Category Archives: Filming Updates

Feature Film “Goals for Girls” takes shape

Originally a documentary about a group of girls in Villa 31 shantytown, Goals for Girls has evolved to incorporate the point of view of women from all walks of life that play soccer either for fun or professionally.

Interviews with journalists, scientists, and people in the world of women’s soccer have led to a fuller understanding […]

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Girls Work with Stop Motion!

On Saturday we had a very productive workshop. The girls got the opportunity to work with Synes Elischka, a film director from Austria who has previously worked with San Telmo Productions. Synes works with stop motion animation and goes around the world teaching workshops on the subject.

Stop motion is an animation technique that makes a […]

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Round Two at the Movie Theater

This past weekend we had the opportunity to take the protagonists of “Goals for Girls” to see another Argentine film, “El hombre de al lado” (The Man Next Door). The film dealt with the conflict of a man and his neighbor, who broke down one of the walls in his apartment in order to make […]

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Girls can’t play soccer because of their Moms, not Dads!

Saturday we filmed interviews during a tournament before we all went to the video workshop, where we had a practical class on make up for TV and film. During the first part of the workshop we went to a championship that the girls were participating in. While they played, we had the opportunity to interview […]

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Workshop Continues with Makeup Class

This Saturday’s workshop started with a snack of cookies provided by Sugar & Spice and then proceeded to a practical makeup class given by professional makeup artist, Mariana. She was not teaching normal makeup strategies, instead it was makeup for the big screen, teaching techniques which are used for film and TV. The class was […]

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Girls Film their First Scene

This Saturday we continued our workshop. This time the girls got the opportunity to shoot their first scene. The workshop started on a good note with the girls eating delicious cookie treats given to us by Sugar & Spice.

All the girls were very interested in every aspect of directing and use of the camera. They […]

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Video Workshop Underway: Girls go to Cinema for the first time!

For many girls on the Villa 31 soccer team, “Las Aliadas” (the allies), last Saturday night was the first time they saw a movie in a movie theater. It was a great experience: they loved the movie, the romantic comedy “Igualita a mi”, and even got their photo taken with Argentine television star Soledad Silvera.

Taking […]

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The Girls Get New Uniforms

While it was a bit cold to wear the shorts, the girls of the “Aliadas de la Villa 31” (The Allies of the Villa 31 Slum) wore their new uniforms for the first time in a match. The girls won the money for the uniforms in a grant, and designed them and negotiated with a […]

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They are not alone. . .

The girls of the Villa 31 soccer team aren’t alone in their fight to play a sport they love. Last Thursday we had the opportunity to interview some of the girls on Coach Monica’s other team. These girls have been playing even longer with Monica, are older (late teens early 20s) but also live in […]

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Girls Excited about Video Workshop

Yesterday’s film shoot for “Goals for Girls” turned out to be more exciting than expected. While the goal for the shoot was to just get footage of the girls playing at a tournament outside of the shantytown, one of the girls got injured during a game when a player from the challenging team kicked […]

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