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Karen Akerman (Portugal)

Partner of the independent production company Pela Madrugada. She worked as editor in over forty films (features and shorts). She was awarded the Grand Brazilian Film Award - Best Editing for Fiction (2015) and Best Documentary Editing (2009); ABC award for Best Editing Fiction (2015); among many others.

She made five short films. Her work has been shown at festivals in Rotterdam, Uppsala, Cine//B, Alcine, Brasilia, Cine PE and awarded at festivals in Tabor, DocLisboa, Rio Film Festival, Short Film, Santa Maria da Feira, Recife window, Cine Scheme New.

As a producer she was responsible for more than twenty short films. She collaborated as Curator, programmer and jury in festivals and shows in Brazil and Portugal.


  • October is Over
    Fiction / 23’ / 2015
  • Fire
    Fiction / 23’ / 2011
  • Num País Estrangeiro
    Fiction / 2016
  • Confident
    Experimental / 12'27'' / 2016
  • Maybe Desert Perhaps Universe
    Documentary / 99’ / 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, 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.

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