Critical Writing Fellow
Mónica Savirón (Spain) has worked as a film writer, editor, and programmer. Her essays have been published internationally. She directed a weekly radio show on documentary and experimental films in Madrid for ten years. In New York, she has worked on the legacy of experimental filmmaker Beryl Sokoloff; with preservationist and artist Bill Brand; and as creative associate, archival researcher, and assistant editor of the IDFA Grand Prize film, First Cousin Once Removed (2012). Her video To Begin With (2012) had its World Premiere at Experiments in Cinema Festival. Her film Broken Tongue (2013), a tribute to poet and performer Tracie Morris, had its World Premiere at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival. Savirón’s work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics.