Filipa Reis (Lisbon, 1977) is a Portuguese film director and producer since 2000, with a background in Business Management and a postgraduate degree in Cinema and Television. She co-directed several documentaries with João Miller Guerra and Djon Africa (2018), their debut feature fiction, premiered in Rotterdam Tiger Competition in 2019. Légua, their second feature is now in post-production. In 2008, Filipa started her own independent production company where she creates fiction and creative documentary projects as Uma Pedra no Sapato and TV content under the label Vende-se Filmes. The company is currently engaged in international co-production features by award-winning Portuguese directors Miguel Gomes, Margarida Cardoso, Pedro Pinho, Marco Martins, Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra, José Filipe Costa, Paulo Abreu and Leonor Teles (Golden Bear at Berlinale 2016), as well as developing debut features by young talents Maureen Fazendeiro, Duarte Coimbra, Sofia Bost, Ágata de Pinho, Aya Koretzky and Takashi Sugimoto. The films produced and directed by Filipa Reis are selected and awarded in major festivals and have international release and distribution all over the world. She is a member of Eurodoc, Emerging Producers and EAVE networks and was the president of the Portuguese Association of Film Directors (APR) and vice-president of the Portuguese Association of Television Independent Producers.
projects in progress
Banzo (fiction) - directed by Margarida Cardoso, co-production with Les Films de L’après-midi (FR), Damned films (FR) and Baldr film (NL).
Légua (fiction) - directed by Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra, co-production with Laranja Azul (PT), KG productions (FR) and Stayblack (IT).
บ้าน - Casa (fiction) - directed by Leonor Teles.
UBU (fiction) - directed by Paulo Abreu.
O Filme Feliz :) (fiction) - directed by Duarte Coimbra, short.
Dias de Nevoeiro (fiction) - directed by Francisco Carvalho, short.
Amanhã Será Outro Dia (fiction) - directed by Pedro Pinho, co-production with Terratreme (PT), Still Moving (FR), Bubbles (BR), De Film (RO).
Grand Tour (fiction) - directed by Miguel Gomes, co-production with Vivo Film (IT), Shellac Sud (FR) and Cinema Defacto (FR), in association with The Match Factory (DE), Rediance (CN) and Creatps Inc.
Ouro Negro (documentary) - directed by Takashi Sugimoto.
Imitação de Vida (fiction) - directed by Luís Nunes, short.
Praia de Pedra (fiction) - directed by Sofia Bost, short.
O Presidente (fiction) - directed by José Filipe Costa.
Les Habitants (documentary) - directed by Maureen Fazendeiro, co-production with Norte Productions (FR).
Praia Formosa (fiction) - directed by Julia De Simone, co-production with Anavilhana (BR) and Mirada Filmes (BR).
ZE (fiction) - directed by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, co-production with Aurora Films (FR) and Guru Media (MN).
Natureza Humana (fiction) - directed by Mónica Lima, 25 min., Portugal, Germany, 2023; Producer.