MARCOS JORGE - Short Bio
Marcos Jorge studied journalism in Brazil and cinema in Italy. His films and videos have won over 50 awards in festivals in Brazil and abroad. His video installations have been exhibited in France, Italy, Holland and Japan. He is the director of the documentary “O Ateliê de Luzia” (Luzia´s Atelier) and author of the book “Brasil Rupestre,” both on Brazil’s rupestrian art. He has directed dozens of advertising films for Brazilian and international companies, winning several awards including Globo networks’s “Professional of the Year” and two gold medals at the New York Film Festival. His first feature-length fiction film, “ESTÔMAGO – A gastronomic Story” won four awards at the 2007 Rio Film Festival.
MARCOS JORGE - Extended Bio
MARCOS JORGE earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in Brazil in 1988. From 1989-1990, he studied cinema in Italy, majoring in cinematography, script writing and directing. For several years, he worked in Rome as an assistant director and film editor for feature-length and documentary films for television. In 1995, he transferred to Milan, where he began professional script writing and directing. After more than 10 years living abroad, in 2001 he returned to Brazil where he founded Zencrane Filmes with Cláudia da Natividade.
His films, documentaries and videos have participated in dozens of film festivals in Brazil and abroad, winning over 50 awards. In 2002, he launched his first short fiction film, “O ENCONTRO” (PurSuit), which received 23 awards in Brazilian festivals and was widely viewed internationally. His second short film, “INFINITAMENTE MAIO” (Infinitely May), launched in May 2003, received 17 awards. “O ATELIÊ DE LUZIA – ARTE RUPESTRE NO BRASIL” (Luzia´s Atelier – Rock Art in Brazil), launched in 2004, is his first feature-length documentary and won the Instituto Itaú Cultural’s ‘Rumos Cinema e Vídeo’ award.
Marcos Jorge is also an artist, having exhibited video installations in France, Italy, Holland and Japan. He has participated in exhibits in prestigious locations such as Triennale di Milano; he was a resident artist at France’s CICV - Centre Internationale de Creation Video de Montbeliard; his multimedia presentations were special events in Milan’s “Invideo - Mostra Internazionale di Video D’Arte e Ricerca” and the “Festival Pontino.”
He has directed dozens of advertising films for Brazilian and international companies, winning several awards, including Globo networks’s “Professional of the Year” and two gold medals at the New York Film Festival. In 2007, he launched his first book as a photographer BRASIL RUPESTRE – ARTE PRÉ-HISTÓRICA BRASILEIRA, co-authored with archaeologists André Prous and Loredana Ribeiro. “ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story” is his first feature-length fiction film and won four awards at the 2007 Rio Film Festival.
2007Estômago – A Gastronomic Story feature-length fiction; 2004 O Ateliê de Luzia – Arte Rupestre no Brasil (feature-length documentary); 2003 Infinitamente Maio (short fiction film); 2002 O Encontro (short fiction film); 2000 O Medo e Seu Contrário (exp., medium length); 1998 Paisagens (exp. short; 1995 Vernichtung Baby (doc., medium length); 1994 Reflexões (exp., short); 1993 Carta a Bertolucci (short fiction film).