Luis Campos concluded a MA in Film in 2008 and since then he collected several experiences in filmmaking, while living in Barcelona, London, Brussels, São Paulo and Amsterdam. Owner and main producer of the company Squatter Factory since 2014, where he develops most of his film projects, Luis also had the chance to develop an exchange program at Savage Film (Belgium) and another one at RT Features (Brazil), where he played an active role in project development.
Luis wrote & directed several awarded short films and was the screenwriter for the feature A Funeral in The Rain, the Portuguese indie hit of 2010. He currently lectures film in several film schools and is the main promoter/creative director of GUIÕES – Portuguese Language Screenplay Festival and PLOT – Professional Script Lab. He’s a regular script consultant in international labs and his first feature film project Between-The-Rivers is currently in financing stage. In 2017 Luis was selected for Berlinale Talents and IFFR Propellor Film Tech Hub.
Has worked primarily over the last twenty five years as a film editor, with credits that include Lucky Number Slevin and Gangster No1 (Paul McGuigan), Control and The American (Anton Corbijn) and The Imposter (Bart Layton). He has edited both films and TV, drama and documentary in the UK, US and Europe.
Andrew has now moved into writing and directing and his directorial debut was Snow in Paradise, which premiered in ‘Un Certain Regard’ category in the Cannes Film Festival 2014. He saw the project through every stage from writing, pitching, financing to production and marketing as he wanted to learn all aspects of the process of bringing a script to the screen. His experience as an editor brought a clarity to the scriptwriting process and working under pressure as a director on a tough shoot with a tight deadline and very little finance. His sophomore feature film, The Devil Outside, will premiere in 2018.
CRISTÈLE ALVES MEIRA
Born in 1983 in France, Cristèle Alves Meira was first trained as an actress, and soon became a Stage Director at the age of 20 years old. She directed Jean Genet’s Les Nègres and Splendid’s, then Suzan-Lori Parks’ Vénus, at the prestigious Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris. She also created several original plays in Morocco and Portugal with local talents.
Cristèle directed two documentaries in which she reflected on the issues of immigration and Portuguese language in Africa, through the theme of music in Cape Verde, in SOM & MORABEZA, and through Angolan youth and its social realities, in BORN IN LUANDA.
SOL BRANCO, her first short film, entirely shot in Portugal (area of Tras-of-Montes) with no public financial support, travelled to prestigious international film festivals such as Angers, Belfort, Aubagne, Créteil, Madeira, Valencia CinemaJove.
CAMPO DE VÍBORAS, her second short film, shot in the same area, got selected at Cannes Critic’s Week 2016 and has won the Jury Award for Best New Talent at IndieLisboa IFF16 (Portugal). It was then selected in more than 20 festivals worldwide including Clermont-Ferrand, Bordeaux, Angers, Athènes, Coisa de Cinema of Salvador (Brazil) where it won the JURY AWARD, Coimbra (Portugal) where it won BEST FILM and BEST ACTRESS, Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) – BEST FILM, Sintra 2017 (Portugal) – PUBLIC AWARD.
Cristèle wrote radio fictions for Radio France, is also scriptdoctoring short and feature films (for Frederic Bayer Azem, Giaccomo Abbruzzese), and is developing 2 TV series (winner of La Fabrique des series Emergence 2018).
Cristèle is currently writing her first feature film developed at the FEMIS cinema school in Paris as well as in several residencies such as Angers Ateliers, Contis (Grant winner) and Claude Miller’s.
XÁ & LAURA GONÇALVES
Xá and Laura both graduate in Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon, began working on animated films in 2009 for Sardinha em Lata productions, in movies directed by José Miguel Ribeiro, David Doutel, Vasco Sá and Marta Monteiro. In 2012 Laura completes her Masters Degree in Animation from the University of Bournemouth where she directs her first short Three Weeks in December. Xá develops research on drawing and printmaking, through artistic residences and training. In 2013 they start working in the Studio Bando à Parte, where they developed their first film together, Drop by Drop, which premiered in Cannes Quinzaine des Realisateurs 2017 and went on for festivals and awards in more than 15 countries. Since then they have been involved in other projects like Morning at the Market, a short developed with College and 12th grade students, produced by Curtas Metragens C.R.L. and recently, in 2018 they participate in Animar 13 Animação do Real exhibition in Solar Gallery.
CARLOS MARQUES MARCET
Carlos Marques-Marcet is an editor, director and producer. Graduated from the UCLA School of Film and TV, he completed ten short films that went on to win DGA Student awards, the INJUVE Award and the Frankenheimer Award among others; as well as the documentary “De Pizarros y Atahualpas”. “10.000 KM (Long Distance)” was his debut narrative feature film that was awarded with a Special Jury prize for its actors at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival and won five awards at the Malaga Film Festival, it was nominated to the European Film Academy Awards and won the Spanish Academy Award for Best New Director, among prizes in many other festivals as well as theatrical releases all over the world. His second feature “Anchor and Hope” was released in Spain at the end of 2017 and started its international Career at Rotterdam International Film Fetival and SXSW in 2018. He is a founding partner of the LA-based production company LA Panda, where they produce films usually in co-productions with Europe and Latin America. As an editor, he has edited projects for film and TV, including feature films such Eliza Hitman’s “It Felt like Love” (Sundance 2013, Rotterdam 2013), Hannah Fidell’s “6 years” (SXSW 2015), Offer Egozy’s Fantastic (Berlinale 2016) or Lluis Galter “Caracremada” (Venice Film Festival 2010).