06 Aug Jorge Camarotti
Born in a working class family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, Jorge moved to Montreal, where he pursued a career as a professional photographer. In 2017, he published a book, Mile-End Chronicles, a 10+ year photographic collection of portraits documenting the lives and stories of immigrants living in Montreal. After studying Meisner for two years, he realized that he could use empathy as a tool to spread his views of the world through storytelling. Since his beginnings in filmmaking six years ago, Jorge has directed a dozen short films, both documentary and fiction, always remaining true to giving voice to the most aggrieved individuals of our society. Jorge wrote and directed Kinship (2019), which was selected in many reputable film festivals such as Palm Springs International, Maryland, Clermont-Ferrand (Sodec), Regard and which received a nomination at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for best live-action short.
- Kindship, short fiction film, prod. Films 53/12, 2018.
- Exhibitionists episodes on Aurelie Guillaume, Jim Holyoak & Matt Shane, Kristian North & Richard Lawson, short documentary, prod. CBC, 2018
- Art Hurts : Hilary Jane, short documentary, prod. CBC, 2018.
- Coach Jeff, short documentary, prod. Good neighbours, 2017.
- L’immortel, Dany Laferrière, short documentary, prod. Kazak/Triptyque, 2015.
- Good Neighbours, ep. 1, short documentary, prod. Outan, 2015.
- 165 days, short fiction film, prod. La Cavalerie, 2012.
Main Film is an artist center in independent cinematographic creation committed to support its community as whole, without any distinction.
Our strength is in our members. They are our essence.
Following the recent events, it seemed essential to offer a place so our members can express their feelings towards the discrimination they experience regarding their skin color, their origins, their sexual orientation, their gender, and share their reflections through this societal drama that takes place in all forms of rejection of one another.
Every month, Main Film will give place to its members that face discrimination so they can share with you their reflexions and thoughts.
Our fourth artist to contribute is Jorge Camarotti.
Because it’s the artists who carry both the role of representing society and making it evolve.