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.

 

experimental narrative I 34min I super16 I Chile

BENEATH THE LIGHT/
BAJO LA LUZ

 
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Anto is a queer non-binary 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 and co-curated 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, leading film camera workshops and developing experimental work.
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 underground festivals, galleries and film series, 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 part-time Program Coordinator at The Flaherty. Since March, 2020 Anto has been touring with experimental film screening about Chile’s social movement "The People’s Revolt" motivated by a sold out premiere at Anthology Film Archive shown in January, 2020 (the tour has been postponed due to Covid-19 crisis).

 
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