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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.
Anto has taught 16mm film production, experimental and 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.
In 2021 they became an Oberhausen Film Festival Seminar Fellow. Their recent work has screened in several venues, including MoMA PS1, Ars Electronica in NYC, 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, DocMontevideo, Craig Baldwin’s film series Other Cinema, among others. Currently, Anto curates film screenings as an independent programmer and collaborates with multiple artists as a cinematographer. In January, 2020 Anto curated the experimental film screening about Chile’s recent social uprising "The People’s Revolt", and continued to show it virtually during the pandemic.