Teo Belton


Journalism Fund

Teo Belton is a French film director and screenwriter whose short films were awarded a number of times in the national competition organized by DAFO, of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

He has lived in several countries in Latin America and Europe, including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and France. He has lived in Peru since 2009.

Belton embraces dreams, reality, and fiction, and exposes the most intimate landscapes of nature, inspired by Colombian magical realism. In 2016 he directed the short film Somnotoscopio, where he tells the story of a 19th century inventor who created a cinematograph capable of filming dreams. It received awards at national festivals and by DAFO. That same year, he participated in the Sony Short Fest contest organized by the University of Lima and Sony, creating the short film KA, which won first place. As part of the award, Sony took him and his team to Las Vegas to exhibit his work at the prestigious NAB Show.

His short film Sheut, made in 2017, had 18 official national and international selections, and also won 18 international awards.

Currently, he is directing Uroboros, which deals with a story of mourning, with surreal and science fiction overtones. At the same time, he is preparing long-feature and documentary projects focused on the Peruvian Amazon.

Teo Belton