Who Are We?



AMATE FILMS is a production company dedicated to cinematographic creation. It has produced and made several short films that have been selected and awarded in national and international film festivals.

With a social focus, AMATE FILMS is interested in independent quality projects that promote consciousness and changes in communities.

As the AMATE tree that takes root among stones and these roots grow twisted, diverse and firm, we believe in projects that take root and grow within the community.

We look for diversity in stories that are related with humanity’s issues and concerns.

We believe in the magic of movies. Our logo is inspired by the traditional Nahua spells and offerings, a little amate doll that grows ideas while she sows them. 

About Us

Carolina Corral Paredes

Visual Anthropologist from The University of Manchester. Carolina has become an independent filmmaker receiving various grants and prizes. She has exhibited at Festival d’animation d’Annecy and Morelia International Film Festival amongst many others.


Film producer graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, she studied literature in Paris where she dedicated herself to the promotion of Latin American cinema. He has produced several short films with her production company AMATE FILMS, that have participated and been awarded at international festivals.


Magali Rocha Donnadieu

Merle Iliná
Impact Producer

She accompanies victims of human rights violations. As a member of the group #TodxsSomosJorgeyJavier, she participated in the advocacy campaign of the documentary “Armed to the teeth” in 2018. Her research focuses on the gender experiences of mothers and wives of disappeared people. Currently, she reads tarot with a feminist perspective and collaborates with the impact campaign of the documentary “Volverte a ver”.


Journalist who worked 17 years as an editor at Grupo Reforma’s newspaper El Norte. When she agreed to give her testimony for the documentary “Armed to the teeth” (2018) as an incidental witness, her life changed: she took charge of social media to spread the film, which achieved many awards, including the Ariel for best documentary of 2019. Today she is social media manager for the documentary “To see you again” (2020) and for the GoodPitchMX program, presented by DocsMX. She owns a degree in Communication from Universidad Regiomontana and a master’s degree in Political Analysis and Media from EGAP/ITESM.


Ana Cecilia Cedillo
Social Network Strategist