Marta Andreu

Entrepreneurial, creative, academic, inspirational

In 2017 I created “WALDEN”, a nomadic residencies program in documentary writing around Latin America and Spain. I organize and lead project development workshops and seminars on creative documentary in collaboration with Universities, Film Festivals and Cinema Institutions, mainly in America Latina, Spain and Portugal. And I am visitor professor in Universities in Portugal, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. I have also collaborated in programs such as Steps or Mena both of them in Africa. Since 2009, I’m content coordinator in Docmontevideo and since 2011, I’m program consultant for Visions du Réel, and member of the WCF Committee at Berlinale Film Festival. Since 2018 I work for Torino Film Lab and Eurodoc training programs. From 2001 until 2016 I was responsible for the program in the Masters in Creative Documentary UPF, Barcelona. I have created the workshops and collective projects “Ida e volta. Filmed portrait”, (Galizia, Play-Doc, 2009-2013), “Docs in progress” (Galizia, Play-Doc, 2010), “Filming the landscape” (Açores Islands, 2011) and “Landscape and Memory” (Atacama Desert, Chile, Aricalab, 2019). In February 2020 the project “From the river” will be launched in the Museum of Modern Art in Colombia. In 2004 I founded the production company “Playtime”, from where I produce documentaries shown and awarded in international film festivals, such as “Between the dictator and me” (2005) collective film; “La terra habitada” (2009) by Anna Sanmartí, premiered in Visions du Réel, and awarded in DocLisboa; “Cuchillo de Palo” (2010) by Renate Costa, premiered in Berlinale and multi-awarded in International Festivals; “Salóme” (2014) by Yrsa Roca Fannberg premiered (and awarded) in Nordisk Film Festival; “Oleg y las raras artes” (2016) by Andrés Duque, premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival; or “Amanecer” (2018) by Carmen Torres, premiered (and awarded) in Cartagena Film Festival. I’m a current PhD Student at Screen School, London College of Communication (UAL)

“MOSAICO. Looking for inspiration” is a live project with a reflective perspective focusing on the rationale and theoretical ground and context for the creation of an Inspirational Digital Archive for Documentary Creation. The research question driving the”MOSAICO. Looking for inspiration” is a live project with a reflective perspective focusing on the rationale and theoretical ground and context for the creation of an Inspirational Digital Archive for Documentary Creation. The research question driving the work is ¿How inspiration could be offered to documentary filmmakers and other artists/thinkers working with the matter of reality? After 20 years of experience in documentary, I have identified the existence of a DNA in every creation, which contains hidden, substantial, elements that make the work of art what it is. In these elements there is a unique and singular vision but also a common ground. Indeed, among the works of art there are echoes, correspondences and affinities. To recognize them through exchange and referencing work has proved essential for filmmakers, as it enhances creation, strengthening projects and improving films. My objective is to create the space where such an activity would be promoted. “Mosaico” will be a creative tool enabling personal and creative growth, self-awareness, continuous learning, and a sense of belonging and community. It is also a response to the contemporary overwhelming accumulation of images, seeking to guide both creators and viewers in a movement towards a certain ecology of images. work is ¿How inspiration could be offered to documentary filmmakers and other artists/thinkers working with the matter of reality? After 20 years of experience in documentary, I have identified the existence of a DNA in every creation, which contains hidden, substantial, elements that make the work of art what it is. In these elements there is a unique and singular vision but also a common ground. Indeed, among the works of art there are echoes, correspondences and affinities. To recognize them through exchange and referencing work has proved essential for filmmakers, as it enhances creation, strengthening projects and improving films. My objective is to create the space where such an activity would be promoted. “Mosaico” will be a creative tool enabling personal and creative growth, self-awareness, continuous learning, and a sense of belonging and community. It is also a response to the contemporary overwhelming accumulation of images, seeking to guide both creators and viewers in a movement towards a certain ecology of images.