Vitória Vasconcellos is a Brazilian actor-director who goes around the world telling stories about female endurance and the peculiar, most intimate bits of the human experience which we often fail to treasure. Her short thriller Pathei Mathos was included in the 2021 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner, won the Best Experimental Film Award at the largest student festival in the world (Ivy Film Festival), in addition to winning multiple awards. A 2021 TIFF Filmmaker Lab fellow, Vitória’s work explores the intersectionality of the female experience (with Latinas often in focus) and the sensorial poetry that connects us to the world.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where she was one of the 50 students awarded the Global Scholar distinction, and is a current student of the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Vitória’s short script The Killer California Club was invited to the Pitching Lab of the renowned Drama International Short Film Festival (DISFF) in Greece. Recently, Vitória was awarded the National Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Emerging Content Scholarship two times in a role. She was also the winner of the 2021 Wood Island Media Emerging Voices Film Grant.
Vitória is currently working on her TIFF Filmmaker Lab-developed short film, Bleed, Don't Die, which was also a recipient of the TIFF Share Her Journey Canada Goose Grant and the Freestyle Cameras Emerging Filmmaker Grant.