Cláudio Cruz holds a degree in Industrial Design for the Mackenzie University and is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. 

His documentary "Sertão em cinzas" was selected for the Doc Montevideo 2014 and the Tribeca Film Institute Filmmaker Workshop 2014.

In 2015 he had a solo exhibition with his photography work "Ephemeral Eternal" at the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, one of the most prestigious museums in Brazil.

He recently directed the short documentary "Edu", about a young man having his life changed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador in April 2016. The film was exhibited in festivals in Germany, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, and Australia, where Cláudio was the winner for Best Emerging Director at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.

He is currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

Film Festivals. Awards and Events:
2019 Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico
2019 AYA Conference, Girona, Spain
2017 Best Emerging Director at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Australia 
2017 Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany
2017 Asia Centum FilmFest, South Korea
2017 Lisbon International Film Festival, Portugal
2017 V-Art Festival Internazionale Immagine d'Autore, Cagliari, Italy
2017 Whistler Film Festival Doc Lab, Canada
2014 Tribeca Film Institute Filmmaker Workshop, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 DocMontevideo, Uruguay

Photography Exhibitions: 
2015  Ephemeral Eternal - Solo Exhibition at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil
2015  6ª Mostra SP de Fotografia - Group Exhibition, São Paulo, Brazil
2014  9º Paraty em Foco - Group Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photography Collections:
MIS - Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil

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