Federico Veiroj at IFFR
Federico VEIROJ (1976, Uruguay) graduated in Media from UCUDAL Uruguay. He played a part in 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella, Palbo Stoll, 2001) and directed a couple of short films. His debut feature film, Acné (2008), premiered at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes. Both this film and his second film, La vida útil (2010), have won more than 20 awards worldwide. In 2015, Elapóstata won the FIPRESCI Award and a Special Mention from the Jury at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. His fourth feature, Belmonte (2018), premiered in Toronto, just as Así habló el cambista (2019). Between 2015 and 2017, the Viennale, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Svenska Filminstitutet (Sweden) dedicated a showcase and retrospective to all his film work.
(selection) Dreaming About You (2000, short), De vuelta a casa/Back Home (2001, short, co-dir), 50 Años de Cinemateca Uruguaya (2002, short doc, co-dir), Bregman, el siguiente/As Follows (2004, short), Acné (2008), La vida útil/A Useful Life (2010), Primera persona (2013, TV series), El apóstata/The Apostate (2015), Belmonte (2018), Así habló el cambista/The Moneychanger (2019)