Ivette Avila Martín


Ivette is an independent filmmaker and has received various national prizes in her native country Cuba, the most recent is her award for best animation in the XII Muestra Joven ICAIC (Young Directors Film Festival) (2013) and various international awards in Peru, Argentina, Canada and Turkey. She worked for 6 years in the children’s programming studios, Animación de la División de Programas Infantiles de la Televisión (Division of Animation of Children’s Television Programs) . She has carried out different roles like screenplay writer, designer, props coordinator, entertainer and director. She has ample experience in audiovisual workshops for children, carrying them out in various provinces and during 2012 she worked in the animation studios of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industries teaching workshops to children. She has participated three consecutive years in the international workshops of Universo Audiovisual de la Niñez Latinoamericana y Caribeña (Audiovisual Universe of Latinamerican and Caribbean Children). She is founder and organizer of the children’s film festival, Festival Infantil del audiovisual LA ESPIRAL