ABOUT

Pedro Augusto Almeida is a Portuguese filmmaker, born in the early ’90s, whose journey in cinema and audiovisual has been marked by tireless dedication. He studied Video and Documentary Cinema in Abrantes before starting to live and work in Porto, where he completed a Post-Graduate degree in Artistic Studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

His first experience in a film team was in 2013, during the filming of “Bicicleta” by Luís Vieira Campos, a significant moment that greatly influenced him to write and direct fiction short films in the following years. In 2015, he collaborated for the first time with João Botelho as a production assistant on the film “O Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira e Eu,” entirely filmed in the city of Porto. In early 2017, back in Setúbal, he joined the production team at Ar de Filmes, where he worked as a production assistant on João Botelho’s film “Peregrinação” and as a production secretary on Margarida Gil’s film “Mar.”

His passion for cinema extended beyond national borders, participating in international projects such as BORDERLINE and workshops in Cannes, Turkey, and Serbia. His work, comprising a total of nine short films, has been recognized with various international selections, awards, and distinctions, including Honorable Mentions, Best Director Awards, and Best Screenplay Awards, among others.

In addition to his work in the field of filmmaking, Pedro stood out as a projectionist at the Portuguese Cinematheque – Museum of Cinema, as a cinema workshop producer at the cultural association Os Filhos de Lumière, and, finally, as a visual arts teacher in public basic and secondary education.

email@pedroaugustoalmeida.com

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