The Mexican actor said he felt inspired and motivated to pursue a career behind the cameras

By People Staff
Updated July 31, 2007 11:00 AM

The documentary JC Chávez, directed by Mexican actor Diego Luna, won the award for best Mexican Documentary at the 10th International Short Film Festival, which ran from July 20th to July 29th in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico.

This is the first film directed by the 27-year old Y Tu Mamá También actor, who said he's motivated to continue pursuing a career behind the cameras. "I like movies and this film gave more than I could have imagined," said the actor with great emotion after accepting the prize for the film that depicts the career of retired mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.

Luna dedicated the award to his mother and had special thanks for his inseparable friend and Y Tu Mamá También colleague, 28-year old Gael García Bernal, who was the documentary's producer. Luna celebrated receiving the award with friends and his 21 year-old fiancé, Mexican actress Camila Sodi.

The actor pointed out that he won't be directing another film this year, but rather will be "traveling" with Chávez everywhere. After his big win, Luna returned to Mexico City where he's filming Rudo y Cursi, scheduled to open next year.