Carla Cavina
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Carla Cavina is a cultural manager, filmmaker, writer and artist.  Born in the archipelago of Puerto Rico, where she lives, has a Major in Visual Arts from the University of Puerto Rico. In 2002, co-founded the ONG “El Taller Cinemático”, becoming its Executive Director until 2021. At this non-profit organization she worked with different communities, teens and international filmmakers to help develop Puerto Rico’s film industry with a social justice gaze. From 2003 to 2008, she worked for “ProCom”, led by the island’s public broadcasting network, aimed at teaching socially marginalized communities the uses of film, mentoring and directing over 20 community short films.  She wrote and directed three (3) shorts films before making “Extra Terrestrials”, her first feature film. The film was realized in co-production with C&E Productions, Venezuela and in 2016 premiered at the “Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival”. In 2017, had its international premiere at the “Roze Filmdagen” in Amsterdam, Holland, and its commercial release in Venezuela and Puerto Rico. The film had been shown in more than 40 international film festivals, winning the “Audience Award" in Puerto Rico, Miami, Milan and Paris. As of today, the movie is available in Amazon Prime, Viendo Movies and several Universities in USA . In 2012, she co-founded "Puerto Rico’s Documentalist Association” and, from 2014 to 2020, directed the “Iberoameric Film Workshop: ISLAB”.

Photo by Rosario Fernandez Esteve

  • Extra Terrestres Trailer

    “Caught between a secret to share and a family crisis, this impressive debut from filmmaker Carla Cavina is at once a lesbian love story, a family drama, and an ode to the magic of the vast and unknowable cosmos.”

    - Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2018