Femme is focused on and inspired by Latin American women in South Florida who in some way have felt oppressed by their social circumstances.
Carla Forte (VE)
Carla Forte lives and works in Miami, Florida. Forte, as first trained as a contemporary dancer, received a bachelor degree, earning the highest GPA at Dance University Institute in Caracas – Venezuela (2000-2004). Forte soon established herself as an interdisciplinary artist incorporating dance, film and performance through different media, focusing on the emotions as a starting point. She is the co-founder and film director of Bistoury Physical Theatre and Film (2007 – Present) in Miami, Florida. Her feature films and experimental pieces have been screened at prominent festivals such as: 74 “Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno”, “62nd Rochester International Film Festival” (2020), 37th “Miami Film Festival” (2020), “41st Atlanta Film Festival” (2017). She has also been featured in Galleries including: “OGA VideoArt Exhibitions Roma, Italy (2018); Cube Art Project Lincoln, Nebraska. (July 21, 2017) and Les Instants Vidéo Marseille, France (2014). Her works have been acquired by Gravitas Adventures (2019) and South Florida PBS. Forte has won awards and artistic residencies from prestigious programs such as: South Florida Cultural Consortium (2021), 66th Flaherty Seminar (2021), Dance Miami Choreographers (2020); Knight Arts Challenge Miami (2019); En Residencia Koubek Center (2019); FONLAD Residency Program Coimbra- Portugal (2018); Berlinale Talent Berlin (2017) among others.