Filmmaker Celina Murga, has been making waves in her native Argentina and beyond with her poignant cinematic style. She left Paraná, in Entre Ríos Province, for Buenos Aires at age 17 and, in 1996, graduated with a degree in film directing from the Universidad del Cine. A partner in the production company Tresmilmundos Cine, and a professor at the Centro de Investigación Cinematográfica, Murga has worked as an assistant director and, in 2002, directed her debut feature, Ana y los otros / Ana and the Others. This portrait of a young woman returning home to Paraná was acclaimed at numerous film festivals, including Venice and Toronto, winning several prizes. Her second feature film, Una semana solos / A Week Alone, had its international premiere at the 2008 Venice Film festival and was screened at many other major film festivals, including Rotterdam, London and Thessaloniki, also collecting prizes including one for best director. Her latest film The Third Side of the River had it's world premiere in the official competition of the 2014 edition of Berlinale. 

Additional support provided by The Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative and Anthology Film Archives.