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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 Festival Internacional del Cortometraje Manuel Trujillo Durán. Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. El Hijo. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2022

WINNER ELCO Film Festival. Best Short Film, Best Direction, Best Production, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design, Best Music and Best Poster. 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 Roshani International Film Festival. Foreign and Animation Short Film, El Hijo. Aurangabad, India, 2021

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

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

MENTION Festival Baruta de Película. Experimental Short film. Half/LifeCaracas, 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

WINNER III Salón de Arte Digital. Frida en Silencio. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2004

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