Biography

Laura Huertas Millán (b.1983) is a French-Colombian filmmaker and artist. In 2017 she completed a practise-based PhD at PSL University (SACRe program) on “ethnographic fictions”, a dual concept at the core of her film practice since 2009, and for which she also was affiliated to the Sensory Ethnography Lab (2014) and the Film Study Center (2014-2017) at Harvard University. Her formally adventurous films fuse genres, proposing embodied cinematic experiences both contemplative and reflexive, where political history, ecology and the intimate spheres entwine. Her works have been internationally screened in art and cinema venues such as the Centre Pompidou, Musée du Jeu de Paume, the Guggenheim Museum (NY), The Film Society of Lincoln Center, TIFF´s Lightbox, Palais de Tokyo, Les Laboratoires d´Aubervilliers, Museo de Arte de Medellin (MAMM Colombia) and Instituto de Visión, among others. Her films have been exhibited in film festivals including Toronto (Wavelenghts), FIDMarseille (Special Jury mention of the French competition, 2016), Doclisboa (Honourable mention of the international competition), Torino, FICUNAM, Curtas Vila do Conde, Videobrasil (Resartis Prize, 2013), Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (Special mention, Norberto Griffa Award), Fronteira Film Festival (Best short film prize)and Bogota´s Documentary Film Festival (MIDBO, Best film of the national competition prize). In 2017, she was a featured artist at the Flaherty Seminar; she was awarded the Grand Prix of the Biennale de la Jeune Création and the Hauts-de-Seine Prize at the Salon de Montrouge in France. Huertas Millán has received production fellowships from the Colombian Cinema Fund (Proimagenes FDC), France´s CNC, the city of Paris and numerous university fellowships (Harvard University, Beaux-Arts de Paris, EESI Poitiers-Angoulême).