Cinema Chile


June 14, 2022

May was marked by the massive comeback of Chilean cinema. With a delegation of more than 40 producers and 4 films selected at the Festival, Cannes left us open-mouthed ( and exhausted!). In addition to this great participation in the Festival and the Marché du Film, May was a month of novelties for the series and animated productions made in Chile. So, in case you missed it, here we tell you everything!




Chile was the Latin American country with the most films in different sections of the Festival!

  • Directors’ fortnight: 1976 by Manuela Martelli
  • Directors’ Fortnight: Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy (co-production by France, Poland, Ukraine and Chile)
  • Semaine de la Critique: The Melting Creatures by Diego Céspedes
  • Special Screening: My imaginary country by Patricio Guzmán

Industry: the projects in development awarded during Marché du Film

  • Malqueridas by Tana Gilbert wins the Alpha Panda Award, which grants her communication advisory.
  • Thomas Woodroffe’s Erratic Blocks wins the Pop Up Film Residency Award for his participation in FocusCOPRO at the Short Film Corner.




  • Catalina Vergara, producer of Globo Rojo Films, wins Jenjou Cinema Project: Next Edition with When the clouds hide the shadow of José Luis Torres Leiva.




Chile received three awards at the Quirino Awards, one of the most important ones of Ibero-American animation. 

  • Best Ibero-American Animated Short Film for Hugo Covarrubias’s Beast
  • Best visual development for Beast by Hugo Covarrubias
  • Best Custom Ibero-American Animation for #Nomásgénerobinaria: Girls by Bernardita Ojeda and Cristián Freire



Amazing! For the first time an original Chilean series premiered on the streaming platform Netflix. In addition, Amazon Prime Video produces for the first time a Chilean comedy.

Netflix premieres 42 days in the dark, directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla and Gaspar Antillo, produced by Fábula. 

Desconectados, directed by Diego Rougier, will be the first Chilean comedy produced by Amazon to the world.






In May we said goodbye to two big professionals from the national audiovisual industry. We appreciate the legacy they left us as outstanding people and workers in and for our sector. Our deepest condolences to their families, friends and loved ones. We will remember them forever and they will continue to be important references within the cultural sector.

In Memoriam Jorge “Piola” Ávalos, outstanding director of photography.

In Memoriam Jaime Mondría, outstanding actor and cultural manager.

To both, thank you for your commitment to the cultural industry of our country. You will be always in our memories.