Filipe Araújo has a degree in Communication Studies and a masterʼs in Documentary Film Directing. He is currently a filmmaker, screenwriter and editor. Born in Lisbon (1977), he began his career in film after a decade as a journalist – for the press, radio, television, and internet, in Portugal, Spain and Italy. His filmography, acquired by the Portuguese public service broadcasting since 2011, enjoys four awards, featured in several festivals, broadcast on five international television channels, and screened in venues and events such as Casa del Cinema (Rome, Italy), Círculo de Bellas Artes and Filmoteca Española (Madrid, Spain), or the UNESCOʼs Universal Culture Forum. In 2008 he co-founded the production company Blablabla Media, an independent platform that ensures both his original proposals and his most institutional and commercial works. Within the latter context, Filipe wrote and directed films for numerous foundations and brands, among which are the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Vanity Fair, TAP or Adega Mayor (Delta). Besides directing, Filipe was responsible for the first curriculum of the course Film and Television Directing of the Masters in Communication Studies (Catholic University of Portugal). In 2015 he was invited to participate in the feature filmsʼ jury of the MUVI festival in Lisbon. He was also appointed by the European Commission as the Portuguese “Erasmus ambassador” in 2012.
2019 – The Big House, 90′ (in production stage)
2013 – The Ninth Life of Gualdino, 61′
2013 – Iberiana, 12’30”
2006 – The Final Frontier, 30′