Damián Sainz is graduated from the University of Arts, Havana, Cuba and from the EICTV with a degree in documentary direction. Sainz also studied at the Mel Hoppenheim Film School in Montreal, and at the Cinema du Réel Department at HEAD Genève. He has worked as director, editor and producer in documentary films in Cuba, Canada, Switzerland and Spain and has collaborated with visual arts projects like Galleria Continua, Ludwig Foundation and Citta de L’Arte.
His short films, focused on LGBTQ culture in the island and Cuban youth, have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals like Havana Film Festival, Fribourg, FICUNAM, Documenta Madrid and FICU.
Sainz is professor and advisor of documentary film at the EICTV since 2016, invited professor at Ludwig Foundation in Cuba and Altos de Chavón in Dominican Republic. Since 2018 he organizes and curate Cineclub CUIR, an independent project of film exhibition in Cuba with a clear queer, feminist and antiracist vision. At the same time, he works as director and independent producer in La Habana, Cuba.
TFI Network | 2020