Luiza Calagian is a documentary filmmaker and director of photography from São Paulo, Brasil. Is currently studying in the Regular Course in Direction of Photography at the International School of Film and Television - EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where she also took a Master in Creative Documentary. Studied Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo, focusing on the areas of visual anthropology and ethnology.
In 2021 she wrote, directed and edited the documentary Ava Mocoi, The Twins, which premiered at the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, and won the Grand Online Prize of the City of Oberhausen 2022. In the same year, photographed the short film "The Sea is Also Yours", screened at the 26th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and the 52th International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Has worked for years with the Guarani Mbya indigenous communities of her city, alongside which she has carried out projects in photography, video, documentary, audiovisual training, photographic exhibitions and books.
In more than seven years of experience as a freelance filmmaker, she made videos and documentaries in different countries for governments, companies, NGOs, indigenous communities and art, culture and activism groups. As a video reporter, she carried out specialized coverage in the areas of human rights, gender and indigenous issues in different states of the country for several vehicles, such as The Intercept, The Intercept Brasil, EL PAÍS Brasil, Brasil de Fato, De Olho nos Ruralistas and Viomundo.