Artist and filmmaker Ana VAZ (1986, Brazil) graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy. Her film debut was the experimental short film Sacris Pulso (2008). Since then, she has made several short films which have screened at film festivals in New York, Toronto and London, among others. Her experimental short Há terra! (2016) screened at IFFR in the Bright Future programme. In her work, Vaz uses assemblages of found and shot footage to "critically experiment with the visual, oral and acoustic traces of historical, geographical and political entanglements". Her debut feature É noite na América (2022) was selected for the Harbour programme at IFFR 2023.
Sacris Pulso (2007, short), Entre temps (2012, short doc), Les mains, négatives (2012, co-dir), A Idade da Pedra (2013, doc), Occidente (2015, short), Un film, réclamé/A Film, Reclaimed (2015, short doc, co-dir), Há terra! (2016, short), Amérika: Bay of Arrows/Amérika: bahía de las flechas (2016, short), Olhe bem as montanhas/Look Closely at the Mountains (2018, short), Amazing Fantasy (2018, short), Atomic Garden (2018, short), Pseudosphynx (2020, short doc), Apiyemiyekî?/13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (2020, short), É noite na América/It is Night in America (2022)