Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
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Antonella Sudasassi (Costa Rica, 1986), writer, director and producer, with a degree in Audiovisual Production from the University of Costa Rica. Her first feature film, “El despertar de las hormigas” (The awakening of the ants, also known internationally as Hormigas) premiered at the Berlinale 2019, has been shown in more than 65 international film festivals and has won more than 14 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize of the Ibero-American Category at the Seattle International Film Festival, the award for Best Foreign Film at the Gramado Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Seoul International Women's Film Festival, among others. In addition, the film represented the country at the Academy Awards, became the first Central American film to receive a nomination for the Goya Awards and the first Costa Rican film to win at the Platinum Awards. In her work as a director, she has been interested in telling stories centered on female characters and how they understand their sexuality at different stages of life. She is currently developing a film that delves on sexuality in adult life.