In its 6th edition, Arquiteturas Film Festival has the privilege to announce that this year’s invited country is Chile. With the support of the Embassy of Chile in Lisbon, Portugal, aiming to promote what is taking place in the country in the realm of film and architecture, we will have as guests Alfredo Jaar (artist, architect and filmmaker), Paula Rodríguez Sickert (director of the film Jaar, Lament of the Images being screened at AFF and competing for best documentary) and Manuel Toledo (co-organizer of ArqFilmFest, since 2012, the first architecture film festival of Chile and Latin America). Also, Chilean filmmaker Kate Kliwadenko and Mario Novas, from Spain, directors of the film being exhibited this year Do More With Less, also in competition for best documentary film. Both films are Portuguese premieres.
Paula Rodríguez Sickert, Alfredo Jaar and Manuel Toledo will be present during the screening of Jaar, Lament of the Images (8th APR/ Friday, Fórum Lisboa, 22h). Alfredo Jaar will lecture a conference at MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) in order to talk about his work and will be available to answer any questions.
Paula Rodríguez Sickert lives in Berlin since 1989 and her work prioritizes Latin America related topics. Her documentaries First Steps, Pinochet’s Children (Arte-SWR) and Isabel Allende (Arte-NDR) have received several international awards. In 2010 she started, in Berlin, her own documentary production company VISIONA Filmproduction.
Manuel Toledo develops his practice as a designer and cultural agent under Toledotaegui. He has worked for TU Delft and for the Urban-Think Tank. On 2015 he chaired the Encuentros 2015 conference in Rotterdam.
Do More with Less is the first feature film by journalist Katerina Kliwadenko (Chile, 1985) and architect Mario Novas (Spain, 1977). They have directed short films such as Muncyt, Nave and Ciudad de la Cultura.