Originally from Argentina, Florencia is also Mexican and American by adoption. She holds a BA in Political Science from Buenos Aires University, and a MFA in filmmaking from Maine Media College.  

 

Florencia is the author of The Marching Quixotes, an 81´ documentary about some members of the15-M movement from Barcelona, which was part of FICG LA Lab (2014) . The film won Best Student Film at Oregon Film Awards, (2017), was part of Vision Du Reels Market, Guadalajara Film Market and finalist at Stockholm Film Festival (2017).

Her non-fiction work started with Digna Merced, which won 1st prize at the Crystal Screen in Mexico (2005). Later, she co-directed Bird Sounds, which also won 1st prize at the Corto Cinema Film Festival in Mexico City. And in 2009, Florencia co-directed As a Man Thinketh, which was screened at the Crossroads Delta Film Festival in Mississippi, during 2009. She has participated, along other artists, in the making of other documentaries and fiction films such as: La Isla, East LA Interchange, Siqueiros: Walls of Passions, and Versus. During 2012, Florencia was part of the team that worked on 99% collaborative film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As Usual Bill (2011) was her first experimental film participated at LA International Short Film Festival. As her interest and talent grew in this direction, two more films saw the light: ArgenChina (2013) that won an award of merit at BestShorts and The Indi Fest, and more recently Back Dad´s Home (2016) here thesis graduation film. 

 

In fiction her two narrative scripts; Love, happiness and other stupid things, and Where the babies come from?, were both finalists at the Havana International Film Festival. She co-wrote The Persistent Faith with Gabriela Vidal and  co-wrote, directed and produced Navidad (Christmas), a narrative short which premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2015, and continued screening at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida, as well as at the Guanajuato Film Festival in Mexico, won the award of merit on March 2015 at BestShorts on two categories, Women Filmmakers, and Latin / Hispanic, Film Short. Her short script Chapina has won 2nd place at Yosemite Film Festival (2016), finalist at Manhattan Short Film Festival (2016), won first prize at West Field Screenwrititig Awards, (2016) and has been recognized a quarterfinalist in the American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival (2016) while La Buena Pipa, was finalist at Latino Lens/Nalip (2015).  Her playwriting project, Cumbia Calea, was selected to be part of a year program, at The Drama Writer’s Lab 2016,  Casa de Artes, San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico, and was selected in the official scrip competition short at Oaxaca Film Festival under the name of Guilgulim.

She has several independent projects on development: Violeta´s Conviction, inspired by her novel Violeta. The adaptation work leads her to being accepted to be part of the Kino Magdalena Writer’s Residency, (2016) a program from the Instituto Sonorense of Culture, at Sonora Mexico. Violeta was part also of the Guadalajara Talent Campus, (2018) and finalist for the Sundance Writing Lab, USA (2018). Mourners, a 80 minutes documentary, which was finalist for the ITVS Diversity grant and LPB-PBS grant, and participated at IFF Panana Doc Lab (2018) and some shorts, Under the Vine, finalist at Shorts Mexico  (2019) and Jade; this last one is finalist at Latino Lens, Nalip for a production grant (2018).

Currently she is working on TV Scripts and more plays as dramaturgist. 

 

Florencia was a Nalip fellow attending the Latino Producer Academy (2009), and a fellow at the Jewish Federation program, attending the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Masterclass, TA-LA 10 days program in Israel (2009).

 

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