MariaCristina

Born in Quito, Ecuador in 1970, she graduated with a degree in Anthropology in Ecuador and studied Film in San Antonio de los Baños International School of Film and TV, (EICTV) in Cuba. She is now pursuing a PHD in Social Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

In 2001 she received a scholarship in documentary training at Madrid’s prestigious production company Cero en Conducta, where she was responsible for documenting the long-film Un instante en la vida ajena, directed by José Luis López Linares and written by Javier Rioyo, which won a Goya award for Best Documentary in 2003.

In 2003, along with Tania Hermida and other Ecuadorian filmmakers, she established Ecuador para Largo Corporation. She has written and directed the following short films: Violetas (Fiction, 16mm. 3´. Colour. EICTV Production Cuba, 1997), Sabor a cebolla (Fiction, 16mm. 10´. Colour. EICTV Production. Cuba, 1998). Es la Madre de Nosotros (Documentary. Betacam. 15´. Colour. Audiovisuales Don Bosco, Quito, 1999).

In 2003, she was awarded a scholarship in the Development of Cinematographic Scripts Project, sponsored by the Carolina Foundation. La Churona, is the outcome of this process, and will be her first long-film as script-writer as well as director.

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