Luís Barros (Portugal, 1996)

Filmmaker and artist born in Viseu in 1996. He began his studies in Filmmaking and Audiovisual at ESAP-Porto University School of Arts, during this period he studied all aspects of filmmaking and enrolled on an intensive study in Art History, Aesthetics, Sociology and Psychology of Art; in 2016, he studied for one semester at the Bulgarian National Academy of Theater and Film Arts, during his time in Sofia, he emphasized his education in production and business of film. His interest in production led him to apply in 2018 for a Masters in Audiovisual Executive Production at the University of La Coruna in Spain, being granted a merit scholarship. During that period he studied film and television production, financing, distribution, trends and box office, sales and marketing; his final project consisted in the development phase of a feature film entitled ‘Sera Tudo’, a co-production between Portugal and Galicia.

In 2017, Luis interned as an assistant to production manager at FEST New Directors New Film Festival, having an intensive experience in the production of one of the leading film festivals in Portugal; in 2018 after graduating his masters, he worked as an executive production trainee at Belle Films (Spain, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic), during his traineeship he worked on the development and pre-production of feature films, and attended film festivals, taking part of the Industry Club at the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival; followed this experience he worked on the developed phase for a television drama fiction series for TVG (Television de Galicia) at Matriuska Producciones (Spain). He edited the feature documentary ‘Escola do Rock’, directed by Amadeu Pena da Silva, that premiered at Porto Post Doc International Film Festival. More recently, he has worked on Audiovisual Production at the European Parliament and other European agencies in Brussels, and reporting for the Radio and Television of Portugal in Lisbon. He also writes opinion articles and chronicles for popular Portuguese online film blog Cinema7arte.

He has attended numerous film festivals, TV markets and award shows including Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria), FEST New Directors New Films Festival (Portugal), Conecta Fiction (Spain), San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain), Porto Post Doc (Portugal), Lux Film Awards (Belgium), 74th and 75th Festival de Cannes (France).