Lucrecia Martel — Widely acclaimed by the Argentine press for her documentaries and children’s
programs with a dark sense of humor, Lucrecia Martel has become well known in the international
film arena. In 1999 Lucrecia Martel was awarded the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award for her first
feature-film script for LA CIÉNAGA (THE SWAMP). The award, supporting new visionary artists in
international cinema, was one of many for Martel and her intimate portrayal of a self-pitying Argentine
bourgeois family. Among her short films is REY MUERTO (DEAD KING) (1995). LA NIÑA SANTA,
produced by Lita Stantic, was screened in Official Competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.