KARIM Curriculum Vitae EN

PERSONAL

Born 1966, Fortaleza, Brazil

EDUCATION  

1992    WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NYC. Independent Study Program – Studio Section

1991    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NYC. Master’s in Studio Art

1988    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASILIA, Brasilia, Brazil, BA in Architecture

1985    UNITE PEDAGOGIQUE D’ARCHITECTURE 6, Paris, La Villete, France, Visiting Student

FILMOGRAPHY   

DIRECTOR

2019    The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, fiction, DCP, color, 139 min

2018    Central Airport THF, documentary, DCP, color, 97 min

2015    Velázquez – Wild Realism, documentary, HD video, color, 52 min

2014    Futuro Beach, fiction, 35mm, color, 106 min

2014    Cathedrals of Culture, documentary, 3D, color, episode Centre Pompidou

2011    The Silver Cliff, fiction, 35mm, color, 84 min

2010    I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You, fiction, 35mm, color, 75 min

2006    Love for Sale, fiction, 35mm, color, 88 min

2002    Madame Satã, fiction, 35mm, color, 105 min

SCREENWRITER

2019    The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, co-writer, fiction, HD video, color, 139 min

2014    Futuro Beach, fiction, 35mm, color, 106 min

2014    Cathedrals of Culture, documentary, 3D HD video, color, episode Centre Pompidou

2011    The Silver Cliff, fiction, 35mm, color, 84 min

2010    I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You, fiction, 35mm, color, 75 min

2006    Love for Sale, fiction, 35mm, color, 88 min

2005    Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures, fiction, color, 104 min – directed by Marcelo Gomes

2005    Lower City, fiction, 35mm, color, 93 min – directed by Sérgio Machado

2002    Madame Satã, fiction, 35mm, color, 105 min

2001    Behind the Sun, fiction, 35mm, color, 105 min – directed by Walter Salles

TELEVISION

2015    Velázquez – Wild Realism, documentary, HD video, color, 52 min – French ARTE

2008    Alice, 13 episode series for HBO Latin America

1998    Le Ballon des Bairros, 26min – program for the weekly series SagaCités – France 3

INSTALLATIONS

2014    Promised Land, video installation, 3 channel HD video, 5 – exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Ceará and Parque Lage – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011    Sonnenallee, visual essay, super 8/digital, color, 12 min – commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates

2011    Destricted.br, visual essay, 16mm, color, 15 min – commissioned by Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Galpão, Brazil

2011    Your empathic city, video installation, collaboration with Olafur Eliasson, comissioned by Videobrasil São Paulo, Brazil

2004    Se fosse tudo sempre assim, film/video installation, super 8/digital, 4min – São Paulo Biennial, Brazil

SHORTS

2014    Domingo, documentary/visual essay, HD video, color, 26min

2014    Vira Bola, Vira Lata, visual essay, HD video, color, 3min – commisioned by project Short Plays

2014    Gentilândia Park, fiction, HD video, color, 26min – commisioned by project Short Plays

2011    The man who defuses bombs, video essay, video, color, 1,32 min. Commissioned by the 70th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica – 70 Futuro Reloaded, Venice, Italy

2004    Sertão de Acrílico Azul Piscina, documentary, super 8/digital, color, 26 min.

2000    Rifa-me, fiction, 35 mm, color, 28 min.

1996    Hic Habitat Felicitas, fiction, 35mm, color, 26 min.

1994    Paixão Nacional, experimental, 16mm, color, 9 min.

1993    Seams, documentary, 16mm, color, 29 min.

1992    O Preso, fiction, video, color, 19 min.

CURATORIAL, JURY AND PROFESSORSHIPS 

2019    Filmmaker Mentor at Qumra– Doha Film Institute – Doha, Qatar

2017    Jury for Sørfond project selection – Norwegian South Film Fund – Oslo, Norway

2017    Creative Advisor at Sundance Screenwriters Lab – Park City, USA

2016    Jury – International Competition – Fiction at Festival de Cine de Lima – Peru

2016    Creative Advisor at Sundance Screenwriters Lab – Park City, USA

2016     Creative Advisor at Center For Audiovisual Narratives – Screenwriters Lab One Year Program, Feb – Dec – Fortaleza, Brazil

2015    Creative Advisor in Screenwriting at Curso de Desarrollo de Proyectos Iberoamericanos – Ibermedia – Madrid, Spain

2015    Creative Advisor to hybrid projects at Taller Andino de Desarrollo – Ibermedia – La Paz, Bolivia

2015    Invited to deliver a Masterclass during the Taller Andino de Desarrollo – Ibermedia – La Paz, Bolivia

2015    Creative Advisor at Sundance Screenwriters Lab – Park City, USA

2015    Invited to compose the jury of Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival

2015    Creative Advisor at Center For Audiovisual Narratives – Screenwriters Lab One Year Program, Feb – Dec – Fortaleza, Brazil

2014    Invited to conduct the workshop Framing our Society – Tendencies in Contemporary Film at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology – Oslo, Norway

2014    Invited lecturer at the Wexner Center for The Arts – Visiting Filmmakers – Columbus, USA

2014    Invited to deliver a Masterclass at the Travelling Film Festival – Rennes, France

2014    Invited to the Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Program in Art, Culture and Technology – Cinematic Migrations, public lecture and seminar for enrolled students – Cambridge, USA

2014    Creative Advisor at Center For Audiovisual Narratives – Screenwriters Lab One Year Program, Feb – Dec – Fortaleza, Brazil

2013    Jury for the Heiner Carow Award at the Berlin International Film Festival – Berlin,     Germany

2012    Invited to compose the Evaluation Committee for Final Projects at EICTV – San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

2012    Jury at the Cannes Film Festival for Cinéfondation and Short Film Competition – Cannes, France

2012    Workshop on script development at Project Ficção Viva II – Curitiba, Brasil

2011    Invited lecturer to Director in Focus at the Birkbeck College – Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies – London, UK

2011    Invited lecturer at the Princeton Documentary Festival – Princeton, USA

2008    Creative Advisor at the 5th Rawi Middle East Screenwriters Lab – Amman, Jordan

2009    Invited lecturer at the International Meeting of the Contemporary Image – São Paulo, Brazil

2008    Invited lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute for the Spheres of Interest Graduate Lecture Series – San Francisco, USA

2008    Jury at the Short Shorts Film Festival – Tokyo, Japan

2008    Creative Advisor at the 4th Rawi Middle East Screenwriters Lab – Amman, Jordan

1994    Visiting lecturer at Media Arts Dept., Columbia College – Chicago, USA

1994    Visiting lecturer on Sexuality in Brazilian Media, invited by Prof. Robert Stam, Cinema Studies Department, New York University – New York City, USA

1993    Co-director of Mix, New York Experimental Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – 93/94

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND RETROSPECTIVES

2019    The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão has its world premiere at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival and won Un Certain Regard Prize

2018    Central Airport THF has its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival Panorama and won the Amnesty International Prize

2015    Retrospective of feature films at the International Film Festival Panama

2014    Retrospective of work at the Wexner Center for The Arts – Columbus, USA

2014    Retrospective of work at the Travelling Film Festival – Rennes, France

2014     Futuro Beach has its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival Competition

2014    Cathedrals of Culture has its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Special

2013    Invited to create short film in celebration of the 70th Venice International Film Festival

2012    Retrospective of work at the 14th Festival FILMAR en America Latina – Genève, Switzerland

2011    Retrospective of feature films together with fellow director Marcelo Gomes at Casa de America – Madrid, Spain

2011    The Silver Cliff was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival and won Best Director at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2011     Invited to direct a commissioned film for Sharjah Biennial 10

2011     Retrospective of work with Marcelo Gomes at Casa de América – Madrid, Spain

2011     Invited to develop videoinstallation with Olafur Eliasson and to direct a documentary commissioned by Videobrasil Festival

2009     Film I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You won theFIPRESCI Award at the Havana Film Festival and Best Director at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2006    Film O Céu de Suely was selected for the Venice Film Festival, won the Grand Coral – First Prize at the Havana Film Festival and Best Film at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, among other 50 prizes

2004    Artist-in-residence at the Berliner Kunstler Program/DAAD, Berlin, Germany

2003    Writer-in-residence at the Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation, Paris, France

2003    Project Sertão de Acrilico Azul Piscina awarded production funds from Instituto Itaú  Cultural

2001     Film Madame Satã screened at the Cannes Film Festival and also at Sundance, Toronto, Havana, Chicago. The film was more than 40 prizes worldwide and it was distributed in over 20 countries

1998     Project Madame Satã awarded with production financing from the Hubert Bals Fund – Holland

1998     Best short film, Paixão Nacional, Ann Harbor Film Festival – Michigan, USA

1997     Project Madame Satã awarded with financing from Fonds Sud, France

1996     New York Foudation for the Arts, artist fellowship – NYC, USA

1996     Jerome Foundation, grant for the project Hic Habitat Felicitas, Saint Paul, USA

1996     Artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts – Alberta, Canada

1996     Art Matters Foundation, grant for the project Paixão Nacional I – NYC, USA

1993     New York State Council on the Arts, grants for the documentary Seams – NYC, USA

1992     Artist in residence, Film/Video Arts Artist/Mentor Program – NYC, USA

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