Gustavo Spolidro was born in Porto Alegre, may 2nd, 1972.
Undergrad Degree in Social Communications for PUC-RS since 1996.Participated in the 49th BERLINALE/99 with the short film VELINHAS (Candles).
Received 44 awards until now, which 14 was for the short film OUTROS (Others), including Best Brazilian Short of the 2000 Cinema Brasil Great Award (Official Award of the Brazilian Government)
His feature debut O HOMEM QUE ROUBOU O MUNDO (THE MAN WHO STOLE THE WORLD), written with Gibran Dipp and Ivana Verle, has won the Petrobras Award and is in pre-production by TGD Films.Since 2004 is a partner of CLUBE SILENCIO production company, and is currently producing the feature AINDA ORANGOTANGOS (STILL ORAGUTANS). His short film THE BEGINNING OF THE END was selected to Sundance Festival and Rotterdam, both in 2006. He is Curator of the CineEsquemaNovo – Film Festival of Porto Alegre and teaches at the Film Program of the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS.
FILMOGRAPHY OF GUSTAVO SPOLIDORO AS A DIRECTOR
Velinhas (Candles) 16mm 1998 11 min (7 awards including Best Film and Direction in 31st Brasília Film Festival, Best Direction in 26th Gramado Film Festival and one of two brazilian shorts selected to Panorama of 49th Berlin Film Festival
TPD Super-8 1998 5 min Best Film and Direction in 26th Gramado Film Festival Cinemeando no Garagem - O Filme (Filming in Garagem – The Movie) Super-8 1999 12 min Best Direction in 3rd Campinas’s Super-8 Festival Amanhã? (Tomorrow?) Super-8 2000 7 min Best Film 1st Prize APTC/ABD-RS of South Brazilian Cinema and Best Director in 3rd Londrina Film Festival
Outros (Others) 35mm 2000 13 min (14 awards) including Best Brazilian Short in 2000 in Brazilian Cinema Grand Prix, Best Director in 28th Gramado Film Festival, Best Film in 8th Mix Brasil, Best Short for the International Catholic Organization in 3rd Buenos Aires Human Rights Film Festival
Final (Final) 16mm 2001 7 min Best Brazilian Actor in 16mm – 29th Gramado Film Festival /2001; Best Screenplay, Actor and Actress in 2nd APTC South Brazilian Film Prize/2001
Maré Vermelha (Red Tide) Super-8 2001 6 min
Domingo (Sunday Birthday) 35mm 2002 15 min Best Art Direction Prize in XII in Cine Ceará; Best Screenplay in 8th Vitória Cine-Vídeo; Best Cinematography, Art, Sound, Soundtrack and Edition in 3rd APTC South Brazilian Cinema Show.
Volta, Gervásio! (Come Bacik, Gervásio!) DV-CAM 2002 26min Inside the project “Histórias do Sul” (Histories from the South), produced for exhibition in TVE/RS, based in the tale of Luis Fernando Verissimo
Início do Fim (The Beginning of the End 35mm 2005 7min Best Short in 35mm; Best Director; Best Actor (Nilsson Asp); and Best Art Direction (Luiz Roque), in 33rd Gramado Festival – Brazilian and Latin Film; Best Brazilian Short – Jameson Short Film Awards/ European Coordination of Film Festivals, in 16th São Paulo International Short Film Festival (ago/2005); Best Direction in 1st Atibaia Film Festival; Best Fiction Short and Honorable Mention to the actor Nilsson Asp in 12nd Vitória Cine Video; 3rd South Brazilian Press Award: Best Edition, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Film, CINE-PE – 10th Audiovisual Festival 2006: Best Director; Curta-SE 6: Best Film; 5th Santa Maria Video and Cinema: Best Direction and Honorable Mention to Sound Designer.
Pequenos Tormentos da Vida (Small Torments of Life) DV 2006 20min
Ainda Orangotangos (Still Orangutans) HD/35mm 2007 80min