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[they/she] Filmmaker - Topics: LatinX, LGBTQIA+, people of color/migrant people, people from Latin America, white-passing people of color, trans people, non-binary people, queer, gay, racism


Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau is a German-Colombian interdisciplinary artist. Their works are located between cinema, video installations and performance, dealing with queer decoloniality. Simon(e) studied Media Art at the KHM Cologne and Film at the EICTV Cuba. Simon(e)’s short films Aribada and Mila Caos have both premiered at Cannes Directors Fortnight and toured worldwide international film festivals such as New York film festival, BFI London, Rotterdam, Guanajuato film festival etc. Aribada won several international awards and prizes, including the Emerging Talent Prize at kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and a nomination for the Queer Palm in Cannes 2022. Simon(e)'s first feature film the Whisper of the Jaguar premiered at Documenta14 and won the award for Best Director at the International Cartagena Film Festival. Simon(e)’s performance works, and video installations have premiered at Wexner Center of the Arts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW, Kasseler Dokfest Monitoring, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Cinemateca de Bogotá, as well as the 11th Berlin Biennale.

Simon(e)s native languages are German and Spanish.

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