Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 23min
Year of production: 2015


23 is a first-person documentary that I made to clarify one essential issue of my upbringing: the reason why I was raised by my grandparents instead of my own parents.


Production Company: Ineffable films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Valentina Sepúlveda Villegas
Claudia Andrea Villegas
Felipe Sepúlveda Marticorena
Miriam Berríos Romo
Aureliano Villegas Valdivia
María Ester Marticorena


Director: Valentina Sepúlveda
Screenwriter: Valentina Sepúlveda
Producer: Valentina Sepúlveda, Javiera Velozo
Director of Photography: Valentina Sepúlveda
Sound: Andrés Zelada
Editing: Javiera Velozo
Sound Editing: Javiera Velozo, Andrés Zelada
Music Composer: Camilo Gomez Clambor


Genre: Documentary
Sub-genre: Participatory documentary/First-person documentary/Mixed
Language: Spanish with subtitles in English
Country of origin: Chile
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 00:22:31
Shooting format: HDV full HD / screening format: H264 / .mov
Color type: HD 1-1-1
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo, digital


2017 international award
Best Documentary Film at RYIFF, Norway
2016 national awards
Honourable Mention of the jury at FEMCINE (Festival de Cine de Mujeres), Chile
Best National Short film award at FICTalca, Chile


2017 international
Official selection at Málaga International Film Festival, Spain
Official selection at Digital Box Office Award, US
2017 national
Official selection at online platform OndaMedia, Chile
2016 national
Official selection at FECICAL (Festival de Cine de La Calera), Chile
Official selection at FECIPA (Festival de Cine Patagonia), Chile
Official Selection at SANFIC16 (Festival Internacional de Cine de Santiago), Chile
Official Selection FECHICH (Festival de Cine de Quilpué), Chile
Official Selection at SURMIC (Festival de Cine del Sur), Chile
Official Selection at FECIN (Festival de Escuelas de Cine), Chile
Screening at Cineteca Universidad de Chile 2016
Screening at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 2016


I am 30 years old Chilean filmmaker and dancer, citizen of Auroville International Experimental City in Tamil Nadu, India. I graduated from Film Direction and Social Communication at Universidad Católica de Chile in 2014. Since the beginning of my career I’ve been working as a Writer, Director and Editor of documentaries and experimental films. I also worked as a producer and assistant director in fiction pieces, as a producer in an international Film Festival and as a Cinema Teacher in college, before I traveled part of the world and joined Auroville. From 2018 until beginning of 2020 I worked as a videomaker, photographer and writer for different media units, and very recently I have started my own film production company, Ineffable Films. I’m currently working on the script of my next project, which will be the second part of 23.