Profiles

Here you will find the profiles of directors, producers, audiovisual producers, actors, technical staff, etc. That by their trajectory and recognition have a prominent place in the national cinema.

Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Camera

Nicolás Rincón Gille

Nicolás Rincón Gille was born in Bogota on August 12, 1973. In 1997, after graduating with an economics degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, he decided to travel to Brussels to study film at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS), where he earned a degree in cinematography in 2003.
 
In 2002, he made the short film País; in 2003, the film Azur; and in 2005, Après. He then shifted his focus to oral traditions and violence in the Colombian countryside, through a trilogy entitled Campo Hablado. The series began with the documentary Those Waiting in the Dark (2007), winner of the Joris Ivens Award, the French Library Award at the Cinéma du Réel Festival, and the audience Award at RIDM in Montreal.
 
The second installment of the series, The Embrace of the River, released in 2010, received the Montgolfière d'or Award at the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes and the Hors Frontières Award at Clermont Ferrand. The trilogy concluded with Wounded Night (2015), which received the India Catalina award for Best Film in the Official Colombian Film Competition at the 56th Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI); a Special Jury Mention at the 2015 edition of Cinéma du Réel in Paris; First Prize at MARFICI; a Bronze Heart at the Heart of Slavonia International Film Festival; a Special Jury Mention at the 2015 RISC in Marseilles; and the 2015 Documentary Award at SCAM.
 
Discussing the last film in the series, the director said, “What interested me was discovering the mark that violence had left on displaced farmers, what had happened to their traditions and customs, and how they could be reconstructed in the city.
 
In 2016 he made the documentary short Besos fríos, produced by VOA films, CBA, and Medio de Contención. He is currently working on pre-production for two projects. The first, his fiction feature Valley of Souls, received the screenwriting incentive award and the production incentive award from the Colombian Film Development Fund (FDC), in 2013 and 2016. It also took part in the Co-Production Forum at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2015 and in L’Atelier, Cinéfondation at Cannes in 2016. His other project in development is the collective documentary Mapa Mudo, produced by Colombian production house Gusano Films of Colombia and Argentinian company Gema Films.

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