National Competition

Angelina Vázquez

Since 1994, Angelina Vázquez has worked as a teacher and consultant on issues of Territorial and Business Management, Participatory Methodologies and Strategic Planning, for organizations of international cooperation in Latin America and European Union Programs in Spain. She has also served as Scientific Director of Postgraduate Courses at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

Her works have been presented on European television: Finnish, Swedish, Swiss, French, Spanish; distributed in community cinema circuits in Germany, Finland, France, etc. In the last fifteen years, her work has been shown as solo exhibitions and festivals on digital channels, universities in European and Latin American countries. She has developed dissemination and debate activities in collaboration with various institutions, specialists, researchers and academics.

Her work aims to prepare a cinematographic and/or literary documentary process that addresses aspects of memory construction in high energy social and political change processes. And he prepares a fiction script: En nombre de la luz.

Her main interest is to focus on cultural shock, exiles, the construction of memory privileging form a feminist perspective.

Nicolás Videla

Nicolás Videla (1988) is a Chilean filmmaker. He has worked as a director, producer, editor, screenwriter and photographer. His works focus on memory, sexuality and gender. He has released the feature films : Naomi Campbel (2013), El diablo es magnífico (2016) and Travesía travesti (2021).

Carolina Urrutia

Carolina Urrutia is a PhD Philosophy Major and professor at the Audiovisual creation Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She is the director of laFuga Magazine, and she is the author of Un cine centrífugo (Cuarto Propio, 2010), co-author of Bordes de lo real en la ficción. Cine chileno contemporáneo (Metales Pesados, 2020) and co-editor of Estéticas del desajuste. Cine chileno 2010 a 2020 (Metales Pesados, 2022). Currently she works on her research project on contemporary fiction Latinamerican cinema.

International Competition

Kiro Russo

Kiro Russo was born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1984. He studied at the Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires, and works as a director, editor, screenwriter and soundman. His works are characterized by his way of creating a cinema of profound political and sound experiences in order to question the limits of cinematographic language, recover old traditions, rediscover and reinterpret them. Kiro’s feature and short films have been shown and awarded at some of the most important international film festivals.

Elena Duque

Elena Duque is an hispano venezuelan filmmaker, programmer, critic and professor. Her experimental works and animation have been shown at various international festivals and institutions. She has been, as well, object of monographic sessions. She is the programmer of the (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico en A Coruña and the Sevilla Film Festival. She teaches at the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid where she regularly imparts workshops.

Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah (1978) is a north american-chilean filmmaker that lives and works in Santiago of Chile. His works include feature films, short films, vodeclips, animation, virtual reality, video installations and projections for theater and concerts. His first film Lucía (2010) premiered at the San Sebastián IFF 2010. He won the FIPRESCI award at the Cinelatino and the Best Director award at the Valdivia IFF. His last feature film Rey (2017) won the Tiger Special Jury Award at the IFF Rotterdam. Niles is the co-founder of the Diluvio Production Company and of the Ojo Chile Collective. He is also an academic and he participates at various independent workshops in Chile.

Emerging Shorts Films

Enrique Rivera

Enrique Rivera Gallardo studied at the Escuela de Cine de Chile and at the Universidad de Chile, as well as his formation in Art Direction at the Universidad Mayor. He has worked on  various researches and installations in different countries since 1997, such as his recognized project  www.cybersyn.cl at the ZKM of Karlsruhe, Germany. He founded and directed the Galería Persona at Santiago (2003) and started the video art archive of the Centro de Documentación del Centro Cultural La Moneda in 2004. He directed de Bienal de Artes Mediales de Chile (www.bienaldeartesmediales.cl) and was the president of the Corporación Chilena de Video y Artes Electrónicas between the years  2013 and 2022 (www.cchv.cl). He is currently executive director of the Fundación Tiempos Nuevos, researcher of the  Energy Fields de Fulcrum Arts, Getty Foundation (www.fulcrumarts.org/), and member of the Asociación Internacional de Bienales (www.biennialassociation.org/) directory.

Josefina Buschmann

Josefina inserts herself in between research and medial creation. She majored in Media Studies at MIT, where she worked at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. She has, as well, studies in sociology and audiovisual realisation. She is part of the MAFI –Mapa fílmico de un país– collectif- where she was co-director of the feature documentary film Dios (Visions du réel, 2019). Currently, she directs the medial installation Las Nubes Caídas (Ars Electronica, 2022).

Matías Illanes

Matías Illanes is a photography director born in Chile. He has worked in photography direction since 2005. That year he started to experiment with analog and digital forms. In 2007 he began his Direction Studies at the Universidad del Desarrollo. In 2016 he founded, with Roberto Collio, the Colectivo CEIS8, dedicated to the investigation and development of experimental analog cinema. He has teached Cinema and Photography at the Universidad de Chile in different academic instances. He has also participated in automanage and popular workshops. His work as a photography director in feature films, documentaries, series , short films and videoclips has been recognized by different international festivals such as Cannes. Locarno, Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Grammys Latino, among others.

Young Jury

Flavia Contreras

Flavia Contreras (Chile) has a Bachelor of Arts with a diploma in film aesthetics. Her work has been exhibited at festivals such as Visions du Reél, FicValdivia, and in museums and galleries such as MAC UChile, M100, among others. She has collaborated on audiovisual works with Voluspa Jarpa, Jessica Briceño and Matias Allende. She is currently developing her first feature film.

Benjamín Valencia

Benjamín Valencia (Talca, 2022) is in his 3rd year of Film school at the University of Valparaíso. He began in a self-taught way during his teenage years making short films and home recordings looking forward to the documentary genre. During his studies he has participated as a producer, director and assistant director in different university projects. In 2022, he did his professional practice as a production assistant for the feature film "Los Años Salvajes", directed by Andrés Nazarala.

Paolo Caro

Paolo Caro (Talca, 2001) is in his 4th year of Film and Television at the University of Chile where he has mainly developed as an editor and producer.

Tomás Alarcón

Tomás Alarcón (Osorno, 2001) is in his 3rd year of Audiovisual Direction. Since childhood he has loved the audiovisual world, nourished by going to the movies, his father and television. He has always had a great interest in montage learning programs like Sony Vegas and Camtasia Studio. Never having picked up a camera, but with the support of my family, I decided to venture out to educate myself as much as I can in this beautiful art.

Flora Citarella

Flora Citarella Correa works in the management area of independent productions and research groups: “Scarlett” (2021), “Cariño lo vendí todo” (2019), “Brigada de Registro” (2019). She is a feature film camera technician for streaming platforms: “Ardiente Paciencia” (2022), “Sayen II and III” (2021,2022)

Alexander Pozo

Alexander Pozo (Santiago, 2001) is in his 3rd year of Digital Audiovisual Communication in Santo Tomás. He has participated in productions linked to the Direction of Art and Photography in Short Films, Journalistic Notes, Coverages, Fiction for TV and WEB and content for new media such as video for children and Videoclip. He is currently in the pre-production of a documentary and will participate in the registration of the 2023 Pan American Games.

Javiera Bustos

Javiera Bustos Cifuentes (Concepción, 1998) after a long journey of uncertainty decides to study something related to her passion for cinema, currently student of Audiovisual and Multimedia Direction at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción.

María Pía Reyes

Maria Pia Reyes (Coyhaique, 2000) is a third year student of Audiovisual Creation, UACh. Her main interests are cinematography and production. She made her first short film "On line" in 2022. She was a camera assistant in "Paroxismos" (2022) short film.

Renata Ríos

Renata Ríos Gil (Castro, 2002) is 2nd year Cinema and Audiovisual Communication student at UVM. She has explored the areas of photography, direction and executive production. Her works include “Sobre Micelios”, a documentary that will be part of the Viña del Mar Film Festival. With the filmmaker Michel Toledo, she is currently developing a research based on business models for film production on blockchain technology.

Danitza Canales

Danitza Canales (Santiago, 2000) is a 2nd year Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication student at UDLA. During her first year developed an interest in directing and scripting. Documentary director of “Retrato a un ciudadano”, direction of art in Nanofilm "Ciclos" and attended FicValdivia 2022 as an university representative

Manuel Hoppe

Manuel Hoppe (Santiago, 2002) is a third year cinema student at IP Arcos. Some of the highlights of his filmography include "Antena" (2020), "Tempestad" (2020), "Alma - Andreas" (VideoClip, 2021) and as director of photography and camera operator in "El Despertar" (2022).

Rosario Cisternas

Rosario Cisternas (Santiago, 2000) is on her 4th year of Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad de los Andes. She is currently directing her project entitled "Retrato de una joven que poco olvida y mucho perdona” (“Portrait of a young woman who forgets little and forgives a lot"). Her interests are the academic area, research and film analysis.

Ángel Valeri Ponce López

Ángel Ponce López (Santiago, 2000) is currently in his 3rd year of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts at UAHC, he actively participates as a production assistant at REC Cine. His short film "Inquietas Visitas" will be part of the FUC! Festival. This same work participated in the Chilean Cinema Day 2021 at the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. Passionate about directing photography, editing and post-production.

Cristóbal Peña

Cristóbal Peña (Santiago, 1999) is currently in his 3rd year of Audiovisual Communication-Cinema at UNIACC. He has participated in 2 major shoots, "Animate" a fiction short film and "Si me vieras" a documentary film, in addition to producing several music videos and other projects with his nascent production company MoonRec.

Cote Ramírez

Cote Ramírez (Santiago, 1999) is a 5th year film student at Universidad del Desarrollo. During her career she has explored fiction, documentaries, series, sketches and animation. She is currently the director of "Polen en la piel", a UDD graduate feature film.

Nicolás Parodi

Nicolás Parodi (Santiago, 1999) is a 4th year Film student at the Universidad Mayor. Throughout his career he has directed the short films "Mutiación" and "Extraño" which have been nominated at the Ideas Film Festival 2021, Film Schools category. He produced the documentary short film "Bichos de Ciudad" exhibited at the Art Dealers Gallery and at REC Cine.

María Fernanda Gaize

María Fernanda Gaize (Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela, 2000) is a 4th year student of Audiovisual Communication at the Professional Institute of Chile. In 2020, she was part of the technical team of the production company Lion Chile, working in the area of ​​direction and camera. She currently works at the audiovisual area as a producer of corporate videos.