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Juan Camilo Olmos Feris

Colombia / Website

Biography

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

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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.

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