Vitória Monteiro is a Brazilian film director, screenwriter, and producer. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1974. She studied film directing at the University of São Paulo and graduated in 2000.
Monteiro has directed several acclaimed and award-winning feature films. Her debut feature film, “The Other Side of the Street” (2004) was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for best film at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. Her second feature, “Love Me, Fear Me” (2009) was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Academy Awards in 2010.
In 2015, Monteiro directed “I Am an Actress,” a film about the lives of female actors in the Brazilian film industry. The film was the recipient of the audience award at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
Monteiro has also directed several short films. Her short film “The Way We Are” (2013) was awarded the Grand Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro. Her short film “The Skin of God” (2015) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and received the Special Jury Prize at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
In addition to her film work, Monteiro is an active member of the Brazilian film industry. She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Cinema and a member of the Rio de Janeiro Film Commission. She has also served as a jury member for the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
Monteiro has achieved international recognition for her work. She has been praised for her bold and innovative approach to filmmaking. Her films are known for their strong female characters and their focus on Brazilian culture and society.
Monteiro is an inspiration to many young filmmakers in Brazil. She has shown that it is possible to make meaningful, impactful films in Brazil that reach an international audience. Her work has been recognized and appreciated by audiences and critics worldwide.