Pedro Pinho

Film Industry role: Director

Nationality: Portuguese

Major works: As Cidades e as Trocas (2014) and A Fábrica de Nada (2017)

Major awards and nominations: Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize Cannes Festival Directors’ Fortnight for A Fábrica de Nada (2017) 

Pedro Pinho has lived in and studied cinema in Lisbon, Paris, Barcelona, Maputo and Mindelo.

His first documentary, Bab Sebta (co-directed with Frederico Lobo), debuted at FID Marseille, 2008, where it won the Marseille Espérance Award. Bab Sebta also won prizes for Best Documentary Film at DocLisboa (Portugal) and at ForumDoc BH (Brazil). 

Um Fim Do Mundo/The End of the World, a medium-length fiction film, debuted at the Berlin Festival in 2013, having won awards at the Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português, and was nominated for the Portuguese Golden Globe awards.

The documentary, As Cidades e as Trocas/Trading Cities (co-directed with Luisa Homem), debuted in 2014 at FID Marseille and was shown at the Art of The Real in the Lincoln Center, NY and at DocLisboa.

In 2017, he debuted A Fábrica de Nada/The Nothing Factory, his first feature-length fiction film, at the Cannes Festival Directors’ Fortnight where he won the FIPRESCI International Critics award. 

In 2009, with five fellow filmmakers, he founded Terratreme, a collective that in recent years has come to the forefront as one of the most active producers of Portuguese cinema. At Terratreme, he has had the chance to collaborate with other directors such as Luisa Homem, Leonor Noivo, Tiago Hespanha, Susana Nobre, João Salaviza, Filipa Reis and Miller Guerra, and Basil da Cunha.