Filipa Reis is an award-winning Portuguese director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known for her documentaries, short films and feature films. Her work has been recognized internationally, having won awards at festivals around the world.
Reis was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. She studied at the Lisbon Film School and graduated in 2004. After graduation, she worked as a film and television production assistant. She also worked as a camerawoman and editor for several television channels.
In 2008, Reis wrote, directed and produced her first short film, “Uma Onda no Ar”. The film was well-received and earned her an award at the Fronteira International Documentary and Short Film Festival. This success was followed by her feature-length film, “Joana”, which was released in 2012. The film won awards at several film festivals and was released internationally.
In 2013, Reis wrote and directed the documentary “A Montanha Encantada”. The film tells the story of a small mountain village in the south of Portugal, and the people who live there. The film was a critical success and was nominated for numerous awards.
In 2016, Reis wrote, directed and produced the feature-length drama “O Orfão”. The film tells the story of an orphaned boy who is taken in by two women who are dealing with the impact of the recent economic crisis in Portugal. The film was well-received and won numerous awards, including the Best Film Award at the Venice Film Festival.
Reis is currently working on her next feature film, “O Fim do Mundo”, which is scheduled for release in 2021. She is also developing a few television projects and a feature-length documentary.
Reis is a passionate filmmaker and a storyteller. She is known for her powerful and moving stories, and her ability to bring characters to life. Her work has been praised for its humanity and sensitivity, and she has been recognized as one of the most talented filmmakers in Portugal.