Paulo Menezes is a Brazilian filmmaker currently studying directing at the DFFB. He has worked on various documentaries for the BBC and Al Jazeera in the UK. His film Lolo (2019), about gay kids navigating a heteronormative world, screened in more than 200 festivals around the world. His next short Pommes Paradies premiered at Filmfest Dresden and was selected by AG Kurzfilm as part of their Cannes catalog in 2021. His short It Is Not the Brazilian Homosexuals Who Are Perverse, But the Situation in Which They Live (2021) screened in many festivals including Uppsala, BFI Flare, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg to name a few. At Filmfest Dresden the film took home the German Film Critics Award as well as the LUCA award in 2022.
2021 Nicht die brasilianischen Homosexuellen sind pervers, sondern die Situation, in der sie leben
2021 Pommes Paradies