Filipe Martins

Filipe Martins is film director, professor (ESMAD) and researcher (IF-UP). His filmography includes films in the genres of fiction, documentary and videodance, selected in several national and international film festivals. He directed short films such as "House of Glass" (international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (2019), official selection at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2019)); "Landing" (Best Portuguese Cinema Now Film award at the Lisbon International Film Festival (2016), international Premiere Video award at the Avanca Film Festival (2016), Special Mentions of the Jury at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Film Festival (2016) and at the Paisagens (2017); "Untraceable Patterns" (Best Portuguese director award at InShadow (2012);  and "Dido and Aeneas" (International Competition at the Short Film Festival of Vila do Conde (2007)). He also directed two feature films: "This Film" (Fantasporto, 2002) and "Marias da Sé" (2018). PhD in Communication Sciences (2014), with a fellowship by FCT; Master’s degree in Contemporary Culture (2005) and degree in Art and Communication (2002). Researcher at the Philosophy Institute of the University of Porto. Regularly participates in conferences and academic meetings, with interventions in the areas of semiology, narratology, aesthetics and film studies. His PhD thesis is published under the title "Narrative Sense" (Afrontamento, 2016). He organized or co-organized the books "Unframing Archives" (2018), "Trajectories of Narrativity" (2017), "Displacements of Intimacy" (2015) and "Familiar Images" (2013). He also published two fiction books. Codirector and programmer of the Family Film Project, International Film Festival which takes place annually in Oporto since 2012. Coordinator of conference cycles such as the Narrative, Media and Cognition (FLUP, 2016) and the Cinema and Audiovisual Forum (ESMAE, 2016). Programmer at the IRI – Images of the Imagined Real. Assistant Professor at the School of Media Arts and Design of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESMAD), and currently Director of the Master in Audiovisual Communication. He also held other academic positions, such as vice-president of the Department of Image Arts and Coordinator of the Post-Graduation in Script. He taught for several years at the Balleteatro, at the University Art School of Porto (ESAP) and at the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE) in areas related to film script, performance, acting and post-production.