“Shaping the Public,” a 10-minute-long short documentary on the Venezuela’s Tiuna El Fuerte Cultural Park, was selected this month as best documentary by the Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase in the US. The piece was directed by Dawn Mikkelson, a US filmmaker who saw the potential of the cultural space and its artists as a platform to create social changes through arts, urban culture and architecture.
The trailer was initially created to raise funds to make a full documentary and tell the stories of the Tiuna El Fuerte Cultural Park and some of its artists, but it ended up as part of the official selection of this showcase. The final documentary might be showcased in different film festivals and showcases in the US.
Additionally, “Shaping the Public” will be screened this month at the 35th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival to be held in Minnesota from April 7-23. The short documentary has already been showcased in Chicago, Vancouver, and New Orleans.
The short film showcase, where the video was awarded, is part of the Women in Film and Television International (WITI), a global network with over 10,000 members dedicated to promoting professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video and digital media.
Press Office – Tiuna el Fuerte Cultural Park / March 16, 2016
Video: Emergence Pictures