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Gabriel Abrantes

Gabriel Abrantes

Portugal

Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production

TFL

FrameWork Participant 2013

biography

Born in North Carolina, United States, in 1984. In 2006 he received his BA in Cinema and Visual Arts at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York. He studied at L’Ecole National des Beaux-Arts, in Paris and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains.
His short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto International Film Festival. They have been distinguished with a number of awards. Complete screening series dedicated to his work have been held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center – New York, BAFICI - Buenos Aires, Sicilia Queer Film Festival, and Belfort Film Festival. He was one of the selected artists at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2016, the Bienal Tropical in 2017, and the Bienal d’Image Mouvement, Genéve in 2014. He currently lives and works in Lisbon.