Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a director and cinematographer. In 2019, he received the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale and the Best Short Film Award at BAFICI for his short BLUE BOY.
He has directed the films LA REINA (THE QUEEN, 2013), LAS LUCES (THE LIGHTS, 2014), SOLAR (2016), SOLDADO (SOLDIER, 2017), and AÑOS LUZ (LIGHT YEARS, 2017). His films have screened at prestigious festivals (Berlinale, Venice, MoMA, Tribeca, Cinéma du Réel, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and have received numerous awards.
His first short, LA REINA, received 50 awards worldwide, including the Condor Award for Best Argentinian Short Film in 2014. It was also nominated for the 2014 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards and the Cinema Eye Honors.
SOLAR, his first feature film, premiered at the BAFICI 2016 competition in Argentina and received the ACCA Award from critics. It screened at MoMA, Karlovy Vary, and Documenta Madrid, among other festivals. In 2017, Abramovich premiered two feature films: SOLDIER (Berlinale; winner of the FIPRESCI Award, Best Screenplay, and Best Sound at the Mar del Plata Festival) and AÑOS LUZ (Venice), a portrait of the filmmaker Lucrecia Martel during the filming of ZAMA.
He’s a former fellow of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Buenos Aires, 2013), the Artistic Research Center (Buenos Aires, 2015), the European Media Art Exchange Exchange (Halle, 2016), and Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián, 2018).
Abramovich is currently part of the prestigious grant Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD 2019, in Berlin, where he works on the development of two new projects.
TFI Network | 2020