A Talk with NYC DIY Latinx filmmaker, Carlos Cardona

October 7, 2021

Join us on Thursday, October 14, at 4:45 p.m. for a Professional Directions talk with NYC DIY Latinx filmmaker, Carlos Cardona, on his career path, creative process, and professional practice in the New York guerilla indie film scene. Carlos has years of experience in "do it yourself" filmmaking and has made a career out of it, from docs to music videos, as well as narrative films both short and long form. This event will have a screening of his latest and unreleased independent pilot, "Chiqui" and overview the script to screen process as well as how to get started as a freelancer working outside of the Hollywood machine.

Location: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Carlos Cardona is an award winning cinematographer, writer, and director with over a decade of experience directing and shooting narrative and documentary content. His first feature "Second Chance", released in 2016, won many awards throughout the international film festival circuit. Carlos recently shot the Vimeo Staff Pick short film/music video, "Hold That Weight" and his second feature, "Scenes From a Breakup", released in 2020, a neo-mumble core, New York City apartment drama, is currently streaming on platforms such as Amazon Prime. In the fall of 2020, Carlos wrote and directed "Chiqui", an independent television pilot about his parents immigrating to the United States from Colombia in 1987.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of the Department of Performing and Media Arts' Professional Directions series, which invites industry experts to speak about their career journeys as screenwriters, playwrights, editors, producers, directors, theatre critics, dramaturgs, and more.

Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell’s public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

Carlos Cardona