Sabrina Fidalgo

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sabrina Fidalgo is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker. Her films have been showcased at over 300 national and international film festivals in places such as Los Angeles and New York (USA), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires and Cordoba (Argentina), Tokyo (Japan) Praia (Cape Verde), Accra (Ghana), Maputo and Cabo Delgado (Mozambique), Berlin and Munich (Germany), among others. In March of 2018 she was voted in eighth place by the US publication "Bustle" as one of the 36 female filmmakers across the globe who are breaking ground in their own countries. She studied at the School of TV and Cinema in Munich, Germany (HFF), and specialized in screenwriting at the University of Cordoba, Spain. She has written, directed and performed in short films "Sonar 2006 - Special Report" (2006), "Das Gesetz des Staerkeren" (2007), "Black Berlim" (2009), "Cinema Mudo" (2012) and "Personal Vivator" besides the medium-length documentary "Rio Encantado" (2014). In addition she has directed several music videos. In 2016, she was chosen as an invited director of the Film Funds Programm "Usina Criativa do Cinema" promoted by the "Polo Audiovisual da Zona da Mata de Minas Gerais" and Energisa Group, and with that she directed her last work, short film "Rainha" (2016). The film was selected in over 120 film festivals and won until now twelve awards among them the trophy for Best Film by the Popular Jury of the 26th International Short Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro . She was also one of the five Brazilian female directors contemplated in the Film Funding Grant F.A.M.A 2018 - AVON Funds for Women in the Audiovisual - and with this she will conclude "City of Funk", her first feature film project, a documentary about the history and origin of Funk Carioca until nowadays.