Always thinking outside the box.
Cuba. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from Instituto Superior de Arte, Film Production by the International School of Cinema and TV (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, and the School of Cinema Darcy Ribeiro (ECDR) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also attended the EURODOC Training Program 2016. He has a published book, How to be a bridge, a manual for film production. He teaches at the International School of Cinema and TV (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, and the Hospital of Projects of the International Film Festival Lanterna Mágica. He was General Coordinator of Nuevas Miradas Lab EICTV in 2016 and Coordinator of the EICTV Production Chair in 2017.
Official Selection
Terra Nova
Alvsbyn International Film Festival
Alvsbyn
2021
Finalist
Terra Nova
Luleå International Film Festival (LIFF)
Luleå
2021
Best Foreign Film
Terra Nova
Istambul Film Awards (IFA)
Istambul
2021
Official Selection
Option zero
Bogotá International Film Festival (biff)
Bogotá
2021
Official Selection
Option zero
25 Festival de Cine de Lima PUCP
Lima
2021
Official Selection
Option zero
SANFIC - Santiago International Film Festival
Santiago
2021
Official Selection
Rolê - Stories of Brazilian Protests in Malls
Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival
Curitiba
2021
Vision Award
Rolê - Stories of Brazilian Protests in Malls
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, RI
2021
Official Selection
Anastacias
HER International Film Festival KYF
Kerry County
2021
Opening Film
Anastacias
Visões Periféricas
Rio de Janeiro
2021
Official Selection
Clumsy Cop's Day Off
Churumbela Film Fest for Kids
Yucatan, Michoacan, Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
Clumsy Cop's Day Off
BRIGHT FUTURE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Gothenburg
2021
Official Selection
MATA
Stokmarknes Kino
Stokmarknes
2021
Official Selection
MATA
TERRITORIO filmdager
Oslo
2021
Official Selection
MATA
44 Festival Guarnicê de Cinema
São Luís, MA
2021
Official Selection
MATA
FICASC - Festival Internacional de Cinema da Serra Catarinense
Santa Catarina
2021
Official Selection
MATA
FESTIVER
Barichara
2021
Official Selection
MATA
Bergen International Film Festival
Bergen
2021
Official Selection
MATA
Cine OP
Ouro Preto
2021
Official Selection
MATA
Mostra Ecofalante
São Paulo
2021
Official Selection
MATA
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival
Oslo
2021
Official Selection
Jambalaia
44 Festival Guarnicê de Cinema
São Luís, MA
2021
Official Selection
Jambalaia
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Seattle
2021
Nominee - Best Actress
The land beneath our feet
Chathan-Kent International Film Festival
Chatham-Kent
2021
Iberoamerican Live Action Competition
The land beneath our feet
Shorts Mexico
Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
The land beneath our feet
CineMAS+ San Francisco Latino Film Festival
San Francisco
2021
Official Selection
The Last Out
Trinidad & Tobago International Film Festival (ttiff)
Port of Spain
2021
Official Selection
Buried in the Backyard
Lobo Fest
Brasilia, DF
2021
Official Selection
Buried in the Backyard
44 Guarnicê Festival de Cinema
São Luís, MA
2021
Official Selection
Buried in the Backyard
Tehran International Short Film Festival
Tehran
2021
Official Selection
Manaus Hot City
44 Festival Guarnicê de Cinema
São Luís, MA
2021
Special Jury Prize
Manaus Hot City
Mostra Curtas Vazantes
Ceará
2021
Official Selection
Manaus Hot City
Shorts Mexico
Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
Manaus Hot City
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Mammoth Lake, CA
2021
Official Selection
The Boat and The River
Guarnicê Festival de Cinema
São Luís
2021
Official Selection
The Boat and The River
FIC Viña
Viña del Mar
2021
Official Selection
The Boat and The River
Shorts Mexico
Mexico City
2021
Jury Mention
The Boat and The River
Huesca Film Festival
Huesca
2021
Official Selection
MATA
Films Fra Sor
Oslo
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
Forest City Film Festival
London, Ontario
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
Naples Film Festival
Naples, Florida
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
2020
Best Documentary
The Last Out
Buffalo Film Festival
Buffalo, NY
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
New Horizons Film Festival
Wroclaw
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
San Diego Film Festival
San Diego, CA
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
Heartland Film Festival
Indianapolis, IN
2020
Official Selection
The Last Out
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs, CA
2020
Official Selection (Academy Awards Qualifying)
Manaus Hot City
CurtaCinema - Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2020
Best Brazilian Short
The Boat and The River
Lobo Fest
Brasilia
2020
Best Production, Best Live Action Short, Best Director & Best Leading Actress
The Boat and The River
Cineamazonia
Porto Velho
2020
CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM, SAMBURA TROPHY FOR BEST SHORT FILM
The Boat and The River
Cine Ceará
Fortaleza
2020
Official Selection (Academy Awards Qualifier)
The Boat and The River
CurtaCinema - Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2020
Official Selection (Academy Awards Qualifier)
The Boat and The River
Bogoshorts - Bogota Short Film festival
Bogota
2020
Winner - Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Audience Award & Best Short
The Boat and The River
Festival de Cinema de Gramado
Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul
2020
Best Short
Breakwater
Kreivés - Vilnius Queer Festival
Vilnius
2020
Best Short Film
Breakwater
Queer Lisboa & Queer Porto
Lisboa & Porto
2020
Documentary Shorts
Breakwater
KASHISH Mumbai International Film Festival
Mumbai
2020
Documentary Shorts: The Queer Experience
Breakwater
Qfest St. Louis
St. Louis
2020
Best Short Documentary
Breakwater
LesGaiCineMad
Madrid
2020
Queershorts
Breakwater
Shorts México
Mexico City
2020
Best Documentary
Breakwater
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand
2020
Official Selection
Dorival Caymmi - The Sounds of Life
Arlington International Film Festival
Boston, MA
2020
Official Selection
Dorival Caymmi - The Sounds of Life
DOCLISBOA
Lisboa
2019
Jury Award, Audience Award
Dorival Caymmi - The Sounds of Life
IN EDIT BRASIL MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
São Paulo
2019
Official Selection
Dorival Caymmi - The Sounds of Life
IT'S ALL TRUE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo
2019
Best Documentary by Brazilian Association of Documentary Filmmakers Jury
Rubber Soldiers
24th International Documentary Film Festival It's All True
Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo
2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cuba between Sol & Luz St.
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE DOCUMENTALES "SANTIAGO ALVAREZ IN MEMORIAM"
SANTIAGO
2019
Official Selection
Golden Mountain
FIM - Festival Imagem-Movimento
Macapá, Amapá
Jury Prize
The land beneath our feet
Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky
Selangor
Official Selection
The Last Out
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Newburyport, MA
Official Selection
The Last Out
Rooftop Films
New York
Jury Mention
The Last Out
Tribeca Film Festival
New York
Best Short Film
Buried in the Backyard
FESTCiMM Garanhuns
Garanhuns, Pernambuco
Nominee - Best Live Action Short
Manaus Hot City
Grand Prix do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazilian Academy Awards)
Official Selection
The Boat and The River
Varese International Film Festival
Varese
Special Jury Prize
The Boat and The River
Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky
Selangon
Best Script
Breakwater
Mix Brasil
São Paulo
Jury Award
Breakwater
Goiânia Mostra Curtas
Goiânia
Best Cinematography
Breakwater
Janela Internacional de Cinema
Recife
Brazil Channel Award
Breakwater
Curta Cinema International Short Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
Best Short
Breakwater
Olhar de Cinema International Film festival
Curitiba
Official Selection
Cuba between Sol & Luz St.
BRAZIL INT FILM FESTIVAL
Teresópolis
Official Selection
Cuba between Sol & Luz St.
FEST CINE PEDRA AZUL
Pedra Azul
Official Selection
Cuba between Sol & Luz St.
ECHO BRICS FILM FEST
Moscou
Official Selection
Cuba between Sol & Luz St.
FIRENZE ARCHEOFILM
Firenze
Birth Date
February 19, 1990
Nickname
Rei
Birth City
Havana
Current City
Rio de Janeiro
Gender
Male
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
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