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Screenings

August 26, 2018

Screening of the short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THEARTIFICIAL HUMORS, at the International Competition of the Festival Silhouette 2018, at Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge, in Paris.

August 14, 2018

Screening of the film DIAMANTINO, co-directed with Daniel Schmidt, at Kinoscope section at Sarajevo Film Festival, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

August 5, 2018

Screening of the film DIAMANTINO, co-directed with Daniel Schmidt, at the European Competition at MIFF – Melbourne International Film Festival, in Australia.

July 17, 2018

Screening of the short films FREUD UND FRIENDS (2015) and THE HUNCHBACK (2016, co-directed with Ben Rivers), at 10pm at Desterro, within the 3rd program of Filmes na Cave / Films in the Basement, an event organized by Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency. The screening is followed by a concert by Kafunfo noSoundsystem.

July 14, 2018

DIAMANTINO is having its national premiere at the opening night of the 26th Curtas Vila do Conde, included in the section Da Curta à Longa / From Short to Features.

July 7, 2018

DIAMANTINO (2018) will have its Suisse premiere at NIFFF - Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

July 4, 2018

The short film LIBERDADE, by Gabriel Abrantes and Benjamin Crotty (2011), will be screened at the Cinematheque Passion, in Macau, along with the film DJON ÁFRICA, the most recent feature film by Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra. The two films will be screened again on July 12th, at 7.30pm.

June 29, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016) is screened as part of the Portuguese Film Showcase in Macau, an event organized by Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, with the support of IndieLisboa International Film Festival.

June 29, 2018

DIAMANTINO will be screened as part of the Another View section, at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

June 11, 2018

DIAMANTINO, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s debut feature film, will have its national premiere at the opening night of the 26th Curtas Vila do Conde, included in the section Da Curta à Longa / From Short to Features.

May 27, 2018

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, wins the Best Documentary Award at the Fastnet Film Festival, in Schull, Ireland.

May 23, 2018

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be screened in competition at the Fastnet Film Festival, in Schull, Ireland.

May 16, 2018

DIAMANTINO, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s debut feauture film, wins the Grand Prize of the Semaine de La Critique at Cannes Film Festival.

May 11, 2018

DIAMANTINO, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s first feature film will have its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival at the La Semaine de La Critique.

May 11, 2018

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be screened at LISFE 2018 – Leiden International Short Film Experience. The festival will take place between the 11th and the 13th of May in Leiden, Netherlands.

April 26, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be screened as part of the event Hotspot Portugal, at Cinema in De Studio, in Antwerp, in Belgium.

April 16, 2018

DIAMANTINO, Gabriel Abrantes’s first feature film (co-directed with Daniel Schmidt) has been selected to the feature film competition at the La Semaine de La Critique at Cannes Film Festival. The film will be screened between the 9th and 17th of May.

April 15, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is screened as part of the competition European Film Awards: Short Matters! at Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

April 15, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, has won the Grand Jury Prize of the National Competition at Córtex – Sintra Short Film Festival. The jury, composed by Beatriz Batarda, Cláudia Lucas Chéu and Sérgio Tréfaut, considered that “A film that desires to reach the grand public, through its provocative character and unusual humor, builds a surprising allegory on the various forms of communication between an indigenous girl and a robot.
The ceremony took place on April 15 at 4:00 pm at the Olga Cadaval Cultural Center, in Sintra, Portugal.

March 18, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is screened as part of the International Competition of the Frames – Portuguese Film Festival 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden.

March 14, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be screened as part of the International Competition at the 24th International Short Film Week Regensburg.

March 14, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be screened as part of the Oficial Competitive Section Iberoamerican Short Films at the 33th FICG - Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara.

January 14, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is screened as part of The Audience Applauds Program of the London Short Film Festival.

January 14, 2018

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is screened as part of the International Competition at the 13th Prague Short Film Festival.

December 9, 2017

Award Ceremony of EFA – European Film Awards 2017, in Berlin, in which the short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, competes for the Best Short Film Award.

December 6, 2017

The short film FREUD UND FRIENDS by Gabriel Abrantes will be presented at the program Curtas às Quartas on the TVCine channels (Portugal).

December 3, 2017

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS by Gabriel Abrantes wins the Best Short Film Award at the 23rd Caminhos do Cinema Português.

November 29, 2017

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X by Gabriel Abrantes will be presented at the program Curtas às Quartas on the TVCine channels (Portugal).

November 22, 2017

The short film OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS by Gabriel Abrantes will be presented at the program Curtas às Quartas on the TVCine channels (Portugal).

November 15, 2017

The short film A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt (2010) is presented at the program Curtas às Quartas on the TVCine channels (Portugal).

November 14, 2017

FRATELLI by Gabriel Abrantes and Alexandre Melo (2012) is screened in Paris, as part of the retrospective dedicated to Matías Piñeiro at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume.

November 13, 2017

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, wins the Best Zoom Rights Film for Youth Award at the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, in Sarajevo.

November 12, 2017

The short film A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, wins the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress – Joana Barrios along with the Public Award at FIKE – Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora, in Portugal.

November 3, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS by Gabriel Abrantes is part of the International Competition of the Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, in Brazil.

October 22, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS by Gabriel Abrantes wins the Mention of the Jury Nouvelles Vagues at the Festival International du Film de La Roche-Sur-Yon.

October 4, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the International Competition of BFI – London Film Festival, in UK.

October 4, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the International Competition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, in Canada.

October 1, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the International Competition - Radar of CurtoCircuito – Festival Internacional de Cine, in Santiago de Compostela.

September 18, 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, is nominated for the César Awards – Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, the most important film award in France.

August 11, 2017

The short films OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016, directed by Gabriel Abrantes), THE HUNCHBACK (2016, directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers) and A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT (2010, directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt), are screened together at the Gnration auditorium in Braga, Portugal.

July 16, 2017

OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, wins the Best Director Award at the 25th Curtas Vila do Conde.

July 8, 2017

THE HUNCHBACK (2016, directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers) is screened at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as part of the program ‘A Gulbenkian e o Cinema Português’ / ‘Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema’.

July 2, 2017

THE HUNCHBACK (2016, directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers) is screened at the Cinemateca Paixão, in Macau, as part of the ‘Portuguese Film Showcase in Macau’.

June 24, 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, receives the Special Mention at the ART FILM FEST Košice 2017 in Slovakia.

June 6, 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, receives the Jury Prize for Best Fiction at the VIS - Vienna Shorts Festival.

May 31, 2017

The Portuguese Cinematheque screens 5 short films by Gabriel Abrantes, as part of the program ‘Cinema Português: Novos Olhares III’ / ‘Portuguese Cinema: New Glances III’. OLYMPIA I & II (co-directed by Katie Widloski), VISIONARY IRAQ (co-directed by Benjamin Crotty), A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT (co-directed by Daniel Schmidt, and the most recent THE HUNCHBACK (co-directed by Ben Rivers) and A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X are screened along with the short films MATES and JULIAN by the portuguese director António da Silva.

May 24, 2017

Second complete retrospective of the work of Gabriel Abrantes (first time in Europe), at Sicilia Queer FilmFest. The focus, consisting of a selection of 18 films made over the last decade (2006 – 2016), includes the films ANARCHIST KING, RAZOR THIN DEFINITION OF PUNK and DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE ME, directed in 2006 as a student at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

The restrospective includes the following titles: ANARCHIST KING (2006); RAZOR THIN DEFINITION OF PUNK (2006); DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE ME (2006); OLYMPIA I & II (co-directed by Katie Widloski, 2006); VISIONARY IRAQ (co-directed by Benjamin Crotty, 2008), TOO MANY DADDIES, MOMMIES AND BABIES (2009), A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT (co-directed by Daniel Schmidt, 2010); PALÁCIOS DE PENA / PALACES OF PITY (co-directed by Daniel Schmidt, 2011); LIBERDADE (co-directed by Benjamin Crotty, 2011); BABY BACK COSTA RICA (2011); FRATELLI (co-directed by Alexandre Melo, 2012); ORNITHES (2012); ENNUI ENNUI (2013); TAPROBANA (2014); FREUD UND FRIENDS (2015); THE HUNCHBACK (co-directed by Ben Rivers, 2016); A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X (2016) and OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016).

April 19, 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, receives the Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

April 19, 2017

First complete retrospective of the work of Gabriel Abrantes, at BAFICI – Festival Internacional de Cine Independente, in Buenos Aires. The focus, consisting of a selection of 18 films made over the last decade (2006 – 2016), includes the films ANARCHIST KING, RAZOR THIN DEFINITION OF PUNK and DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE ME, directed in 2006 as a student at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

The restrospective includes the following titles: ANARCHIST KING (2006); RAZOR THIN DEFINITION OF PUNK (2006); DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE ME (2006); OLYMPIA I & II (co-directed by Katie Widloski, 2006); VISIONARY IRAQ (co-directed by Benjamin Crotty, 2008), TOO MANY DADDIES, MOMMIES AND BABIES (2009), A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT (co-directed by Daniel Schmidt, 2010); PALÁCIOS DE PENA / PALACES OF PITY (co-directed by Daniel Schmidt, 2011); LIBERDADE (co-directed by Benjamin Crotty, 2011); BABY BACK COSTA RICA (2011); FRATELLI (co-directed by Alexandre Melo, 2012); ORNITHES (2012); ENNUI ENNUI (2013); TAPROBANA (2014); FREUD UND FRIENDS (2015); THE HUNCHBACK (co-directed by Ben Rivers, 2016); A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X (2016) and OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016).

April 9, 2017

THE HUNCHBACK (2016, directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers) wins the Prix des Distributeurs / Distributors’ Prize at the 15th Festival du Cinéma de Brive.

April 2, 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, wins the Special Mention of the Jury at the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival – BIEFF.

Exhibitions

April 25, 2018

Screening of five videos of Gabriel Abrantes at La Casa Encendida Cultural Center, in Madrid, Spain: OLYMPIA I & II (2006, co-directed by Katie Widloski), ORNITHES (2012), TAPROBANA (2014), A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X (2016) and OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016) will be presented as part of the cycle «Monográfico Gabriel Abrantes» / «Monographic Gabriel Abrantes».

February 24, 2018

The video OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, will be presented at the INELCOM Contemporary Art Collection, in Spain.

October 19, 2017

The video A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X by Gabriel Abrantes is part of the collective exhibition ‘Género na Arte’ / ‘Gender in Art’ at the MNAC – Museum of Contemporary Art, in Chiado, Portugal.

October 7, 2017

The video OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAIL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the collective exhibition ‘The Humors’ at the Monash University Museum of Art – MUMA, in Australia.

July 8, 2017

The video A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the exhibition ‘Uma coleção = Um Museu’ / ‘A Collection = A Museum’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Elvas, Portugal.

July 8, 2017

The video THE HUNCHBACK, by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers, is part of the exhibition ‘Terra’ / ‘Earth’ at the Solar – Cinematic Art Gallery in Vila do Conde, Portugal.

June 30, 2017

The video OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, by Gabriel Abrantes, is part of the outdoor installation created for the exhibition ‘Incerteza Viva: Uma exposição a partir da 32ª Bienal de São Paulo’ / ‘Live Uncertainty: An exhibition after the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo’.

May 27, 2017

The video TOO MANY DADDIES, MOMMIES AND BABIES, by Gabriel Abrantes (2009), is part of the collective exhibition ‘NO DRAMA’ at the Iberê Camargo Foundation, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

April 6, 2017

The video A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, by Gabriel Abrantes, is presented at SP-Arte – São Paulo International Art Festival, with the Galeria Francisco Fino.

In Production

A Revolucionary Sculpture (Uma Escultura Revolucionária)

15 min., directed by Gabriel Abrantes, 2019