Francisca Sáez Agurto

Born in Chile in 1988. Studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires, there, she expanded her passion for photography to the audiovisual field and began to train as a Cinematographer.

She has worked on short films, documentary series, documentaries and feature films. Intuition and space to experiment are key elements in her way of working.

Francisca’s work has been screened at important film festivals around the world ( including Berlinale, Cannes, IDFA, BFI, Mar del Plata). She won the Costa Rican National Culture Award in 2018, for her cinematography of “Selva”, which also won two awards at the ADF-Lumiton Film Photography Festival in Argentina. Her first feature film as cinematographer, “Ceniza Negra”, premiered at La Semaine de la critique in Cannes 2019.
In 2020 she completed a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Creation and Contemporary Practice at LAV Madrid. She has been selected to participate in the 2021 Berlinale Talents program of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Currently lives between Germany and Chile.

Featured projects
SELVA
prod: Sputnik Films (cr), Migra Cine (cl) (2017) | dir: Sofía Quirós Ubeda | nat: Costa Rica, Chile
COMPARSA
prod: Sabrina Alcaraz (2018) | dir: Luciana Radeland | nat: Argentina
TRÁFICO ILÍCITO/ILICIT TRADE
prod: Paulina Sanhueza (Glaciar Films) (2020) | dir: Diego Breit, David Guzmán | nat: Chile
HÉCTOR
prod: Rebeca Gutiérrez (Pinda Producciones) (2019) | dir: Victoria Giesen Carvajal | nat: Chile
CENIZA NEGRA/LAND OF ASHES
prod: Sputnik Films (cr), Murillo Cine (ar), La post (cl), Promenades (fr) (2019) | dir: Sofía Quirós Ubeda | nat: Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Francia
Featured projects
CENIZA NEGRA/LAND OF ASHES
prod: Sputnik Films (cr), Murillo Cine (ar), La post (cl), Promenades (fr) (2019) | dir: Sofía Quirós Ubeda | nat: Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Francia
HÉCTOR
prod: Rebeca Gutiérrez (Pinda Producciones) (2019) | dir: Victoria Giesen Carvajal | nat: Chile
TRÁFICO ILÍCITO/ILICIT TRADE
prod: Paulina Sanhueza (Glaciar Films) (2020) | dir: Diego Breit, David Guzmán | nat: Chile
SELVA
prod: Sputnik Films (cr), Migra Cine (cl) (2017) | dir: Sofía Quirós Ubeda | nat: Costa Rica, Chile
COMPARSA
prod: Sabrina Alcaraz (2018) | dir: Luciana Radeland | nat: Argentina
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