Filmes Fantasma is a duo for the production and distribution of films by Ian Capillé & Gabriela Giffoni.
Filmes Fantasma was founded in 2014 by Ian Capillé. The first shorts he directed were shown in several festivals in Brazil, winning many awards, including the Revelation Award at São Paulo International Short Film Festival (which distinguishes the best debut film from all over Brazil) for Se (2013), from where it went to BogoShorts, in Bogotá, and to the Independent Film Awards, in Los Angeles, winning an Honorable Mention. Fio-terra (2014) competed for the Brazilian Film Grand Award (a kind of national "Oscars"), and won a series of trophies at university festivals, like the Brazilian University Film Festival, in Fortaleza, from where it returned with Best Film, Best Film by Critics, and Best Screenplay. Pra morrer basta tá vivo (2015), after premiering at Semana dos Realizadores (Rio de Janeiro), was invited to the Cinetekton - International Film and Architecture Festival, in Puebla, Mexico.
Gabriela and Ian met at 2015, and, in 2017, Filmes Fantasma moves to Lisbon, where they start the development of Hannah and the Clouds, a feature documentary project selected both for Indie Lisboa's PLOT - Professional Script Lab, and for Arché at Doclisboa. They also produce two short films written and directed by Gabriela Giffoni, Killing me Softly (2020) and Eco de um soco no osso (2021). The first premiered at Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro ISFF, and the latest at Indie Lisboa, followed by screenings at Curta Cinema, and Caminhos do Cinema Português. Meanwhile, Bicho (2021), directed by Ian Capillé, premiered at Belo Horizonte IFF, and was part of his individual exposition PASSAGENS (2022), at Cosmos, Lisboa, and of POSTAL - Mostra de Filme-Carta at Todesplay, a brazilian streaming service
IAN CAPILLÉ (1991) is an editor and filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro, living in Lisbon. He holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual from UFF, Brazil, in addition to being, for 2 years, a scholarship student at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage (EAV). He is one of the founding members of ¼ Escuro, a collective of filmmakers based in Lisbon for learning and working on analog filming and handmade cinema.
As editor, he worked on several films and projects in various formats, including the feature Explode São Paulo, Gil, by Maria Clara Escobar, and the shorts Namorados a penar cantam Dormienti, by Portuguese director Diogo Baldaia, Meio ano-luz (2021), by Leonardo Mouramateus, and Eco de um soco no osso (2021), by Gabriela Giffoni. He was also assistant editor in the features A vida são dois dias (2022), by Leonardo Mouramateus, Corpo Elétrico (2017), by Marcelo Caetano, Corpo Delito (2017), by Pedro Rocha, and Sol Alegria (2018), by Tavinho Teixeira and Mariah Teixeira. All these films were screened at major film festivals, like Rotterdam, Guadalajara, San Sebástian, Dok Leipzig, and FID Marseille.
GABRIELA GIFFONI (1994) is a scriptwriter, a playwright, and a filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro, living in San Sebástian. She holds a BA in Audiovisual Studies from UFRJ, Brazil, and post-graduation in Literature from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She had a long training in performing arts and dramaturgy, wrote and performed a few plays, among them: Lisboa e outros Títulos Aleatórios (2016), an interactive play/performance with internet users of a video chat about romantic love in times of Chat Roullet; and Monstrx (2017), a scenic and video performance created in conjunction with the feminist collective Mulheres de Buço based on the books "Cyborg Manifesto" by Donna Haraway and "The Life of Plants" by Emanuele Coccia.
As a screenwriter, she also worked in script rooms in the development of projects of different formats and genres for channels like Amazon Prime, Fox Premium and HBO. By 2021, Gabriela documented the course on Real Time Composition by the Portuguese choreographer João Fiadeiro at PACAP, Fórum Dança, Lisboa.
Currently, Ian is pursuing a Masters in Multimedia Art at Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa, under the supervision of filmmaker Susana de Sousa Dias; while Gabriela is studying the Master in Creation at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, in Spain, where she develops her first feature film.