Tiago Hespanha

He majored in architecture in 2004 and received a master’s degree in creative documentary from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University in 2012. He has been a partner at the production company TERRATREME since 2008. In 2006 he participated in a workshop on documentary filmmaking held by the Ateliers Varan in Lisbon and produced by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Since then he has been working as a director in his own films and has taken on different roles in other projects. In 2009 he worked as a trainee at the Ateliers Varan in Paris. He teaches at the DOCNOMADS – European Documentary Master Course.

He directed the following films: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, co-directed with Frederico Lobo (2014 – World Premiere at “Visions du Réel”, Nyon, Switzerland); GUIDED TOUR (2009 – Audience Award at Indielisboa); THE GIFT FROM AFAR (2008 – Included in the collection “So close, So far” released in DVD by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation); “GROUND GLASS I, II” (2007 – First prize at Lisbon’s Microfilms Festival); SHOW HOME (2007) and QUINTA DA CURRALEIRA (2006 – Primeiro Olhar Award at “Encontros de Cinema e Video de Viana do Castelo”).