Federico Spoliansky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1970. He holds a MA in Filmmaking (London Film School & London Metropolitan University) and a BSc in Psychology (Universidad de Buenos Aires). While at The London Film School he worked as Director of Photography, Camera Operator & Focus Puller, as well as Sound Recordist in several short films shot in 16mm, Super 16mm and 35mm. At London Film School he attended masterclasses given by Mike Leigh, Don Boyd, Harriet Cox, Terence Davies, Stephen Frears and Dick Pope.
Leaving The London Film School in 2004, he settled in Buenos Aires. His published books are Atlántov (Prose poetry, Ediciones del Dock, 2016), Duda patrón (Prose Poetry, Editorial Alción, 2010), El agujero (Short Stories, Editorial Florida Blanca, 1995. He is working a on a new book (coming out in 2020).
Poems & short stories awards: Honorable Mention in the Aphorism Competition Talento Comunicación (Spain, 2015). Semi-finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize (1996). First Prize (for the book El agujero) in the Puerto Madryn City Council Short Story Competition (Chubut, Argentina, 1994). First Prize General Cabrera City Council Short Story Competition (Córdoba, Argentina, 1994). First Prize (Poetry & Short Story) in AIBA Association Literature Competition (Ayacucho, Buenos Aires 1993). In 1993 he won the Biennial (1991/1992) First National Prize from the Ministry of Culture of Argentina for novel writers.
In 2017 he won an Educational Scholarship from the National Arts Fund of Argentina to study at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 2018. In 1991 The María Rosa Bemberg Scholarship to attend the VI Intensive Vocal Performance Seminar organized by Festivales Musicales de Buenos Aires.
His work has been published in magazines, websites, blogs and newspapers in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, France, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Scotland, Spain & USA.
Upon his return from London he was appointed Professor at Buenos Aires Comunicación Film School. During the past 23 years, as a creative writing and filmmaking educator, he taught at Buenos Aires Comunicación, Buenos Aires University, ISER, UADE, UCES, Mar del Plata Independent Film Festival, Villa Victoria Ocampo, Centro Cultural Julio de Salazar (Paraguay).
Since 2015 he gives seminars on Opera and Vocal Chamber Music at AMIA, MAR Museum (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires), Argentina National Library & Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts Argentina.
He was a speaker on Opera Libretto at Buenos Aires International Book Fair 2017.
He interviewed filmmakers Mike Leigh, Sally Potter & Terence Davies; opera singers Ghena Dimitrova, Evgeny Nesterenko, Barbara Dever, Laura Rizzo, Lucila Ramos-Mañé, Gustavo López Manzitti, Mario De Salvo, Elisabet Canis, Laura Pisani, Anabella Carnevali; actress Jenny Runacre.
His films include: C´est Tout and I & Thou. I & Thou was screened at V Irish Latin American Film Festival (Dublin and Portalaoise), XXIII Uruguay International Film Festival, XXII Mar del Plata International Film Festival. I & Thou won Best Production at IV UNIACC Chile Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film in IV Internacional Miami Short Film Festival. He was Production Consultant of Tango Macbeth (feature film, 2012), directed by Nadine Patterson, Harmony Productions, USA. Festivals & Screenings: 2012 Roxbury International Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, African Diaspora International Film Festival (New York, Chicago, Washington DC., Paris), IX Mar del Plata Independent Film Festival, Tugg AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9.
Professional Memberships include London Film School Associate, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) & PEN Argentina.
Nadine Patterson, CEO, Harmony Image Productions. USA.
Federico gets things done and quickly. He arranged for us to get the rights for important music tracks for our film. He is diplomatic yet firm in his negotiations. Hire him if you are working on a film in Buenos Aires and need a producer on the ground. He is fabulous.
Dr. Rodney Newton, Music Consultant, MA (Dist.), ALFS, Hon. BC, FRSA. England.
I taught Federico Spoliansky at London Film School for a period of two years. During that time I observed him to be a dedicated student who worked very hard and displayed an obvious enthusiasm for everything he did. I have no reason to suppose him to be any different today – it is a privilege and pleasure to know him.
Andras Rac, Executive Producer, Creative Director The Telegraph Studio Debates, at Lyonsdown Ltd. Hungary.
I have been working with Federico on multiple film projects. I am encouraging all organisations, companies and commissioners to invite him for their projects as Federico is among the very few professionals who has a strong understanding and the essential skills to bring commercially aware productions combined with creative solution.