IAN CAPILLÉ (1991) is a filmmaker and editor 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 also studied Theater Theory at Unirio. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Multimedia Art at FBAUL, under the supervision of Susana de Sousa Dias.
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 had premieres at major film festivals.
The shorts directed by Ian Capillé 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.
In the years 2011 to 2014, he was also a member of the theater group TARJa, as actor, playwright and translator, for which he performed several plays and workshops, presented in many Brazilian states.
In 2017, he moves to Lisbon, where he starts the development of Hannah and the Clouds, a feature documentary project selected for Indie Lisboa's PLOT - Professional Script Lab, and also for Arché at Doclisboa. He also produces the short film by Gabriela Giffoni, Eco de um soco no osso (2021), which premiered at Indie Lisboa, followed by screenings at Rio de Janeiro ISFF, and Caminhos do Cinema Português.
His latest, Bicho (2021), premiered at Belo Horizonte IFF, and was part of the individual exposition PASSAGENS (2022), at Cosmos, where his video-installations frame-shot experiment (2020) and O Deus dos Dinossauros (2022) where also exhibited.