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Gustavo Letelier is an awarded Chilean director with movies released around the globe and reviewed in top press. He is current President/CEO of Amerindia Films in Chile. Independent Scriptwriter, Director and Producer since 1985, both in New York and Chile. In the eighties Gustavo resided in New York City, where he studied graduate film programs at NYU and New School University. And he wrote, produced and directed several awarded Shorts and Documentaries, including 'One', 'The Grey Circumstance', 'Echoes', and 'Intruder In The Park'. Back in Chile, Gustavo made Shorts and Documentaries, including 'Aprendiendo a Ser Feliz' (Learning Happiness), 'Los Niños Y Los Libros' (Children and Books), 'Sombras Postreras' (Late Shadows), musical clips for the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile and the National Ballet Company (all broadcasted by major Chilean TV networks. Director Letelier made his feature debut with 'Hasta En Las Mejores Familias' (released in the USA home entertainment market as Even in the Best of Families), a film invited to international festivals like La Habana, Lérida, Biarritz, among others. Then he made some experimental shorts before making his second feature film 'La Estacion Ausente' (The Absent Season) in 2004, theatrically and DVD released in the country and internationally invited to key festivals. The film was released in the US Home Entertainment market by Warner in 2012. In 2013 he re-released in the US a new re-edited version of his opera prima with the new title 'Family Virtues'. In 2017 he launched his new feature film, the acclaimed LGBT movie 'El Destello de la Luna' (Shining Moon), theatrically released in New York having gained awesome critics reviews in the NY Times and other press. The film was the first Chilean movie ever been awarded at top festivals in India and is currently available worldwide on streaming via Amazon, iTunes, etc. Late in 2019 he completed his new feature film 'Pelícano', based on classical homonymous play by Swedish author August Strindberg. The film has started festival circuit with official selections and nominations in different countries. Gustavo Letelier has also developed on long successful career as film professor and leading executive co-founding several key cultural institutions in Chile, such as the National Symphony Performing Center, Cultural Foundation Amerindia, Radio Universidad de Chile, International Film Seminar/Labs Ibermedia. Over the years, he has also consulted film projects in the US, Canada and Europe. Gustavo is also Classical and Film Music Composer with works released on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and others. His score form 'La Estación Ausente' was nominated in 2005 for the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium. He is currently Member of the Board of the Universal Film Festivals Organization based in London.

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Trivia (4)

In 1983, won Best experimental short student film, New School festival, NYC.
1984 Best short Fiction Film, Millenium screenings at Film Forum, NYC.
1987 Special Award in Unicef for Documentary The Children and the Books.
1998 Nomination for Best Foreign Film with Hasta en las mejores familias in the B-Movies International Film Festival in Syracuse.

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