Luísa Sequeira is filmmaker and a film curator. She studied journalism and specialized in directing documentaries. Currently she is a Ph.D. student in Media Arts.
She worked more than 10 years for RTP ( Rádio Televisão Portuguesa) Since 2010, she is the artistic director of Shortcutz Porto.
She organizes Super 9 Mobile Film Fest, a festival exclusively dedicated to mobile film.
Author and director of “Porto sem Nó”, winner of the entertainment program category in the 2011 edition of Pilots Competitive Exhibition in Rio De Janeiro .
In 2014 she co-directed with plastic artist Sama, the series “Motel Sama” for Canal Brasil. She directed the documentary “Women on the Stage”, a film about sex work, based on Paula Vogel’s play with Fernanda Lapa. She made art direction of some films, including “Mulher.Mar” and “O Sapato”.
In 2015, Luísa Sequeira directed “ Os Cravos e a Rocha”, a documentary about the iconoclastic Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha and his involvement in the revolution of the 25th of April ( was screened in over 20 festivals, among them: Rio Festival, Luso Brasileiro, Indielisboa, São Paulo Short Film Festival, NY PSFF, Mostra de Belo Horizonte,Córtex, etc).
She directed the experimental film “ La Luna”( Bideodromo, Festival internacional de cine y vídeo experimental, Family Film Project, Lisbon IFF, and Signes de Nuit,Independent International Film Festival in Paris).
She directed the short film “Memória, feminine noun” [Honorable Mention] of the Douro Film Festival – Porto 8mm International Film Festival.
Co-realized with the artist Sama the film realized with Cell phone My Choice (film that was exhibited in several international festivals)
In 2017, Luísa directed the feature film “Who’s Barbara Virgínia? a documentary about the first Portuguese filmmaker, was shown at several festivals, among them (Doclisboa, Mostra de São Paulo and Rotterdam International Festival) and won the award for best documentary at Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival.
Current, Luísa sequeira is co-directed a ” Nada a Temer”, a documentary with visual artist Sama about the current political situation in Brazil and is producing and directing with Luisa Marinho and Ana Luísa Amaral “ What can words do? “ about the New Portuguese Letters “, the film weighs in on the actual importance of the book in Portuguese society – before and after the Carnation Revolution – and on the countries where it was edited, read & known as political, literary and feminist manifest.
Luísa Sequeira holds several workshops and mobile workshops, dedicated to the new audiovisual narratives and the mobile. Analysis of the democratization of the mobile phone as a film tool and the impact that this is having on current cinematography and its language
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