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About

Awards

Juana Robles (b. Tortosa, Spain 1983) is an experimental filmmaker based in Kilkenny, Ireland. Her work is focused on analogue filmmaking and the use of everyday and poetic documentations to capture intimate events, when collaborating mostly with outsiders and artists with unconventional trajectories. She's interested in using the materiality of analogue film together with experimental and process based methods to dissolve the medium in order to highlight alternative ways of seeing and experiencing.

Part of her practice and main interest is to make experimental cinema more accessible to the public and to enhance the development of experimental film and video forms. Between 2015 and 2018 she worked at the Videoex International Experimental Film Festival and Videocompany, Switzerland. From 2018 - 2021 she worked freelance at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival (LUFF), Switzerland as programmer.
 
Having grown up in Switzerland she holds a MA in Spatial Design from the University of the Arts, Zurich (2014), as well a BA in Visual Communication from the School of Art and Design, Lucerne (2008) and attended three semesters a specialist training class for camera, film editing and design at Studio 1 Film School in Schlieren (2016). In 2013 she was awarded interdisciplinary residency at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing. 

 

Juana Robles moved to Ireland in 2019. Her latest film release founded by  The Arts Council of Ireland "Alicia", was accomplished mid January 2024 in Atelier 105 post-production residency at Light Cone in Paris.

2024

Atelier 105, Light Cone, Paris

Post-production residency

2023

Arts Council Ireland

Film Project Award 

2022

International Festival of Analog/Experimental Cinema- KINOSKOP 

"Anastatica"
Audience Award

Experimental Film Festival Barcelona

"Anastatica"

Best Surreal Horror

Arts Council Ireland

Film Agility Award 

 

2021

Arts Council Ireland

Film Project Award 

Arts Council Ireland

Film Bursary Award

Videoex Experimental film & Video Festival Zurich, Switzerland

"Nightshades"
First Price Swiss Competition

2020

Arts Council Ireland

Film - Professional Development Award 

Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema

"and a porcelain cat"

First Price ex aequo

Videoex Experimental film & Video Festival Zurich, Switzerland

"and a porcelain cat"

First Price Swiss Competition ex aequo

MUFF Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

"and a porcelain cat"

Honorable Mention

Super Off International Super 8 Film Festival

"and a porcelain cat"

Honorable Mention

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