L. Favorite (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based non-binary journalist, experimental media maker, cultural producer and a self-taught musician from Chile. Favorite’s work focuses on the hybrid field of nonfiction and participatory storytelling.
They have facilitated research about digital video and hybrid narratives, contributing essays, film criticism and interviews to CineChile and Chile Territorio Cine magazines, among other publications. In 2015, they were awarded the National Fund for the Development of the Culture and the Arts Fellowship from the Chilean government to study filmmaking in the US. Since then, they have worked at various media as a video producer, editor and translator, including the Spanish media El País and Democracy Now! en Español.
Favorite’s current projects aim to address questions about race, gender, displacement, and otherness from a non-hierarchical approach to personal narratives. Favorite holds a BA in Communication and Media Studies from PUCV (Chile), studied Curatorial Studies at the EICTV International Film School (Cuba), and is an MFA candidate in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College. In 2018, Favorite received the New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice award.