Director, producer, scriptwriter and the main character in the first-person documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles (2019), Mara Avila premiered this film, her first feature, at Gaumont Theater in Buenos Aires City, on March 7th 2019.
Director, producer, scriptwriter and the main character in the first-person documentary "Femicide. One case, many struggles" (2019), Mara Avila premiered this film, her first feature, at Gaumont Theater in Buenos Aires City, on March 7th 2019. One day prior to Women’s International Day, this first release has not only allowed her to promote the film but also to keep struggling against gender violence, as the daughter of a victim of femicide in Argentina. Supported by the National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA in Spanish), the documentary "Femicide. One case, many struggles" has been Mara’s thesis, with which she got her Degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in December 2018.
The film was internationally premiered in Guatemala at the X Muestra Memoria, Verdad, Justicia 2019, and took part in other festivals such as the 8th Leonardo Favio National Film Festival in Bolivar; the 8th Oruro Film Festival in Bolivia; the XI Muestra Contra el silencio, todas las voces Mexico 2020; the Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift 2021; the Women's International Film Festival Spring 2021 (award of excellence in screenwriting), among others.
In 2020, she got a distinction from the entity Argentores for the script of her first feature, as she started working on a new documentary project, once again with Gustavo Gustavo as a script consultant.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Mara is currently also working as a co-tutor of documentary projects and Professor for the College of Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires.
Official selection
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Toronto International Film Festival of Cift
Toronto
2021
Finalist
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Bali
2021
Special section on Human Rights
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
FICDH Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos
Buenos Aires
2021
Award: Excellence in the screenwriting category
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Women's International Film Festival
Delaware
2021
Human rights section
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Cuenca International Film Festival
Cuenca
2021
Puelmapu section
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Bio Bio Cine
Santiago
2021
Semi-finalist
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Dumbo Film Festival
New York
2020
Official Selection
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Contra el silencio, todas las voces
Mexico
2020
Official selection
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Muestra de cine de la lluvia
Villa La Angostura
2019
Official selection
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Muestra internacional de cine Memoria, Verdad, Justicia 2019
Guatemala
2019
Official selection (Documentaries)
Femicide. One case, many struggles.
Leonardo Favio National Film Festival
Bolívar
2019
College
University of Buenos Aires
Degree in Communication Sciences
Birth Date
October 30, 1979
Birth City
Buenos Aires
Current City
Buenos Aires
Hometown
Buenos Aires
Gender
Female
Director, producer, scriptwriter and the main character in the first-person documentary Femicide. One case, many struggles (2019), Mara Avila premiered this film, her first feature, at Gaumont Theater in Buenos Aires City, on March 7th 2019.