AndrÉ gil mata


Born in 1978, S. João da Madeira, Portugal. Studied mathematics and worked in photography and theatre. Gil Mata worked from 2001 until 2008 as a film curator for Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira. He founded the Photography and Film Independent LabStudio Átomo47. He founded the production company "Bando à Parte". 

In 2010, he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus at Berlin Film Festival. "Water Ark", his directing debut, winning several awards and being shown in international festivals. ”House”, his second short-film, was shown in IndieLisboa‘01 and Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira. “The Gravedigger”(2013), his third short-film, won the Mèlies d'Argent 2013. "Captivity" (2012), his first feature-length documentary, was awarded at Doclisboa 2012 and won the DocAlliance Award 2013, among other awards at international film festivals.

“How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras (2016), his first feature film, was premiered at FidMarseille where it won the Special Mention of the Jury of the International Competition, and was shown in numerous film festivals, such as Viennale, Mar del Plata, Rotterdam IFF, Jeonju, First Look Film Festival of the Museum of the Moving Image, NY.

His last short-film, “In a Snow Globe” (2017), was awarded at IndieLisboa 2017.

His last-feature film, "Drvo" (2018) premiered at 68th Berlinale, in the Forum section.


Drvo (The Tree) - 104m - 2018 - super 16mm - color - trailer

Num Globo de Neve - In a Snow Globe - 10m - 2017 - color and B&W - s8

Kako Sam Se Zaljubio U Evu Ras ( How I Fell In Love With Eva Ras) - 74m- 2017- HD - color and B&W - trailer

Cativeiro (Captivity) - 64min - 2012 - HD/Super 16mm - color and B&W -trailer

O Coveiro (The Gravedigger) - 14min - 2012- 35mm- B&W

Casa (House) - 5min - 2010 - 35mm - B&W

Arca d'Água (Water Ark) - 23min -2009 -35mm - color and B&W