The Festival will be held May 4 & 5 at the SAC Raul A. Gonzalez Arts Auditorium
(PRESS RELEASE) - It is with great pleasure that the Frontera Film Festival announces its KEYNOTE SPEAKER for this year. Please help us in welcoming Ms. Daniela Riojas back to Eagle Pass, TX this Friday & Saturday – May 4 & 5, 2018.
"Well, I'm a bit emotional about announcing this. I'm going to be back in my hometown Eagle Pass, TX this weekend and will be the keynote speaker for the Frontera Film Festival 2018!” Daniela Riojas stated on a post on facebook.
Daniela Riojas is an interdisciplinary artist from the U.S. – Mexico border, now working and living in of San Antonio, TX. She specializes in performance, photography, film, installation, and music. Her work explores themes of reconnection to indigeneity, ancient ritual, de-colonization, rediscovery of feminine archetypes, Native and Jungian philosophy, and investigation of the self. She studied English-Creative Writing at The University of San Antonio, TX and also attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency Program in the winter of 2013.
"My former Media Tech teacher, Mr Fuentes, who runs the Frontera Film Festival, was one of the most creatively influential people in my life during high school." Daniela Riojas added.
She is a Surdna Foundation grant recipient, a former artist-in-residence at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center through the Artist Lab Fellowship Program, and was awarded a grant for Media Arts from the Cultural and Creative Development Department of the City of San Antonio through the Artist Foundation in 2015. Daniela’s films, performance installations, and self-portraits have been curated across the US. Most recently, she has been curated into the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California in an exhibition entitled Extracorporeal opening March 2018.
Daniela is the lead singer and composer for Latin alternative band, Femina X. —- Daniela Riojas || Independent Artist Photographer || Videographer || Performance Artist www.danielariojas.com.
Scheduled to speak from 6:45pm to 7:15pm and will perform from 7:30pm to 8:00pm on May 4, 2018. Scheduled to present on Saturday May 5, 2018 between 5:00pm-6:00pm.