Renata Heinen

Renata Heinen



Renata Heinen is an award-winning Brazilian film director and producer. She is best known for her feature films, documentaries, and short films that have been showcased in festivals around the world.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1978, Heinen developed an early interest in filmmaking and went on to study at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where she earned a degree in Social Communication. After graduating, she worked as an assistant director on several short films and documentaries, which helped her gain experience in the industry.

In 2010, Heinen wrote and directed her debut feature film, Oceano, which premiered at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and won the "Best Brazilian Feature Film" award. The film was well received by critics and audiences alike, and it opened the door for her to continue to direct and produce feature films.

Heinen's subsequent feature films include Tudo o Que Você Queira, which won the “Audience Award” at the São Paulo International Film Festival, and O Som ao Redor, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won the “Grand Jury Prize” at the Fribourg International Film Festival.

In addition to her feature films, Heinen has directed several documentaries, including the award-winning Reverso, which was chosen to compete in the Berlinale in 2016. She has also directed several short films, such as Maternidade, which earned her a nomination for the “Best Short Film” award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

Heinen's films have been showcased at numerous film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Locarno International Film Festival.

Heinen continues to write and direct feature films and documentaries, and she has established a reputation as one of the most talented and acclaimed Brazilian filmmakers of her generation.

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