Cecilia Araneda CV

EDUCATION

  • MFA in Creative Writing, Screenplay writing thesis (Hart Hanson), UBC – 1993
  • BFA (honours) in Theatre, Playwriting major, York University – 1991
  • Selected to attend Phil Hoffman’s Film Farm – 2008, 2010, 2015

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES 

  • CMHR Creation Lab for Digital Media, Canadian Museum of Human Rights / On Screen Manitoba / New Media Manitoba / NFB (Winnipeg, Canada), 2018
  • International Media Art Curatorial Residency, FICWALLMAPU (Temuco, Chile), 2017
  • International Jury Member, FICWALLMAPU (Temuco, Chile), 2017
  • Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, Province of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), 2017
  • Roberto Ariganello Award, LIFT: Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto  (Toronto, Canada), 2017
  • International Jury Member, Festival International Signes de Nuit (Paris, France), 2015
  • Nominated: Premio Norberto Griffa a la Creación Audiovisual Latinoamericana (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2014 – Presque Vu
  • Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change (Media Arts Category), Province of Manitoba, 2011 – recognition for career
  • VTape Award for Best Video Art, Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival (Toronto), 2010 – What Comes Between
  • Nominated: Best Experimental Documentary, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic), 2010 – What Comes Between
  • Best Drama, San Francisco Women’s Film Festival, 2007 – Halley’s Comet
  • Best Drama Short, Manitoba Blizzard Awards, 2003 – Unwoven
  • Best Independent Documentary, Canadian International Annual Film Festival, 1999 – Chile: A History in Exile

FILMOGRAPHY

 MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Cumbia 42 – Music Video, Norte Tropical (Jim Hiscott and Rodrigo Muñoz), 4:35 mins, 16 mm / HD, 2014

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
• Cine Memoria: Las peliculas de Cecilia Araneda
, Proyecto Corporalidad Expandida (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sept 2018
Cecilia Araneda: A Retrospective, Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Canada), Feb 2018

2017
In Reflection: the Films of Cecilia Araneda, presented by LIFT: Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto at PIX Film Gallery (Toronto, Canada), July 2017

2010
Memory Work: the Films of Cecilia Araneda
, curated by Scott Birdwise, Canadian Film Institute, Café Ex (Ottawa, Canada), April 2010

FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

2017
• FIVA: Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Argentina – Before
Gimme Some Truth Documentary Film Festival, Canada – The Poster Guy
Curtocircuito, SpainThe Space Shuttle Challenger
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic – The Space Shuttle Challenger
Antimatter, Canada – The Space Shuttle Challenger
• Vancouver Latin Film Festival, Canada – The Space Shuttle Challenger
• MARFICI: Festival internacional de cine independiente de Mar de Plata, Argentina – Before
Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia – Before
• Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival, Canada – Before
Images Festival, Canada – The Space Shuttle Challenger
Athens International Film + Video Festival, USA – Before
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA – Before

2016
• FICWallmapu, Chile – Chile: A History in Exile; What Comes Between
• Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival, Canada – Memory

2015
• Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, USA – Presque Vu
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada – What Comes Between
Bienal de artes mediales, Chile – Presque Vu
• Festival Signes de Nuit, France – What Comes Between

2014
Bienal de la imagen en movimiento, Argentina – What Comes Between
• Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Canada – What Comes Between, Presque Vu
• NSI-Canada Online Film Festival, Canada – What Comes Between

2013
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada – Presque Vu
• Antimatter Festival, Canada – Presque Vu
• Festival Signes de Nuit, Bi-national, France and Germany – Presque Vu
• Festival internacional de videoarte, Argentina – Presque Vu
• Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid, Spain – Presque Vu
• Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival, Canada – Presque Vu
• Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Canada – Presque Vu

2010
Visions du Réel, Switzerland – What Comes Between
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA – What Comes Between
Images Festival, Canada – What Comes Between
Chicago Latino Film Festival, USA – What Comes Between
• Festival internactional de derechos humanos, Argentina – What Comes Between
Documenta Madrid, Spain – What Comes Between
International Short Film Festival Hamburg, Germany – What Comes Between
Festival internacional de cine de Huesca, Spain – What Comes Between
L’Alternativa: Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain – What Comes Between
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic – What Comes Between
• Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival, Canada – What Comes Between
• Festival Cine // B, Chile – What Comes Between
• Vizii: International Visual Culture Festival, Ukraine – What Comes Between
• Experiments in Cinema v5.1, USA – Imprint
• the 8 fest, Canada – In Reflection

2009
• Antimatter Festival, Canada – What Comes Between
Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi Témiscamingue, Canada – What Comes Between

2008
• Dawson City International Film Festival, Canada – Imprint
• Festival Cinematográfico del Uruguay, Uruguay – Imprint
• Antimatter Festival, Canada – Imprint
• Alucine Latin Media Arts Festival, Canada – Imprint
• Edges Showcase of Contemporary Media Art, Canada – Imprint
• Short Cuts Cologne, Germany – Imprint

2007
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada – Imprint
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Canada – Imprint
Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi Témiscamingue, Espace Vidéo, Canada – Imprint
Leeds International Film Festival, UK – Imprint
• Festival chileno internacional de cortometrajes, Chile – Imprint
• Festival des cinemas differents, France – Imprint
• San Francisco Women’s Film Festival – Imprint
• Festival internacional de video y cine experimental Vallecas Puerte del cine, Spain – In Reflection
• Silver Wave Film Festival, Canada – Halley’s Comet
• Festival internacional de cine pobre, Mexico – Memory
• DC Independent Film Festival, USA – Halley’s Comet
• Festival cinematográfico del Uruguay, Uruguay – Halley’s Comet

2006
• Female Eye Film Festival, Canada – Halley’s Comet
• San Francisco Women’s Film Festival, USA – Halley’s Comet
• Ms. Films Festival, USA – Amnesia
• NSI-Canada FilmExchange Festival, Canada – Memory
• Gimli Film Festival, Canada – Memory
• International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece – Amnesia

2004
• $100 Film Festival, Calgary – Memory

2003
• Gimli Film Festival, Canada – Amnesia
• Festival internacional de cine independente de Ourense, Spain – Amnesia
• Send + Receive, Canada – Memory
• Reel Island Film Festival, Canada – Memory
• Semana de cine experimental de Madrid, Spain – Memory
• Female Eye Film Festival, Canada – Memory
• Sugar & Splice Festival, Canada – Memory
• One World Film Festival, Canada – Chile: A History in Exile

2002
• NSI-Canada FilmExchange Festival, Canada – Unwoven
• Victoria Film Festival, Canada – Unwoven
• Gimli Film Festival, Canada – Unwoven
• Festival chileno internacional del cortometraje, Chile – Unwoven

1999
Festival del nuevo cine latinoamericano, Cuba – Chile: A History in Exile
Chicago Latino Film Festival, USA – Chile: A History in Exile
• San Antonio Cine Fest, USA – Chile: A History in Exile
• Festival de Cortometrajes de Santiago, Chile – Chile: A History in Exile

CURATED GROUP SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS

2017
• Mujer Artista: Speaking in Tongues,
aceartinc (Winnipeg, Canada) – The Space Shuttle Challenger 
• A Sense of Beloning, curated by Caroline Monnet, part of the #EyesOnVU series on VUCAVU.COM (Toronto, Canada) – Presque Vu 
• BIM: Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento – VER touring program at the Museo de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo (Santa Fe, Argentina) – October 2017

2014
• Festival Signes de Nuit International
Tour to Mostra Joven ICAIC (Havana, Cuba), Sleepwalker Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), Rencontres du film court (Antananarivo, Madagascar), Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema (Pesaro, Italy) – Presque Vu
• On the Fort
projection loop, curted by Heidi Phillips, Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg, Canada) – Presque Vu

2012
• My Precious Novella, curated by Mireille Bourgeois, Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB) – What Comes Between

2011
• Melodies en Mercredi, curated by Michael Petkau Falk, West End Cultural Centre (Winnipeg, MB) – Memory: Recollected, What Comes Between, Imprint, In Reflection, Halley’s Comet, Memory, Unwoven
• Winnipeg to Saskatoon
, curated by Solomon Nagler, National Arts Centre: Prairie Scene (Ottawa, ON) – What Comes Between
• My Precious Novella
, curated by Mireille Bourgeois, SAW Video (Ottawa, ON) – What Comes Between
• again + again
, curated by Tom Kohut, PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts (Winnipeg, MB) – What Comes Between
• New Prairie Cinema: WNDX Collective
, curated by Double Negative Collective, Cinémathèque québécoise (Montreal, QC) – What Comes Between

2010
• On IAIR microCinema: Reconstruction, curated by Mary Magsmen, Artpace / Aurora Picture Show (Austin, USA) – What Comes Between
• EYE AM: Another Experiment by Women
, curated by Lili White, at the Film Anthology Archives (New York City, USA) – What Comes Between
• No Ficciones IV: Latinoamérica
, curated by Cecilia Barriga, at MUSAC: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Leon, Spain) – What Comes Between
How to (not) Forget: New Filmmakers and the Narration of Pinochet’s Dictatorship, curated by FranceDoc, at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) – What Comes Between
• iFPOD 2010, curated by Pablo de Ocampo, Images Festival year-long online series (Toronto, Canada) – Memory

2009
Winnipeg DIY, curated by Mike Maryniuk, Shutter2Think (Terrace, Canada) – Imprint

2008
• Prairie Dreaming, curated by Solomon Nagler, AFCOOP (Halifax, Canada) – Imprint
Optical Allusions, Cineworks (Vancouver, Canada) – Imprint
Centred Screenings, Island Media Arts Co-op (Charlottetown, Canada) – Imprint

2006
Alone on the Landscapes of Forever: New Experiments in Prairie First Person Cinema, curated by Solomon Nagler, Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Canada), 2006 – Memory

2003
Manitoba Mania, curated by Solomon Nagler, The Blinding Light (Vancouver, Canada) – Memory
Fortress of Film, Ladyfest Halifax (Halifax, Canada) – Memory
Shadowy Encounters: Rites of Passage in Film & Video, Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Canada) – Memory

2002
Three Stories from Haunted Lands, curated by Dave Barber, Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, Canada)  Chile: A History in Exile

2001
Videoteca del Sur (New York City, USA)  Chile: A History in Exile

COLLECTIONS

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (Léon, Spain), 2010 – What Comes Between
  • Proyecto Adrienne – a gift from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to the National Library of Chile in 2003, collecting works made by Chileans in Exile in Canada, Santiago (Chile) – Chile: A History in Exile

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Filmmaker’s work informed by personal history – Cinematic Chile, by Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Sept 29, 2012, p J16
  • Palimpsest, Figuration, Non Spectant: A Response to the Video Program again+again, by Tom Kohut, in Palimpsest, PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts (Winnipeg), 2012, pp 213-235
  • Lo que separa: Cecilia Araneda, by Cecilia Barriga, for No Ficciones IV: Latinoamérica at MUSAC: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain), 2010
  • Shorts by female filmmakers include contemplation, animation, by Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Nov 18, 2006, p C10
  • Films document Chile’s Sept 11 Suffering, by Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Sept 5, 2001, p D7
  • Close look at another Sept 11, by Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Sept 6, 2001, p C10
  • Screen Play, by Dinah Clarkson, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Aug 21, 2001, p D9
  • Chilean community not willing to forget brutal Pinochet rule, by Maureen Littlejohn, Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), Dec 4, 1998, p D10

MEDIA ARTS CURATORIAL

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • The Ocean: A Novel. FriesenPress, 2012 (248 pages)
  • Place: 13 essays, 13 filmmakers, 1 city. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Film Group, 2009 (136 pages) – Editor
  • Scar Tissue (short story), Treeline literary e-zine, winter 1998
  • The Day: Vanishing (short story), Zygote literary magazine, fall 1996
  • In Reflection (poem), Zygote literary magazine, fall 1995

RELATED ACTIVITY / COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Founder and Member, Mujer Artista (Winnipeg) – 2014/current
  • Executive Director, VUCAVU (Toronto) – 2017/2018
  • Vice President, Independent Media Arts Alliance (Ottawa) – 2015/2017
  • Treasurer, Elmwood Community Resource Centre (Winnipeg) – 2014/2017
  • Executive Director, Winnipeg Film Group / Winnipeg Cinematheque – 2006/2017
  • President and Board member, Artspace (Winnipeg) – 2006/2015
  • Co-Founder and President, WNDX Curatorial Collective / WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg) – 2005/2014
  • Festival Producer, Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival (Winnipeg) – 2008/2011
  • Peer Assessor, Canada Council for the Arts – 2009, 2013, 2017
  • Peer Assessor, Winnipeg Arts Council – 2007