HEAD OF STUDIES
Founded the company Squatter Factory / Matiné in 2014, from where he launched screenwriting training initiatives such as GUIÕES – Festival do Roteiro de Língua Portuguesa, PLOT – Professional Script Lab and DRAMA.pt. Is a Berlinale Talents, ZFF Masterclass, EAVE Producers Workshop, Rotterdam Lab and Digital Production Challenge alumni. Works as head of development for Film & TV at BRO Cinema since April 2019.
Did exchange programs, supported by the European Union, at Savage Film (Belgium) and at RT Features (Brazil), where he was involved in the development of international film projects. Wrote, produced and directed several short films in school context and wrote the screenplay of the feature film A Funeral In The Rain, Best Film Award at Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português. Wrote, produced and directed the short film CARGA (2017), winner of more than 10 awards and exhibited in more than 20 countries. Through Squatter Factory, Luis produced 3 other awarded short films (Marasmus, Crutches and Sheila).
Is currently enrolled in a Media_Arts PhD program at the University of Beira Interior, where he previously graduated with a MA in Film Directing. Was part of the Portuguese Film Institute jury in several programs. Was also part of the jury for Cinemundi 2020 (Brazil), the 10th FESTin – Portuguese Language Festival, Shortcutz Ovar 2019, Sophia Estudante 2018 awards and 46th Cinema Festival of Gramado 2018 (Brazil).
Lectured for film courses at the SAE Institute in Amsterdam, Universidade Lusófona and Universidade da Beira Interior. Was invited by the Portuguese Film Academy to design and coordinate PITCH ME! – Support Program for Film Writing and Development that was launched in 2019. Was selected for INOV’ART in 2009 (Barcelona), London Film Academy Filmmaking Foundation Algarve Film Commission 2010 and for Propellor Film Tech Hub (IFFR, CPH: DOX, Berlinale).
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