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BIO

PABLO ZAPATA is a filmmaker born on Margarita Island, Venezuela. He has ventured into several areas of the audiovisual world, such as cinema, photography, video, animation , music, sound, graphic design and web design.

 

Performed film studies at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He worked as a volunteer at the Cineclub Waleker/Penitentiary Film as a instructor, filmmaker, editor and as a member of the cineclub, in Venezuelan prisons under the direction of documentalist and social worker Livia Montes.

 

He has participated constantly in collective and personal projects such as short films, documentaries, video clips, institutional videos, television reports; performing in diverse functions like director, photographer, producer, scriptwriter, cameraman, publisher, animator, illustrator, musician and soundman. He attended film workshops dictated by the Venezuelan filmmaker Manuel de Pedro, the french documentalist François Caillat and acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog.

He is currently giving video workshops at the ENFO - National School of Photography in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AWARDS:

FINALIST Industry Boost Competition, Shortfilm HALF/LIFE. Miami-Florida, EE.UU. 2017

1º PRIZE Festival de Cine Rural Arica Nativa, Shortfilm Memory of Diving Bell.

Directed by Pablo Zapata & Guadalupe Gómez Verdi. Arica, Chile. 2016

1º PRIZE Municipal David Suárez, Shortfilm Aquí Empezó, Directed by Livia Montes Cineclub Waleker / Cine Penitenciario.

Best Documentary Shortfilm & 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, Shortfilm El Gato Negro, Directed by Adriana Tognella. 

Co-Production, Edition, Animation, Art Direction & Main Role by Pablo Zapata. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 2007

1º PRIZE III Salón de Arte Digital, Shortfilm Frida en Silencio. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2004 

1º PRIZE 6º juegos Interfacultades UCV, Poster Contest. Caracas, Venezuela. 2004  

 

FILMS FESTIVALS OFFICIAL SELECTION:

 

17 International Human Rights Film Festival, Shortfilm HALF/LIFE. Official Selection. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017 

 

Industry Boost Competition, Shortfilm HALF/LIFE. Official Selection. Miami, EE.UU. 2017 

Industry Boost Competition, Shortfilm The Circumcision Official Selection. Miami, EE.UU. 2017 

Retransmisión 2ª Muestra de Cine y video Independiente, Shortfilm HALF/LIFE. Official Selection. D.F., México. 2017 

Voices From the Waters International Film Festival, Shortfilm Memory of Diving BellOfficial Selection. Bangalore, India. 2017 

Festival de Cine Rural Arica Nativa, Shortfilm Memory of Diving BellOfficial Selection. Arica, Chile. 2016

Post Mortem International Horror & Bizarre Short Film Fest, Shortfilm REM_01. Official Selection. Aguascalientes, México. 2016

 Horror Online Art Navarra Film Festival  Shortfilm REM_01. Official Selection. Pamplona, España. 2016

Nottingham International Microfilm, Shortfilm The Circumcision. Official Selection. Nottingham, UK. 2015

 

ART EXHIBITIONS:

ANTROPOMORFIA - 2017 Collective Art Exhibition. Art Curator BardovisualBuenos Aires, Argentina.

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

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

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