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Latest awarded Bolivia's Films and Filmmakers

CBAT is proud to celebrate

2022 Sundance Film Festival  

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner


for the Film 'UTAMA' !

"Writer-director Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s achingly beautiful feature debut is a meditation on legacy, loss, and change. Encapsulated in his portrait of pastoral Bolivian life is an urgent message on behalf of a planet whose climate is shifting at an increasingly unnatural pace, a plea for the world we leave behind for future generations to inherit." by Kate Small, Festival Manager.  Read full article.

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Daniela Cajías: (b. in La Paz, 1981)  Cajías studied at the Escuela de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (ECA) and at Cuba’s San Antonio de los Baños’ International School of Film and Television.  In 2021 she became first female cinematographer to win Goya Award for Best Cinematography for the film "Schoolgirls."

See more about Daniela: at Cinema Tropical, Pagina Siete in Bolivia

Interview with Daniela Cajias by RTVE.

"Schoolgirls" Trailer

Bolivian Prominent Filmmakers

Fernando Arze Echalar:  (b. La Paz, 1972)  Actor, writer of theater and film scripts and theatre director, currently  venturing into film direction.  Echalar is know as a script writer for The Goalkeeper (2018) and as an actor in The River (2018) and La Entrega (2018).  For more information visit his webpage.

Marcos Loayza: (b. La Paz, 1959)  Film director and scriptwriter; founder of the production company ALMA films.  He is considered an outstanding Latin American filmmaker by various critics and publications, and his films have been considered among the best Latin productions in various selections, publications, exhibitions and anthologies and have been deserving of various international awards and recognitions. Marcos studied Architecture in La Paz at the UMSA and cinema at the International Film and Video School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba; he was a student of Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Jean-Claude Carrière and José Sanchis Siniestra.  He is also a cartoonist. 

To learn more about Carlos Loayza and his work: Biofilmografía de Marcos LoayzaFilms & Documentaries, Drawings

 Cine de industria en la era del vacío by Carlos Loayza

For more information about other prominent Bolivia's filmmakers:  Famous Filmmakers in Bolivia 

Bolivian Films

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Ongoing and Upcoming Film Events

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