Cecilia Araneda is a Winnipeg-basedChilean-Canadian filmmaker and curator. Her works have screened at venues suchas Visions du Reél, Ann Arbor, Images, RIDM, Documenta Madrid, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Bienal de la Imagen enMovimiento, TIFF Wavelengths, Film Anthology Archives, and Maysles DocumentaryCenter. Araneda’s debut feature film, INTERSECTION (starring Carmen Aguirre)was released in the fall of 2022. She has also been awarded art residencies byLIFT: The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Prize (2017) and by Q21 in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier(2019). Araneda is also a nationally-recognized media art curator and is a past recipient of the national Canada Council for the Arts Joan Lowndes Prize for curation in the visual and media arts. She was a co-founder of the WNDXFestival of Moving Image and served as Executive Director of the storied Winnipeg Film Group / Winnipeg Cinematheque from 2006 to 2017. Araneda holds a BFA from York University, an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is additionally a three-time alumna of Film Farm.

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