Clarissa Campolina is based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Partner of the Anavilhana production company since 2005 and member of Teia from 2002 to 2014, Clarissa directed documentaries, instalations, short and feature films.
Her debut full-length film Girimunho (Swirl, 2011), had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 and also got awarded at festivals in Venice, Mar Del Plata, Nantes, Havana, among others. Distributed in theatres in Brazil, Spain, France and Argentina. Theatrical release was in 27th of April, 2012.
Clarissa’s short films also were screened and won awards, such as at festivals in Rotterdam, Brasilia, Havana, Locarno, France, Oberhausen, Buenos Aires, among others. Her short Solon earned her the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2016. The Harbour, was nominated for the Tiger Awards Competition for short films at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam; Odete was premiered at the 58th Oberhausen International Film Festival, where it won the Ecumenical Prize; Asleep was exhibited in Cinéma du Reél and awarded at 8th Femina – Feminine International Film Festival; Wandering Notes was premiered at the 38th Locarno International Film Festival; and Passage was also nominated for the Tiger Awards Competition for short films and won the prizes of Best Short Film, Best Photography and Best Editing at the 39th Brasilia Film Festival, which is the largest and most important film festival in Brazil. In 2015, the DAAD – Art Residency Programm held a retrospective of her work at Arsenal Cinema (Berlin, Germany).
Clarissa is currently working on the distribution of her latest short film, Deserter, co-directed by Luiz Pretti, and on the development of her second feature film, Faraway Song. She is also engaged in a collaborative script development program called Núcleos Criativos, wherein she works on the development of the feature The beast in the jungle, along with co-director Sérgio Borges. Clarissa has just returned from an artist residency, held by the american program MacDowell Colony.