Nikolas Candido (1991, Niterói - Brazil) is a filmmaker and author who graduated from the International School of Cinema and Television of Cuba (EICTV). He studied Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, where he taught Super 8 courses. In 2022, he completes a Master 2 in Documentary Film at the Lussas School of Documentary Film in partnership with the University of Grenoble Alpes, France. He has collaborated with several authors who make contemporary and experimental documentary cinema in Latin America, such as Celina Escher, Rafael Ramírez Pupo, Jeissy Trompiz and Tetsuya Maruyama.
His film Fragments à Céline had its world premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021. In 2022, his experimental film portrait about the polish composer and pianist Anna Dobrucka entitled Lumière shot on Super 8 won the best Art Conception Award at the Sao Paulo Cultural Centre at Super OFF Film Festival. The Sound of Time, film in which he participates as screenwriter, actor and co-producer, won the award for Best World Experimental Documentary Film at Ji.hlava IDFF 2022. His work Vive les fragments with Japanese filmmaker Tetsuya Maruyama is one of the 21 works selected for Mekas 100, a tribute to Jonas Mekas for his centenary, selected at the Ultra Cinema Festival and the Film Diary NYC festival.
In 2023, I Suoni del tempo won the critics' and audiences' prize in the found footage category at the Dresdner Schmalfilmtage Festival in Germany.
Later this year, he collaborated with Tetsuya Maruyama to curate Small Notes on Small Gestures for The 8 Fest collective in Canada. He is currently developing a feature-length documentary project with the composer Anna Dobrucka, with whom he has already successfully worked.
For 2024, as well as developing the project in collaboration with the polish composer, he is part of an experimental documentary project in collaboration with Italian producer Matteo Faccenda and Venezuelan director Jeissy Trompiz.