David Bonneville

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David Bonneville (Porto, 1978) is a London-based filmmaker.

Education and background[edit]

Bonneville received the University of Westminster academic Excellence scholarship for his MA in Screenwriting & Producing. He was also selected for the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin directing course in the context of the Gulbenkian Foundation Arts Programme, years after he completed his Sound & Image (Media) BA between Portugal (Catholic University of Portugal) and Spain (Pompeu Fabra University). David speaks five languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently, also French a little Italian and Catalan.

Bonneville began his career by assisting Turner-Prize winner Douglas Gordon and centenarian Cannes Palme d'Or winner Manoel de Oliveira. He has also worked for the BBC.


Cigano aka 'Gypsy' (Golden Palm in Mexico; Golden Cat in Izmir; Medal for Best Fiction in Faro; Elche Best Fiction Award in Spain; etc.) was funded by the Portuguese Film Board and premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. It was SXSW Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival nominee and one of the 5 Golden Starfish at the Hamptons Film Festival.

L'Arc-en-Ciel (Best Actress Award at the International Portuguese Language Film Festival) was funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the RTP public TV Broadcaster. It has distribution by ArtCinema in Russia and aired on RTP2, Porto Canal, Outtv and Zon TV Broadcaster.

Heiko (Best Short Film at the 24th Mix:Copenhagen Film Festival/Denmark and Special Mention at the 10th Slamdance Film Festival/Park City, Utah, USA) was broadcast on RTP, Rede Globo and Meo TV Broadcaster. It is commercially distributed in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures and by Indieflix in the rest of the world. Heiko has been screened at more than 70 festivals worldwide, taking Bonneville to the 58th Berlin Film Festival, and receiving nominations at film festivals in Paris, Toronto, New York, Hong-Kong and Melbourne.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • 2018 - The Last Bath (in pre-production)
  • 2015 - Farewell
  • 2013 - Cigano
  • 2010 - Eden
  • 2009 - L'Arc-en-Ciel
  • 2008 - Heiko
  • 2007 - The Balcony
  • 2007 - Photomotion
  • 2005 - Maquette
  • 2004 - Le Déjeuner Répéter

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