João Gonzalez

PORTUGAL
2024/2025

Sorua

João Gonzalez is an Oscar-nominated Portuguese director, animator, illustrator, and musician with a classical training in piano. His short film "Ice Merchants," which premiered in Cannes Film Festival in 2022 and was awarded the Critics Week Jury Prize for Best Short Film, was the first ever Portuguese film to receive an Oscar nomination, and is currently the most awarded Portuguese film of all time, having received more than 130 international awards. João has a great interest in combining his musical background with his artistic practice, as composer and occasional instrumentalist in all the films he makes. At the Institute, Gonzalez will be working on a film about regret, forgiveness, telephones, and communication, where no words are spoken.

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