Gsus Lopez (Zamora, Spain, 1986) is a multi-award-winning writer-director whose work has been screened all over the world at prestigious film festivals and museums from the Guggenheim Bilbao or the MAXXI Roma to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney.
With his debut short film 'Ephemeral Nature', Gsus was discovered by Diane Pernet and won the ASVOFF award for Best Film in 2012 while he was still a student. The award was given to him by artist Rossy de Palma and the film was later screened with the documentary 'I am Divine' at Liverpool's Homotopia Arts Festival 2013, in the presence of John Waters himself.
He has directed a few more short films, being a highlight his very personal, and Kickstarter funded film OUT (drama/comedy /LGBTQ, UK, 2014), which has been selected at over 45 film festivals to date and it's also available on Revry, Fearless and Filmin.
Gsus lives in London since 2010 where he completed a BA in Media at University of the Arts London in 2014. He was selected as a director for both, the Berlinale Talents programme during the 65th BERLINALE - Berlin International Film Festival 2015 and the BFI NETWORK x BFATA CREW 2018.
His fashion films have been nominated and awarded at International Fashion Film Festivals in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Istanbul, Santiago de Chile, Mexico, Rome, Milan, London, Sydney, Cape Town, and Calgary.
He is currently developing the script for his debut feature film titled HISTORIA DE MADRUGADA (Story at Dawn), an LGBTQ drama set in Madrid. The project has been recently selected for the 5th Pitchbox by Filmarket Hub and it was featured on Variety during the 71st Festival de Cannes.
WINNER - BEST STYLING IN A FASHION FILM at Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 2017, Calgary, Canada
WINNER - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN at Screentest UK's National Student Film Festival 2017, University of Greenwich, London, UK
WINNER - 2nd Place at Grolsch Film Works Shorts Showcase 2014, London, UK
WINNER - BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A FASHION FILM at Australian International Fashion Film Festival 2014, Sydney, AU
WINNER - BEST FASHION FILM at Charleston International Film Festival 2014, USA
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM at Transgender Film Fest Germany 2013
WINNER - BEST FILM at ASVOFF Barcelona 2012, Caixa-Forum Barcelona, Spain
Gsus at the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 2017 (Calgary, Alberta, CA)