Women who Inspire: Andrea Chignoli

March 01, 2021

In the context of International Women's Day, the Santiago Center has recognized three noteworthy Chilean Columbia alumnae for their professional development and contribution to society.

Andrea Chignoli (MFA'07) is one of the women selected from the more than 300 Chilean females who have passed through the halls of Columbia.

Chignoli works as a film editor since 1995. Her filmography includes the award-winning films “The Desert Bride” (2017 Cannes Un certain regard), “The Family” (2017 Cannes Critic’s Week),The Blind Christ,” (2016 Venice Film Festival official selection), “NO,” (nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards), “Violeta went to heaven” (2012 World Competition Jury Award Sundance Festival), “Circumstance” (2011 US Competition Audience Award Sundance Festival), “Post Mortem” (2010 Official Selection Venice Film Festival, 2010 NYFF), and “Tony Manero” (Director’s Fortnight 2008 Cannes Film Festival).

She is a three-time recipient (2009, 2011 and 2012) of the Pedro Sienna Award best Chilean film editor of the year and received the Life Achievement Award at the Chilean Film Festival of Women, Femcine 2012 and the Film Festival of Viña del Mar, FICVIÑA 2020.

She was mentor of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab.

Chignoli is a member of the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science since 2018.

Her recent credit “Araña” was nominated for best editing at the 2020 Platino Awards.