Graduated in cinema at FAAP - SP, with a Master's Degree in Cinematography and Art History at ECA-USP, André Fonseca Besen has been Director of Photography since 2005.
As Director of Photography, he has shot several full-length films and long documentary films, among then the feature film "The Second Man", 2021, selected for the festival LALIFF 2021, "It's Darker Before Dawn", 2016, selected in the 42 Edition of the Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo and the documentary "Ayahuasca, a expansão da consciência", 2019, nominee in the category Best Cinematography for Documentary at Brasilian Association of Cinematography Awards 2019 and selected for the cinema festival Agenda Brasil in Milan. Recently he worked as DOP in two features filmes that are in post production.
He has also done several short films, videoclips, advertising, tv, new audiovisual technology projects as holograms and other audiovisual projects.
From 2011 to 2021, André Besen was the Professor of Direction of Photography at AIC (International Film Academy). He has developed an online course on Direction of Photography in order to teach future cinematographers all over Brazil.