Pedro Henrique Chaves


Pedro Henrique Chaves, from Brasilia, 20 years old, is a filmmaking student at the University of Brasília. He started his career in children’s theater and after some work with feature films, short films, advertising campaigns, and voice-overs for TV series, he launched himself as a film director. In 2017, he lived and recorded in Canada his first short film, “Look Around”, winner of the Honorable Mention in the category “First time as Director” at the Los Angeles Film Awards. In 2019, he was chosen to represent Brazil at the Thailand Short Film Competition and produced the first documentary “It’s up to you”. In the same year, he directed the short film “Reconcavo”, selected for the 15th Festival Aruanda do Audiovisual Brasileiro and also at the festivals: 19th NOIA Festival Audiovisual Universitário; 15th Festival Comunicurtas. Pedro was at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 and interned for NALIP ( National Association of Latino Independent Producers), he worked as the 3rd assistant director in the feature film “O Pastor e o Guerrilheiro” directed by José Eduardo Belmonte. And still, in 2020, he finished his most recent work, the short film “Rocket”, which he wrote and directed at the age of 17. The short premiered at the New York Latino Film Festival -NYLFF and was selected for festivals such as the 24th Tiradentes Film Festival and the 18th International Children’s Film Festival -FICI. “Rocket” was awarded as Best Children’s Short by the Popular Jury at the 13th MOSCA: Audiovisual Exhibition of Cambuquira and Pedro won the award for Best Student Director at the Prague International Indie Film Festival with the film. Rocket was also shown on Rede Globo Brasília’s program in the special program ‘Curta Brasília’.