Jorge Camarotti

Jorge Camarotti
Jorge Camarotti

Trailblazer Awards
Reelworld Film Festival

Ousmane
Winners - Best Drama - Aspen Shorsfest 2022
Gagnants - Best Narrative short film - Boston Short Film Festival
Nomination - Canadian Screen Awards / Prix Écrans Canadiens 2022
Official selection at Tiff
Official Competition 2021 - Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
Selection for the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
Official selection at Siff (Seattle International Film Festival)

Nominations -Jury Idéa
Craft category, 2022

Nominations - Canadian Screen Awards 2022
Short film Ousmane

Awards - Kinship
Director of the year, Gala Dynastie 2020
Best Short Film, Canada Chine International Film Festival, 2019
Favorite, Regard International Film Festival, 2019
Quebec Gold, Prends ça court/Air Canada, 2019

Nominations - Kinship
Best Canadian Live Action Film, Canadian Screen Awards 2020
Palm Springs Film Festival 2019, nominated in the following: Best of the Festival Award, Best North American Short, Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and nominated with 11 shorts to compete for the Local Jury Award

Prix Crea 2018
Parkinson Québec - Unisson (Sid Lee)

Jorge Camarotti

Photographer, director and screenwriter, Jorge was born into a working-class family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, he moved to Montreal, where he pursued a career as a professional photographer and then as a filmmaker. In 2017, he published a book, Mile-End Chronicles, a collection of over 10 years of photographic portraits documenting the lives and stories of immigrants living in Montreal.

Since his film debut six years ago, Jorge has made a dozen short films, both documentary and fiction, always remaining true to his commitment to giving a voice to the most aggrieved people in our society.

Jorge wrote and directed Kinship (2019), which was selected in many renowned film festivals such as Palm Springs International, Maryland, Clermont-Ferrand (Sodec), Regard and received a nomination at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Live Action Film. In 2021, Jorge directed the short film Ousmane, which was selected at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Finally, he won the "Best Drama" award at the prestigious Aspen Shortsfest, which qualifies him for an Oscar® pre-selection. In addition, Jorge was recently an education advisor and mentor in Being Black in Canada, all presented by Netflix.

"I would like to continue to explore the lack of voice for the most vulnerable people in our society. I want to address this issue head-on, based on my own experience as an immigrant, and I hope to bring food for thought to the viewer."

© Romeo 2020