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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLisbon, Portugal
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Film - Producer - Film - Production Manager

About me

Date of Birth: 4 of November of 1971 Nationality: Portuguese E-mail: diogovarela@gmail.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4303734 Academics • Degree in Cinema/film production by ESTC, the National Film and Theater School (Lisbon, Portugal). Professional Experience Director • ALFAMA: A Neighborhood Song – First feature film to be made entirely sung in Fado (Portuguese Music style), it will premier in cinemas in Portugal in October 2017. • Celeste – 2015. A Documentary, Opening film of the Heart Beat section at 2015´s Doclisboa. • Bolero do Coronel Sensível Que Fez Amor em Monsanto - 2014. Music video for A Naifa. • A Tourada – 2013. Music video for A Naifa. Winner of the best Music Video of 2013 for the P3 of Público Newspaper in Portugal . • De Cara a la Parede – 2012. Music video for A Naifa. • O Fado da Bia – 2012. A Documentary on the Fadista Beatriz da Conceição. Opening film on the Lisbon Fado Festival in 2012. Official Selection of doclisboa 2013 in the section Heart Beat. Official Selection o f 16th Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este, Uruguay 2013. Official Selection of 30th Festival de Cine of Bogotá, Colombia 2013. Official Selection of the 9th Festival de Cinema Internacional de Porto Alegre, Brazil 2013.Official Selection of the 7th Atlanticdoc, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Uruguay, 2013. Official Selection of the 1th Festival de Fado de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014. Broadcast in RTP2 and RTP International. • Poeta en Si Mayor – 2012. A Documentary on Horacio Ferrer, the famous poet of Tango. Official Selection of 16th Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este, Uruguay 2013. Festival Internacional de Tango de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016. • Fado das Horas – 2012. Short Documentary, commissioned by the news paper Publico in celebration of UNESCO recognition to Fado as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. • O REI sem coroa – 2011. A Documentary on the Fadista Fernando Mauricío. Opening film on the Lisbon Fado Festival in 2011. 2th Fado Festival of Madrid. Broadcast in RTP2 and RTP International. • A Minha Rua – 2010. Short Documentary. Official Selection of Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira and Festivals Shortcutz Lisbon and Oporto, Winner of the best Documentary of 2011 at Shortcutz de Lisbon. • Fado Celeste - 2010, a Documentary on the Fadista Celeste Rodrigues. Closing film on the Lisbon Fado Festival in 2010. 1th Fado Festival of Madrid. Broadcast in RTP2 and RTP International. • Poema – 2009. Short Film, Official Selection of the 1st Festival of Micro-short of Lisbon. Production • Producer of ALFAMA: A Neighborhood Song – First feature film to be made entirely sung in Fado (Portuguese Music style), it will premier in cinemas in Portugal in October 2017. • Producer at Blackmaria from April of 2015 until April of 2017. • Co-Producer of the Feature Film Cabaret Maxime directed by Bruno de Almeida, shot in 2016 in post-production with it´s premier in Portuguese cinemas expected to happen in October of 2017. • Producer of the Feature Film The Ornithologist directed by João Pedro Rodrigues. This film had it´s premier in Locarno´s Film Festival where Rodrigues won the golden leopard for best director. • Production Manager of the Feature Filme Fado, from the German director Jonas Rothlaender. Jonas won the prize of best director at Max-Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken and at Achtung Berlin Film Festival. • Production Manager of the Short Film The Lecture, Directed by Bruno de Almeida. • Production Manager of the Feature Film Les mauvais rêves de monsieur Antunes, Directed by Maria Pinto Martin • Producer of O REI sem coroa. • Producer of Fado Celeste. • Line Producer of the Short Film O Regresso em Diante, Directed by Mariana Castro. • Executive Producer at the production company Republica das Bananas from October 2007 to May of 2008.

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Skills

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photography
  • Cinema
  • Co-producing
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Film Directing

Work history

Currently

CEO

Hot Chilli Films

Apr 2017
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • www.hot-chilli-films.pt

2017

Producer

Blackmaria

Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Producer of ALFAMA: A Neighborhood Song – First feature film to be made entirely sung in Fado (Portuguese Music style), it will premier in cinemas in Portugal in October 2017. Co-Producer of the Feature Film Cabaret Maxime directed by Bruno de Almeida, shot in 2016 in post-production with it´s premier in Portuguese cinemas expected to happen in October of 2017. Producer of the Feature Film The Ornithologist directed by João Pedro Rodrigues. This film had it´s premier in Locarno´s Film Festival where Rodrigues won the golden leopard for best director. Producer of Celeste, a Documentary about the fado Singer Celeste Rodrigues, Opening film of the Heart Beat section at 2015´s Doclisboa.

Education

2007

Cinema

Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Degree in Cinema/film production by ESTC, the National Film and Theater School (Lisbon, Portugal).

Awards

2011

Best Documentary

Shortcuts Lisbon