Maite Alberdi’s The Eternal Memory Receives Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 Chicken & Egg Award recipient, Maite Alberdi, and her team, whose film The Eternal Memory (La memoria infinita) has received an Academy® Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. This follows the nomination of her previous film, The Mole Agent (El agente topo), for the same category.

The Eternal Memory debuted at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Documentary Award. It has since garnered critical acclaim and numerous award nominations, including Berlinale’s Audience Award, Cinema Eye Honors for Outstanding Direction and The Unforgettables Honor, and Maite’s third Goya Award nomination for Best Documentary. This is the second time she has been nominated for both a Goya and an Oscar® Award simultaneously.

Earlier this year, Maite was honored with the Sundance Film Festival Vanguard Award for Non-fiction. She is the founder and director of Micromundo, which has produced her signature films such as The Lifeguard (El salvavidas) and Tea Time (La once).

Maite Alberdi is the first Chilean woman to receive an Oscar® nomination, and the first Latin American woman to earn this nomination twice.

We are proud to support Maite’s groundbreaking career.

Q&A with filmmaker Maite Alberdi. From left to right: Translator, film participant Pauli, Moderator Kirsten Johnson, and filmmaker Maite Alberdi. They are all sitting in front of a screen.
The Eternal Memory screening in NYC. From left to right: Translator, Film Participant Paulina Urrutia, 2017 Chicken &Egg Award Recipient Kirsten Johnson, and 2020 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient Maite Alberdi.
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