An exclusive Interview with Olivia, Director of ‘Away from Meaning’ featured at Havana Film Festival in NY, 4/29/19


Can you tell us about your artistic influences and the journey to get your film to Havana Film Festival in NY?

In the tour where we had the opportunity to show the film, we discovered a lot of Latin American cinema, was the case of HFFNY, where besides seeing an incredible selection of Latin movies, we had the opportunity Odin Acosta, the producer and sound designer, and I, to meet and also meet with other Latino filmmakers and it has been very beautiful and inspiring. The documentary was an official selection in:

–Guadalajara International Film Festival FICG33
–Lima Film Festival
–AFI LatinAmerican Film Festival DocsMX
–Morelia International Film Festival
–Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles
–Pacific Film Festival (special mention)
–American Documentary Film Festival
–DocsPuebla (Audience Award)
–Havana Film Festival in NY (Best Documentary)

Where can interested parties get information on upcoming screenings?

You can follow us on social media. On twitter, Facebook and Instagram as LejosdelSentido and also through our websites or


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