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They are women. They are mothers. They are prisoners serving long sentences in a correctional facility in Chile. Their children grow up far from them, but remain in their hearts. In prison, they find affection in other partners who share their situation. Mutual support among these women becomes a form of resistance and empowerment.

Malqueridas builds their stories through images captured by them with cell phones inside the prison, recovering the collective memory of a forgotten community.


Venice Settimana Internazionale della Critica, Italy (2023)

Best Film, IWONDERFULL Grand Prize.

Best Technical Contribution Mario Serandrei Award.

Special Mention for Editing Valentina Pedicini Award - Authors under 40.


Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile (2023) 

Audience Award.

Special Jury Mention.


Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina (2023) 

Best Altered States Film, Astor Piazzolla Award.


Festival de Cine de Mujeres y Diversidades, Chile ( 2023)

Best Feature Film, Outstanding Feature Film.

Best Editing.


FIDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, Chile (2023)

Best First Feature, Young Jury Award.

Special Jury Mention.

Viña del Mar International Film Festival, Chile (2023)

Best Documentary.


Chiloé International Film Festival, Chile (2023)

Special Jury Mention.


Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, España (2023)

Best Film.

Special Mention Young Jury.


La Habana - Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba (2023) 

Caminos Award, Martin Luther King Center.

Feisal Award (Federation of Latin American Schools of Image and Sound).


FEMINA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino, Brazil (2023)

Best Film, Grand Prix Femina.


Rengo Film Festival, Chile (2023)

Best Documentary.


Citylab Esenciales (2023)

Best Documentary of the Year by Cinechile.


Festival Nacional de Cine de Ñuble, Chile (2024)

Audience Award.


Dirección: Tana Gilbert

Guion: Tana Gilbert, Paola Castillo, Javiera Velozo y Karina Sánchez.

Producción: Paola Castillo (Errante Producciones - Chile),  

Dirk Manthey (Dirk Manthey Film - Alemania).

Montaje: Javiera Velozo, Tana Gilbert.

Tratamiento de Imagen: Fanny Leiva Torres, Tapel Papiz.

Investigación: Loreto Contreras, Alejandra Díaz y Tana Gilbert. 

Productora asociada: Patio de luz.

Interpretada por Karina Sánchez y Natalia Abarca.

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