Lupe Peréz García Masterclass with Scottish Documentary Institute
Born in Buenos Aires in 1970, currently living and working in Barcelona. She is a director, screenwriter and television producer. Among her most outstanding works are Antígona despierta (2014), presented at the Signs of Life section in Locarno, and part of the Official Selection of Seville Film Festival, the IBAFF in Murcia, the FICCI in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, the Latin Film Festival in Tübingen, Germany, and the Auteur Film Festival in Barcelona.
Her previous film, Diario argentino, (2006), won the Prix du Jeune Public in Visions du Réel and the Jury's Special Mention in Alcances. She has also been the director of the TV show Salvados on La Sexta, and the director of the documentary El viaje de Bissie (2019) for Unicef,
among other works.
She has recently won the Special Award to the New Waves Best Director with her latest film: Pa'trás, ni pa´tomar impulso “For its ability to convey passion and emotion” at Sevilla European Film Festival 2020. Professor of Documentary Film at the Pompeu Fabra University, the Carlos III University, the ESCAC film school and the University of Buenos Aires.
Lupe Pérez's latest film Never Look Back is screening Thurs 29 Apr 6pm for 48h as part of the main programme.
The masterclass is free and will include BSL and Spanish interpretation kindly provided on a volunteer basis by students from the Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS) department at Heriot-Watt University.