Palu Abadia is a Colombian-born filmmaker and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked as a cinematographer, director and video editor for different international projects, including short and long documentaries, educational and corporate videos for companies like Maki Creative, Lucuma Films, Make it Happen, Maracuya Productions, Vision Media, La Maraca Producciones and Media-Tank Productions. Her personal work ranges from experimental video to stop motion animation and documentary films. In 2016 she completed her first film, “Monologues in the Artist’s Studio,” awarded as a best documentary on architecture and design. She is currently working in two projects: her second film, "Nowhere to Fall", a story developed between New York and Colombia about music, tradition, identity and women empowerment, and a documentary series about kids and displacement during Colombian post-conflict. She also teaches video and editing workshops for immigrants. She has exhibited her work in festivals, galleries, and schools in the USA and abroad.
Producer & Video Editor
019-20 Investments News
Freelance VideoEditor / USA
2020 Documentary "Estamos Unidos" / Sumak Stories / USA
Film Editor / NYC
2018-20 Documentary / Multimedia Project: My Intention Is / Dir.: Nicole Riggs
Camera and Video Editor / Colombia / USA
2019 Documentary Driven to Abstraction Dir. Daria Price
Camera / USA
2018-19 Documentary Worker´s Studio Dir. Sol Aramendi
Camera and Video Editor / USA
2019-20 MoMI (Museum of Moving Image) Digital Media Program at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria
Teacher / NYC
2017-9 Crossmedia Project Video-Installation Sonus - Firenze
Visual Director, Editor / Italy
2019 Mix Media / VideoseoPro
Freelance Editor / USA
2018-9 Short documentary All That Connect Us / Dir. Codi Barbini
Camera / Colombia / USA
2017-19 Documentary: Return to the Andes / Director: Mitchell Teplitsky.
DP and Video Editor / Peru / USA
2016-now Documentary: Nowhere to Fall. US / Colombia.
Director, 2nd Camera, Editor
Currently in Production
2017-8 Documentary: Berta didn't Die, She Multiplied, directed by Sam Vinal
Video Editor / NYC
2018-20 Women Immigrant Background Media Production Workshop & Theory of Montage
Teacher / Third World Newsreel / Museum Moving Image /NYC
2017 Documentary: In the Divine Image: The Path of LGBTQ Inclusion
Camera / NYC
2017 Documentary "The creative High", directed by Adriana Marchione
Camera / Venice, Italy
2016 Documentary: A Barber’s Dream, directed by Daniella Duarte
Video Editor / NYC
2016 Various - Likeable Media
Freelance Videographer and Editor / NYC
2016 Short fiction film: Dean's dream, directed by Dean Chi
Video Editor / NYC
2016 Short doc: Corri la Vita, Florence, Italy. Produced by GA Service for the
Camera / Italy
2016-7 Crash Course on documentaries for immigrants, Third World Newsreel / Teacher / NY
2016 Video, camcorders and DSLR, Project Luz / Teacher / NYC
13-16 Freelance Video Editor for Vision Media / NYC
13-16 Documentary: “Work in Progress. Monologues in the artist’s studio”
Director, DP and Video Editor / USA
2015 Wage Theft App Video
Camera and Video Editor / NYC
2014 Corporate Documentary: Life after Care. Produced by NET Philadelphia
Camera and Video Editor / Philadelphia
2014 Documentary: Egyptian Winter / DP and Video Editor / Egypt / USA
2013 Short documentaries: New American Girls, for Latin American Broadcast
Video Editor / USA
2013 Educational and Commercial Videos for Maki Creative
Video Editor and Motion Graphics Artist / NYC
2012 Next Media NBC, TV Educational Clips
Bilingual Video Editor / NYC
2012 Sandy’s Tales
Director, Camera and Editor / NYC
2011 Last Rites Gallery, NY, Videographer and Video Editor / NYC
2010 Documentary: Beatriz Gonzalez. Why are you crying? Monologue in three voices
Produced by La Maraca Producciones
1st Asst. Director, Camera and Editor / Colombia
2008 Documentary: Whaddya Mean Art? -Documentary about the regional Art Halls of Colombia / Produced by the Ministry of Culture
1st Asst. Director and Video Editor / Colombia
2008 Colombian TV Channel 13: Rojo red, En Agosto, The zone, La máquina del tiempo,
Prod. Señal Creativa TV.
Director, and Video Editor / Bogota
2008 Fusion Total by Productores Asociados / Content Director for magazine / Colombia
2018 Video-mapping, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2016 Artist Residency, The Studio at Santa Maria a Rignana, Italy
2016 Da Vinci, DCTV, NYC
2015 Adobe Premiere Certification, BRIC, Brooklyn, NYC
2013 Photo Studio, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2007 MA in Documentary Films , Universidad Del Cine, Argentina
2004 BFA in Visual Arts, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Film Festivals, Screenings and More
2022 Official selection: Docco / Doc Society: Lab on social Impact
2021 FICG 36 / DOCULAB12 Recipient of the award Hassan (Sound Design) + Cinecolor for the film "Nowhere to Fall" a
2021 Official selection Doculab12 for the film "Nowhere to Fall"
2021 FDC (Colombia's Film Development Fund Awards) for the film "Nowhere to Fall"
2021 Recipient of the award Hassan (Sound Design) + Cinecolor for the film "Nowhere to Fall"
2021 Doculab Mexico for the film "Nowhere to Fall"
2021 FDC (Fondo cinematográfico colombiano) Grant for the film "Nowhere to Fall"
2019 Sonus Selections, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
2019 Sonus Selections, Galeria La Balsa, Bogotá, Colombia
2018 "We were displaced".Video Exhibition: America Late. Casa de America, Madrid, Spain.
2018 "We were displaced". Group Exhibition WeartColombia, Consulate of Colombia in New York
2018 "We were displaced".Video Exhibition, Group Show, Capital Art International, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 "Sebastian Errzuriz. Monologues in the artist's studio". Master of Art Film Festival
2017 American Documentary Film festival
2017 Salem Film Festival
2017 Yale University, CLAIS Spring Film Series
Asian Centum Film Festival / Seoul International Architecture Film Festival / New York School of Interior Design
2016 Pecos Bill / Fakelore Series. Screening at: Directed by Women - Short & Fun in NYC
2015 How We Learn to Die. Video Art, Simultan Festival Selection, Romania.
2014 BAC Community Arts Fund Grand
Stop-motion Animation Fakelore: Fables and Legends of the Americas
2012 In a blink of the eye. Here &There - En un parpadeo. Aqui & allá.
Experimental Video, Latin-American video art tour Videoarte en movimiento
The Object of Self. Photography, Darkroom Gallery, Junction, Vermont, USA
2011 Beatriz González: Why Are You Crying? / Biarritz Film Festival, Biarritz, France / International Film Festival, Barichara, Colombia
/ Atlantidoc / International Documentary Film Festival, Uruguay / International Film Festival – Cali, Colombia
2018 "Urban Interferences #1 - Static". Group Exhibition WeartColombia, Consulate of Colombia in New York
2017 ¨Cityscape¨. Group Show, Blank wall gallery, Greece.
2016 Photo exhibition at Santa Maria di Rignana, Italy
2015 Greens. Photo Prints on Magazine Book Eat /Ate by Jangle Fine, USA.
2014 Fakelore: Fables and Legends of the Americas. Stop Motion Animation and Installation at Rabbithole Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2014 Waiting. Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2012 ¨The Object of Self¨. Photography, Darkroom Gallery,
Junction, Vermont, USA
2012 Juror Award of Merit in Still Life, International Fine Art Photography Competition
2005 30-76. Solo Show, Public Art Photo Installation. Bogotá, Colombia.
2004 “Penoso” & “Material”. Video and animation for the Contemporary Art Museum, Bogotá, Colombia