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Petra Costa

Director, actress. Completed her undergraduate studies in anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, and holds a master in Health, Community and Development from London School of Economics.


Her debut as a short fiction director was with "Undertow Eyes" (2009), which was shown at MoMA and won awards for best short fiction at festival in Europe and America. In 2012 she directed the feature film "Elena" that premiered at IDFA and was screened at SXSW and HotDocs.


Petra Costa and co-director Lea Glob won the Nordic Dox Award for "Olmo and the Seagull" at CPH:DOX in 2014.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Olmo and the Seagull 2014 Direction, Concept, Still photographer DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
REEL TALENT AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 Olmo and the Seagull
NORDIC:DOX AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 Olmo and the Seagull
Junior Jury Award 2015 Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2015 Olmo and the Seagull
Best Documentary Award 2015 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015 Olmo and the Seagull
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-05-13 Olmo and the Seagull
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18 Olmo and the Seagull
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2015-11-12 Olmo and the Seagull
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2015-11-06 Olmo and the Seagull
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2015-10-22 Olmo and the Seagull
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Olmo and the Seagull
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015-10-01 Olmo and the Seagull
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2015-08-05 Olmo and the Seagull
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 Olmo and the Seagull
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.