Filipe Martins

Filipe Martins is film director, professor (ESMAD-IPP) 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" (competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (France), competition at the Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), winner of the Voices Short Award 2019 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands) and winner of the best short-film award at the 12º Mediterranean Film Festival Split (Croatia, 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 Film Festival (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" (best feature film award at the Paisagens Film Festival 2019 and best feature film award at the CinEuphoria 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, in the Research Group Aesthetics, Policy and Knowledge. Regularly participates in conferences and academic meetings, with interventions in the fields 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. Professor at the School of Media Arts and Design of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESMAD), and currently Director of the Master’s in Audiovisual Communication. He also held other academic positions, such as vice-director of the Department of Image Arts and Coordinator of the Post-Graduation in Scriptwriting. 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, film directing, acting and post-production.