Gwenn Joyaux is an Argentine-French multi award-winning director and writer.
Gwenn Joyaux is an Argentine-French multi award-winning director and writer.
She studied at La Plata National University in Argentina where she earned a BA in Multimedia Production, a BA in Direction of Film, Video and TV and a Degree in Audiovisual Communications. Later on she relocated to Europe to study a MA in Film Directing at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon (Portugal), Screen Academy Scotland in Edinburgh/ Napier University (UK) and the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn (Estonia) with an ERASMUS+ scholarship.
She is a Talent Buenos Aires - Berlinale Talents (2007). She received a scholarship to attend to the 3º Seminar Program for Professional Latin American and European Film Producers at the Copenhagen Filmskolen. In 2013 she was selected as one of the residents at the Koumaria Residency in Greece where she made “Stories of a tree” an audiovisual installation which was exhibited at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens.
She has worked as AD and script supervisor in more than twenty films, commercials and series in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia.
While she was a BA student, she wrote and directed the short movies “Haiku” (2003), winner of the Popular Jury Award in the 1º Panorama Latinoamericano de Cinema Universitario in Sao Pablo, Brazil; “Conquest” (2005), awarded with the 1st Mention Award in the 1º FICIFF in La Plata; “A” (2005), winner of the 1st Prize in the 64 Film Festival 2.0 in Buenos Aires;“Phoenix” (2005), awarded with the Editing Mention Award in the 4º Festival de Cine y Video Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires; the micro video “six secondes autour de moi” (2008) which is in the permanent collection of the International Contemporary Art Center CAM_Museum in Italy; “I wake up and see” (2008) winner as Best Videoclip and Best Production Design in the 9º FENAVID in Bolivia; “ojta, journal intime de la distance” (2008) winner as Best Experimental Work in the International Film Festival of Portugal and “Night Watchman” (2009) winner of Festifreak Produce in La Plata.
2008 saw the release of Gwenn’s first feature as writer/director, the micro-budget ‘La América aislada’, which premiered at the 4º FICIFF, before going on to play at many other festivals.
In 2009 Gwenn was the recipient of the INCAA’s Historias Breves award which led to her making her first professional short film “Cenizas” (Ashes). It premiered in theaters in 2012 and was screened at the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the only ‘Category A’ Latin American Film Festival.
Her next project, an unusual self portrait in the form of a film entitled “Las dos mitades” (The two halves) had its world premier at Transatlantyk Film Festival in Poland, where it won the Jury Award of the Capturing Freedom Short Films Contest, and has since screened at multiple festivals, winning the 1st prize at Bendita Tú Film Festival in Spain.
Gwenn is in development on her new feature film, as part of Kinoeyes - The European Movie Master, and divides her time between Buenos Aires, Limoges and Tallinn.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Tomorrow island2018
    Short, Student
    This is not a farewell2017
    Short, Student
    The two halves2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    This is not a farewell2017
    Short, Student
    The two halves2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    This is not a farewell2017
    Short, Student
    The two halves2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Festival Angaelica
Duluth
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Linz International Short Film Festival
Linz
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Twin Tiers International Film Festival
Norwich, NY
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Chicago
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival
Gaeta
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Lebanese Independent Film Festival
Beirut
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Regina International Film Festival
Regina
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
QMTY, 8va Muestra Internacional de Cine Queer
Monterrey
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Festival Détours en Cinécourt
Saint-Geniès Bellevue
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
3rd Buddha International Film Festival
Pune
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
2nd Hong Kong Film Art International Film Festival
Hong Kong
2019
Finalist
Tomorrow island
Hyperwave Film Awards
Carson
2019
Official Selection Student Competition
Tomorrow island
10th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Mumbai
2019
Winner GOLD Best Short Film - Love is Love, GOLD Best Actress (Daryna Butryk), SILVER Best Cinematography (Michael Tebinka), BRONZE Best Director - Student (Gwenn Joyaux), Honorable Mention Best Supporting Actress (Mira Gaydarova)
Tomorrow island
Queenpalm International Film Festival
Cathedral City
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
deadCenter Film Festival
Oklahoma
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
4th QueerX Fest
West Hollywood
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Jim Thorpe
2019
Best Performance
Tomorrow island
Watersprite International Student Film Festival
Cambridge
2019
Winner Best Director Dramatic Short
Tomorrow island
Hollywood Women’s Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Andalesgai, Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTI de Andalucía
Sevilla
2019
Nominee Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film (Gwenn Joyaux), Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Language Film (Mira Gaydarova) and Best Hair & Make-up (Sigrit Villido)
Tomorrow island
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Fastnet Film Festival
Schull
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Kinoki Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario
Mexico DF
2019
Winner Best Student Film
Tomorrow island
Swindon Independent Film Festival
Swindon
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Roze Filmdagen
Amsterdam
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara
Guadalajara
2019
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
London
2019
Winner, 1st prize for Best Short Film.
Tomorrow island
Prémio Sophia Estudante
Porto
2018
Nominee Documentary
The two halves
Watersprite Film Festival
Cambridge
2018
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
TIFF Tirana International Film Festival
Tirana
2018
Official Selection
Tomorrow island
PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival)
Tallinn
2018
Selecção Paralela Mundiais
This is not a farewell
Caminhos Festival Cinema Português
Coimbra
2018
Dulce de Leche Selection
This is not a farewell
shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, playground Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
Frames - Portuguese Film Festival
Stockholm
2018
Official Selection
This is not a farewell
Diversions International Short Film Festival
Zagreb & Sveti Ivan Zelina
2018
Emerging Female Filmmakers
The two halves
IberoDocs - Ibero-american Documentary Film Festival
Edinburgh
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
DFK New Wave Festival
Kalkota
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira
Bagé
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
QFest, The Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival
Houston
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
Pantalla Latina
St. Gallen
2018
Non-competitive Section: Over the Horizon
The two halves
Global University Film Awards (GUFA)
Hong Kong
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
FAB, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche
Bariloche
2018
Official Selection
The two halves
TiSFF, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival
Thessaloniki
2018
Official Selection & Staff's Pick
The two halves
NEOS Fest
Puebla
2018
Jury Prize
The two halves
Transatlantyk Festival - Capturing Freedom Competition
Łódź
2017
Winner
The two halves
Bendita Tú Festival de Cine
Madrid
2017
Semi-Finalist
This is not a farewell
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
Semi-Finalist
This is not a farewell
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
Special Jury Mention
Tomorrow island
Promofest Summer Short of the Year 2019
Official Selection
This is not a farewell
Elephant Film Awards
Rome
Official Selection
The two halves
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
College
La Plata National University
Fine Arts - Filmmaking
20022008
College
La Plata National University
Fine Arts - Multimedia Production
20022008
College
Universidade Lusófona
MA Film Directing
20162018
College
Screen Academy Scotland / Napier University
MA Film Directing
20162018
College
Baltic Film and Media School / Tallinn University
MA Film Directing
20162018
Nickname
shiroiushi
Current City
Buenos Aires
Hometown
Buenos Aires
Gender
Female
Gwenn Joyaux is an Argentine-French multi award-winning director and writer.