Bio


Franz Galo is a London-based French filmmaker.
    
After studying graphic design in Paris (ESAG), he worked as an art director and a fashion photographer. He then discovered film by directing his first experimental short, called « KRK », which won an award for Best Short Film in a French festival, in 2013.

This experience led him to numerous film projects. He started making video portraits of artists he met in Europe, exploring their creative process. He had the opportunity to win several other awards for his films, which encouraged him to work on more ambitious projects.

Emotional narratives and poetic storytelling is what he is focusing on, by creating stories and characters that speak to the soul and heart of the viewer. He always tries to “feel” a story or a character, rather than to “think” it, which allows him more freedom in the artistic process.

He is currently working on a documentary about a psychic he met in Houston, Texas, and a short thriller based on a dream logic.


AWARDS

LOVE (Short film)

Semi-finalist at LOS ANGELES Cinefest 2016

Official Selection at LOS ANGELES Lift-Off Film Festival 2016

Official Selection at AMSTERDAM Lift-Off Film Festival 2016

Official Selection at Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival 2016

Nominee For Best Picture at Short Pole London IFF Summer 2016

Finalist at Berlin International Cinefest – 2016

Official Selection at BARCELONA Planet Film Festival

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Editor

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Original Score

Official Selection at Direct Monthly Online Film Festival




The ZIDARU: Artists in Light (Documentary)

WINNER at HOLLYWOOD International independent Documentary Awards, 2016

WINNER at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Documentary

WINNER at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Editor

WINNER at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016: Audience Award

Official Selection at BARCELONA Planet Film Festival (2016)

Official Selection at The Black Sea Film Festival

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Director

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Screenplay

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Cinematography

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut Cinefest July 2016 for Best Original Score




KRK (Short Film)

WINNER a Pontault-Combault Short Film International Festival – CPIF Prize




Maria Balabas: Invisible Worlds

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Documentary

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Actress



Momo Sanno: Free Soul

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest



Screenings

2016: MARIA BALABAS: Screening at Electric Castle Festival, Romania, during the Eco Cinema program. Organized by MAINOI, Center for Creativity and Communication


Exhibits

2016: ELEVATION, solo photo Exhibition with Pascal Gravot Haeberli, Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris 2016: The Facets of Hyperconnectivity, Group Show, Berlin

2015: VANITAS, Group Show at Centrul Artelor Vizuale Multimedia, Bucharest 2015: ELEVATION, solo photo Exhibition with Pascal Gravot Haeberli, ARCUB, Bucharest 2015: “Krk” exhibited at The Facets of Hyperconnectivity Exhibition at Palatul Mogosoaia – Many Colors Association

2014: In Camp Electric (group exhibition), paintings, Teatrul Odeon, Bucharest 2014: DISSIMULARI, video, with Ioana Sisea, Galeria Galateea, Bucharest

2013: La Fessée (group exhibition), collages, Territori, Paris 2013: Vivre après la mort (group exhibition), collages, Territori, Paris


Publications

2015: Catalogue of the photo exhibition ELEVATION, Vellant Editions

2014: Inexploré Magazine, cover and portrait series 2014: Paulette Magazine, cover and portrait series 2014: Standard Magazine, portrait series


Residency

2014: Conacul Otetelisanu Painting Residency, Craiova, Romania (September)