Andreina Gómez

Filmmaker

I seek to capture real life moments through audiovisual language, portraying the emotional essence of the diverse human experience. The Social research backing my documentary films gives meaning and passion to my life. I have found a way to express my love for humanity through the cinematographic arts, since it has allowed me to give a voice to the voiceless people of the world. Culture is a confortable and warm space where I discovered my artistic calling.

My goal is to achieve a genuine, transgressive, pragmatic authorial gaze through the language of visual anthropology, in my film scripts and productions.

For me, documentary films are the greatest source of expression for the deepest joys of a variety of cultural practices; but also for the frustration and anxiety about the cultural diversity danger of extinction. This is the reason why I develop and produce my films about the beautiful yet raw stories of my Latin American people.

Productions

In different moments of my life I have had the privilege to work as a producer and adviser with distinguished Venezuelan film directors.

Works

My works and projects are high quality cinematographic and TV productions. My audiovisual contents are the result of years of ethnographic research.

Biofilmography

I was born in Venezuela, where I studied political science as an undergrad and then went on to earn a master’s degree in ethnology. I then studied executive production in Madrid, Spain in 2009, scriptwriting at the GuionArte school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and scriptwriting and documentary filmmaking at the San Antonio de los Baños International School-Cuba.

I began my career as a documentary filmmaker in 2006. Example of my documentary productions are: “Water drums, an ancestral encounter” (IDFA 2009), Ajíla (Santiago Alvarez Festival 2011), “Macanao” (Mar del Plata Festival, 2017), and I was production coordinator for “Once upon a time in Venezuela” (Sundance, 2020), which was nominated for the 2021 Oscars by Venezuela. I have also been recognized for my work by Talent campus BAFICI (2012), Market project Berlinale (2013), Official Selection of the ABC Spanish Script Clinic (2014), Marché Film Cannes (2014), and Project Development Fund (2013) and Production Cooperation Fund (2016) of the IBERMEDIA program.