Leandro Goddinho

Leandro Goddinho


Leandro Goddinho is a Brazilian filmmaker dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues. He got selected for BERLINALE TALENTS 2018 and won more than 100 awards in Film Festivals around the world. In 2015, he was selected to the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research and develop a documentary project on LGBTQ+ Diaspora, called “The World is round so that nobody can hide in the corners” (6 Awards).

His graduation Project DARLUZ (2009) won 38 awards and his recent short film Piscina (Pool) had its World Premiere at Palm Springs Film Festival in 2016 winning 46 Awards and being selected for more than 140 Film Festivals since then. In 2016 Goddinho was awarded with the FUNARTE Fund to develop his first feature screenplay and in 2017 he got the “New Screenwriters Fund” from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture to write his second feature-length film. He recently finished his Master in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität- Berlin holding a DAAD Scholarship. In 2019, he released the short films “Lolo” and “Antes que seja tarde” (Before it’s too late), and he is in pre-production of his first feature film.


(2020) Ativismo Positivo (Documentary)
(2019) Before It's Too Late (Short)
(2019) Lolo (Short)
(2017) The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners: Part 1 - Refuge (Documentary short)
(2016) Pool (Short)
(2015) Abe Bram Ft. Laura Lobo: Can't Trust Myself (Video short)
(2013) Abe Bram: Broken (Video short)

Leandro Goddinho's films at RIFF
Short Film Programs 9+
Year: 2019
Lolo, an 11-year-old boy, and his best friends are trying to understand their sexuality and identities. Leandro...