The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, has announced the ninety-three international artists recipients of this year’s MacDowell Awards, which includes Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda. The awards consist in an artistic residence at the colony for a period of up to eight weeks; they will each be provided with accommodations, meals, and studio space.
Pereda, is a screenwriter, film editor, producer and director. In addition to screening his films at festivals around the world such as Venice, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Morelia, Valdivia, Guanajuato and Toronto, Pereda's work has been presented at several retrospectives in various museums and archives including Anthology Film Archives, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Pacific Film Archive, and the Harvard Film Archive. In addition to filmmaking, Pereda is also the Director of the Filmmaking Program at Rutgers University.
Pereda will participate at the colony with his partner Andrea Bussmann. They co-directed the 2016 film Tales of Two Who Dreamt.
Other MacDowell awarded artists include Sam Ashby, Andrea Bussmann, Amelia Evans, Shon Kim, Mitch McCabe, Dani Restack, Sheilah Restack, Albert Serra , J.P. Sniadecki, and Leslie Tai. The MacDowell Colony was founded by composed Edward MacDowell and pianist Marian MacDowell in 1907 to nurture the arts by supporting creatives in various disciplines.