Mariana Paschoal

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil


Documentary filmmaker from São Paulo, Brazil. Co-directed the documentary “Escape”, in 2017, a portrait of a Brazilian migrant and transvestite who lost his home in Barcelona and finds herself forced to keep all her belongings in a storeroom. “Escape” won the special jury award at DIGO - Goias Sexual Diversity and Gender Internacional Festival (Brazil, 2018) and was in the official selection of MiradasDoc (Spain, 2018), Salón Internacional de la Luz (Colombia 2018), Cinema for Human Rights (Colombia, 2018), Visões Periféricas and (Brazil, 2018). It was also on the Media Library of Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2018). Co-directed two short documentaries: “El Tercer Paisaje” (Spain, 2017) and “Rago” (Brazil, 2008). Ten years experience with audiovisual production, as video journalist, producer and editor, developed several video reporting for some important Brazilian magazines and newspapers. Two years experience as assistant in sound post-production at Mega Studios, from 2008 to 2010, working on the mixing crew for several movies as “La Riña” and “The Well Beloved One”. Graduated in Journalism at Anhembi Morumbi University, in 2008. Post graduated in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in 2017. Won the award for new filmmakers at the Cinema for Human Rights Festival 2018, in Colombia, and will be shooting a documentary about a cinema crew and institution in Heliópolis, largest favela in São Paulo, that uses art and culture to defend human rights. A game of metalanguage that will explore the frontier between reality and fiction to expose the fragilities of life in the peripheries of Brazil and Latin America.