Diluvio: An Audiovisual Art Collective | Film Production Company
This was an earlier website circa 2007 - 2010 promoting the film & video production company, Diluvio. The present website of Diluvio with the latest news about their current feature projects in development can be found at: http://diluvio.cl/. The content on this page was taken mainly from the diluviogallery.com's archived pages. Additional information has been added from other outside sources.
Diluvio is an independently owned film & video production company that was created in 2007 in Santiago, Chile as an Audiovisual Art Collective by Niles Atallah, Joaquín Cociña, and Cristóbal León. Formed in the spirit of an art collective, Diluvio brings together a diversity of film professionals and artists to produce audiovisual works free from commercial concerns.
Since its early years Diluvio has grown to incorporate a team of visual artists, filmmakers, illustrators, musicians, theater professionals and actors, who work together on a variety of projects including: feature and short films, animation works, and video installations that have been exhibited in both art and film environments. Diluvio’s goal is to bridge the world of cinema and the wider field of the visual and performing arts by supporting audiovisual projects that reach a diverse range of exhibition spaces such as in art galleries, fairs and museums. Diluvio’s works have premiered in the competitions of a number of international film festivals through out the past years.
In 2009, Diluvio was founded as a legal Film Production Company in Santiago, Chile in order to produce its first feature film, Lucía, directed by Niles Atallah. Diluvio’s first project was a 2-part series of short films Lucía, Luis y el lobo (Lucía, Luis and the Wolf) by Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña and Niles Atallah. These short films went on to receive various awards at international film festivals including 1st Prize for Best International Film at “Fantoche International Animation Film Festival”, Switzerland (2009), the Grand Prix “Wooden Wolf” Prize at the “Animated Dreams Film Festival”, Estonia (2009), Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at FIBABC, Spain (2009), Literaturwerkstatt Berlin Prize at the “Zebra Poetry Film Festival”, Germany (2008) and 2nd Prize at the “Fairplay Film and Video Festival”, Switzerland (2008).
The fiction film Lucía marks the beginning of Diluvio’s effort in producing feature length films. For more information about the film Lucía visit the website. Diluvio’s latest project, the feature fiction film “Rey”, is currently in the Script & Project Development Stage. The project was selected to participate in the Pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde, Cannes Film Festival and at Cinema in Development 5, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France in 2010.
Diluvio’s first project was a 2-part series of short films Lucía, Luis y el lobo (Lucía, Luis and the Wolf) by Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña and Niles Atallah.
These short films went on to receive various awards at international film festivals including 1st Prize for Best International Film at “Fantoche International Animation Film Festival”, Switzerland (2009), the Grand Prix “Wooden Wolf” Prize at the “Animated Dreams Film Festival”, Estonia (2009), Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at FIBABC, Spain (2009), Literaturwerkstatt Berlin Prize at the “Zebra Poetry Film Festival”, Germany (2008) and 2nd Prize at the “Fairplay Film and Video Festival”, Switzerland (2008).
Lucia, Luis and the Wolf is two stories, two stories of fear interrelated, short - form Chilean study conducted by the Flood , led by Joaquin Cociña, Niles Atallah and Cristóbal León with which they have won several international awards.
You can watch LUCIA (Lucía, Luis y el lobo - Part 1 of 2) video at:https://vimeo.com/5202050
You can watch LUIS (Lucía, Luis y el lobo - Part 2 of 2) video at: https://vimeo.com/5214935
“LUCIA, LUIS AND THE WOLF ”
EXHIBITION OPENED MARCH 10, 2009, AT GALERIA ANIMAL, SANTIAGO, CHILE
Lucía, Luis y el lobo (Lucia, Luis and the Wolf) is a video installation in “Sala Cero” on the 2nd floor of Galería Animal (Animal Gallery) in Santiago, Chile. The exhibition is made up of the short films Lucía and Luis that are projected on a wall in the gallery as well as a series of other short animations shown on small screens in a pile of dirt and furniture. The exhibition closes the first stage of an animation project formed by Atallah, Cociña and León. The next stage will be a feature film called La casa lobo (The Wolf House), preparations for the film will start later this year.
Short film LUIS exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York
Luis was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (Oct. 2010) as part of the YouTube Play Guggenheim, Biennial of Creative Video. The short animated film Luis was 1 of 25 videos selected among 23,000 from around the world to participate in the exhibition. Visit the Guggenheim Museum’s website and also the YouTube Play Channel to read and watch more about this event.
Luis is a short animated video created by Joaquín Cociña, Niles Atallah and Cristóbal León. The video was made using stop-motion with materials such as charcoal, cardboard, dirt and junk. Luis is a part 2 from the series “Lucia, Luis and the Wolf” (Lucía, Luis y el lobo). You can watch the Luis here on the Diluvio website or at Diluvio Gallery.
LUCIA wins Best Director Award in National Competition in Valdivia
In October “Lucía” won the Best Director Award in the Chilean Feature Film Competition in the International Film Festival of Validiva, Chile. The film festival in Valdivia was host to the Chilean and Latin American premiere of “Lucía”.
“Lucía” also participated in the Vitrina section at Filmfest Hamburg in Germany and will continue its pass through festivals in November in the Main Competition of the International Film Festival of Bratislava, Slovakia and the Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid, Spain.
World Premiere of LUCIA in Zabaltegi “New Directors” section at San Sebastian
The World Premiere of “Lucía” was held at the 58th San Sebastian International Film Festival in the Zabaltegi, New Directors section this September 2010. For detailed information on the film visit the website.
The project was supported by the TyPA Foundation (Colón Workshop) in Argentina (2007), by the Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam International Film Festival in Holland (2008), the Global Film Initiative in the USA (2009) and the film was also selected to participate in the Cine en Construcción (Films in Progress) sections of both the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain (2009) and Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse in France (2010).