October 3, 2022
Did you miss all the good news about Chilean cinema this month? We know that it has been intense weeks, full of energy and with a huge agenda of festivals and international markets such as TIFF, San Sebastián, Iberseries & Platino Industria, Biarritz and New York film festival .
A few months ago we celebrated the great triumph of Chilean audiovisual in international meeting events, where in the first semester alone more than 45 awards had been won, but this great result of Chilean cinema does not stop! This month alone, six prizes were awarded.
In addition to the awards, September has been a month of novelties for Chilean series and films that we don’t want you to forget. Check out all these achievements, and much more, as we wrap up this September!
Chilean directors have brought grand excitement with their premieres this month. Blanquita by Fernando Guzzoni (World Premiere, Venice Film Festival), My imaginary country by Patricio Guzmán (Horizontes Latinos, San Sebastián Film Festival) and The Wonder by Sebastián Lelio (Official selection, San Sebastián Film Festival) They had a massive attendance and more than 5 minutes of applause during their screenings at the festivals in which they participated.
During this month the Chilean projects, films and series that have participated in international events have received 6 awards, in the different contests. It is a great encouragement for other directors and producers who are already preparing for their arrival during the month of October in Mipcom and the Busan festival.
The most anticipated section! We know how much you like to know and live the experience of the festivals with the Chilean directors. Check here the exclusives of this month : Fenando Guzzoni, Diego Céspedes, Alba Gaviraghi and Felipe Carmona.
This month we highlight Katherina Harder, the filmmaker and television director who during September had an outstanding participation in the New York Latino Film Festival and the Ensenada Film Festival (Argentina) winning both the award for the best short film with Desert Lights.
The short film from Iquique creates a deep social narrative around the Atacama desert, where its protagonist, 12-year-old Antay, sees the village disappear in the face of drought and abandonment.
The talented filmmaker directed short films such as Autumn (2010) and Memorias del viento (2011), among others, as well as being founder and director of the Iquique International Film Festival – FICIQQ and the Film Festival of the elderly in Barcelona, where she focuses on new stories about aging.
Want to know more about her career? We invite you to be on the lookout! Over the next few weeks Katherina will be part of our incredible exclusive interview section, where you will be able to know in detail her career, story and all those tips that we know interest you.