Stantic is one of the most important producers working in the "New Argentine Cinema," responsible for the debut films of some of the most critically well regarded new Argentinian filmmakers such as Lucrecia Martel, Pablo Trapero, and Israel Adrián Caetano.
She has been working in the Argentine cinema since she was hired as an assistant director for the film Diario de campamento (1965).
Stantic then began making short films in the mid 1960s, but then changed her focus to advertising.
She remained active in Argentine cinema via the "Cine Liberacion," an underground production and distribution collective that secretly showed films that would have otherwise been banned in Argentina by the military government.
During the politically tumultuous 1970s in Argentina, Stantic worked on over a dozen films including Alejandro Doria's La isla (1978), which was the first Argentine film to be a box-office hit during the dictatorship.
During the 1980s with Maria Luisa Bemberg both established GEA Cinematografica, a production company. Then, later, Lita Stantic Productions.
Producer filmography (partial)
- El Verano del potro (1991) a.k.a. Summer of the Colt
- Un Muro de Silencio (1993) a.k.a. A Wall of Silence
- Dársena sur (1998)
- Mundo Grúa (1999) a.k.a. Crane World
- Bolivia (2001)
- La Ciénaga (2001) a.k.a. The Swamp
- Un Oso Rojo (2002) a.k.a. A Red Bear
- Tan de repente (2002) a.k.a. Suddenly
- Hamaca paraguaya (2006) aka Paraguayan Hammock
- La Niña Santa (2004) a.k.a. The Holy Girl
Producer television (partial)
- Sol de otoño (1996) a.k.a. Autumn Sun
- Historias de vidas, Encarnación Ezcurra (1998)
- Historias de vidas, Silvina Ocampo (1998)
- Havana Film Festival: Special Mention; for Tan de repente, 2002 and Un Oso Rojo, 2002.
- Locarno International Film Festival: Silver Leopard; for Tan de repente, 2002.
- Prince Claus Award 2003