Luís Correia

Luís Correia was born in Lisbon in 1960.
He studied at the Lisbon School of Theatre and Film and has a “Master of Arts in Film Directing” from Edinburgh College of Art.

In 1984/85, he was a rostrum camera operator for the “Animation Film Workshop”, run by the “Royal College of Art, London” at ACARTE – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and, in 1986, co-founded the “Atelier de cinema de animação/Animation Film Workshop – Acarte”.

In 1990, he co-founded the production company, ROSA FILMES, contributing as producer and director of photography on dozens of films, including the feature film “Corte de Cabelo/Haircut” – which won the best photography award at the “Cinema jove’96” festival in Valência, Spain.

Between 1992 and 1996, he lectured on the practical technology seminar for the Lisbon School of Theatre and Film, and in 1998, he co-founded  AporDOC (Documentary Association).

In 1999 and 2000, he was the director of “International Documentary Film Encounters – Amascultura”, and “CineScience -International / International Cinema-Science”.

In 2001/03, he founded and managed “DOCLISBOA”.

In 2003, he was a tutor on the documentary course  – Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program, in collaboration with “Ateliers Varan” (France).

Since 2002, he has been a board member of the training program for  EURODOC.

Between 2002/09 he coordinated the training program for AFRICADOC, which held dozens of workshops for young CPLP fim makers, and he co-organised an international co-production forum in Senegal.

Between 2009 and 2015, he was a lecturer on the Video and Documentary Film course at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar/Abrantes.

He has taught on every edition of the international program – DocTV-CPLP.

In 2000, he founded the production company LX FILMES and has produced dozens of projects, most of which are international co-productions.

He recently transferred Lx Filmes to the Vila Velha de Ródão region in the Beira Baixa, where he has also established a new production set up called Ocidental Filmes.

The goal of Luís Correia is to establish an audiovisual production hub dedicated to disseminating  science and natural heritage, and to exploring new technologies and narrative techniques. The project also incorporates creating a centre for training and production in animated film.

He is currently working on a child/young adult animated series “Ciência de Algibeira / Pocket Science”, and is co-directing the documentary series “No Reino Secreto dos Bijagós / In the Secret Realm of the Bijagos”. The documentary, produced over a period of 6 years, accompanies the social and cultural changes of the ethnic group that inhabits the Bijagos archipelago.

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Luís Correia

Luís Correia was born in Lisbon in 1960.He studied at the Lisbon School of Theatre and Film and has a “Master of Arts in Film Directing” from Edinburgh College of Art. In 1984/85, he

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