Private Project

Correspondencias

Through this piece we have been able to understand the difference between communication and correspondence; to open a space of dialogue confronting contemporary acceleration and immediacy; to consider the audiovisual medium as a form of communication that is not necessarily based on strict pragmatism; to dialogue with the other through the medium and reflect on the medium through the other.

  • Loreto Garcia Saiz
    Director
  • Alfonso Villanueva Garcia
    Director
  • Loreto Garcia Saiz
    Writer
  • Alfonso Villanueva Garcia
    Writer
  • Loreto Garcia Saiz
    Producer
  • Alfonso Villanueva Garcia
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Correspondencias
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Intimacy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Loreto Garcia Saiz, Alfonso Villanueva Garcia

Loreto Saiz (Burgos, 1996): Loreto, concerned about diverse sociopolitical conflicts, travels in 2018 to the saharaui refugee camps in Tindouf to make an internship in Sahara film school and shoot "انتظر (I wait)", which has been selected in lot of international film festivals. In the same year, after a stay in BFM (Baltic Film and Media school) she graduates from Media and Film studies with extraordinary acknowledgements in Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. Ever since, she has worked writing and directing pieces to spread the knowledge of different social causes in Greece, Italy and Spain. Her video-essay "Correspondencias" has recently been published in Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays.

Alfonso Villanueva García (Director | Scriptwriter | Producer) was born in Jaén (Spain) in 1996. Since then, he has been focused in his passion; writing and directing every kind of audiovisual content. He was graduated in 2018 in the Bachelor's Degree in Film, Television and Media Studies by Carlos III University of Madrid (studying also in Utrecht University in the Netherlands and Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina). Actually, he is studying the Master in Film and TV also in the Carlos III University of Madrid.
He has been one of the creators of the YouTube programme from a gender perspective El Sofá del Porno and of the YouTube web series Pre-Parados. He has directed and written lots of shot-films, such as Big Bunny, his Bachelor’s thesis which received the highest mark; Carmela, which is still in its post-production process and Correspondencias, his most recent one work co-created with Loreto Saiz.

Loreto Saiz (Burgos, 1996): Loreto, interesada por diversos conflictos sociopolíticos, viaja en 2018 a los campos de refugiados saharauis en Tidouf para realizar unas prácticas en la escuela de cine del Sáhara y rodar"انتظر (Espero)", que ha sido seleccionado en numerosos festivales. El mismo año, tras una estancia en la BFM (Baltic Film and Media School) se gradúa en Comunicación Audiovisual en la universidad Carlos III de Madrid con premio extraordinario de fin de grado. Desde entonces ha trabajado escribiendo y dirigiendo varias piezas audiovisuales para promover varias luchas sociales en Grecia, Italia y España. Su video-ensayo "Correspondencias" ha sido recientemente publicado en Tecmerin: Revista de Ensayos Audiovisuales.

Alfonso Villanueva García (Director | Guionista | Productor) nacido en Jaén en 1996, ha escrito y dirigido todo tipo de material audiovisual desde que recibió su primer móvil con cámara a los 11 años. A los 18, se mudó a Madrid donde se graduó en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universidad Carlos III pasando por la Universidad de Utrecht y la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Actualmente cursa el Máster en Cine y Televisión, también en la UC3M.
Ha sido creador del programa con perspectiva de género El sofá del Porno, de la web serie Pre-Parados y director, productor y guionista de numerosos cortometrajes de ficción, entre ellos; Big Bunny, proyecto que nació junto a su compañero Mario Pinedo como Trabajo de Fin de Grado en el obtuvieron Matrícula de Honor; Carmela, conjuntamente con Fabiola Villanueva Bernal y actualmente en post-producción, y cortometrajes documentales, como es el caso de Correspondencias, su último trabajo junto a Loreto García Saiz, que se publicó en el nº2 de Julio de 2019 en la revista TECMERIN de ensayos audiovisuales.

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Director Statement

Sometimes, the reasons that make us film something at a certain moment are only understood afterwards, after having created some distance with a tangible vital experience. In that sense, this correspondence has been for us a space of reflection and resignification of a material that we once filmed without any specific motivation in mind, as an urge, a material that makes sense now, also helping us to express personal worries.