Open City Documentary Festival

Director Masterclass: Maite Alberdi

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Maite Alberdi will be in conversation with Festival Director Chloe Trayner about her work as a director who crafts intimate portraits of small worlds. Maite Alberdi is a Chilean director and producer. She studied Film and Aesthetics. As a director, her renowned personal hallmark has made her one of the most important voices in Latin American documentaries. In 2011 she released her first feature film The Lifeguard. Through Micromundo, her production company, she directed her second feature Tea Time, which has won more than 12 international awards and was nominated for Best Ibero American Film at the 2016 Goya Awards. In 2016, she premiered the short film I’m Not From Here, nominated for the European Films Award. In 2016, she also released The Grown-Ups, which received 10 international awards. She is co-author of the book Teorías de cine documental en Chile 1957-1973 (Documentary film theory in Chile 1957-1973). She was one of the recipients of the 2020 “Chicken & Egg Award”. Maite is a ‘Global Shaper’ for the World Economic Forum (WEF), and a member of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

This event is free and available worldwide as a live-stream. Registration is required.