Claudia Montes

Claudia Montes

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early

Graduated from a BA in Cinema and Television and from a MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Specialized in media and film, I would like to pursue a career working in the cinemathographic sector, particularly in the East Asian industry. I am passionate about illustration, animation, documentaries and sci-fi.

As a programming assistant for the Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona and for the Forum des images, I have conceptualized and organized screening events, cinema cycles, conferences and workshops. I’ve been responsible for the communication with the partnerships and filmmakers to ensure our interaction with them and the acquisition of films. The Forum des images is the equivalent institution to the BFI in France, and it welcomes and organizes more than 20 film festivals per year.

My experience includes working for diverse production companies in Paris, Barcelona and Lonson, such as Affreux, Sales et Méchants and FullDawa Films and Altervideo S.L. and also in advertisement for B-Reel London. At Fulldawa I worked on the development of a video art project by the French filmmaker Marc Johnson, whose works have already been screened in the Berlinale and Sundance, among other international festivals.

On another side, I have worked in the development and distribution of audiovisual and art projects, as a Culture Management Assistant at the Center of Contamporary Culture of Barcelona, a public institution looking for the preservation and diffusion of contemporary art, and which also has a public collection of experimental cinema, which includes films from all over the world. Working at the Deli Paris Club, I managed to organise the exhibition Bloom at Gallerie Chappe in paris, featuring international female artists from different art disciplines.

I studied a BA Cinema and Television and specialized in Scriptwriting and Production, and over the last years, I have developed my skills participating in different short films.

Work History

Producer - Full Dawa Films

May 2016 - Present

Journalist - Cine Asia

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Film Programming Assistant - Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Film Programming Assistant (FIlm Collections) - Forum des images

Jul 2017 - Jan 2018

Project Management / Digital Content Editor - Deli Paris Club

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Content Editor / Journalist - Non Stop Group

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

Digital Content Editor - Sprachenatelier Berlin

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Researcher - Actuality - France Télévisions

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Runner / Production Assistant - B-Reel (London)

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016

Production Assistant - Affreux, Sales et Mechants

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

British Film Institut (BFI) 59th Film Festival (volunteer) - British Film Institut (BFI)

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Sci-Fi-London Film Festival (volunteer) - Sci-Fi-London Film Festival

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Media Editor - Altervideo S.L.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Management Assistant - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Education

MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies - Master - School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016

Communication and Media Studies - Antwerpen University (Belgium) - Erasmus Experience

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Audiovisual Communications - BA in Cinema and Television - Ramon Llull University (Barcelona)

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

Arts and Humanities - Seminar: Introduction to East Asian Cinema - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Apr 2013 - May 2013

Art Studies - High School - Escola d'Arts i Disseny, la Massana

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Skills

  • Scriptwriting
  • Adobe Encore
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Audacity
  • Broadcasting
  • Catalan
  • Cinema
  • Creative Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Editor
  • Editorial
  • English
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • French
  • Journalism
  • Media Editing
  • Qualitative Research
  • Screenwriting
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Script and Story Development
  • Scriptwriting
  • Short filmmaking
  • Social Media
  • Spanish
  • Subtitle Workshop
  • Television

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