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). Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Multimedia Art at FBAUL, under the supervision of filmmaker 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 were screened at major film festivals, like Rotterdam, Guadalajara, San Sebástian, Dok Leipzig, and FID Marseille.
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. His latest, Bicho (2021), premiered at Belo Horizonte IFF, and was part of the individual exposition PASSAGENS (2022), at Cosmos, Lisboa.
In the years 2011 to 2014, he was 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. By 2016 and 2017, Ian was also part of the collectives KinoDeleuze and Mil Brechas, which organized free courses, screenings, master classes and debates on philosophy and cinema in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Ian is one of the founding members of ¼ Escuro, a collective of filmmakers for learning and working on analog filming and handmade cinema, which has had its first screening last December at Cosmos, Lisboa.