Spanish and Latino American Cinema Workshop

By March 27, 2014 Events

The Instituto Cervantes in Sydney invites you to explore and analyse different aspects of Spanish and Latin American Cinema, through a series of workshops. This series consists of 3 sets (May, July and September), 4 sessions each in which through the eyes of an expert we will present a different perspective from which we will examine films, authors and eras, watch movie clips, discover styles and techniques, and discuss themes, stories and ideas.

Set 1. (May)
In this first Spanish and Latin American Cinema workshop cycle we will look at history as presented in films, women in movies and movies made by women, changing cinema elements and styles, and we will wrap up with anecdotes and curious facts about films, crews and actors and their international adventures.

1- History through Film (Tuesday, May 6, 6:15-8:15pm)
Historical dramas, period films, and history as a backdrop in the cinema of Spain and Latin America.

2- Women and Cinema (Tuesday, May 13, 6:15-8:15pm)
Female characters and the portrayal of women in the cinema of Spain and Latin America. Women behind the camera: their stories and their vision.

3- Currents and Styles (Tuesday, May 20, 6:15-8:15pm)
An overview of aesthetics, techniques, narrative structures, world influences and the tendencies through different Spanish speaking countries and periods.

4- World Adventures (Tuesday, May 27, 6:15-8:15pm)
Film versions made in Spanish and remakes of Spanish films abroad, international directors and actors, and foreign productions made in Spain and Latin American countries.

Tutor: Mila Gisbert graduated in Communications at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and has recently completed postgraduate studies in Directing and Screenwriting at AFTRS – the Australian Film, TV and Radio School. She has participated in international screenwriting workshops in Cuba and Costa Rica, has written and directed three short films, and is a freelance Director’s Assistant and Script Supervisor.


All sessions will be in English. For further information: