The day of her “Looking ceremony” Isa is not sure of committing herself to Carlos, a gypsy from a good family.
Screening with: When the Trees Fall
FANY DE LA CHICA is an Andalusian (south of Spain) filmmaker based in New York City.
This year she received a College Television Emmy Award with her project Something To Believe. She received the award “NewView-GirlGaze” organized by the magazine Glamour USA with her film “The Looking Ceremony”.
She has been awarded the prize Andalusian of the Future in the category of Culture. Her work has been referenced at CineWomen Magazine like an up and coming women independent filmmaker. At the moment, she is finishing her thesis for the MFA degree in Directing / Screenwriting at Columbia University in the City of New York.
She studied MA in Documentary at the Royal Holloway University of London. Her first short documentary Round Trip was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, pre-selected for the Goya Awards and broadcast on Public Spanish Television.
Her second documentary film One day in Smara screened in more than 20 international festivals, won several awards including Special Mention in 2011 at the London International Documentary Festival. It was also broadcast on The Community Chanel in the UK.
Her third documentary The Visit screened in more than 30 international festivals, won several awards Including Best short film at the Houston International Film & Video Festival; Best international documentary at the International Film Festival for Human Rights in Bogota and broadcast on the public television in Denmark’s DR2.
For the last four years, she has been working as a freelance on corporate videos (for brands such as IBM and Sony), music videos and as a film director at the Marketing Agency – Contentive in London (working with clients like Google or the International Olympic Committee).
She will have next year the premiere of her next documentary Time Amongst Olive Trees and the experimental short film Mother and Daughter.