ECU – Uruguayan Film School » Celina Murga: Exploring one’s own voice

In the framework of 22nd International Festival of Film Schoolsorganized by the Uruguayan Film School (ECU) y Uruguayan Cinemathequethe Argentine filmmaker Celina Murga – member of the Festival’s Professional Jury – will share with film and audiovisual students and the Festival’s audience his experience based on his own filmography.

Some of the themes proposed by Celina for this activity are: From the first ideas to the staging. The internal image as an initial idea. The wandering and the search. The search as a narrative structure. The point of view and the look. Film a city. Film with children. Film dialogues. The casting as part of the creative process in search of the ambiguity of the characters. Scouting and staging ideas.

This Master Class will take place on Friday, August 19 at 3:00 p.m. Cinematheque (Bartolomé Miter 1236). Admission is free until the capacity of the room is completed; no prior registration is required.

Days prior to the Festival and to this activity, Cinemateca will program Celina Murga’s films, some of which will be presented by the director herself.

Celina Murga He was born in Paraná, Entre Ríos, and studied at the University of Cinema in Buenos Aires. She directed four films: Ana and the Others (2003), A Week Alone (2008), Normal School (2012) and The Third Shore (2014). All of them were exhibited and awarded at important international festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam and San Sebastián, among others. In 2009 she was chosen by Martin Scorsese to be his disciple, through the Rolex Initiative for the Arts. Since 2002, she has been teaching Film Directing at various institutions and has worked as a jury and as a tutor in various Project Development programs in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia. Her films have been exhibited in retrospect in different countries such as Israel and Sweden. She is currently in pre-production on her next fiction feature film, The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass.