What Comes Between

An examination of personal memory and loss rooted in the filmmaker’s birth place, Chile, and her departure from that country long ago.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Cecilia Araneda

Filmmaker’s statement

“What Comes Between was created through the Film Farm residency in Ontario. The objective of the residency is to work with analogue film practices and to commence a new work without a pre-established idea, ‘finding’ the film through the process.

While the residency naturally lends itself to landscape pieces, I located some 16 mm found footage on some shelves and in that moment knew the film I would finish.

The footage I found was too fragile to use itself, so I contact-printed it by hand, two arm’s lengths at a time, periodically physically twisting the source film. During the hand processing stage, I processed some footage pieces to negative and others to reversal (positive). The film was then treated with traditional photography toners.”

About Cecilia Araneda

Cecilia Araneda

Filmmaker and author Cecilia Araneda was born in Chile and came to Canada at a young age with her family after they escaped Chile’s coup d’état. She grew up in northern Manitoba and currently lives in Winnipeg.

She holds a BFA (hons) in theatre from York University and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is also an alumna of the fabled Film Farm.

She has completed 10 short films as director and writer which have won awards and screened in festivals, curated programs and art house cinemas internationally. Among the film festivals that have featured Cecilia’s work are Visions du Réel, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, The Images Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

In 2005, Cecilia co-founded the WNDX festival, which has since become one of Canada’s most highly regarded experimental film festivals.

In 2010, her film work was featured in a retrospective screening at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, Canada.

In 2011, the Province of Manitoba recognized Cecilia for her work as a woman artist working for social change.

Cecilia is also a published writer. Her first novel, The Ocean, was released in December 2012.