National Gathering of Latin Canadian Filmmakers

Panel: Looking Back to Look Forward

Saturday, May 13

3 PM to 4:30 PM

Maison de développement durable (Salle Clark), 50 Ste-Catherine Ouest

Facilitated by Cecilia Araneda, this panel will highlight the filmmaking practices of Ricardo Acosta, Carlos Ferrand and Claudia Morgado Escanilla, and will reflect on how Latin Canadian cinema started and where it might be going.

Animé par Cecilia Araneda, ce panel mettra en lumière les carrières de cinéastes de Ricardo Acosta, Carlos Ferrand et Claudia Morgado Escanilla, et réfléchira aux origines du cinéma latino-canadien et à ses possibilités au futur.

Panelist: Ricardo AcostaPanelist: Carlos FerrandPanelist: Claudia Morgado EscanillaFacilitator: Cecilia Araneda
Panelist: Ricardo Acosta | Toronto

Ricardo Acosta is a film editor, script consultant and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Canadian Cinema Editors. Acosta moved to Canada from his native Cuba where he studied and worked at the world-renowned Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). He has been an Alumni and Adviser of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing Lab, and the Music Composition and Sound Design Lab.

A few of his editing and story consulting credits include: Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020), The letter (2019), The Silence of Others (2018), winner of GOYA, ALMA, and the Berlinale Panorama Documentary Audience Award, Sembene! (2015), and Marmato (2014). His films have premiered at Sundance, Cannes, and IDFA, among other world film festivals. He is an Emmy winner and nominee for the Canadian Industry Genie and Gemini Awards, Canadian Film Editors Association Awards and Canadian Screen Awards.|

Panelist: Carlos Ferrand | Montreal

Montreal-based Carlos Ferrand was born in Lima, Peru. He has worked in filmmaking for the past 40 years as a director, director of photography and screenwriter. He has directed more than 40 films and videos, including Cimarrones, Cuervo, Il parle avec les loups, Visionnaries and Casa Loma. As a director of photography, he has collaborated on productions such as Céline Baril’s Du pic au cœur, Jean-Philippe Duval’s Lumière des oiseaux and Catherine Martin’s L’esprit des lieux and Dans les villes. He works in both fiction and documentary forms. |

Panelist: Claudia Morgado Escanilla| Vancouver

Chilean-Canadian filmmaker Claudia Morgado Escanilla has directed nine short films, including Unbound (1995), winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Award for Best Short Film (1996), and No Bikini (2007). Her films have screened at hundreds of film festival around the world, including the Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, and countless others. She holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, an MA from UBC in Vancouver, and is additionally a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre.

Facilitator: Cecilia Araneda | Winnipeg

Winnipeg-based Chilean-Canadian filmmaker and curator Cecilia Araneda’s works have screened at venues such as Visions du Reél, Ann Arbor, Images, RIDM, Documenta Madrid, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, TIFF Wavelengths, Film Anthology Archives and Maysles Documentary Center. Araneda’s debut feature film, Intersection (starring Carmen Aguirre) was released in fall 2022.

Araneda is also a nationally-recognized media art curator and is a past recipient of the national Canada Council for the Arts Joan Lowndes Prize for curation in the visual and media arts. She was a co-founder of the WNDX Festival of Moving Image and served as Executive Director of the storied Winnipeg Film Group / Winnipeg Cinematheque from 2006 to 2017, when she left the organization to pursue her independent filmmaking and curatorial practices full time.

Araneda holds a BFA (hons) from York University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is additionally a three-time alumna of the Independent Imaging Retreat. |

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