Cecilia Araneda 2014

Cecilia Araneda is the 2017 recipient of the Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, awarded by a jury of peers to recognize the career of an established Manitoba filmmaker.

This prize comes in the form of $10,000 in cash, and $5,000 in services from and a membership to the Winnipeg Film Group. The resources of this award will support Araneda’s current filmmaking development activities.

In conjunction with the Hothouse Award, the Winnipeg Cinematheque will present a retrospective of Araneda’s body of work Fri Feb 9, 2018.

>> Learn more (in French) – Radio-Canada interview


“Araneda works in video and film, in fiction, documentary and experimental modes, testing the image for what it tells us about ourselves – our past and how we imagine it in pieces and textures. Often in Araneda’s work, a fragment of a word or an image or a colour – red, for example – triggers an associational process of remembrance. To live with images which linger after the moment has passed: the signs of a presence and an absence. How we remember, how we forget, and the role of the image in stasis and unpredictable movement – these are the motors and the enduring questions of Cecilia Araneda’s memory work in film.”

– Scott Birdwise, Canadian Film Institute, April 2010

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