between urban and country life in different communities around the Jalisco Highlands. He’s been a grantee of the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and his work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the Tribeca Film Institute and the Venice Biennale. Juan Pablo was awarded the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise.