CONTACT
+44 7983 709 122
contact@franzgalo.com

Franz Galo is a London-based French film director and cinematographer.

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 international 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.

Here is an interview by Tim Jarvis (Fabrik) about his work.


AWARDS

LOVE (Short film)
WINNER at World Fest International Film Festival - 2016 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 Official Selection at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase - 2017


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 WINNER at World Fest International Film Festival 2016 - Bronze Official Selection at Victoria Film Festival, Canada 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 (Documentary)

Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Documentary Official Selection at BUCHAREST ShortCut CineFest for Best Actress


Momo Sanno: Free Soul (Documentary)

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



RESIDENCIES

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