Christiano Dias

writer / director

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Christiano Dias is an award winning writer/director who was born in Brazil and raised in Texas. He’s a VHS/DVD generation filmmaker that began shooting short films at twelve years old with a "hand me down" Sony Hi8 camcorder.

Over time, Chris has written, directed, produced, edited, (and sometimes shot) over twenty short films that have won numerous accolades including the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle and Gold Remi Award at Worldfest-Houston (3 times winner). He's won multiple Best Director Awards at LAIFFA and 4 Cannes Short Film Corner market acceptances (2012-2015, 2017). He was also a Lonestar Emmy Award Nominee for Directing at the age of 19 among countless other short film awards. He's on The Texas Film Commission's IMDB list of Top 25 Texas Directors.

His short film, King Eternal was distributed for one year on DIRECTV via the ShortsHD Channel and Monster in a House was offered multiple distribution offers, before being released online after a featured article in American Cinematographer.

His past three short films have appeared in Moviemaker Magazine (King Eternal, 2013), American Cinematographer (Monster in a House, July 2016 Issue), and IndieWire (Hurricane, 2017). 

He received a BFA in Creative Writing from The University of North Texas with a focus on Screenwriting and an MFA in Filmmaking from NYFA, where he graduated with Honors with Distinction.

He's currently working in Texas as a commercial director, writer, and editor and is in development on his first feature films, Dream Machine and Super Indigo, to be filmed in Austin, TX. In the meantime, he is writing a series of short film projects to fundraise and direct in 2019.

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