Isabel Sandoval

Recognized by the Museum of Modern Art as a “rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers for her muted, serene aesthetic,” Isabel Sandoval has premiered her films at major festivals like Venice, Locarno, London, and Busan. Cahiers du cinéma profiled her in April 2020 upon the French release of Lingua Franca, which was then acquired in North America by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY and premiered on Netflix. She is currently in development on her fourth feature, Tropical Gothic, a sixteenth-century colonial drama with surreal elements that riffs on Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

Curated film: Solar Noise
Directed by Pablo Hernando

A collection of stories about people who saw a glimpse of the future after an inexplicable cosmic event.

Pablo Hernando

Director of Solar Noise

Pablo Hernando is a filmmaker from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He has written and directed several short films and music videos selected and awarded at various international festivals. In 2015 he wrote and directed the feature film Berserker, which premiered at the Seville European Film Festival, where it won The New Waves Special Award. It was subsequently selected for the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

In 2016, he co-wrote and co-directed Esa sensación along with Juan Cavestany and Julián Génisson. It premiered at the Rotterdam Festival, was selected at BAFICI and won the Movistar+ Award at the Málaga Film Festival. That same year the Gijón Film Festival programmed a retrospective to his whole career.

He’s currently working on his next feature film, Una ballena, which will begin shooting in early 2022.

Curated film: Hoss
Directed by Ryan McGlade

In a small rural town after mass one Sunday, Hoss goes to the empty house of a recently deceased friend only to find an unexpected and unfamiliar visitor inside.

Ryan McGlade

Director of Hoss

Ryan McGlade is a writer, director, and editor.

His films have screened at festivals including Palm Springs International ShortFest, Montclair Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, and the Bushwick Film Festival, where his short HOSS was awarded the Programmer’s Choice Award for Narrative Short in 2020.

His work has also been featured online on NoBudge, Filmmaker Magazine, Talkhouse, and Bloody Disgusting.

Curated film: WORLD
Directed by Christine Haroutounian

It’s been two years since Claudette moved to a remote village in Armenia to take care of her bedridden mother. At this point, both facing and avoiding the inevitable loss has become her daily, messy routine. In World, Haroutounian skilfully takes us through the peculiarities and universality of grief.

Christine Haroutounian

Director of World

Christine Haroutounian is a director, writer, and producer from Los Angeles, California. Working between Armenia and diaspora, she has been named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her films have received Official Selection in International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and more. Her short, World, won the Golden Apricot Stone Prize for Best Short Film at the Golden Apricot International Film Festival. She holds an MFA in Directing/Production from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Currently, Haroutounian is developing her debut feature.

Curated film: TBA