Camila José Donoso was born in 1988, in Santiago de Chile. She premiered her first feature film called Naomi Campbel, co-directed with Nicolás Videla, in FICValdivia and CPH:DOX. Experimenting with the boundaries of documentary and fiction, this film has been acclaimed by national and international critics and exhibit around the world in several film festivals, such as BAFICI, Indielisboa, FICCI, IFF Göteborg, Distrital, La Habana’s film festival and DOK Leipzig, among others.
In 2015, Videla and Donoso received an award for Best Documentary Direction for Naomi Campbel at Cinema Tropical (New York) and got the chance to exhibit the film at Lincoln Center in the Art of the Real Film Festival. In 2014, Donoso started developing her second feature film Nona, based on the delirious personality of her grandmother. The project participated in the script laboratory "3 Puertos Cine” organized by BAFICI BAL and FICValdivia in 2014. The project also participated in Riviera Maya Film Festival’s production laboratory, RivieraLab, where it won the Second Prize as “Best Project in Development”.
Early this year, Donoso shot the short film Casa Roshell in Mexico, thanks to a grant of residence AMEXCID, a coproduction between Cine Tonalá and Interior XIII. As cultural manager, unifying different filmmakers and programmers, she’s preparing a nomad school of experimental film in 2016 called Transfrontera, between Chile, Perú and Bolivia.
TFI Latin America Fund | 2016