Awards

25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival

2012 Winner
Critics Award
Best Film
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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AFI Fest

2016 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Live Action Short Film
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)
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Ann Arbor Film Festival

2012 Winner
Lawrence Kasdan Award
Best Narrative Film
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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Art Film Festival

2017 Winner
Special Mention
Best Short Film
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

For the lighthearted and convincing manner of turning a story about an apparently male object into ... More

For the lighthearted and convincing manner of turning a story about an apparently male object into a story about a female subject and thus revealing the continuous male struggle of dealing with female sexuality.


Berlin International Film Festival

2017 Winner
EFA Award
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Best Short Film
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)
2016 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear for Best Short Film
Freud und Friends (2015)
2014 Winner
Prix UIP Berlin (European Short Film)
Taprobana (2014)
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Best Short Film
Taprobana (2014)

Brive Mid-Length Film Meeting

2015 Winner
Distributors Award
Best Film
The Hunchback (2016)
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2014 Winner
Grand Prix France
Best Film
Ennui ennui (2013)
2012 Nominee
Grand Prix
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

2017 Winner
Festival Prize
Special Mention of the Jury
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)
2010 Winner
KODAK Cinelabs Award
Best Film
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
Olympia I & II (2008)
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Cannes Film Festival

2018 Winner
Palm Dog - Jury Prize
Diamantino (2018)
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Winner
Critics' Week Grand Prize
Diamantino (2018)
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Nominee
Queer Palm
Diamantino (2018)
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Chicago Underground Film Festival

2012 Winner
Gold Jury Award
Best Narrative Feature
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português

2017 Winner
Film Award
Best Short Film
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)

Cortex: Festival de Curtas-metragens de Sintra

2018 Winner
National Competition
Best Film
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)

CPH PIX

2018 Nominee
Politiken's Audience Award
Diamantino (2018)
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César Awards, France

2017 Nominee
César
Best Short Film (Meilleur court-métrage)
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

European Film Awards

2018 Nominee
European Film Award
European Comedy
Diamantino (2018)
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2017 Nominee
European Film Award
European Short Film
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)
Tampere
2014 Nominee
European Film Award
European Short Film
Taprobana (2014)
Berlin

Fastnet Short Film Festival

2018 Winner
Festival Prize
Best Documentary
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira

2010 Winner
Jury Award
Best Film (Melhor Filme)
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
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Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux (Fifib)

2016 Nominee
Best Short Film
The Hunchback (2016)
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FIKE - Évora International Short Film Festival

2017 Winner
Best Portuguese Short Film
Best Script
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)
Public Award
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Filmski Festival Herceg Novi - Montenegro Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Grand Prix - Golden Mimosa
Best Feature Film
Diamantino (2018)
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IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

2016 Winner
Best Portuguese Short Film
Best Short Film
The Hunchback (2016)
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2012 Nominee
Best Portuguese Short Film
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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2011 Winner
Restart Award
Best Director
Liberdade (2011)
2010 Winner
Best Portuguese Short Film
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
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2009 Winner
New Talent Award
Visionary Iraq (2008)
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Leuven International Short Film Festival

2016 Winner
European Competition
Best Short Film
The Hunchback (2016)
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Locarno International Film Festival

2012 Nominee
Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow
International Competition
Zwazo (2012)
2011 Winner
Film and Video Subtitling Award
Liberdade (2011)
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Nominee
Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow
International Competition
Liberdade (2011)
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2010 Winner
Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow
International Competition
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
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London Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Short Film Award
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)

Melbourne International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Best Experimental Short Film
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
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Miami Film Festival

2019 Nominee
Jordan Ressler First Feature Award
Diamantino (2018)
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Milan Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Best Short Film
International Competition
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Munich Film Festival

2018 Nominee
CineVision Award
Best Film By An Emerging Director
Diamantino (2018)
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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Narcisse Award
Best Feature Film
Diamantino (2018)
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Nominee
Silver Méliès Award
Best European Fantastic Feature Film
Diamantino (2018)
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Palm Springs International Film Festival

2019 Nominee
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize
Diamantino (2018)
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Nominee
Cine Latino Award
Diamantino (2018)
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Philadelphia Film Festival

2018 Winner
Special Jury Award
Narrative Feature
Diamantino (2018)
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Nominee
Jury Award
Best Narrative Feature
Diamantino (2018)
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Portland International Film Festival

2019 Winner
Jury Prize
Best of Ways of Seeing
Diamantino (2018)
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Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Awards

2017 Nominee
Sophia
Best Short Film - Live Action (Melhor Curta-Metragem de Ficção)
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Regensburg Short Film Week

2018 Nominee
Best International Short Film
International Competition
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Rome Film Fest

2013 Nominee
CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films
Ennui ennui (2013)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Tiger Award for Short Film
A History of Mutual Respect (2010)
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San Francisco International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Golden Gate Award - Special Jury Recognition
Best Narrative Short
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Sarasota Film Festival

2019 Nominee
Independent Visions Award
Best Film
Diamantino (2018)
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Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Best Film
Secció Oficial Fantàstic
Diamantino (2018)
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Stockholm Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Diamantino (2018)
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Thessaloniki Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Audience Award
Open Horizons
Diamantino (2018)
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Nominee
Mermaid Award
Diamantino (2018)
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Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Short Cuts Award
Competition
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Venice Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Venice Horizons Award
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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Nominee
Queer Lion
Palácios de Pena (2011)
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Verin International Short Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Jury Prize
Best Galician-Portuguese Short Film
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)

Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival

2017 Winner
Best Portuguese Director
Os Humores Artificiais (2016)
2011 Winner
Honorable Mention - International Competition
Short Film
Fratelli (2012)

Vilnius International Film Festival

2019 Nominee
New Europe - New Names Competition
Best Film
Diamantino (2018)
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VIS Vienna Independent Shorts

2017 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Fiction Film
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Free Spirit Award
Free Spirit Award
Diamantino (2018)
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