DILUVIO was first created in 2007 in Santiago, Chile as an Audiovisual Art & Film Production Company by Niles Atallah, Joaquín Cociña, and Cristóbal León. Diluvio unites filmmakers and artists in order to support the creation of audiovisual works that typically remain outside the practices of standard cinema production.
Since then Diluvio has grown to incorporate a team of visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, illustrators, theater professionals and actors, all working together on a variety of projects: feature and short films, animation works, and video installations that have been exhibited in both art and film environments. Diluvio’s goal is to bridge the world of cinema and the wider field of the visual and performing arts by supporting audiovisual projects that reach into a diverse range of exhibition spaces.
Diluvio’s works have premiered in the competitions of international film festivals such as Rotterdam and San Sebastián, as well as in art galleries, fairs and museums including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Art Basel in Switzerland, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Mercosur in Brazil, and Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam to name just a few. They have garnered prizes internationally such as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, the French Critic’s Discovery Award, and the Special Jury Prize from the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France; Best Director in the National Feature Film Competition from the Valdivia International Film Festival and Best Visual Work from the Festival de Cine / B in Chile for the feature film “LUCIA” (2010) by Niles Atallah; and 1st Prize for Best International Film, Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Baden, Switzerland, Grand Prix “Wooden Wolf” Prize at the Animated Dreams, Animation Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, Grand Jury Prize at the Disposable Film Festival, USA, Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at FIBABC (Iberian-American Festival of ABC) in Madrid, Spain among others, for the animation shorts “LUCIA” (2007) and “LUIS” (2008) in the series “LUCIA, LUIS AND THE WOLF” by Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León and Niles Atallah.
Diluvio premiered its latest feature film “REY” by Niles Atallah, at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Hivos Tiger Competition in January 2017. The film is co- produced by Mômerade in France. It has received the support of the Hubert Bals Fund, Script and Project Development 2010, Torino FilmLab, Script&Pitch 2011 and was selected to move onto the next stage: Framework 2012 at the Torino International Film Festival. The project also attended Binger Writer’s Lab in Amsterdam and received the CORFO Fund from the Government of Chile in 2011. The project won the Australab Prize at the Valdivia International Film Festival enabling it to attend the Amiens Script Fund Competition where it won the Amiens Script Development Fund. And the film was selected to attend the Pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde, Cannes Film Festival, France in 2010.
The latest project at Diluvio is “LA CASA LOBO” (“THE WOLF HOUSE”), an animation feature by Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León. The project was supported by the “Résidences / Cinéma d’animation” Abbaye De Fontevraud, France in 2011, CORFO in 2012 and FONDO AUDIOVISUAL CNCA in 2014. The project is currently in production stage.