Luís Alves de Matos (Portugal)

Luís Alves de Matos was born in 1962 in Lisbon and graduated from Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Since 1993 he has collaborated in many contemporary art projects and directed several documentary films about Portuguese artists. In 2001m he founded an independent film production company, Amatar Films that has produced a series of contemporary art documentaries and experimental films. His documentary, “A Fazer o Mal”, won as award at the X Encontros Internacionais de Cinema Documental da Malaposta in1999 and in 2008 and 2011 he won the award for Best Portuguese Film at the Temps d’Images Cinema Awards with the films “Lost in Art – Looking For Wittgenstein” and “Luz Teimosa”, respectively. He has served as a jury for several festivals, including Festival de Gramado (2011) and Primeiro Olhar of Encontros de Viana (2012).


  • Mário Eloy – O Pintor em Fuga
    59’, Portugal, 1997
  • A Fazer o Mal
    25’, Portugal, 1999
  • Últimos Dias/ Last days
    17’, Portugal, 2000
  • João Penalva - Personagem e Intérprete/ João Penalva – Character and Player
    54’, Portugal, 2001
  • Ana Hatherly: A Mão Inteligente/ Ana Hatherly – The intelligent Hand
    50’, Portugal, 2002
  • Fernanda Fragateiro – Perfect Places
    52’, Portugal, 2003
  • A Praça/ The Square
    52’, Portugal, 2004
  • Fiat Lux
    16’, Portugal, 2005
  • Lost in Art – Looking For Wittgenstein
    co-director: João Louro) (10’, Portugal, 2007
  • Blind Runner – An Artist Under Surveillance
    58’, Portugal, 2007
  • Montanha Fria/ Cold Mountain
    12’, Portugal, 2009
  • Unwavering Light
    75’, Portugal, 2010

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