ElenaMolina_by_Ioana-Turcan

· making visible the invisible ·

· Documentary filmmaker ·
working on personal and comissioned projects

fascinated by the beauty of the simple and common things
I like to work with images where poetry and the absurd make visible the invisible
as independent director I have focus on arts, human rights and gender issues and I have carried out projects in Burkina Faso, Sahara Dessert, France, South Korea, Kuwait, Cabo Verde & Haiti
I’ve directed four award-winning documentary short films and one feauture film:
all I need is a ball (2020)
laatash (2019)
rêve de mousse (2018)
quand j’étais petit… (2016)
the puppets cemetery (2014)
nowadays I’m developing my second feauture film
In constant movement
project selected at the ESODOC european social documentary 2019, at films femmes mediterranee pitching forum, Acció Viver developing program of Dones Visuals and at the DocsBarcelona speed meetings 2020.
As commisioned projects, i have directed several docs, video-arts and commercials for TV, Canal 33, Surf Channel; art festivals such as americana or theinfluencers; art centers and museums as CCCB center of contemporary culture of barcelona or palau robert, universities as elisava and ngo’s as red cross, MSC, proyecto hombre, etc.

I hold a degree in audiovisual communication by the Complutense university of Madrid and specialized in Creative Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
I started to work as assistant director of Isaki Lacuesta and producer Marta Andreu
I continued studying documentary with directors as Patricio Guzman, Nicolàs Philibert, Frederick Wiseman and cuban director Belkis Vega (EICTV film school)
I collaborated with Belkis as cinematographer and coordinator of the Creative Documentary for Women Workshop at LaBonne Cultural Centre in Barcelona for 5 years
and in the Observational Documentary Workshop on Menendez Pelayo University.

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· AWARDS ·

LAATASH | Short doc | Director, cinematographer, writer 2019
Best Short Documentaryat FICIE International Independent Cinema Film Festival of Elche 2019
Best director CIMA awardat ALCANCES Documentary Film Festival, Cádiz, 2019
Best Iberoamerican Documentary Short Film Special Mention , Shorts México 2019
Audience Award Ull-Nu International Film Festival, Andorra 2019
Best Short Film Special Mention of the JuryUll-Nu International Film Festival 2019
European Artist Selected for the Contested Desires Creative European Tour Exhibition
OTHER SELECTIONS:
Ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna 2020 | WomanhoodFestival Competition Uganda 2020 |  FICEG Environmental Cinema in Gabes, Tunisia 2020| DOCFEED Eindhoven Documentary Film Festival 2020 | MUSOC Human Rights Film Festival of Asturias 2020 | Media Library Visions du Reel, Nyon 2019 | Interfilm Festival Berlin, 2019 | Arab Film Festival San Francisco, 2019 | Cinèma Vert, Tunesie 2019 | Directed by Women Spain 2019 | PNR Madrid International Film Festival 2019 |Fisahara International Film Festival, 2019 |  ZINEBI, International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao, 2019 | Giza Eskubideen Zinemaldia/ Cine y Derechos Humanos Donostia/ San Sebastián 2019 | Cortada International Film Festival, Victoria i Gasteiz 2019 | Cineambiente Torino 2019 | Nature Film Festival Foradecamp 2019 Official Documentary | Protesta, Social Film Festival Vic, 2019

RÊVE DE MOUSSE | Documentary Feature Film 2018 | Director, cinematographer, writer and co-producer | Co-production with TV3
Best Director Award Indian World International Film Festival 2019
Official National Documentary Selection Festival Internacional DocumentaMadrid 2018
Official Documentary Selection Festival Cine Español Cinespaña Toulouse 2018
Official Documentary Selection Festival International Cinema Independent d’Eivissa 2019 Panorama Selection Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Santander SANFICI 2019
I Online Film Festival Directed by Women
Official Documentary Selection Adventure Travel Film Festival Australia 2020
Official Documentary Selection SomCinema International Film Festival Lleida 2019
Official Documentary Selection Adventure Travel Film Festival Scotland 2019
Official Documentary Selection Festival Cine y Televisión Reino de León 2019
Documentary Showcase Burgos University 2019
Best Documentary Candidate XI Gaudís Award Catalan Cinema Academy
Official Documentary Selection Invisible Cinema International Human Rights Film festival, Bilbao 2019
Official Documentary Selection Festival Internacional Cine Derechos Humanos Panamá Barannà 2018

QUAND J’ÉTAIS PETIT… Director and writer. Documentary short film. 2016
Best Human Rights Filmin Unseen Cinema International Film Festival “Film Sozialak”, Bilbao 2016
Best Foreign Documentary Film at China Academy Awards of Documentary Film (CAADF) 2016
Best Documentary Short FilmFestival International Ull-Nu, Andorra 2017
Best Documentary Short Film14th BarcelonaVisualSound, Barcelona 2017
Best Documentary Short Film“Cortos en Femenino”, Spain 2017
Award Megacurt III Bibliocurts Film Festival, Barcelona 2017
Prix Regard SocialRencontres Documentaires – 22e Festival du Film d’Action Sociale, Lorraine 2018
OTHER SELECTIONS:
34th edition of the European Film Festival of Lille, France 2018 | “La Muestra del Sur” Social Cinema Film Festival, Córdoba 2017 |  ASFilm Festival, Roma 2017 |  Women in Films, Spain 2017 |  The Cinema of The Future Society “A-FestFilm ARGJIRO ROZAFA, Romania 2017 | Foro Pens-Arte por Derechos Humanos, la paz y las garantías de no repetición “La Paz es Ahora” Cineteca Nacional Bogotá, Colombia 2017 | Am Egypt International Film Festival, El Cairo, 2017 | 4th NIFF NOIDA international Film Festival, Noida, India 2017
| International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, Creta 2017 | Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania 2017 | Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barcelona 2017 | Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Pamplona 2017 | Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Huesca 2017 | Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barbastro 2017 | 10th Northern Wave International Film Festival in Iceland, 2017 | Festival ENTRETODOS, Human Rigths Short Film Festival of Sao Paolo, Brasil 2017.

Currando con Juan

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