Bahía Colectiva is a community of filmmakers who collaborate in cinematic practice and curation. In collectivity, we share our learnings, our inspirations, our successes, and our losses. Together, we experiment with cinematic languages and dismantle dominating modes of production. We look for forms of resistance through our exchange and the communal dissection of socio-political issues, and aim to take part in the work towards demarginalizing independent, essayistic and experimental cinema. Our work is driven by a process of questioning and centers on themes including, but not limited to: borders, immigration, trees, memory, ghosts, demons, forensics, ancestral connections, landscapes as protagonists, physical and virtual realities, the dark web, land vs territory, exile, decoloniality, gender, our mothers, our grandmothers and waves.
Adrift is a residency program curated by Bahía Colectiva where filmmakers connect with audiences and other practitioners by sharing a virtual archive of the process materials behind their film and video works. The materials showcased may include: texts, images, sounds, music, research notes, drawings, sculpture, found objects, film references, food recipes, news reports, text messages, accidental encounters, inspirations, conversations, arguments, dreams, etc. For the duration of a two week period the archive of unseen materials will be accessible through Bahía Colectiva’s online platform. By the end of the first week the filmmakers’ work will be screened and followed by a discussion/workshop centered on the exposed archive. Our goal in creating process based conversations is to share resources across various socio-cultural, economic and geographic positions to demarginalize and demystify experimental film and art practices. Existing in virtuality Adrift is a borderless space for community building and broadening collective knowledge between filmmakers, artists, curators and enthusiasts.