Manuel Abramovich (Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker, artist and photographer. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. His films have been screened at festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Viennale, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI and received numerous awards. His first short film ‘The Queen’ won more than 50 international awards, while ‘Blue Boy’, his latest work, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.
In recent years he has been invited as a lecturer and mentor in institutions such as Princeton University, Werkleitz Center, Berlinale Talents, UnionDocs, Tres Puertos Cine, IDFA, Maestría de Cine Alternativo EICTV Cuba. He was a jury member at festivals such as IDFA, Visions du Réel, Documenta Madrid and was also a member of the Berlinale Talents selection committee in 2019 and 2020. He was a fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (DAAD-Artists-in-Berlin program). Manuel is currently editing his fourth feature film ‘Pornomelancholia’, while developing two new projects: ‘Cowboy Love’ and ‘The Monsters’.
Manuel Abramovich is speaker during the Vrijplaats 2021 – Positionality and mentor of Vrijplaats participants Quirine Racké and Helena Muskens.