Gabriel MARTINS ALVES (Brazil) graduated in Filmmaking from the Centro Universitário UNA in Belo Horizonte. Besides making short films, he has been writing for the electronic magazine Filmes Polvo since 2007. In 2009 Martins started up the production company Filmes de Plástico, together with André Novais Oliveira and Maurílio Martins. With Maurílio he directed Contagem/The Inside (2010). The short was awarded at several international film festivals. The co-directorship from Maurílio and Gabriel Martins, No coração do mundo/Heart of the World has its world premiere at IFFR 2019.
Gabriel Martins at IFFR
Doña Sonia Borrowed a Gun from Her Neighbor Alcides
She Comes Back on Thursday
Bia, 18 years old and about to finish high school, faces other people’s expectations about her future. All Bia wants? Nothing.
No coração do mundo
Surprising Brazilian mosaic film follows the inhabitants of a poor neighbourhood while they try to make ends meet.
An elder married couple whose life is quite ordinary. Until one day a persistent wind in the backyard makes the normal extraordinary.
Juliana's inner journey: moving to a new town, starting a new job, making new friends and discovering a new life.