Federico Veiroj (Montevideo, 1976) holds a degree in Social Communication. He co-produced and directed Acné (2008), premiered at the Cannes Festival Directors’ Fortnight in 2008, the feature film responsible for launching his international career thanks to its landing a prize at the Films in Progress section of San Sebastian Festival in 2007. Acné scored awards at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles and the Havana Film Festival, in addition to notching up a Goya nomination as Best Spanish Language Foreign Film in 2009.
Veiroj has been producing and directing short films since 1996, the most noteworthy of which are Bregman, el siguiente (2004) winner of an award at Gijón Festival in 2004 and at Valencia’s Cinema Jove Festival in 2005.
He is a programmer at the Uruguay International Film Festival, organised by the Cinemateca Uruguaya, an institution with which he has been collaborating for nine years. He worked for different departments of the Filmoteca Española in Madrid for four years.
His second feature, La vida útil, has been selected for Films in Progress at this year’s San Sebastian Festival.