WHY DO I MAKE FILMS?

As a queer Latin American artist I make films to break conventions because I want newer generations of minorities to feel represented. I believe that today we live in a multicultural, gender fluid world where cultural boundaries and traditions are shifting and film is a powerful tool that can motivate and display these changes.

 
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experimental narrative I 34min I super16 I Chile

BENEATH THE LIGHT/
BAJO LA LUZ

Beneath The Light is a film that experiments with narrative to explore different mental/emotional states of the character. The film is not intended to tell a story but rather to open doors and portals to situations that can be ordinary or extra-ordinary. Situations that we could all somehow experience during our lives. I consider this to be a dance film and much of the acting, editing and filming constitutes a choreography that develops in time. In the link below you can check my DP/Director's Reel for a quick view of my work.

 
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Anto (they/them) is a queer experimental filmmaker, curator and performance artist from Santiago, Chile, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Rooted in physical theater, Anto explores dynamic interconnections between experimental narrative, poetic documentary filmmaking and performance art. As a graduate student at Emerson College in the Film and Media Art (MFA) program, they co-directed the New England Graduate Media Symposium for three consecutive years. Anto has taught 16mm film production, experimental film, dance film and performance at Emerson College, Keene State College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Anto is one of the founding members of the AgX Film Collective, taking the role of organizing screenings to promote alternative practices in filmmaking.
Anto is a 2017 Flaherty Seminar Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellow and a 2020 Oberhausen Film Festival Seminar Fellow (postponed due to Covid-19 crisis). Their recent work has been screened in several venues, including Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Echo Park Film Center, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Artifact Small Format Film Festival, Crater-Lab, Zumzeig CineCooperativa, Hot Bits Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives and Craig Baldwin’s film series Other Cinema in San Francisco. Currently, Anto curates film screenings as an independent programmer and is a Program Coordinator at The Flaherty. Since January, 2020 Anto has been touring with an experimental film screening about Chile’s recent social uprising "The People’s Revolt" (the films have been touring virtually due to the Covid-19 crisis).

 
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