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Juan Fernández

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Berlin, Germany

Juan Fernández Gebauer is a filmmaker and performer. His work intertwines fiction and documentary, exploring topics such as life in the city, the idea of progress, identity and memory.
He studied cinematography at SICA and direction at ENERC, where he directed four short films that participated in several international festivals such as the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Reencontres Toulouse, the Sao Paulo Latin American Festival, the Jecheon International Film Festival in Korea and the Soria International Short Film Competition, the Sur and Condor de Plata awards among others. "El Dorado de Ford" won the Historias Breves contest and was screened in more than 50 festivals.
In 2012, he created, together with Nacho Ragone, the production company Vaskim, from where they produce their films. His first film "Hijos Nuestros", was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival where it won the awards for Best Editing and Best Latin American Director under 35. It was nominated for the Condor de Plata and Premios Sur for Best Debut Film. In the first one, Valentín Grecco won the award for Best New Actor. In Malaga the film won a mention for best film and Carlos Portaluppi won the award for best actor. It also participated in Bafici, Toulouse, Cinefoot (Brazil), Espinho (Portugal), Montevideo, Piriápolis and San Juan de Puerto Rico among others. Hijos Nuestros entered the top 10 most viewed Argentine films in 2016.
Between 2016 and 2017 he lived for 5 months among the native communities of the Chaco forest, where he filmed his documentary Chaco, that had its international premiere at the Oaxaca Film Festival, where it won the award for best Powerdoc. It won awards at the festivals of Rome, Jujuy, Bariloche, 3 Margems and Bafici.
Through the mobile cinema project, which brings cinema to the most abandoned territories, the film has already been shown in more than 70 communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay as material to spread the word about the indigenous fight. Chaco also serves as a testimony in the Inter-American Court of Justice in the trials for human rights violations in Namqom.
Juan participates in the programme " Film in prisons" which integrates film exhibition and debate on films with the activities of Argentinean Prison Units and seeks to accompany policies of social inclusion and expansion of rights.
In 2019 and 2020 he made two residences in Tokyo where he filmed å??のé??度 (The Speed of Light), in collaboration with a group of 30 elderly Tokio residents. Today, Juan is living in Berlin where he is editing the film and developing two new projects: "Visions from the desert" and "Las Manos de Perón".

Juan Fernández Gebauer is a filmmaker and performer. His work intertwines fiction and documentary, exploring topics such as life in the city, the idea of progress, identity and memory.
He studied cinematography at SICA and direction at ENERC, where he directed four short films that participated in several international festivals such as the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Reencontres Toulouse, the Sao Paulo Latin American Festival, the Jecheon International Film Festival in Korea and the Soria International Short Film Competition, the Sur and Condor de Plata awards among others. "El Dorado de Ford" won the Historias Breves contest and was screened in more than 50 festivals.
In 2012, he created, together with Nacho Ragone, the production company Vaskim, from where they produce their films. His first film "Hijos Nuestros", was premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival where it won the awards for Best Editing and Best Latin American Director under 35. It was nominated for the Condor de Plata and Premios Sur for Best Debut Film. In the first one, Valentín Grecco won the award for Best New Actor. In Malaga the film won a mention for best film and Carlos Portaluppi won the award for best actor. It also participated in Bafici, Toulouse, Cinefoot (Brazil), Espinho (Portugal), Montevideo, Piriápolis and San Juan de Puerto Rico among others. Hijos Nuestros entered the top 10 most viewed Argentine films in 2016.
Between 2016 and 2017 he lived for 5 months among the native communities of the Chaco forest, where he filmed his documentary Chaco, that had its international premiere at the Oaxaca Film Festival, where it won the award for best Powerdoc. It won awards at the festivals of Rome, Jujuy, Bariloche, 3 Margems and Bafici.
Through the mobile cinema project, which brings cinema to the most abandoned territories, the film has already been shown in more than 70 communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay as material to spread the word about the indigenous fight. Chaco also serves as a testimony in the Inter-American Court of Justice in the trials for human rights violations in Namqom.
Juan participates in the programme " Film in prisons" which integrates film exhibition and debate on films with the activities of Argentinean Prison Units and seeks to accompany policies of social inclusion and expansion of rights.
In 2019 and 2020 he made two residences in Tokyo where he filmed å??のé??度 (The Speed of Light), in collaboration with a group of 30 elderly Tokio residents. Today, Juan is living in Berlin where he is editing the film and developing two new projects: "Visions from the desert" and "Las Manos de Perón".

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