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 MAXXI Roma to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney.
At Sicilia Queer Film Festival 2016 critics heralded him as "the future heir of Almodóvar and Waters with his Kickstarter funded short film OUT" (selected at over 45 film festivals and now available to watch on VOD via Revry, Fearless and Filmin).
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 Homotopia Arts Festival 2013 in Liverpool, in the presence of John Waters himself.
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 Berlinale Talent director during the 65th BERLINALE - Berlin International Film Festival 2015.
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.
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)