Felipe Bustos Sierra – Director/Producer

Felipe Bustos Sierra

Felipe is an award-winning Belgian/Chilean filmmaker based in Scotland.  His father was a Chilean journalist exiled to Belgium.  It’s at solidarity events in Brussels that, as a kid, Felipe first heard of the story of the Scottish boycott.

Through Debasers Filums, which he founded in Edinburgh in 2010, he’s directed and produced three short films, including Three-Legged Horses, based on his experiences as a rickshaw driver in Edinburgh.  The 2012 short fiction film was the first successfully crowdfunded film project in Scotland.  The film went on to screen at over 100 international film festivals, on five continents, winning four awards.

His first short documentary, Nae Pasaran (2013), was commissioned through the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap scheme and premiered at EIFF, DOK Leipzig and Tribeca.  Felipe is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Eurodoc, the Independent Filmmaker Programme and the EIFF Talent Lab.  Nae Pasaran (2018), his first feature, was the Closing Gala of the Glasgow Film Festival 2018, premiering to rave reviews.  It comes out in the UK in November 2018.