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Juan Camilo Olmos Feris

Colombia / Website


Juan Camilo is a photographer and filmmaker from Barranquilla, Colombia. He graduated from the International Film School in Paris, France, with a Master's in Film. He worked as a cameraman in the video installation project "Elsewhere” that is currently operating in Malmö, Sweden. In 2010 returned to Barranquilla and soon after began working on the documentary "Chasing after the wind" (2014), winner of the documentary grant from the department of culture of Barranquilla. In 2012, he won the award for Best Cinematography at the renowned Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, in France, for the short film "Pykessa" (2012). "Chasing after the Wind" (2014), is his first feature film as a director, it had its world premiere at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2014 where it won a Special Mention.

Filmography (as a director):
Tierra de Vientos – Pre-production – Feature Documentary
Persiguiendo al Dragón – Documentary 2014 – Feature Documentary
En Passant - 2010 – Short film Fiction
Inside My Television - 2009 – Short film Fiction


Chasing After the Wind

Persiguiendo al Dragón (Orig.) / 2014 / Colombia / 60 min

"Chasing after the wind” is a portrait of Gustavo, a marginal character who lives in Gethsemane, a historical neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia. It’s the contemplation of a shared impermanence, where Gethsemane's debris bears witness of the end of a community, but also of a human being.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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