RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS
November 3, 2022
After an international run and a local run in NYC "Children of the Moon: The Mercury Sign", a screening of selected BIPOC queer and trans films from central and southern hemisphere of the Americas, will be closing its season at the historical Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, NY.
October 28-29, 2022
The programs "The People's Revolt: Rewriting The Future" & "Children of the Moon: The Mercury Sign" have been selected to be a part of the special programs at the 41st version of the Uppsala Short Film Festival in Sweden. These two programs are new versions of "The People's Revolt", a screening inspired by Chile's social revolt from 2019, and "Children of the Moon," a screening of queer and trans films from central and southern hemisphere of the Americas, curated specifically for this event.
These programs will be playing along other special programs at the Uppsala Short Film Festival including a showcase of David Lynch's short films, Queer shorts, Sami People Shorts and Danish Shorts among others.
August 18, 2022
"Children of the Moon" is a program of selected work by Queer/Trans BIPOC artists from Latin America, Latin American descent and the Caribbean. The film screening showcases a variety of forms including experimental, diary, essay films, narrative and documentary approaches. As a form of redefining by undefining, Children of the Moon explores the organic nature of gender, identity and spirituality within the collective queer voice as a unified community. An experience rendered vulnerable to a heteronormative universe that often sacrifices QTBIPOC bodies as a consequence of their manifestation.
Curated by Anto Astudillo with curatorial assistance by Lupe Campos
August 6, 13 &14, 2022
A Body (sur)renders/Un Cuerpo (se)rinde is a psychophysical hybrid film screening & live performance where images, audio and movement are intertwined for the audience to experience it as a single synchronized piece. The films included, shot over the past 4 years, are in itself a process of transformation and raw performances captured on 16mm film that address physical and psychological changes in the human body at a personal level. This hybrid film/performance is an intimate piece where I manifest who I am today as queer trans human and how this identity is deeply intertwined with me as an artist. (This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.)
August 4-15, 2022
(My) Body (Your) Body is a two week residency at Millennium Film Workshop exhibiting the work of trans non-binary artists Anto Astudillo and Kelley Van Dilla.
During these two weeks Kelley will be showing their paintings and films, including their autobiographical film/play hybrid “Let Go of Me” that will screen on Friday, August 5 and a live painting session/performance, which will take place on Sunday, August 7.
Anto will be presenting films and performances, including their new project “A Body (sur)renders/Un Cuerpo (se)rinde”, a hybrid film & live performance, which will show Saturdays, August 6 and 13 and Sunday August 14. (This project has been partially funded by a “Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.”)
July 30, 2022
StillSuite follows the tradition of underground spaces in New York City’s nightlife open for audiovisual experimentations. A roster of multidisciplinary artists working with generative media, analog video, avant-garde cinema, electronic music, experimental sound and performance arts come together in a night that offers to fully transform Millennium Film Workshop’s new space into an immersive experience for the audience.
CURATED BY ANTO ASTUDILLO AND ERIN WAJUFOS
July 16, 2022
"Children of the Moon" is a program of selected work by Queer/Trans POC artists from LatinAmerica and LatinAmerican descent. The film screening showcases a variety of forms including experimental, diary, essay films, narrative and documentary approaches. As a form of redefining by undefining, Children of the Moon explores the organic nature of gender, identity and spirituality within the collective queer voice as a unified community. An experience rendered vulnerable to a heteronormative universe that sacrifices QTPOC bodies as a consequence of their manifestation.
Curated by Anto Astudillo and Guadalupe Campos
June 11, 2022
"THE PEOPLES' REVOLT: A NEW CONSTITUTION" CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL FILMS OF RESISTANCE / (“LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: UNA NUEVA CONSTITUCION" CINE CHILENX EXPERIMENTAL DE RESISTENCIA)
The People’s Revolt: A New Constitution, is an experimental film and video screening inspired by the social movement that bursted on October 18, 2019 in Chile, and that led the country to a plebiscite to vote for a new constitution. The original program, The People's Revolt, premiered over 2 years ago at Anthology Film Archives. The program was presented both in-person and online. Read more.
April 01-20, 2022
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen challenges its visitors by showcasing a diverse program that forces people to go outside their bubble. That’s why Go Short initiated the program Current Issues, a program that offers new talented curators a chance to compose a program themselves. Anto Astudillo & Guadelupe Campos from the United States created a program around LGBTQIA+-people of color from LatinAmerica and LatinAmerican decent. The program was presented both in-person and online. Read more.
October 07, 2021 – April 18, 2022
Visual artist based in NY, Marie Karlberg invited me to shoot her film "The Good Terrorist" (2021) last year. The film is Karlberg's directorial debut and a joyful experiment with a cast of talented artists and dancers. My inspiration to shoot this film was the "Goldfish Game" by The Needcompany.
For more information about the Greater New York 2021 exhibit, click the button below.
The 2021 artists’ film programme consists of two thematically joined and partially expanded screenings that unite historical and contemporary works of artists’ moving image across the world. The screenings engage with doubles, diplopia and dialogue, within themselves and with each other, on both a conceptual and a visual level.
Artists: Anto Astudillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Su-Chen Hung, Saodat Ismailova, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Maryam Jafri, Piibe Kolka, Simon Liu, Rikuro Miyai, Kristina Norman, Morgan Quaintance, Mika Taanila, Keiichi Tanaami
Curators: Len Murusalu and Julian Ross
"RENDER MY BODY", ARS ELECTRONICA NYC GARDEN
Sept 11, 2021
Multidisciplinary Arts Collective XRE (Extended Reality Ensamble) will be bringing international arts festival Ars Electronica to NYC this year. My new film/performance Render my body is part of the "Conscious Communities" program to run from September 09 to September 11 at Culture Lab, LIC. The event will showcase the work of multiple artists in a collective curatorial effort. You can see the performances in person or streamed online.
FRONTERA SUR FILM FESTIVAL
July 01-14, 2021
En esta cuarta edición online, que tiene lugar en un contexto atravesado por la pandemia, el aislamiento y la reducción de lo colectivo, nos parece crucial retomar aquella pregunta planteada por Godard para interpelar el estado actual del mundo con y a través del cine. Entonces, si “no se trata sólo de hacer películas políticas, sino de filmar políticamente” ¿Cómo filmar políticamente hoy? ¿Cómo agrietar las estructuras de dominación y las imágenes que las sostienen? ¿Cómo desmontar la historia, subvertir el orden y los sentidos de los hechos y las cosas? ¿Cómo imaginar otros caminos posibles?
March 01-April 04, 2021
This March I will be collaborating with Chilean experimental filmmaker living and working in Canada, Franci Duran, in a film dialogue about each others work. This will be the first online screening of a monthly film series with different guest artist from LatinAmerica organized by María Sanchez Bueno from Corrientes in Spain.
November 20, 2020
Kiñe Mapuche experimental negümaz program, an experimental indigenous-Mapuche film program
Curated by Antonio Catrileo and Manuel Carrión-Lira (Catrileo+Carrión Community)
Chileyem is a program of experimental indigenous-Mapuche films that show the force of indigenous self-determination, transformation and resistance coming from the south of the continent: Wallmapu, or what it is now called Chile.
PROGRAM A, WILDDOGS INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL
October 24, 2020
Hosted by The ARTS at Marks Garage. WILDDOGS' Program A, which includes my film "Temple Island" will be presented live in Honolulu, HI. (Seating capacity is limited, as this is a masked and socially distanced event)
THE 2020 EMMA GOLDMAN ANARCHIST FILM FESTIVAL
September 25-October 5, 2020
My film Golpes, is being shown for free access at this festival. Check the link below.
Voices from the America[S]
Featuring 24 films from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Jamaica, Canada and United States, the festival showcases the work of emerging and established independent filmmakers from multiple backgrounds, while challenging conventional narratives through either cinematic approaches, subject matter or both.
The 2020 edition includes short, medium and feature length documentary, experimental, personal-political, narrative and performance films on themes such as indigenous narratives, direct action, the rise of fascism in Brazil, defund the police movements, enlightened life cycles, life in quarantine and essential workers’ struggles.
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT AT MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER
September 1-15, 2020
We are back in NYC! The series “LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX will be streaming on the virtual cinema Sept. 1-15. Tickets are available on a sliding scale with a suggested donation of $12.
Filmmaker discussions with curator Anto Astudillo will be recorded and on view for the duration of the series.
DOCMONTEVIDEO - LAB
July 31, 2020
El Laboratorio de Creación y Activismo es un programa dirigido a realizadores experimentales , camarógrafos y poetas audiovisuales. Consiste en una master class que se realizará a través de plataforma Webbinar y una segunda sesión que se llevará a cabo a través de reunión zoom con un cupo de hasta 35 participantes.
July 30, 2020
Dialogue between Anto Astudillo and Marta Andreu. "For some time now, from DocMontevideo we wanted to open a line of exploration of new forms crossed by the documentary gesture. We are happy to start doing it with the work of Anto Astudillo. In dialogue with Anto we will investigate hybridism, materiality, camera as a body, the intimate and the idea of community, the performative, the fragment, the cinema as belonging, as an experience, the political, the spaces of search and resistance, the possibility of reinvention ... All this to push the limits of a creation conjugated in the present. You are all invited! "
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT AT AMHERST CINEMA
July 1-9, 2020
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA is back! We will be showing for several days at the virtual theater of Amherst Cinema. Link below.
On Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm EDT, join us for a Facebook Live/Zoom Q&A with curator Anto Astudillo, Amherst Cinema's George Myers, and filmmakers from THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT.
LOS INGRAVIDOS + ANTO ASTUDILLO
May 30-June 30, 2020
"The camera, the lens, the window of the film is present and made evident through its edges in each of the pieces in this program. The register as a document, without color correction. These apparently aesthetic decisions are also intuitive, they remind us of the act of observing individually but also of belonging to the context of the work as a collective presence. Have you ever stopped to physically recognize your point of view? Both in saturated, overcrowded public spaces, and also in the private spaces dedicated to spirituality, introspection, and reflection it is possible to identify ourselves. This is how Los Ingrávidos establish a unique relationship between the spectators and the moving images they create. Moving images that are faithfully presented following the collective’s mission of 'dismantling the corporatized audiovisual grammar'. "
These are the first words Anto Astudillo uses to establish a conversation with Los Ingrávidos. A conversation that vacillates between the written and the audiovisual, the self and the collective, and between dissonance and reality. Corrient.es, a new online site for Latin American film, is elated to be able to present six films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos in conversation with filmmaker and programmer Anto Astudillo. The films will become available throughout the month of June.
OTHER CINEMA SERIES: PSYCHO-GEO4
May 2, 2020
@ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia, San Franciscon.
Comes now an extensive overview of global rumblings, as seen by the stars of contemporary non-fiction! Curated by Craig Baldwin
Films by CHIP LORD + MATT McCORMICK + BEN RIVERS + CHARLES FAIRBANKS + U5 + Charles Fairbanks + Merve Çaşkurlu + Anto Astudillo
Showtime 8:30pm, admission* $9.
PROGRAM ON TOUR “THE PEOPLE’S REVOLT”: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
March 2, 2020
(“LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX)
After the success at Anthology Film Archives, The People's Revolt/La Revolución del Pueblo has been invited to different venues in the North East.
This program – organized on the occasion of the current social uprising in Chile – presents a diverse selection of new experimental work made by Chilean filmmakers living in Chile and abroad.
Guest-curated by Anto Astudillo
Monday, March 2 from 12-12:50 pm
and 1-1:50 pm in Sykes Theatre
“THE PEOPLE’S REVOLT”: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
January 23, 2020
(“LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX)
New experimental cinema in Chile exposes and criticizes the abuse of power coming from governmental authorities, the police, and the military by borrowing elements of journalistic photography and Chile’s unique documentary culture. However, this time nothing can stop the proliferation of new film and video work in a vertiginous media revolution.
This program – organized on the occasion of the current social uprising in Chile – presents a diverse selection of new experimental work made by Chilean filmmakers living in Chile and abroad. Many of the works included here have never been screened theatrically before.
Guest-curated by Anto Astudillo
NEVER KNOWS BETTER: LIBERATE
January 17, 2020
Visuals for techno event "Liberate"
We Rave Not Just For Ourselves / We Fight For a Better Future
LIBERATE HONG KONG / LIBERATE CHILE
! ! ! REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES ! ! !
All Proceeds Directly go to Support the Resistance Movements
Happening Right Now in Chile and Hong Kong
OTHER CINEMA SERIES: AVANT-TO-LIVE!
December 21, 2019
New Experimental Work Screening: A sensational season-ender that honors radical expression and innovative film form, the program tonight promises a veritable tsunami of cinema initiatives! Curated by Craig Baldwin
TROCHEE TROCHEE PRESENT: EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM PROJECTION
October 18, 2019
As a celebration of finishing our first color sound print entirely on 16mm film, Trochee Trochee has invited an entirely visual program of filmmaker friends and collaborators to help us present "The Nightfall Films" via celluloid projection. In tribute to small gauge cinema, the evening features a mix of digital and film projection by local experimental filmmakers who all to some degree shoot and finish on 16mm film format.
VISIBLE / INVISIBLE - AGX BOSTON FILM COLLECTIVE
Crater-Lab presents a program of 16mm films created in the AGX laboratory (Boston Film Collective), curated by Ernesto Livon-Grosman and Susan DeLeo. A program that will tour Europe, programmed by other laboratories of the Filmlabs network, until arriving in Barcelona to be screened in a single session at the Zumzeig CineCooperativa. A special occasion where we will have Livon-Grosman who will be present for the colloquium.
POETRY AS LIGHT AND SHADOW
April 21, 2019
I was invited to curate a program, which became a selection of 9 films by female and non-binary filmmakers living and working in Boston. At The Root Cellar Gallery in Greenfield, MA.
RPM FILM FESTIVAL
February 2, 2019
Screening of the short film 'Almargen' during the first year of the RPM Film Festival, the first film festival in Boston dedicated to experimental cinema. The screening is part of the AgX Film Collective special program. Saturday Feb 2, 9pm.
@ MILLS GALLERY BCA
JULY 28 - OCT 14, 2018
In Resistant Currents, the cruelties of language and symbols are exposed as tools of domination, employed in the physical control of borders and used to coerce assimilation into dominant social group.
Navigation by moonlight, the etiquette of assimilation, national migration policies, deportation, ICE detention, puns, logos, protest banners, a Queer SWANA electronic zine, and a Dominican barber shop in Somerville are the subjects of works by seven artists resisting various forms of migration restriction.
Artists: Daniel Assayag, Anto Astudillo, Layle Omeran, Joe Joe Orangias, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Joanna Tam, Yu-Wen Wu
ENCUENTRO DE LABORATORIOS INDEPENDIENTES DE CINE ANALÓGICO
Septiembre 5-9, 2018
Muestra de cine experimental curado por AgX Screenings en "Hazlo tu Mismo: Encuentro de Laboratorios Independientes de Cine Analógico" organizado por LaboratorioExperimental de Cine en Mexico. El programa incluye mi nuevo trabajo "Al Margen"
OPEN EYE SERIES: FILMS BY ANTO ASTUDILLO AND CAMILO RESTREPO
March 31, 2018
Experimental Narrative Films by Anto Astudillo and Camilo Restrepo:
La Impresión de una Guerra, Camilo Restrepo, 26 min, 2015
LA BOUCHE, Camilo Restrepo, 19 mins, 2017
Beneath the Light, Anto Astudillo, 34 mins, 2017
The Open Eye Screening Series places films by locally based artists in conversation with filmmakers working abroad whose interests or methods could be seen as sharing a common thread.
Looky Here: 28 Chapman St, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
26TH ARTIFACT SMALL FORMAT FILM FESTIVAL
March 10, 2018
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers presents the 26th Annual Artifact Small Format Film Festival(formerly the $100 Film Festival), happening March 8 - 10 at Theatre Junction GRAND.
Artifact is the longest-running film festival in Calgary, and one of the only ones in the world to exclusively screen Super 8 and 16mm films.
2018 SPE MEDIA FESTIVAL
March 1, 2018
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women's Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work that speaks to issues of concern to the organization’s three caucuses: the Women’s Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the LGBTQ Caucus. My film Te quiero tanto was part of the Multicultural Media Festival official selection.
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER
February 22, 2018
With a growing membership of over fifty artists, the films in this program represent only a small sampling of works created by AgX, and thus they do not encapsulate the breadth of interests and approaches of our ever-expanding group. They do, however, reflect a shared spirit of experimentation and openness to form.
SOUTH TEXAS UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
January 26, 2018
South Texas Underground Film Festival(STUFF), is organized by artists of different mediums for artists of different mediums. (South Texas Underground Film(STUF)(Texas Non-Profit) and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) / Del Mar College (DMC) Chapter(501c3).
ARICA NATIVA FESTIVAL OF RURAL AND INDIGENOUS CINEMA
November 11, 2017
The Arica Nativa Festival of Rural and Indigenous Cinema aims to promote films made by and for native population in the world. The festival takes place in the northern city of Arica in Chile. My film Te quiro tanto is selected for the program "Other Narratives"
MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
May 20, 2017
Docs II: Experimental Portraits | Portraits Expérimentaux
6029a ave. du Parc (corner Van Horne)
Programmer : Kristopher Woofter
Our second documentary program is an eclectic collection of experiments in moving image portraiture.
MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promotes those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has morphed into a collective of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films bristling with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation.
QUEER|ART|PRIDEDIGITAL BOOK & PRINT FAIRSHOW 'N' TELLS
June 01 - July 31, 2021
Queer|Art's 3rd Annual Fair continues with more LIVE Show 'N' Tell events!
Now in its third iteration, the the Queer|Art|Pride Digital Book & Print Fair will be featured on Queer|Art's website from June 1—July 31, and will host a record 70+ participating artists. Curated in the spirit of abundance, the Fair features an incredible diversity of works for perusal and purchase, including (but not limited to) artist books, novels, zines, poetry chapbooks, drawings, photographs, watercolors, garments, collages, and prints.
The digital fair is once again accompanied by our popular online Show ‘N Tell series, taking place over Zoom. Artists participating in the digital fair will perform readings of excerpted works, offer a show-and-tell of artworks for sale, conduct interactive activities, and much more!