Gio Olmos

Gio Olmos was born in Mexico City and immigrated to Montreal in 2006. They graduated from the film production program at Concordia University in 2018. Their film Silvia in the Waves (2017) was Vimeo staff picked and selected by more than 40 festivals. In 2017, they filmed Dulce Hogar guerilla style in their hometown. The resulting film went on to win Best Foreign Director at the BFI Future Film Festival in 2019. The writing of their upcoming short film won a SODEC’s Development grant in 2019. Since 2018, Gio has been a programming assistant of Montreal’s Afroqueer Film Festival, Massimadi. In 2019, they sat on the jury of the 32nd edition of Montreal’s Image+Nation Film Festival. In 2020, their script for the short proof of concept version of Windowpane was awarded the Writers Guild of Canada prize after being selected as one of seven contestants in the Sprint for Your Script competition organized by SODEC.