LUCAS TURTURRO

BIO

Lucas Turturro was born in Buenos Aires, in 1983. He is a filmmaker and a visual artist, and has a degree from Universidad del Cine. 

 

He was the director of the feature film “The fall of the Queens” (2021) produced by Aleph Cine. Selected in the official competition of the 24th edition of the Malaga Film Festival (2021), in the Argentine competition of the 22nd BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, 2021) and in the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2019 (WIP Selection).

 

Turturro was the scriptwriter and director of the film “A King For Patagonia. An Underdeveloped Superproduction” (2011). It won the Special Jury Mention award at the 25th edition of the Mar del Plata Film Festival, the Special Jury Mention award at the 14th edition of the Málaga Film Festival, and it was selected by the 35th edition of the Festival des Films du Monde, in Montréal, among other numerous national and international film festivals.

 

In 2017, Turturro’s experimental video “Unconscious” was chosen to be screened at the Doc Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2017), 7º American Documentary Film Festival (EEUU, 2018), CineAutopsia Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá (Colombia, 2017), FEDAXV Festival de Diseño Audiovisual Experimental de Valdivia (Chile, 2017) and the IV Muestra de Videoarte y Video Experimental Intermediaciones (Colombia).

 

Turturro’s video installation “The Inverted Shadow. Collective Unconscious in Cinema” (2014) was supported by the Telefónica Foundation and screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires and at the Cultural Centre Haroldo Conti, among other spaces. 

 

Turturro’s video installation “The Weight of a Stone” (2017), took third place at the National Award of Visual Arts by the National Cultural Department in 2018. This video was presented at the Centro Cultural San Martín, at the TAE Teatro Argentino in La Plata (2018), at the Emilio Caraffa Museum in Córdoba (2019) and the “Arte x Arte” gallery within the Bienal Sur 2019.

 

In addition, Turturro was the director of the documentary series "Caudillos" (2009), “1945, el mundo después”, “Detrás de todo encuentro” (2015), and “Los visuales” (2016/17).

 

At present, Lucas Turturro works as the Artistic Director of the Argentine TV channel “Encuentro”, and a professor at Universidad del Cine (FUC).  

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