About

Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-for-profit, volunteer-run group that holds monthly screenings of Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish films at ACMI cinemas in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Melbourne Filmoteca aims to provide a space for people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds to appreciate film, language, music and cultures from Spain, Brazil and Latin America.

 

Film screenings are generally the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, except for January and August, when we do not present any film.

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Birds Of Passage

3rd December ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm at The Treasury Theatre located at Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000

An epic, visually exquisite story about the origin of the Colombian drug trade, told through the perspective of a proud indigenous family. Guajira, Northern Colombia, 1970s. Wayuu tribe-member Zaida has come of age, leaving formidable matriarch Ursula with the important task of finding a suitable match. As the family rises to prominence, Ursula becomes increasingly complicit in her son-in-law’s business dealings, insisting traditional honour codes are respected and observed. But the trappings of wealth and power soon incite a war that threatens to tear them and their ancient traditions apart.

FILM DETAILS

FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR: Ciro Guerra — DIRECTOR: Cristina Gallego — Duration: 125 mins — Country: Colombia — Language: Wayuunaiki, Spanish, English with English subtitles — Date: 2018 — Format: DCP, Colour — Courtesy: Palace — Rating: Unclassified 18+

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

WINNERS: Best Arts Direction, Best Cinematography. Chicago Int. Film Festival 2018 – Best Director. Lima Latin American Film Festival 2018 – Best Film, Honourable Mention. London Film Festival 2018 – Best Film, Best Music, Best Actress. Premios Fénix 2018.

Team

Eliana Jones

Eliana Jones

Event Manager by trade who loves going to the movies and creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life.

Michael Jarlett

Michael Jarlett

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.His passion for Iberoamerican culture and language led him to join Filmoteca team in 2017.

Andrea Barragán

Andrea Barragán

Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, and facilitating opportunities to emerging projects.

Tatiana Echeverri

Tatiana Echeverri

Colombian, passionate about community work. I like practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.

Peter Cheserem

Peter Cheserem

Enjoys exploring new cultures and ways of life through literature, travel and film.

Diana Paez

Diana Paez

Colombian, Filmmaker and Photographer that deeply enjoys connecting with secrets of different cultures, people and nature.

Daniel Acevedo

Daniel Acevedo

Colombian with Accounting and Marketing background, passionate about sports, new stories and people, always with a positive attitude.

Cesar Benavides

Cesar Benavides

Based in Melbourne, passionate about culture, arts and stories. I love sharing them through films.  

Antonio Carrera

Antonio Carrera

Mexican videographer and communicologist who loves art, in particular creating audiovisual material as a medium for storytelling.

Jaime Munera

Jaime Munera

Coffee enthusiast, sports aficionado, music lover and festivals goer, life adventurer, technology geek and filmotequero.

Lina Ariza

Lina Ariza

Film & TV producer who loves independent films and is passionate about turning powerful stories into films

Laura Delgadillo

Laura Delgadillo

Filmmaker passionate about nature photography, a wanderlust who enjoys watching short films and discovering new stories to direct.

Miguel Casanova

Miguel Casanova

Spanish freelance Journalist and Film Programmer with experience on international TV and radio production.

Natalia Sepulveda

Natalia Sepulveda

Audiovisual communicator and producer. Inspired by the universal themes of Latin American narratives, and the indelible traces of film in the collective memory.

Maika Vicente

Maika Vicente

English to Spanish Translator who is passionate about languages and cultures, and also likes travelling, watching movies and reading books.

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