Gastón Solnicki was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. He studied at the International Center of Photography and at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Film.
SÜDEN (2008), his debut feature, had its world premiere at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, where it received a Special Mention by the Official Jury and was awarded Best Film by the Argentine Film Press Commission. It was later awarded with a Condor de Plata for Artistic Innovation.
PAPIROSEN (2011), his second feature film, world premiered in the «filmmmakers of the present» competition at Festival del Film Locarno, and then continued a successful international festival run including the Viennale, Rotterdam, Vancouver, Jeonju, and continues to screen around the world in venerable institutions such as the Centre Pompidou and the Skirball Cultural Center in LA. It was awarded Best Film in the Argentine competition at BAFICI2012, and won the Lia Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2012. It also received a special mention at the Edinburgh Int’l FF 2012.
KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ (2016), his first fiction work, had it’s World Premiere Mundial in Venecia-Orizzonti 2016, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI international critic’s award and the Bisato D’oro from independent critics; and following through with festivals such as Toronto, New York Film Festival and Viennale, among others.
INTRODUZIONE ALL’OSCURO (2018) premiered in the official selection at the Venice Film Festival 2018 (fuori concorso). The US premiere was held at NYFF – many other festival screenings followed.