Who We Are

Founded in 2003, the APR – ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE REALIZADORES is a cultural non-profit association that aims to bring together the directors of fiction, documentary and animation cinema. It currently has over 100 members, connecting several generations of film directors. In Portugal, it is the association which is most representative of our profession.


The APR actively participates in the promotion of the artistic development of Portuguese Cinema, both in Portugal and abroad. It is involved in the drafting of legislation, fighting for the free expression of cinematic art and defending the artistic, moral and professional rights and freedoms of the creative process.


The APR is part of the Plataforma do Cinema and maintains a continuous dialogue with an international network of organizations and personalities in the world of cinema.