Born in Mexico City, Fernando Eimbcke completed his cinematography studies in 1996 at the Universitary Center for Cinematographic Studies of the National University, Mexico.
In 2004, Eimbcke wrote and directed his first feature film Temporada de Patos (Duck Season) which was selected in the 43 Critics’ Week and in 90 international festivals.
The film was released in the United States by Alfonso Cuarón and Warner Independent.
In 2006, Eimbcke and Paula Markovitch co-wrote Lake Tahoe which participate in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and was granted by the Sundance /NHK award. In 2008 the film compete in the Oficial Selection and won the FIPRESCI and ALFRED BAUER prizes at the 58 Berlin International Film Festival.
His film Club Sandwich (2013) won Best Director at the 61 San Sebastian Film Festival and Best Film at the 31 Torino International Film Festival. His feature film project “The Diary of an Elephant” was invited to participate in the Berlinale Residency 2015.
Fernando Eimbcke lives in Berlin where he’s developing his following feature film project and a TV series.