Manuel F Contreras

Visiting Lecturer of Film and New Media Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BA National University of Colombia; MA Docnomads; PhD Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Research Areas: Visual representation in film, visual studies, documentary film history, film distribution and markets, film festivals

Manuel F Contreras is a Colombian documentary filmmaker and documentary film producer. He holds a PhD in Arts from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and a Masters Degree from Docnomads. He has worked both independently and for TV networks. His first feature length documentary film Las Últimas Vacaciones (Boys of Buenaventura) received several recognitions. As a researcher Manuel explores visual representation in film. Manuel has worked as head of programming of the Budapest International Documentary Film Festival BIDF, as the main programmer of the Déli-Doku Contemporary Latin American Documentary Film Festival of Budapest, as lecturer for Docnomads at the Hungarian University of Theater and Film Arts and at Metropolitan University in Budapest.

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