Irene Gutierrez Torres is a filmmaker from Ceuta, a Spanish city located in Northern Africa near the border between Europe and Morocco. She earned a B.A. in documentary from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Havana, Cuba) before receiving her M.F.A. in fine arts & cinema studies with high honors. At MacDowell she worked on editing her second documentary, Border Diaries, and writing her third, Man Between Dog and Wolf, which will be shot in Cuba. In 2015 she received a fellowship from the Spanish General Consulate and won special jury awards at the Jeonju International Film Festival, New Orleans International Film Festival, and Austin Las Americas Film Festival for her first documentary Hotel Nueva Isla, which was part of the MoMA Documentary Fortnight in 2015.
Irene Gutierrez Torres
Irene Gutierrez Torres worked in the Nef studio.
Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…