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Paz Encina

Paz ENCINA (b. 1971, Asunción, Paraguay) obtained a Master’s in Cinematography in 2001. She has won several awards for her films. From 2002 to 2003 she taught audio-visual expression and directing at the University of Asunción and at the Paraguayan Art Academy. Hamaca Paraguaya (2005) won the Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI prize at Cannes. Thereafter Encina directed short films (the Río Paraguay series, Viento Sur), a documentary (Ejercicios de memoria) and EAMI, selected for the IFFR Tiger Competition 2022.


La siesta (1997, short), Los encantos de Jazmín (1998, short), Hamaca Paraguaya (2000, short), Supe que estebas triste (2000, short), Hamaca Paraguaya/Paraguayan Hammock (2005), Viento sur/A Wind from the South (2011, short), Río Paraguay Tercer movimiento (2010, short), Río Paraguay Segundo movimiento (2010, short), Río Paraguay Primer movimiento (2010, short), Viento Sur (short, 2011), Ejercicios de memoria (2016, doc), EAMI (2022)

Paz Encina at IFFR

  • Hamaca Paraguaya

    Tranquil minimalist drama in which an elderly couple in the Paraguayan countryside wait in vain for the return of their son who is fighting at the fro

    • Cinema of the Future: Sturm und Drang
  • Viento sur

    Poetic film by the maker of festival hit Paraguayan Hammock. The director visualises a memory that changed the lives of two fishermen brothers.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • EAMI

    Eami dwells through a Paraguayan rainforest, as her community is being forced out by deforestation. Tiger Award Winner IFFR 2022.

    • Tiger Competition
  • EAMI

    Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 9 February 9:00 CET

    • Tiger Competition