J. Xavier Velasco (Mexico)

Inés Gowland is an Argentinean filmmaker whose work has been screened at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, San Sebastian, SXSW, Clermont-Ferrand and Atlanta, among many others. Inés studied cinematography at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires before moving to New York to focus on screenwriting and directing at New York University (NYU), where she earned an M.F.A. in Film and was also a graduate fellow in cinematography. Inés is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) and was selected for the 2019-2020 ASC Vision Mentorship Program of the American Society of Cinematographers. Her short film Destete (Weaning) won the Chris Columbus Film Production Fund and the Roger King Finishing Fund in 2018. It premiered at the 2019 Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival and, in addition to screening at multiple festivals, won the award for best student narrative short film at the 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival and the award for best short film at the 2020 San Diego Latino Film Festival. Inés lives in New York, where she works as a cinematographer while developing her first feature film, Calma chicha, a project that was selected for EAVE Puentes 2020-2021, Sundance Producing Summit 2021, NYU Development Lab 2020 and NYU Slate 2021.

Calma chichaAn agricultural engineer returns to Argentina to come out of the closet but puts her plans on hold when she discovers that her sexist mother is being tricked by her favorite son.