Ivete Lucas – Director, Editor – Ivete was born in Brazil, grew up in Mexico, and works as a filmmaker in the United States and Mexico. She started her film career with a grant from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to direct her first short film ASMA, which was shortlisted for an Ariel (the Mexican Academy Award), before moving to the United States to obtain an MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. Her short films have premiered and won awards at Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and London International Film Festival, as well as a Cinema Eye Honor. PAHOKEE, her first feature film, premiered in the Documentary Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and received theatrical distribution in the US and France. She is currently in post-production of her second feature film about the practice of naturism.
Ivete Lucas's films at RIFF