Filmmaker Cecilia Araneda was born in Chile, grew up in northern Manitoba and currently resides in Winnipeg. She holds a B.F.A. (hons) in Theatre (playwriting) from York University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (screenwriting) from U.B.C., and is additionally an alumna of the fabled Film Farm.

Araneda has completed ten short films as director and writer, which have won awards and screened in festivals, curated programs and art house cinemas internationally. Among the film festivals that have featured Araneda’s work are Visions du Réel, Festival du nouveau cinéma, The Images Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, L’Alternativa and Hamburg International Short Film Festival.