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Alba Baptista

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At age 16, Alba Baptista started her career as the main character in Simão Cayatte‘s “Miami”. For her performance she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné. During the following years, Alba developed a strong film career in Portugal, as well as roles on various popular Portuguese series. Her film work includes: “Caminhos Magnétykos” by Edgar Pêra, "Leviano" by Justin Amorim, “Equinócio” by Ivo Ferreira and “Patrick” by Gonçalo Waddington, which was in competition at San Sebastián International Film Festival. Alba can also be seen playing the lead role in the Netflix series “Warrior Nun”, for which she has received international acclaim. Her directorial debut was alongside Justin Amorim with the short film "Change" and more recently she was in the British film “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, on Netflix.

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Ana "Peperan" Correia

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Ana Correia, also known as “Peperan”, has a degree in Design and Technology of Graphic Arts from the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar and began her career as a YouTuber at the age of 21. She has worked with brands such as FOX, AXN White, Universal Music Portugal, Sumol and WTF. She traveled around the country with the lecture "The Power of the Net", being present at TEDxYOUTH and was also on a tour with the National Elections Commission aimed at encouraging the political conscience of young people who were going to vote for the first time. In 2017, the series "#CasaDoCais" was born. Ana Correia is the creator, screenwriter, director, actress and editor of the series that has reached over one million views and was content leader on the streaming platform RTP Play during both seasons. She was also a screenwriter, director, actress and editor of the horror/comedy short film "I’m Not a Ghost, Not Yet a Demon", that premiered at the MotelX international horror film festival in Lisbon. More recently, she directed the series "Covil" for RTP ZigZag.

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Ana Brás

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Director, screenwriter, art director and editor. Co-creator of Carpete, a video content production company, she was art director and mini DV camera operator for several music videos for the artist Iguana Garcia ("Horas Vagas", "Os Duros Não Dançam"), as well as a documentary for the same artist titled "Call Me - Iguana Garcia". She released a series of live concerts from bands such as Quelle Dead Gazelle, Riding Pânico, The Mystery Lights, Gator The Alligator and Cancro, called "Lost Tapes". Out of the many short films she has written and directed, highlights include "Azimute", an experimental short that was nominated for a Sophia Student Award. In 2022, she wrote and directed her first TV series "Never Say Never", produced by Promenade for the streaming platform RTP Play.

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Ana Luis Quintão

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Ana Luís Quintão was born in Porto in 1991. After a childhood dedicated to drawing, painting, ballet and music, she enrolled in the Lisbon Theatre and Film School where she started her second BA in Directing and Cinematography. Throughout the first two years she directed two short films: “s/Controlo” and “Battu”. During her final year in film school, she directed “Alcateia”, a short film selected for the first edition of PORTO FEMME - International Film Festival and broadcasted on national television on CINEMAX (RTP2). She did an internship on the feature film "Alfama em Si" directed by Diogo Varela, where she worked as third assistant director. She produced a pilot episode for the children's series "A Bruxa da Minha Vizinha" with the production company Lanterna de Pedra. In 2020, she finished her professional internship at Fado Filmes and directed her first short “00:00 MIDNIGHT” alongside Filipa Pinto, produced by Promenade and waiting to premiere in 2023.

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André Godinho

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André Godinho (born 1979, Lisbon) studied at E.S.T.C. where he directed "6 Minutes" (Young Filmmaker Award - Curtas Vila do Conde '02) and completed the Documentary Course Les Ateliers Varan, at F.C. Gulbenkian. He directs documentaries ("MHM" about Manuel Hermínio Monteiro, "Faz Tudo Parte" the making of the concert "Três Cantos: José Mário Branco, Sérgio Godinho & Fausto") and experimental fictions ("La Chambre Jaune", "Ponto Morto"). He regularly works on film sets as a Script Supervisor. He creates videos for theater, dance, and opera performances. He is a close collaborator of the theater companies Teatro Praga and Cão Solteiro Teatro, with whom he collaborates not only as a director but also as an actor and co-creator.

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André Marques

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André Marques (1984, Portugal) studied Cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and he is an awarded Portuguese writer/director. His work has developed through various genres – fiction, experimental, documentary – with films and projects selected in several internationally renowned festivals such as Berlinale, Venice Film Festival, Palm Springs, Leeds, Vila do Conde, Gijón, Doclisboa, among others. Marques has been the subject of six retrospectives: by the Bucharest Cinematheque (Romania) in 2015, by the TV channels TVCine (Portugal) and FicBueu Film Festival (Spain) in 2016, by the Burgas Film Festival (Bulgaria), Ymotion Festival (Portugal) and Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal) in 2017. Alumnus of the Berlinale Talents 2016. “The Drunk” will be his first feature film, to premiere later this year and "Salomé Bolívar" is his upcoming short film produced by Promenade.

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Andreia Silva

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Andreia Pereira da Silva graduated in Film, Video and Multimedia Communication at the Lusófona University, and currently she works as a director and screenwriter. “Ouro sobre Azul” is her debut short film, which premiered in 2019 and was nominated for best fiction short film at the Sophia Student Awards. She also studied Theatre and Cinema at the ACT School of Actors, which gave her a special mastery and sensitivity in the art of directing other actors. Andreia has worked in several areas of cinema and audiovisual, such as fiction, music videos and commercials.

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André Santos & Marco Leão

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André Santos and Marco Leão were born in 1984. André comes from a family of farmers and grew up between the sea and the mountains of Sintra. On the other hand, Marco grew up in the suburbs of Lisbon, a place chosen by his parents to live when they returned to Portugal from Angola. André and Marco’s paths crossed in 2002 when they both studied at the Lisbon School of Communication, where André graduated in Advertising and Marketing and Marco in Audiovisual and Multimedia. Later, André studied Film Directing and Marco studied Audiovisual Post-Production. In the early years of their professional career, the duo established itself with André focusing on the photography side and Marco on the sound for many documentary films. This production model led them to direct their first short film “A nossa necessidade de consolo” in 2008, having completed since then eight short films and two series. Their short "Pedro" was the first Portuguese short film to be selected for the Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, the festival Porto/Post/Doc hosted the first integral retrospective of their work. In 2019, they directed the fictional TV series "Luz Vermelha" for RTP, which was nominated for Best Series at the Portuguese Film Academy’s Sophia Awards, Best Fiction Show at the Portuguese Authors’ Society Awards, and pre-nominated for the Ibero-American Cinema Platino Awards. Currently, they are about to premiere their new series "Cavalos de Corrida" on RTP and the documentary feature film "Na Floresta", part of the Berlinale Talents Doc Station.

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Bernardo Lopes

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Bernardo Lopes is a director, screenwriter and producer. With a degree in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication by University Lusófona, he began his career as a film critic for publications such as Nisimazine and C7nema. He was part of the jury at the 71st Venice International Festival, during the Venice Days - Giornate Degli Autori section. On the same occasion, he was chosen as Portuguese ambassador for the LUX Prize - European Union Film Prize. In cinema, he directed four short fiction films and a feature-length documentary with prizes and selections in national and international film festivals (Sophia Awards, IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Vila do Conde Film Festival, Fantasporto, Lisbon & Estoril, Chelsea, Tangier, Orlando, among others). He has also directed and produced music videos for artists such as Regula, D.A.M.A, Mike El Nite, Malabá, Vaarwell and Mike11.

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Bruno Ilogti

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Bruno Ilogti is a Brazilian director with experience in several music videos, fashion films and commercials after graduating in New York. In advertising, he won the Unilever Prizer in Cannes (2015) and directed commercials for brands such as Pantene, Nars, Neutrogena, Coca-Cola and Peuterey. Some of the most popular music videos he directed are "Hungry" and "Just Like You" by Fergie, "Você já sabe" (with Nicki Minaj) and "Enchanté" starring Kendall Jenner. Since 2015, Bruno has directed the Brazilian singer Anitta's most viewed music videos, such as "Downtown", "Paradinha", "Bang", "Rosa" and "Sua Cara". In fashion, he the first Brazilian to direct a campaign for Maison Valentino. He has also directed for brands like Marni and has worked several times with supermodel Gisele Bundchen, including for Vogue Italia. His first narrative project was the short film "Reason", starring Anna Mouglais and supermodel Andreja Pejic. Recently he directed the music videos "America Latina" and "Cena de Cinema" for the singer Mallu Magalhães, produced by Promenade.

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Daniel Vicente Roque

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Daniel Vicente Roque has a degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia from the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and a Master’s degree in Illustration and Animation at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave. He is an animation director, storyboard artist, 2D animator and illustrator under the pseudonym Vicente Nirō. His short film “#LINGO” won the Young Filmmaker Award at the Cinanima Film Festival and the Best Portuguese Essay at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Film Festival. He is also a trainer in school workshops in traditional animation and optical toys. Currently he is developing his first animation series "The Noble Savages", a co-production between Promenade and the animation production company Sardinha em Lata.

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Dauto Galli

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Dauto Galli attended the Film School EICAR (École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation) in Paris. He started his career in 2012 under the guidance of Brazilian director Márcio Darocha, after an invitation to be the assistant director and camera operator of "Programa Lá", broadcasted by Canal Brasil for five seasons. In film, he worked as assistant director in the short film "Je Suis Fan du Grand- Screen", which won the prestigious Jury Prize at the Nikon Festival 2013 in Clermont- Ferrand. He was part of the creation of the French Film Festival in Búzios and in 2016, he participated in the production and curatorship of the first edition of Epernay Latin Film Festival (France). More recently, he has directed music videos for artists such as Marc Desse, Jaloo, Xamã, Davi Sabbag, Urias, Johnny Hooker, Tulio Dek, Mayra Andrade, Callaz, Ive Greie, Lucas Carlos and Antónia Morais. With Promenade, he directed three music videos for Agnes Nunes: "Lisboa" with almost 4 million views, "Cabelo Bagunçado" and "Papel Crepom".

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Diogo Lopes

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Diogo Lopes studied Business Management and worked as a consultant until 2010, when he moved to Los Angeles to study Film at the University of Southern California. He returned to Portugal in 2012 and has been working as a director and screenwriter with many production companies since then. He wrote and directed his first short film “Blessed”, which premiered on the national competition of MotelX International Film Festival. He also directed the fiction series “A Vida Também É Isto” in 2013 for SIC Radical, and wrote and directed the series “Idiotas, Ponto”, which aired on RTP in 2018. His second short film “Abílio” will premiere soon.

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Fábio Mota

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Fábio Mota began his career as an actor in the North of Portugal. His fascination for light and story led him to the craft of Cinematography, enrolling in a BA in Amsterdam and later at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in London, guided by legendary DoPs such as Oliver Stapleton, Roger Deakins, Brian Tufano, Billy Williams, Rob Hardy and Sean Bobbitt. He worked on various documentaries, commercials and fiction projects in Berlin, Amsterdam and Lisbon. During his time in London, he shot the short films “Miss Curvy” (2020) and “The Fire Next Time” (2021), both awarded at festivals worldwide and nominated for BAFTAs. He works as a Director of Photography in London and Lisbon for fiction projects, commercials and documentaries, working in series such as "O Clube", "5Starz" and "Praxx". He is currently preparing his directorial debut with the feature-length documentary "Alma Anciana”, produced by Promenade.

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Felipe Bragança

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Felipe Bragança is a screenwriter and director born in Rio de Janeiro. As a director, he had short, medium and feature films presented at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno and Sundance. Retrospectives of his work have been held in Paris (Jeu de Paumme), Berlin (Kino Arsenal and Wolf Kino) and Los Angeles (CalArts). As a screenwriter, he has written for directors such as Karim Ainouz ("O Céu de Suely" and "Praia do Futuro"), Marina Meliande ("Mormaço") and Helvécio Marins Jr. ("Girimunho"). His first two feature films as a solo director were "Não Devore Meu Coração", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and "Um Animal Amarelo", which premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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Filipa Pinto

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Filipa Pereira Pinto was born in Porto. In 2012, she moved to Lisbon to enroll in the Lisbon Theatre and Film School, where she graduated in Directing and Cinematography. During her film school journey, she directed the short documentary “Well of Souls”. This project marked the beginning of her career in film, circulating amongst national film festivals such as DocLisboa, and internationally in film festivals such as Visions du Réel and FICUNAM in Mexico. The film received an Honorable Mention at Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival and was the winner of the Intangible Heritage Award given by Fundação INATEL. Her final school project, “Summer”, screened at Vila do Conde Short Film Festival and Porto/Post/Doc in 2016. After finishing her studies, Filipa worked as a content producer for the 12th edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, was Rita Azevedo Gomes’ assistant director on the feature film “A Portuguesa”, selected for the 69th Berlinale, and was also Art Director and Script Supervisor for the pilot episode of the children's series “A Bruxa da Minha Vizinha” produced by Lanterna de Pedra. More recently, she directed her first fiction short film “00:00 MIDNIGHT” alongside Ana Luís Qintão, produced by Promenade and scheduled to release in 2023.

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Francisco Neves

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Francisco Neves graduated in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication at the Lusófona University, with school projects presented at national and international film festivals such as the short film “Turp”, the documentary “À Nossa Imagem” and the music video “Sleepless” by We Fade Away. After his studies, he joined the collective Comicalate, a website that produced original audiovisual content, where he collaborated as a director, editor and screenwriter in webseries and short films. He directed and edited the series “Menos Um” for RTP Lab and also worked as an assistant director in several projects such as the documentary “4 Caminhos para Fátima” produced for RTP, directed by Inês Gil; the short film “Eva” directed by Bernardo Lopes; and the music video “Água de Coco” by musician Profjam, directed by André Caniços and Miguel Saraiva. Currently he is preparing the release of his short film "15'", which he wrote and directed with the support of ICA and SPA, produced by Promenade.

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Gonçalo Loureiro

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Gonçalo Loureiro is a director, producer and screenwriter known for his short films "Marasmo" (2015) and "Sheila" (2018). He graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual at Porto School of Arts and has a Master's Degree in Sound and Image from the Catholic University of Porto, the city where he lived throughout his academic life. "Marasmo", his final Master's project, was awarded many national distinctions and premiered commercially in 2016 by Leopardo Filmes following the Honorable Mention at the 2015 European Film Schools Competition, awarded by the international jury. Thanks to this award, the short premiered in national cinemas alongside the feature film "11 Minutes" by Jerzy Skolimowski. Currently he is preparing his most recent short film "Trapstarz" produced by Promenade and supported by ICA, Viseu Municipality and GDA Foundation.

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Helen Esther Aschauer

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Helen Aschauer is a Cuban/Austrian director and choreographer with a strong sense for visual storytelling and aesthetics. She started classical ballet at age three in Moscow and continued most of her education in Austria. She moved on to study contemporary dance in Munich and later went on to work as a professional dancer for a dance company in London, touring through the UK, Lithuania and Austria. She worked in several commissions of the Royal Opera House London as well as in operas, commercials, music videos and feature films. Helen had her choreographic debut in 2015 in Bizet's Opera "Les Pecheurs des Perles" at Theater der Wien. In 2018, she worked as an Assistant Choreographer to Arthur Pita in the feature film "Charlie's Angels". She has directed commercials for Tommee Tippy UK and Vinted. Currently she is working on the documentary feature film "Alma Anciana" alongside Fábio Mota, her directorial debut produced by Promenade.

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Hermano Moreira

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Hermano Moreira is a filmmaker and screenwriter. He graduated in Film at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, and has over 14 years of experience in the audiovisual market. He directed short films such as “Ciclo Vicioso”, “Era Doce”, “Quadros”, “Passarinha” and “13Horas e 31Minutos”. In addition to directing short films, he also directed commercials for clients such as Itaú, Cervejaria Devassa, Sesi / Fiesp, LG , PUC, Pial Legrand, Benetton, Philips, Vodka Kadov, Now Supermarket, Pravaler, Mercedes Benz, Cartier, Le Lis Blanc, Daslu, Tory Burch and Kate Spade. In 2014 he directed the TV series "Encuentros em Brasil" for HBO Latin America. Also with HBO Latin America in that same year, he co-created, co-wrote and directed the series "Mulher Arte". In 2018, the series "Segunda Pele" was shown on FOX Brazil, an original idea by Hermano Moreira. More recently, he directed the feature film "Lovefool" a co-production between Promenade, Capuri and Paramount Pictures set to premiere in 2023.

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Inês Sá Frias

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Actress and director, Inês Sá Frias graduated in Acting from the Cascais Theatre School in 2013. She then began her acting career in television, theatre and film, followed by a degree in Film from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School which she completed in 2019. During her second year, she co-directed the documentary "Anywhere in Between" winner of two national prizes and screened at multiple national and international film festivals. As an actress, she has worked in many TV series, telenovelas, short and feature-length films, such as “Três Mulheres” (2017), “A Rede” (2019) and “Pôr do Sol” (2022), among others. Currently she is building her career both in front and behind the cameras. She wrote, directed and starred in her first series "We Won’t Dine" in 2022, produced by Promenade for RTP Lab.

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Joana de Sousa

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Joana de Sousa (Santarém, 1989) is a filmmaker and curator. Over the years, she has developed several interdisciplinary curatorial programs. She was a programmer at Doclisboa - International Film Festival from 2015 to 2023. Being part of its Direction, between 2019 and 2022. Currently works at Cinemateca Portuguesa, in the dissemination of the collection. She is also part of the artistic collective Rabbit Hole. Her films mainly deal with bodily perceptions, dreams and more-than-human explorations.

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João Marques

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João Marques is a Portuguese director and photographer. Born in 1997, he moved to Lisbon to study Cinema, Video and Media Communication at the Lusófona University. He graduated in 2018, directing his first short film "Incomum", which screened at film festivals such as IndieLisboa International Film Festival and FEST – New Directors, New Films. In 2019, he had the opportunity to travel to Zhuhai, China, to direct a documentary titled ‘Remained’ as a part of the ‘Looking China’ Youth Film Project. He complemented his studies with a Photography course at ArCo. Since then, João has been creating photography work which has been displayed twice in China (in 2019 at the Parallel Space Gallery and in 2020 at the Yixian International Photography Festival), and has been featured in several international platforms such as VSCO, Fubiz and Milk. João has also directed music videos for national and international artists. Currently, he is preparing the documentary feature "La Vie de Maria Manuela”, produced by Promenade.

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João Martinho

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João Martinho was born in 1997 and studied Cinema at Lisbon Theatre and Film School. He directed the short films "Irene", which premiered at Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, "Ex-Venus in Furs" which premiered at DocLisboa and was in competition at the festivals Ymotion and Caminhos do Cinema Português, among others. João has also edited films such as "Hangar, Metro, Terminal" by Salomé Lamas, showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennal, and "Fogo de Artifício" by Clara Jost, which premiered at IndieLisboa. His most recent short film "Autoerotico", produced by Promenade, premiered in 2022 at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

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João Pais

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João Rui Pais, born in 1989, studied Law at the University of Coimbra. In 2011 he started working at Caminhos do Cinema Português International Film Festival as an assistant programmer, and by 2013 he became the programming coordinator for the festival. In that same year he attended the film course “Cinemalogia 3”. As a programmer, he is often invited to curate film programs around the country. Parallel to these activities, he often collaborates with screenwriters and directors on script consultancy and mentoring. He is currently the president of the Coimbra University Film Society, where he’s responsible for its annual program, moderating weekly roundtables. He is also a board member of Caminhos do Cinema Português - Associação de Artes Cinematográficas de Coimbra and of the Portuguese Federation of Film Societies. He is the co-director and screenwriter of the animation TV series “The Noble Savages", currently in development by the film production companies Sardinha em Lata and Promenade.

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Justin Amorim

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Justin Amorim is the Founder and CEO of Promenade. He grew up writing fiction and watching films and has been inspired by storytelling and the artistry used to embellish the screen. Born in Toronto, Canada, he moved to southern Portugal at a young age. Over time he developed a passion for the moving image which led him to New York to pursue a BFA in Film and Video at The School Of Visual Arts. His past employers include the Tribeca Film Institute and Festival, Elle Magazine, August Man, BlackBook, Wilhelmina Models NY, Mutuca Films and others. He wrote and directed his first short film “Millennia” in 2015 and went on to write and direct his debut feature film “Leviano” in 2018, which was distributed by NOS Audiovisuais with a nationwide theatrical release, premiered internationally at the prestigious Thessaloniki International Film Festival and was later sold to HBO, Amazon and RTP. In 2021, he wrote and directed the series "5Starz" for RTP, which has garnered over a million viewers. He has also produced feature films such as "Frágil", the series "#CasaDoCais", "Never Say Never" and "We Won't Dine", and short films such as "Eva", "Moço", “Autoerotico” and “Nobody”. More recently, he directed the music video "Coisas do Amor" for Bell, and is currently developing the project "Piedade”.

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Leonor Teles

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Leonor Teles graduated in Cinema from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and has a Master’s degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia from Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. In 2016, her first short film “Balada de um Batráquio” won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale 2016 and the Firebird Award for Best Short Film at Hong Kong Film Festival, among many other international awards. In 2018, her first feature film “Terra Franca” premiered at the Cinéma du Réel Film Festival and won the Prix International de la SCAM, amongst other awards. “Terra Franca” also integrated the ACID TRIP #2 PORTUGAL exhibitions at the Cannes Film Festival 2018. Her most recent short “Cães que Ladram aos Pássaros” premiered in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival 2019. Leonor is currently working on her first fiction feature film, and she also works as a cinematographer in TV and commercials.

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Lud Mônaco

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Born in São Paulo in 1987, Lud Mônaco is an award-winning screenwriter & director. She studied advertising in her hometown before moving to London in 2008. It was while working in a cinema that she decided to study film at the Barcelona Film School (ECIB). Her school film “Para, pero sigue” was awarded Best Short Film at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival and acquired by ShortsTV. Her work has been featured in major festivals such as International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Mix Brasil and Sitges, and she was selected for the Berlinale Talents 2017. Focusing on the female universe, Lud Mônaco portrays women in engaging narratives of self-empowerment, sexual diversity and freedom. Lud has recently developed a Storytelling course produced by the creative platform Domestika. She is currently working on her debut feature film “Augusta & Kátia”, a tragicomedy set in Portugal and produced by Promenade. The project has been present at markets such as the Music & Film Marseille International Film Festival Market, MedFilm Festival and Ventana Sur.

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Marcela Jacobina

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Marcela Jacobina is a filmmaker, actress and creative director from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She began her career in New York City, where she lived and worked for almost 7 years as a fashion stylist and creative director for prestigious magazines such as Document Journal and Teen Vogue, and working for both high fashion and commercial clients such as Rosie Assoulin and Adidas. Marcela’s last project in NYC was the Tilda Swinton narrated short film “Story and the Writer”, for which she did the costume design. Searching for new creative challenges, Marcela then studied acting with Robert Castle (Actors Studio, Strasberg Institute NYC) and was cast in Bernardo Lopes’ short film “Moço” with Carloto Cotta, and “Éramos Seis”, a major telenovela by Rede Globo acting opposite Ricardo Pereira. She has now fully transitioned from fashion to film, working as writer, director and main actress in her new short film “Nobody”, produced by Promenade and premiered worldwide on NOWNESS in 2023.

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Martim Baginha Cardoso

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Martim Baginha Cardoso (1996) spent his childhood between the suburbs of the capital and the highlands of Alto Alentejo, where he developed a love for drawing. It was when his father gifted him a VHS of À Bout de Souffle that he discovered the movies and fell in love with the works of Godard, Resnais, Truffaut, Wes Anderson, Chantal Akerman, Varda, Fellini, Rossellini, João César Monteiro, Carla Simón, Buñuel and all of Julia Roberts’ romantic comedies, not necessarily in this order. After studying Visual Arts, he completed his degree in Film (focusing on Screenwriting and Editing) at the Lisbon School of Film and Theatre, while at the age of 19 he had already started working in production. A year later, he began his career as a screenwriter and assistant director. He is one of the screenwriters of the series A Espia and the writer of the film Jogos de Enganos, both productions for RTP1. As an assistant director, he has worked with directors such as Tom Harper, Manuel Pureza, João Maia, Jorge Paixão da Costa, Vicente Alves do Ó, Edgar Pêra, Duarte Coimbra, Daniel Calparsoro, Ravi Udyawar and Yoo In-sik. Joaquina, which premiered in 2023, is his first short film as a director, with festival screenings in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

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Miguel C. Saraiva

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Born in 1993, in Lisbon, Portugal, Miguel C. Saraiva studied film and television, cementing, from the beginning, his knowledge in two key areas. While exploring different areas, Miguel has won awards for cinema, music videos, and commercials. In 2015, he won the Sophia Estudante Award for Best Documentary Short with "Ruas Paralelas". In 2018, the music video he co-directed for Prof Jam, "Água de Coco", was considered the Music Video of the Year by the specialized website Rimas e Batidas. And in 2020, the commercial he created for ModaLisboa, "Awake", won five awards, including gold for Best Web Film, in the Lusófonos Creativity Awards. Stable camera moves and invisible transitions give his movies rhythm while defining his signature style. Always thoughtful about the power of movies, Miguel is constantly looking to create a more immersive experience.

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Paolo Marinou-Blanco

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Paolo Marinou-Blanco is a screenwriter and director with a B.A. in Philosophy and History from the London School of Economics, an MA in French Literature from University College London, and an MFA in Film and TV from Tisch School of the Arts – New York University, which he attended on a full scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation. Following an internship with Spike Lee, Paolo wrote and directed his first feature film, “Goodnight Irene”, which screened at Tallinn Black Nights IFF, Edinburgh and over 30 festivals worldwide, and was theatrically released in Portugal and the UK. Paolo has also simultaneously pursued a career as a screenwriter in the USA (as a WGA – Writers Guild of America member), Portugal and Brazil. Some of the projects he’s written include: “Brass Monkey” for Paramount Studios; “Olympic Village” for Primo Filmes (Brazil), selected for the Jerusalem Film Lab; “City of Mist” for Oscar-nominated producer Michael London (“Sideways”); “The Last Harem”, winner of two San Francisco Film Society writing awards, and selected for Rotterdam Film Festival’s Cinemart. His second feature-length film “Dreaming of Lions”, currently in development and produced by Promenade, was selected for the Torino Film Lab and won the prize for most promising project at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

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  • 2026

    Portuguese Psychopaths

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  • 2024

    Dreaming of Lions

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Pedro Gomes

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Pedro Henrique

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Pedro Henrique graduated in Editing from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and has a Master degress in Philosophy from the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. Currently he is completing his PhD in Performative Art and Moving Image at the School of Fine Arts. Between 2014 and 2016 he finished his two school films: "Homens do Mar", co-directed with Afonso Mota, screened at the Inatel competition, and "Susana" premiered at the FEST – New Directors, New Films. He also worked on several films as assistant director, screenwriter, production manager and editor. In 2018, he joined the interdisciplinary collective Rizoma, which holds artistic events that fuse electronic music with performance, painting and photography. His first philosophical essay, "Techno-Bodies in the Age of Pharmaco-Porn Capitalism: An Essay on Paul B. Preciado", was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. In 2022, his first feature film “Frágil”, a co-production between Promenade and Videolotion, screened at festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival and Torino Film Festival, before its national commercial release in 2023. Pedro is currently working on his next film “We Live In Fear”, also produced by Promenade.

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Pedro Cabeleira

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Pedro Cabeleira was born in 1992 and he is from Entroncamento. In 2013 he graduated in Film, with a specialization in Directing from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. His school short film “Estranhamento” screened at Fantasporto, La Cabina, Caminhos Film Festival and Shortcutz Lisboa. In 2013, he founded the production company VIDEOLOTION which produced different projects until 2018. His first feature film “Verão Danado” (2017) premiered at Locarno Film Festival where it received a special mention in the section Filmmakers of the Present, and went to screen at Mar del Plata, Torino and Cannes. He was invited by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale to direct a short film called “Filomena” which premiered at IndieLisboa 2019 and won the Grand Prize at Ymotion Young Film Festival. His most recent short film “By Flávio” was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale 2022. He is currently developing “Entroncamento”, his second feature film.

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    Portuguese Psychopaths

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Rafael Morais

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Rafael Morais was born in Coimbra, Portugal and is an actor. He studied at the Theatre School of Cascais and at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles. Rafael has appeared in many films and series from such directors as Nick Hamm, Marco Martins, Luis Prieto, João Canijo, Tiago Guedes, among others. He has been nominated for two Portuguese Golden Globes in 2011 and 2012, and in 2010 he won the L'Óreal Paris Award at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival. In that same year he directed his first short film "You Are the Blood" which premiered at IndieLisboa International Film Festival. Rafael lives between Portugal and the USA and is currently working on his next project "Amor, Carlos", produced by Promenade.

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  • 2025

    Love, Carlos

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Ricardo Branco

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In 2010 he published his first novel “Amor Combate”. He directed three school films which screened at many festivals worldwide: “1500” (2016) premiered at the BFI Flare; the short documentary “Fora de Campo” (2017) premiered at the Cinemateca Portuguesa; and the short fiction film “Rute” (2017) received a Special Mention from the Jury at QueerLisboa Film Festival. His first feature-length film “Nossos Ossos”, currently in development, was selected for the Torino FilmLab (2020) and the Eave+ programme (2020). Ricardo Branco works regularly as a writer, researcher, editor, producer and assistant director. He is also the creator and curator of the cultural festival Escrever nas Margens. Recently, he premiered his latest short film “Under the Influence”, a co-production between Promenade and the production company Muiraquitã Films, at the QueerLisboa Film Festival.

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Thiago Luciano

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Thiago Luciano began his career in Brazil as an actor before becoming a director and screenwriter of several award-winning films, including: the feature film "Um Dia de Ontem" (2009) — Best Film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and Best Director at the Iberoamerican Festival of Sergipe; the short film "Inocente" (2009) — Los Angeles Latino IFF and Miami Film Festival; the short film "Essa Não é a História de Gregor Samsa" (2010) — Best Film at Curta Kinoforum and selected for the Toronto Independent Film Festival; the short film "Café Turco" (2011) — Best Film at the Paulínia Festival and the Iberoamerican Festival of Sergipe, and selected as one of the top twenty shorts of 2012 by YourFilmFestival. On television, he was the creator of the series "Meu Amigo Encosto" (2014), the first series produced for the VIVA channel. In 2018, his feature film "Fica Mais Escuro Antes do Amanhecer" premiered at the São Paulo International Film Festival. In 2021, the series "Os Ausentes" premiered throughout the Americas, becoming the first Brazilian original series on HBO Max and was nominated for the 2021 APCA Award for Best Series. His next feature film, "O Segundo Homem" (2022), co-produced by Promenade, will soon be released in Portugal and had its premiere on Star+ (Disney+) in Latin America. It was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Jury at FESTin and the Best Actor Award for Anderson Di Rizzi at the Madrid Indie Film Festival.

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Yavez Anthonio

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Yavez Anthonio is a photographer, director and creative based in New York and Amsterdam. Some of his past clients include Nike, Filling Pieces, Adidas and GAP. His work has been featured on Nowness, Hypebae, I-D and The Fader. In 2020, he directed the music video “Obsessive” for the artist Jarreau Vandal, produced by Promenade.