Paola Castillo

A Chilean filmmaker, she’s a graduate of the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She was awarded a grant by Eurodoc 2009 to train in international documentary production. She is currently directing the documentary films Genoveva and 74 square meters (in coproduction with ITVS, USA). She is the producer of the documentary Timoteo’s fabulous ragged circus, directed by Lorena Giachino, The Community by Isabel Miquel, and The Lifeguard by Maite Alberdi, among others. She was awarded the Altazor Prize for Best Television Direction with the cultural show “Cine Video + Teatro,” an award given by her Chilean peers. She has also directed several seasons of the TV show “El Show de los Libros” (Media-Spain Award for the Best Ibero-American Show). She has also worked on short-length and feature documentary films, which have been selected and have won awards at several national and international film festivals. “Los perros tienen hambre” (The dogs are Hungry, 1992), “Piscis,” the documentary films “Niños del Paraíso” (Children of Paradise, 2000), and “La Ultima Huella” (The Last Trace, 2002). She is Executive Director of CHILEDOC, an organization that promotes the distribution of Chilean documentaries, primarily through trainning and network creation. She has participated as panelist in several documentary film festivals, such as: IDFA (The Netherlands), DokLeipzig (Germany), Vision Du Reel (Switzerland), It’s all true (Brazil), DokSheffield (UK), among others. She is a Documentary Film Workshop Professor at the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica de Chile.