Mónica Savirón is an experimental filmmaker, writer, and curator. Originally from Madrid and currently based in New York City, her work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics.
Broken Tongue (2013), one of her latest films, is a tribute to conceptual poet and performer Tracie Morris. Winner of the Best Film award at FRONTEIRA Film Festival in Brazil, it has been shown at more than fifty major festivals around the world. Her previous video, To Begin With (2012), had its World Premiere at Experiments in Cinema Festival.
A Consulting Editor of the film journal La Furia Umana, and the USA delegate of the Cinema and Moving Image Research Assembly (CAMIRA), her essays about avant-garde and artists' cinema have been published internationally. As a curator, she has organized shows at Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, and the Museum of the Moving Image. For ten years, she also directed a weekly radio show on documentary and experimental films while producing the television show Documenta2.
She has collaborated with preservationist and artist Bill Brand; and archived and preserved the legacy of American avant-garde musician and filmmaker Beryl Sokoloff.