Welket Bungué born in 1988 in Guinea-Bissau, is a Guinean-Portuguese actor, producer, and film director based in Berlin.
Welket Bungué is originally from the Balanta tribe, was born in Xitole (Guinea-Bissau) on February 7th, 1988. He is a Portuguese-Guinean actor and film director based in Berlin. Welket began his artistic training in 2005. He belongs to the theater companies Rastilho (Lisbon) and Homlet (Beja) where he is also a co-founder. Since 2016 he has been working regularly with the Mala Voadora theater company (Portugal). He holds a degree in theater from the Actors branch (ESTC / Lisbon) and a postgraduate degree in Performance (UniRio / Brazil). He is a Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema since 2015, and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie since 2020. In 2012, he was awarded as "Best Actor" for his performance in 'Mütter'. In 2019 he produced more than six short films such as 'Jah Intervention', 'It's Good To Meet You' or 'Run If You Can, Dance If You Dare' and its films have been screened on several international film festivals such as Africlap (France), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlin), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Fest. or Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. He also directed the short films 'I Am Not Pilatus'(2019), 'Arriaga'(2019) and 'Bastien'(2016) in which he was distinguished with the “Best Actor Award” and “Best First Film Award” by Shortcutz Awards 2017 in Ovar and Viseu (both in Portugal). In 2019 he was awarded with an “Angela Award - On The Move” at the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny (Ireland), by Richard Cook and Steve Cash. Welket Bungué starred the cast of 'Joaquim', by Marcelo Gomes (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2017), 'Body Electric' (IFFR 2017), 'Kaminey', by Vishaal Bahardwaj, 'Letters From War' (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2016), by Ivo M. Ferreira. In 2020 Welket won the "MAAT Grand Prize - FUSO Intl. Festival of Video Art of Lisbon" with his film 'Metalheart', also starred Franz Biberkopf in 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (Berlinale 2020), directed by Burhan Qurbani, which lead him to a nomination as “Best Male Lead” at the LOLA awards of the German Film Academy (Deutscher Filmpreis), and grant him a “Aluminum Horse Prize” for “Best Actor” at the Stockholm Intl. Film Festival. He is a co-founder of Kussa Productions, also does dubbing for international brands, he develops Dramatic Writing, Scriptwriting, Performances and Theater.
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Welket Bungué é de etnia balanta, nasceu em Xitole (Guiné-Bissau) a 7 de Fevereiro de 1988. É ator e realizador guineense-português, residente em Berlim. Welket iniciou a sua formação artística em 2005, e desde 2016 que trabalha regularmente com a companhia de teatro Mala Voadora (Portugal). É licenciado em Teatro no ramo de Atores (ESTC/Lisboa) e pós-graduado em Performance (UniRio/RJ). É Membro Permanente da Academia Portuguesa de Cinema desde 2015, e membro da Deutsche Filmakademie desde 2020. Em 2012 foi distinguido com “Prémio de Melhor Ator” pela sua interpretação em 'Mütter'. Em 2019 produziu mais de seis curtas-metragens tais como 'Intervenção Jah', 'É Bom Te Conhecer' ou 'Corre Quem Pode, Dança quem Aguenta' e os seus filmes têm circulado internacionalmente por inúmeros festivais de cinema tais como o Africlap (França), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlim), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Fest. Intl. de Cinema do Rio de Janeiro ou o Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. Welket realizou as curtas-metragens 'Eu Não Sou Pilatus'(2019), 'Arriaga'(2019) e 'Bastien'(2016) no qual foi distinguido com os prémios “Melhor Ator” e “Melhor Primeira Obra” nos prémios Shortcutz 2017 em Viseu e Ovar respetivamente. Ainda em 2019 foi distinguido com o prémio “Angela Award - On The Move” no Subtitle Festival em Kilkenny (Irlanda). Welket Bungué integrou o elenco de 'Joaquim' (Comp. Intl. Berlinale 2017), de Marcelo Gomes, 'Corpo Elétrico' (IFFR 2017), de Marcelo Caetano, 'Kaminey', de Vishaal Bahardwaj, 'Cartas da Guerra' (Comp. Intl. Berlinale 2016), de Ivo M. Ferreira. Em 2020 Welket vence o "Grande Prémio MAAT - FUSO Festival Intl. de Videoarte de Lisboa" com o filme 'Metalheart'. Nesse mesmo ano, protagoniza 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (Comp. Intl. Berlinale 2020), realizado por Burhan Qurbani, em que a sua interpretação lhe valeu o prémio de "Melhor Ator" tendo arrecadado o "Cavalo de Alumíno" no Festival Intl. de Cinema de Estocolmo, e ainda recebeu uma nomeação para “Melhor Ator Principal” nos prémios LOLA da Academia Alemã de Cinema (Deutscher Filmpreis). Welket está a terminar a escrita do seu primeiro livro 'Corpo Periférico', um ensaio autobiográfico sobre a produção de cinema de autor com base no conceito homónimo de "cinema de autorrepresentação". É co-fundador da produtora KUSSA com o irmão Welsau Bungué, e faz locução para entidades internacionais, desenvolve Escrita Dramática, Argumento de Cinema, Performances e Teatro.
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    BISSALANCA
    Documentary, Feature
    PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
    Experimental, Short
    URUBU IS THE UNKNOWN FRIEND
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    cacheu CUNTUM2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    UPHEAVAL2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    ARRIAGA2019
    Short
    I AM NOT PILATUS2019
    Documentary, Short
    Jah Intervention2019
    Short
    Metalheart2019
    Experimental, Short
    BASTIEN2015
    Short
    BUÔN2015
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Director (11 Credits)
    BISSALANCA
    Documentary, Feature
    PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
    Experimental, Short
    URUBU IS THE UNKNOWN FRIEND
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    cacheu CUNTUM2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    UPHEAVAL2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    ARRIAGA2019
    Short
    I AM NOT PILATUS2019
    Documentary, Short
    Jah Intervention2019
    Short
    Metalheart2019
    Experimental, Short
    BASTIEN2015
    Short
    BUÔN2015
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Producer (10 Credits)
    BISSALANCA
    Documentary, Feature
    PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
    Experimental, Short
    URUBU IS THE UNKNOWN FRIEND
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    The Night’s Substance2021
    Feature
    cacheu CUNTUM2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    ARRIAGA2019
    Short
    I AM NOT PILATUS2019
    Documentary, Short
    Jah Intervention2019
    Short
    Metalheart2019
    Experimental, Short
    BUÔN2015
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Acting (10 Credits)
    BISSALANCA
    Documentary, Feature
    PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
    Experimental, Short
    URUBU IS THE UNKNOWN FRIEND
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    The Night’s Substance2021
    Feature
    cacheu CUNTUM2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    UPHEAVAL2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    I AM NOT PILATUS2019
    Documentary, Short
    Jah Intervention2019
    Short
    BASTIEN2015
    Short
    BUÔN2015
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Sound Design (1 Credit)
    UPHEAVAL2020
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
Official Selection
cacheu CUNTUM
9th Leiria Film Fest
Leiria
2021
Official Selection - Curated by Lecco França
cacheu CUNTUM
6ª EGBE - Mostra de Cinema Negro de Sergipe
Sergipe
2021
Mostra Artista Convidado Welket Bungué
cacheu CUNTUM
14th Cine Esquema Novo – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
Porto Alegre
2021
Official Selection
cacheu CUNTUM
Bissau Film Meeting - 1st Edition
Bissau
2021
Official Selection
cacheu CUNTUM
7th Super 9 Mobile Film Fest
2021
Official Selection
UPHEAVAL
(To Be Announced)
London
2021
Official Selection
UPHEAVAL
(To Be Announced)
San Jose, CALIFORNIA
2021
Official Selection
UPHEAVAL
Quibdó Africa Film Festival
Pointe-Noire
2021
Official Selection
UPHEAVAL
18th IndieLisboa IFF
Lisboa
2021
Mostra Artista Convidado Welket Bungué
UPHEAVAL
14th Cine Esquema Novo – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
Porto Alegre
2021
Official Selection
UPHEAVAL
37th Short Film Festival Hamburg
Hamburg
2021
Official Selection - "Diaspora" Competition
UPHEAVAL
10th Luxor African Film Festival
Luxor
2021
Official Selection - Forum Expanded
UPHEAVAL
71st Berlin Intl. Film Fest - Berlinale
Berlin
2021
Seleção Oficial
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
SESSOM . Ponto de Escuta | Mostra de cinema-sonoro
Rio de Janeiro
2021
Mostra Artista Convidado Welket Bungué
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
14th Cine Esquema Novo – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
Porto Alegre
2021
Official Selection
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
IV Mostra Itinerante de Cinemas Negros - Mahomed Bamba
Salvador
2021
Memória: Performatividades Entre-Tempos
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
Mostra de Cinemas Africanos 2021
2021
Venue DocLisboa IFF, Curated by SOS Racismo
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
Mostra "O Cinema para uma luta Anti-racista"
Lisboa
2021
Official Selection
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
23º Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro
Santa Maria da Feira
2021
Curated by Instituto Camões
Metalheart
Open Call - FUSO 2020 in Vigo
Vigo
2021
Curated by Rachel Korman
Metalheart
Open Call - FUSO 2020 in Algés
Lisboa
2021
Official Selection - Curated by Aurora Negra
Metalheart
KILOMBO 2021
Lisboa
2021
Curated by Catarina Boieiro & Raquel Schefer
Jah Intervention
INVISIBLE WOMEN, PART 1 | Programa EXCEL & Royal Cineclube
Lisboa
2021
"In Contact: The Politics of Moving Bodies" Master Class by Welket Bungué
Jah Intervention
71st Berlinale - Berlinale Talents
Berlin
2021
“Cinema & Periférico” Master Class com Welket Bungué
Jah Intervention
IV Mostra Ousmane Sembène
Salvador
2021
Secção "Gritos e Fabulações de cura"
Jah Intervention
Mostra Semana de Cinema Negro de Belo Horizonte 2021
Belo Horizonte
2021
Curated by Arte Institute
ARRIAGA
Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival 2021
Funchal
2021
Mostra Artista Convidado Welket Bungué
BUÔN
14th Cine Esquema Novo – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
Porto Alegre
2021
Curated by Arte Institute
BASTIEN
Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival 2021
Funchal
2021
Official Selection
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
13th Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul: Brasil, África, Caribe e Outras Diásporas
Rio de Janeiro
2020
Official Selection
PERIPHERAL WORKOUT
11th KUGOMA Film Forum Mozambique
Maputo
2020
'Estruturar o Tempo' curated by Jean-François Chougnet
Metalheart
II FUSO INSULAR 2020
Ilha de São Miguel (Azores Island)
2020
Official Selection
Metalheart
XII FUSO - Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa
Lisboa
2020
Official Selection - YAFMA Competition
Metalheart
XXIV Afrika Filmfestival
Leuven
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
18th Online Performance Art Festival
2020
Cine Esquema Novo de Janelas Abertas – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira 2020
Jah Intervention
Cine Esquema Novo de Janelas Abertas 2020
Berlin
2020
MOSTRA Welket Bungué
Jah Intervention
14th CineBH International Film Festival
Belo Horizonte
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
13th Mirrors and Mirages - African Film Series
2020
Official Selection - "Europe Is Not My Center" Section
Jah Intervention
Mostra Curta Diáspora – Of Color Tv
Rio de Janeiro
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
Screen.Dance Film Festival 2020
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
8th Choreoscope Intl.l Dance Film Festival Barcelona
Barcelona
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
Moovy Tanzfilmfestival 2020
Köln
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
VI Greensboro Dance Film Festival
Greensboro
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
13th Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul: Brasil, África, Caribe e Outras Diásporas
Rio de Janeiro
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
17th Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Colorado
2020
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
7th MIRA - Festival De Cine Latinoamericano Independiente
Bonn
2020
SPECIAL MENTION Prize
Jah Intervention
Screen.Dance Film Festival 2020 | SPECIAL MENTION Prize
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
2020
Ciclo “Palavras contra o Racismo”
I AM NOT PILATUS
Fundação José Saramago 2020
Lisboa
2020
Opening Movie
I AM NOT PILATUS
XII MICAR – Mostra Internacional de Cinema Anti Racista
Porto
2020
MOSTRA Welket Bungué
I AM NOT PILATUS
14th CineBH International Film Festival
Belo Horizonte
2020
Official Selection
I AM NOT PILATUS
XIV Two Riversides Film and Art Festival
Warsaw
2020
Official Selection - Movilidad Humana Y Migración
I AM NOT PILATUS
IX MICGénero International Film Festival
Mexico City
2020
Official Selection - National Competition
I AM NOT PILATUS
Shortcutz Ovar 2020
Ovar
2020
Official Selection
I AM NOT PILATUS
IV Política Film Festival
Lisboa, Braga, Évora
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
XI Silicon Valley African Film Festival
San Jose, CALIFORNIA
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
II Quibdó África Film Festival
la Yesquita, Quibdó
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
IV LEGACY The Film Club Toronto
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
FCCPLP - Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival 2020
Montreal
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
Urban Audiovisual Festival 2020
Lisboa
2020
Official Selection - National Competition
ARRIAGA
Shortcutz Ovar 2020
Ovar
2020
Special Selection - Cinemax Section
ARRIAGA
Leiria Film Festival 2020
Leiria
2020
“Nomeado” Melhor Curta-Metragem de Ficção
ARRIAGA
Prémios Sophia da Academia Portuguesa de Cinema 2020
Lisboa
2020
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Remote Edition 2020
Ikeja
2020
MOSTRA Welket Bungué
BUÔN
14th CineBH International Film Festival
Belo Horizonte
2020
Special Selection - Cinemax Section
BASTIEN
Leiria Film Festival 2020
Leiria
2020
"Best Movie" in the Work In Progress
The Night’s Substance
52º Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro
Brasília
2019
Official Selection - International Competition
Jah Intervention
IMAJITARI - International Dance Film Festival'19
Jakarta
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
InShadow - Lisbon Screen Dance Festival'19
Lisbon
2019
Backstage Spuntino Section
Jah Intervention
Festival CinemaZERO 2019
Trento
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
II Mostra Negritude Infinita
Fortaleza
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
IV FIORENZO SERRA FILM FESTIVAL
Sassari
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
YMOTION'19 - Festival e Mostra de Cinema Jovem de Famalicão
Famalicão
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
Cine Esquema Novo 2019 - Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
Porto Alegre
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
II Mostra de Cinemas Negros Brasileiros
Curitiba
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
II Mostra Itinerante de Cinemas Negros - Mahomed Bamba
Salvador da Bahia
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
XIV Afrykamera Festival
Warsaw, Kraków
2019
Official Selection - Panorama Carioca
Jah Intervention
XXIX Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro – Curta Cinema
Rio de Janeiro
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
Lagos Fringe 2019
Lagos
2019
Official Selection
Jah Intervention
Stockholm Dansfilmfestival 2019
Stockholm
2019
Official Selection
I AM NOT PILATUS
III African Smartphone International Film Festival
Lagos
2019
Official Selection
I AM NOT PILATUS
III Mostra Ousmane Sembène de Cinema
Bahia, Salvador da Bahia
2019
Official Selection - International Competition
I AM NOT PILATUS
XVII DocLisboa International Documentary Film Festival
Lisbon
2019
KUGOMA Section
ARRIAGA
Plateau - Festival Internacional de Cinema'19
Cidade da Praia
2019
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
AFRIKAMERA 2019
Berlin
2019
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
X KUGOMA Mozambique Film Forum
Maputo
2019
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
XVI FIKE - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora
Évora
2019
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
ANARCHY FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Lisbon
2019
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
Official Selection - Prize António Loja Neves 2019
2019
National Short Film Competition
ARRIAGA
Official Selection - IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2019
Lisbon
2019
Official Selection
BUÔN
X KUGOMA Mozambique Film Forum
Maputo
2019
Official Selection
BUÔN
II Mostra Itinerante de Cinemas Negros - Mohamed Bamba
Salvador da Bahia
2019
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
KUGOMA Mozambique Film Forum 2019
Maputo
2019
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
28º Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo – Mostra de Curtas CPLP curated by the New York & Portuguese Short Film Festival 2017
São Paulo
2017
Official Selection
BUÔN
Shortcutz Viseu
Viseu
2016
Official Selection
BUÔN
Shortcutz Lisboa
Lisboa
2016
Official Selection - National Competition
BASTIEN
Avanca Int'l Film Festival 2016
Avanca
2016
Official Selection - YAFMA Documentary Competition
Metalheart
Nominated YOUNG AFRICAN FILM MAKERS AWARD 2020
Leuven
EDP/MAAT Foundation Acquisition Award | Grand Jury Prize
Metalheart
XII FUSO 2020 | EDP/MAAT Foundation Acquisition Award
Lisboa
Official Selection
I AM NOT PILATUS
VIII KOVA M FESTIVAL - IV Mostra Internacional de Cinema na Cova 2019
Lisboa
Official Selection
ARRIAGA
XIII Pentedattilo Film Festival
Reggio Calabria
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD
ARRIAGA
RTF - Remote Edition 2020 | AWARD WINNER
Official Selection
BUÔN
São Tomé Fest Film 2015
São Tomé
Official Selection
BUÔN
Kova M Festival 2017
Lisboa
Official Selection
BUÔN
XIX Avanca Film Festival - 2015
Aveiro
Official Selection
BUÔN
FUSO - International Video Art Festival 2015
Lisbon
'BASTIEN' - “Nomeado” Melhor Curta-Metragem de Ficção
BASTIEN
Prémios Sophia da Academia Portuguesa de Cinema 2017
Lisbon
Welket Bungué - “Nomeado” Melhor Ator em Curta-Metragem de Ficção
BASTIEN
PRÉMIOS CINEUPHORIA 2017
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
Espelhos D'África - Mostra de Cinema Africano 2019
Salvador da Bahia
Official Selection - Curated by Arte Institute
BASTIEN
Festival de Curtas-metragens dos Países da Lusofonia 2018
Official Selection - Cinemax Section
BASTIEN
Leiria Film Festival 2018
Leiria
Official Selection - YAFMA Documentary Competition
BASTIEN
Nominated YOUNG AFRICAN FILM MAKERS AWARD 2018
Leuven
Official Selection - Yafma Competition
BASTIEN
Afrika Filmfestival 2018
Leuven
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
KOVA M Festival - Festival Int'l de Cinema da Cova 2017
Lisbon
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
10' Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul 2017
Rio de Janeiro
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
Africlap Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique de Toulouse 2017
Toulouse
Official Selection
BASTIEN
Shortcutz Lisboa (2017)
Lisbon
Welket Bungué - "Winner" Best Director's First Filme
BASTIEN
The Shortcutz Awards 2017
Ovar
Official Selection
BASTIEN
Shortcutz Ovar (2017)
Ovar
Official Selection
BASTIEN
Shortcutz Viseu (2017)
Viseu
Welket Bungué - "Winner" Best Actor
BASTIEN
The Shortcutz Awards 2017
Viseu
Official Selection
BASTIEN
São Tomé Fest Film 2017
São Tomé
Official Selection
BASTIEN
ZIFF - Zanzibar Int'l Film Festival 2017
Zanzibar
Official Selection - International Competition
BASTIEN
Festival Internacional de Cinema Visões Periféricas 2017
Rio de Janeiro
College
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
Degree in Theater - Actors Branch (Lisbon, Portugal)
20092012
College
UNIRIO - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Performance Arts (Brazil)
20122013
Birth Date
February 7, 1988
Nickname
Welket Bungué
Birth City
Xitole (Guinea-Bissau)
Current City
Berlin
Height
186cm
Gender
Male
Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema since 2015.
Member of the Deutsche Filmakademie since 2020.
In 2020 Welket stars Franz Biberkopf in 'Berlin Alexanderplatz', directed by Burhan Qurbani, which lead him to a nomination as “Best Male Lead” at the LOLA awards of the German Film Academy (Deutscher Filmpreis).
Awarded with the “Aluminum Horse Prize” for “Best Actor” at the Stockholm Intl. Film Festival 2020.
Awarded with the "MAAT Grand Prize - FUSO Intl. Festival of Video Art of Lisbon" with his film 'Metalheart'.
Welket Bungué born in 1988 in Guinea-Bissau, is a Guinean-Portuguese actor, producer, and film director based in Berlin.
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