ANDY VILLANUEVA

Filmmaker

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ABOUT HER

Andrea Villanueva is an award winning filmmaker. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where she lives and studies. She is currently a NeXt Doc fellow and her first narrative short film is screening at TIFF Next Wave 2021. 

 

In 2017, Andy received the Horizon Award at the Sundance Film Festival as well as won the “dub-dub” award and screened her short film in Times Square NewYork. In 2018 she was named a feminist hero of by Flare Magazine, and received the status of Women Award in 2014.

 

Andy has directed several short films and documentaries and has participated in diverse cinematographic projects. She’s directed films for organizations such as YWCA and produced content for a University of Ottawa initiative called eQuality Project. She is known for her successful teenage activism and for leading film based impact campaigns Andy Villanueva has been featured in articles by the CBC, Buzzfeed,National Post, Metro Morning and the Toronto Star. 

COMING SOON

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MAMA CHIAPAS

A short documentary on a group of women who through their work as midwives are saving the lives of women and girls.

 

Mama Chiapas is the first chapter of a Mexico based Mini docu-series titled “Mama Mexico”.

 

Mama Chiapas features Midwives in rural Tenejapa Chiapas.

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LUZ

After discovering her mother’s dead body in bed, a child uses fantasy as a way to protect her younger sister from the truth.

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KATYA!

Women are often afraid of making a mess out of motherhood, and single mother Taisha, aged 20, is no exception.

 

Katya! Is a poetic documentary following Taisha Ramirez, a Mexican young mother as she reflects on her past.

PAST PROJECTS

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Director

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YOU ARE WHAT THEY MAKE YOU

Producer

THE PROJECT

Director

GUADALUPE

Director

KING 16

Director

YWCA-FEMIFESTO CYBER VIOLENCE

Co-Director and Screenwriter​

THEY MADE ME PORNOGRAPHY

Writer

HELL

Director

SOLEDAD

Director

IMPACT VIDEO PUERTO RICO

Editor

YWCA EDITED

Writer

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