BIO

Matisse Gonzalez Jordán (born 1993) is a filmmaker from Bolivia with a focus on animation, living and working in Germany and Bolivia.
With the use of metaphors  and distinctive simple style , she explores emotions and traumas, presenting them in a light way.
She graduated from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (2019).

Her graduation film GRAVEDAD won several awards including the award for best animated film at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The short was nominated for the ANNIE Awards, the Premios Quirino and long-listed for the Academy Awards 2022.

Matisse is the creator of ERA SOLO UNA ROCA QUE SE PARECÍA A ALGUIEN, a pilot episode for her own series for Cartoon Network.

Matisse is now developing CONDENADITOS, a feature film with Studio Seufz in Germany and Celeste Studio in Bolivia.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

2019, OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA,  Audience Award, 2019, DOK LEIPZIG, GERMANY, Special Mention, Best German Short, 2021, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA, Best Animated Short Film, 2020, ITFS, GERMANY, Special Mention Young Animation2019, FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG, GERMANY, Best Animation Prize, 2019 PÖFF TALLIN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, Official Selection, 2020, SWSX, USA, Official Selection, 2020, WATERSPRITE FILMFESTIVAL,UK, Best Animation2019,TURKU, FINNLAND Audience Award, 2020,FLORIDA ANIMATION FEST, USA, Frame by Frame Prize, 2020, FEST, PORTUGAL, Best School Film, 2020, ANIBAR, KOSOVO, Special Mention Best Student Film, 2020, SCHLINGEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY, Kurzfilm Animation Prize, 2020, BOLTON FILMFEST, UK, Best Animation (Student), 2020, EL PASO FILM FESTIVAL, USA, Femme Frontera Award, 2021 ANIMEST, ROMANIA, 2022, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Award for ages 12+
 

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