Talk Title – Embracing the Beauty in the Ugly.
Ana Carrizales is a Peruvian-Canadian writer, filmmaker and producer based in Vancouver, BC. She has directed and produced a number of films and short docs that have screened internationally in prestigious film festivals like Tribeca, Hot Docs, and Palm Springs. Her latest film was the recipient of the Harold Greenburg Fund and the BC Arts Council Media grant. Most recently, her feature documentary ‘Chemical Consent’ received The Rogers’ Developmental Fund and was accepted by the Whistler Documentary Lab and the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Breakthrough Program.
An engaged community member with a passion for supporting underrepresented voices in the arts, Ana develops art programs for non-profit and arts organizations focused on newly arrived, low income families and communities at risk. For six years, she was the lead trainer of The Richmond in 3D Anti-Bullying Project in high schools, in which she wrote and directed a film and educational tool kit documenting the process. The program was awarded The City of Richmond’s Innovation Award.
Ana has served on the boards of The Documentary Organization of Canada – BC Chapter (2017-2019), and Vancouver Playback Theatre (2018 – Present). She also served as a juror for the DOXA Film Festival, Vancouver International Women in Film and Television Film Festival, and in Whistler Film Festival. In addition to raising her three year old daughter Gabrielle, Ana is an instructor at Vancouver Film School, where she teaches film production.