Davinia Burgos, head of Ojos Abiertos Films.
Luisa Navarro, director of the programme “Con Acento de Mujer” on Canal Sur Radio interviewed Davinia Burgos as director of Ojos Abiertos Films and as one of the few women dedicated to the distribution industry in Andalusia in her edition on Sunday 10 October. From this vantage point, Burgos highlighted the importance of content produced by women, which is often overshadowed. “I saw that many women were creating great stories with much-needed social content of great quality and I said: these works cannot be left closed in a drawer”, emphasised the distributor.
Throughout the interview, Navarro discussed Burgos’ professional profile, who moved from journalism to the film sector and his beginnings in this profession, in which he has a broad perspective. “Today, high quality independent films are produced and directed with a great deal of responsibility and great stories”, emphasised Burgos when the presenter delved into the spirit of Ojos Abiertos Films. A spirit consisting of uniting art and life that aspires to serve as a means of social transformation in the field of independent film, with a special focus on films made by women.
The distributor also pointed out the importance of making women visible in the audiovisual sector, both in decision-making spaces and in markets and festivals, as there is still a lot of work to be done in this regard. “It is very important that we professionals in the audiovisual world are there to be able to make decisions,” says the head of Ojos Abiertos Films. In this regard, Davinia Burgos has positively valued the importance of entities such as the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA), which plays a fundamental role in raising the visibility and defending the interests of women working in the audiovisual sector.