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Zapata Films

Pablo Zapata

Film Director, Musician & Multimedia Artist from Venezuela. He studied Arts and Film at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. His cinematographic work has been exhibited and awarded in numerous festivals around the world such as the Buenos aires International Film Festival, Osaka International Film Festival, Solaris International Film Festival, International Symbolic Art Film Festival, Tagore International Film Festival, Rural Film Festival Arica Nativa, Nottingham International Microfilm, Human Rights International Film Festival of Buenos Aires, among others. 


For several years he has worked as a Human Rights Volunteer in Venezuelan Prisons as a filmmaker and Instructor of Penitentiary Film through the Waleker Cineclub, directed by the well-known documentary filmmaker and social worker Livia Montes. He attended film workshops dictated by filmmaker Manuel de Pedro, the french documentalist François Caillat and acclaimed filmmakers Werner Herzog and David Lynch. 

_Film Director

_VFX Artist


_Sound Designer



_Poster Designer

_Film & Video Editor


_2D Animator & Lumion 3D Animator

_Creative Director

_Art Director

film festival official selection /

Osaka International Film Festival. El Hijo. Osaka, Japan. 2021.

International Symbolic Art Film Festival / ISAFF. El Hijo. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 2021.

Festival Manuel Trujillo Durán. El Hijo. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2021.

Buenos Aires International Film Festival. El Hijo. Buenos Aires (Argentina) & Madrid (Spain). 2021.

Tagore International Film Festival / TIFF. El Hijo. Bolpur, West Bengal, India 2021.

Golden Sparrow International Film Festival. El Hijo. Tamil Nadu, India. 2021

VI Festival Video nodoCCS 2020Half/Life.. Kristiansand Norway, 2020

The Lift-Off Sessions. Time is Homeland. Pinewood Studios, UK. 2020

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival.Yo, Piel. Bogotá Colombia, 2020

18 International Human Rights Film Festival. Half/Life.. Official Exhibition. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2019 

FINCA International Environmental Film Festival. Memory of Diving Bell. Official Exhibition. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2018 

17 International Human Rights Film Festival. Half/Life. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017 

Industry Boost Competition. Half/LifeMiami, EE.UU. 2017 

Industry Boost Competition. The CircumcisionMiami, EE.UU. 2017 

Retransmisión 2ª Muestra de Cine y video Independiente. Half/Life. D.F., México. 2017 

Chimes of new moment - Re-visioning Just communities. Memory of Diving Bell. Bangalore, India. 2017 

Voices From the Waters International Film Festival. Memory of Diving Bell. Bangalore, India. 2017 

Kinosmena International Short Film Festival. Memory of Diving Bell. Minsk, Belarus, Minsk. 2016.

Festival de Cine Rural Arica Nativa. Memory of Diving Bell. Arica, Chile. 2016

Post Mortem International Horror & Bizarre Short Film Festival. REM_01. Aguascalientes, México. 2016

Horror Online Art Navarra Film Festival. REM_01Pamplona, España. 2016

Nottingham International Microfilm, The CircumcisionNottingham, UK. 2015



awards /


WINNER Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. Fesitval Internacional del Cortometraje Manuel Trujillo Durán. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2022.

WINNER Best Short Film, Best Direction, Best Production, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design, Best Music and Best Poster. ELCO Film Festival. El Hijo. Venezuela. 2021.

HONORARY MENTION. Solaris International Film Festival. 

El Hijo. Nice, France. 2021.

FINALIST. Osaka International Film Festival. El Hijo. Osaka, Japan. 2021.

WINNER Foreign and Animation Short Film, El Hijo. Roshani International Film Festival / Aurangabad, India, 2021.

WINNER Outstanding Achievement Award, El Hijo. Tagore International Film Festival / Bolpur, West Bengal, India. 2021.

JURY AWARD WINNER Best International Short film. El Hijo. Golden Sparrow International Film Festival. Tamil Nadu, India. 2021

MENTION Experimental Short film. Half/LifeFestival Baruta de Película. Caracas, Venezuela. 2017.


FINALIST Industry Boost Competition, Half/Life. Miami-Florida, EE.UU. 2017.

1º PRIZE Festival de Cine Rural Arica Nativa. Memory of Diving BellDirected by Pablo Zapata & Guadalupe Gómez Verdi. Arica, Chile. 2016.

1º PRIZE Municipal David Suárez, Short film Aquí Empezó, Directed by Livia Montes Cineclub Waleker / Cine Penitenciario. Best Documentary Short film & Best Sound. Edition & Sound Design by Pablo Zapata. Caracas, Venezuela. 2008.

1º PRIZE PROVEA, Poster Contest La Masacre de El Amparo. Caracas, Venezuela. 2008. 

1º PRIZE Festival de Cortometrajes de Barquisimeto, Short film El Gato Negro, Directed by Adriana Tognella. Co-Production, Edition, Animation, Art Direction & Main Role by Pablo Zapata. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 2007

1º PRIZE 6º juegos Inter-facultades UCV, Poster Contest. Caracas, Venezuela. 2004.  



art exhibitions /

STREET ART INSIDE / Movimento Artistico Epigenetica. Live Performers Meeting. Rome, Italy. 2022

PAIAVISION - LAST SIGNS / Live Performers Meeting.  Rome, Italy. 2022.

NO LAND Debut Music Album. Online Live Performance. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2020. 

ANTROPOMORFIA Collective Art Exhibition. Art Curator Bardovisual. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017. 

#INSTAKRONOS Gallery Days 2017 Photography Collective Exhibition. Curator Ruben Lezcano. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017

EL SILENCIO  Photography Collective Exhibition. Curator Ruben Lezcano. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2015.


Zapata Films 

Audiovisual & Media Productions

Madrid, Spain

+34 666 218 549

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