Lockdown Window, by Giselle Garcia Castro

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We recently teamed up with the independent business Agua de Madre for a short film competition encouraging female filmmakers to share their lockdown experiences. The winning film will be screened exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 30th October, playing ahead of Josephine Decker’s Shirley.

Director Josephine Decker acts as one of the judges on the competition, along with actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw, director Sara Dunlop, producer Gaby Tana, entrepreneur Melissa Hemsley and Curzon Artificial Eye MD Louisa Dent.

Presenting to you one of our runners-up: Lockdown Window by Giselle García Castro. Giselle Garcia Castro is a Cuban filmmaker based in London who graduated from the University of Arts in Havana. Giselle has engaged in different film projects as an assistant director, producer and fixer in a wide range of platforms including feature films, advertisement, PSAs, music videos, etc. Giselle started directing her own documentaries with a specific interest in depicting social issues from a personal and yet universal perspective. She just graduated with a Master’s degree from Royal Holloway University of London. During this last year in lockdown, she has been experimenting with new ways of storytelling that rely on micro-narratives and subjectivity, mixing first person narrative with the observational style.

Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/giselle.garciacastro/

Watch Shirley and the winning film from Friday 30th October, only on Curzon Home Cinema.

Find out more about Agua De Madre here: https://www.aguademadre.co.uk/