Luís Miguel Correia

Born in Santa Iria de Azóia, in the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal (November 1977). Completed a degree in Communication Sciences/Film at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA). Has directed two documentaries about Portuguese artists, produced by FCSH/NOVA’s Laboratory of Cinematographic Creation (LABCC) and funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Fernando Calhau – Work in Progress (2001) and Out of the Nature of Things (2003), about the sculptor Carlos Nogueira. Attended the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme’s Filmmaking Course and Cinema Scriptwriting Course, both organized in association with The London Film School. Directed the short fiction film The Finger (2005) as part of the former, followed by the short fiction film Season (2007), produced by Raiva and financed by the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual – ICA and by Radio and Television of Portugal – RTP. Has directed a documentary about another Portuguese artist, Pedro Calapez – Works of the Gaze (2009), for Midas Filmes. More recently, has directed Parisian Chronicle (2012), produced by Terratreme and financed by ICA/RTP, based on an episode in the life of the Portuguese composer Fernando Lopes-Graça. Has produced a video installation entitled Football Playground (2004), shown at the photographic exhibition «A City of Football», organized by the Photographic Archive of Lisbon during Euro 2004 and financed by the Lisbon City Council. Has also worked as director of photography, editor and assistant director in other films, collaborating with Manuel Mozos, Pedro Caldas, Susana Nobre and João Rosas, among others. Collaborates with FCSH/NOVA since 2008, as LABCC’s technical coordinator and as technical assistant to the UT Austin|Portugal Programme’s PhD in Digital Media. Is currently completing the documentary project Santa Iria, which is in post-production.

Fernando Calhau – Work in Progress
Documentary | 40’ | 2001

Out of the Nature of Things
Documentary | 36’ | 2003
Honourable Mention at International Film Festival of Fine Arts, Szolnok (Hungary), 2004

The Finger
Fiction | 16mm | 6’ | 2005

Fiction | 35mm | 32’ | 2007

Pedro Calapez – Works of the Gaze
Documentary | 48’ | 2009

Parisian Chronicle
Fiction | 24’ | 2012

Video installation:
Football Playground
«A City of Football», Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, April 2004