Fernanda Polacow



Fernanda is a scriptwriter, director and script consultant, living between Brazil and Portugal. Her last film, Big Bang Henda, a hybrid short, is premiering at DocLisboa International FF (2023). Her first feature as a writer, Mosquito, was the opening film at the Rotterdam FF (2020) and won the Critics Prize at the São Paulo International FF (2020) and toured dozens of festivals. Her second feature, The Last Summer, is currently in production after being selected for the Script Station at Berlinale 2023 and RACCONTI. She develops, writes, and directs for TV, streaming and cinema, and her works have received awards and nominations at the Brazilian Cinema Academy, New York TV&Film Festival, Hollywood Woman’s FF, among others. As a script consultant she has worked for Cabíria Festival, Projeto Paradiso, PLOT, Pitch Me! with Netflix and as a mentor of IndieLab, the IndieLisboa FF’s project development workshop. She is a co-founder of MUTIM, a Women in Film association in Portugal.

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