Paola Calvo (Venezuela)

Paola Calvo was born on the 22nd of May 1981 in Venezuela. She finished 2005 her studies of Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with Master Degree. Her interest in the image as a powerful way of storytelling, brought her to study photography and film edition. She began 2006 her study of Cinematography at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin Dffb, where she focused on documentary filmmaking, as a director and as a cinematographer. She is now working on her final project, „Schwelle“ (WT) a meditative documentary portraying a group of people in the search for their own boundaries.


  • Schwelle (WT) // director+cinematographer // documentary // 80 Minutes // Work in Progress // 2015
  • A Tale of two islands // director+cinematographer // 2 Channels Video Installation // 20 Minutes // 2012 // Berlinale Forum Expander
  • Tell me when // Director+Cinematographer// Documentary // 55 Minutes // 2011 // Crossing Europe Special Mention 2012

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.