Martín Oliveros Heinze

Martín Oliveros Heinze is a writer and director born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied and lived in Costa Rica for 8 years and moved to Berlin in 2010. Argentinian by birth, German by family and Costa Rican by adoption, has ventured through comic books, short stories, radio and photography trying to find the perfect vehicle for his storytelling. Finally he found the way to synthesize it with his works in the audiovisual field with several short films screened in festivals around the world.

Past work and showreel



The Blurry Pictures (Feature film – in post-production)

Biri I Zjarrtë – English title: The Young Man Who Was Also Fire (Short film – 2021)


  • Making Waves Film Festival (United Kingdom, 2022) “Best International Short”

(Official Selection)

  • Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo (FIAPF) (Dominican Republic, 2022)
  • World of Film International Festival Glasgow (United Kingdom, 2022)
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | International Filmfestival (Germany, 2023)
  • River Film Festival (Italy, 2022)
  • International Film Festival Transcending Borders (France, 2023)
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù (Italy, 2022)
  • Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival (United States, 2022)
  • Swindon Independent (International) Film Festival (United Kingdom, 2022)
  • Festival internacional de cortometrajes en San Roque (Spain, 2022)
  • South Italy International Film Festival (Italy, 2022)
  • DEA FilmFest (Albania, 2021)
  • Catania Film Fest (Italy, 2021)
  • Balkan New Film Festival (Sweden, 2021) “Honorable mention for locations”
  • Dreamanila International Film Festival (Philippines 2021) “Honorable mention for screenplay”
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival (Turkey, 2021)
  • Goddess on the Throne-Hyjnesha ne fron (Kosovo, 2021)
  • Short Movie Club Film Festival “Nefiltravanae kino” (Belarus, 2022)

(Special programs out of competition)

  • International Children Care Film Festival (France, 2022)

(Film residency selection)

  • Balkan’s Gate film residency (Albania, 2020)

Kabale & Hiebe (Short film – 2020)

  • Filmfest Bremen (Germany, 2021)
  • 42. European Filmfestival Göttingen (Germany, 2021)
  • Jardin Rouge Film Festival (Netherlands, 2022)
  • On Art Film Festival (Poland, 2022)

On the Imperfection of the Geological Record (Short film – 2019)


  • The Tourne-Films Festival Lausanne (Switzerland, September 2020) Best short
  • Out of Bounds (Italy) Special Mention of the jury for editing and music.

(Official Selection)

  • REGARD Saguenay International Short Film Festival (Canada)
  • Filmfest Bremen (Germany)
  • Filmzeitkaufbeuren (Germany)
  • Soundscreen Film Festival (Italy)
  • Ferfilm (Kosovo)
  • International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany)
  • PunkFilmFest Berlin (Germany)
  • LA Punk Film Festival (United States)
  • Goddess on the Throne Film Festival (Kosovo)
  • Malabo International Music & Film Festival (Equatorial Guinea)

Paulina, the Old Man and the Turtle (Short film – 2018) 


  • Premios Latino 2018 – Best Script, best Cinematography and best actor (Spain)
  • Short Film Audience Award – XI Mittelamerikanisches Filmfestival Wien (Austria)

(Official Selection)

  • Festival Internacional de Cine Icaro XXI (Guatemala)
  • Shnit Worlwide Shortfilmfestival, National Competition (Costa Rica)
  • Short Film Breaks (Romania)
  • Sose International Film Festival (Armenia)
  • FerFilm Festival (Kosovo)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil (Ecuador)
  • NIFF 2018 (Nepal)
  • Cefalù Film Festival 2018 (Italy)
  • DEA FilmFest (Albania) (Nominated for Media Special Award)
  • Cinemì Cinemà International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • II Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea (Spain)
  • Cinefilia Tanguera 2018 (Argentina)
  • Filmfest Dresden (Germany) Out of competition
  • Valletta Film Festival 2018 (Malta) Out of competition

(Best Pitch)

  • FEST Pitching Forum 2016 (Portugal)

Els Masos (Short film – in development)

  • FUFF Scriptwriting workshop 2017 (Estonia)
  • Mecal Pitch Mentoring 2018 (Spain)

You Me We (9 episodes Web Series – 2015)

(Best Cast for Comedy)

  • Rome Web Awards 2016 (Italy)

(Official Selection)

  • Sicily Web Fest 2016 (Italy)

Lux (Experimental short film – 2014)

  • IX Festival Internacional de Video Arte de Barcelona 2016

Desiertos (Short film – 2012)

Antonio (2010)

  • Alocortito 2010 (Spain)

Radio Paraíso (Short film – 2008)

  • Festival de Cine y video VIART 2009 (Venezuela).
  • FENACO 2009 (Peru).
  • 7mo Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Punta del Este (Uruguay).
  • FECISO 2009 (Chile).
  • Certamen Internacional “Roberto Di Chiara” Florencio Varela 2009 (Argentina).
  • XIV Certamen de Cine y Vídeo Joven de Irun 2009 (Spain).
  • 10º Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu (Chile).

Stone Soup (Short film – 2016)

  • Tender Metropolis Script Competition 2016 (Germany/Poland) Best Script Award
  • Boys by Faula Project – watch
  • Balla by Faula Project – watch
  • Music by Faula Project – watch
  • Altered Existence by Ziel – watch
  • Polestar by Ziel – watch
  • Something yellow- and a little bit green by Claudia Janet Birkholz – watch
  • Casavetik by Andrés Torres

Eelan (Experimental Short film – 2014)

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, 2015 (USA)
  • Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase 2015 (France)
  • London Independent Film Festival, 2015 (England)

Descartable (Short Film – 2008)

  • Festival Perro Loco 2 2008 (Brazil).
  • FENACO 2009 (Peru).
  • Certamen Internacional “Roberto Di Chiara” Florencio Varela 2009 (Argentina).

Aproxímate – Exnobia (Music video 2007)

(Best Music Video)

  • Festival de Cine y video VIART 2007 (Venezuela).

(Official Selection)

  • Festival de cine y video centroamericano ICARO 2007 (Guatemala).
  • Festival de video centroamericano La 240 2008 (Costa Rica).
  • XVI Muestra de cine y video costarricense 2008 (Costa Rica).

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