Hard Paint

Tinta Bruta

2018 / Feature / Drama

Written and directed by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon

Production Companies: Avante Filmes and Besouro Filmes

Funds: Hubert Bals Fund 2014 / Development, MinC B.O. 2015

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister’s sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via webcam.


  • 68ª Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival / Panorama / Teddy Award for Best Feature Film / CICAE - Art Cinema Award
  • FICG33 - Guadalajara International Film Festival / Maguey Award for Best Movie
  • BFI Flare
  • Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival / Best Narrative Film
  • OUTshine Film Festival / Best Narrative - Runner Up
  • 33° Lovers Film Festival - Torino Lgbtqi Visions / Best Feature Film by the Official Jury / Best Film by the Young Jury (Ottavio Mai Award)
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival / Sunny Bunny Competition / Special Mention
  • Inside Out - Toronto LGBT Film Festival
  • TIFF.18 - Transilvania International Film Festival
  • 42º SIFF - Seattle International Film Festival
  • Ciclo Rosa Film Festival / Queer Selection from Berlinale 2018
  • Tapipei Film Festival / Future Lights: New Voices from Latin America
  • Bangkok LGBT+ Film Festival
  • Outfest Los Angeles - LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Nowe Horyzonty - New Horizons International Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival / Session Mostra Brasil

Labs, markets and events

  • LXVI Berlinale / Talent Project Market
  • XXVII Rencontres de Toulouse / Cinéma en Developpment 10
  • VI Brasil CineMundi / International Coproduction Meeting
  • I Plataforma:LAB