Distribution of Films and Audiovisual
Born in Salvador (Brazil), Bernardo Lessa studied Film and Audiovisual at the Federal University of Pernambuco. During that time, he worked on the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation's Movie Thater Programming and Curation team, in addition he also participated in the organization of more than 20 national and international film festivals and exhibitions. He produced several short films, as well as series for Canal Futura (Brazilian TV channel).
He was one of 10 young talents from the distribution and exhibition areas in South America selected for training at the Industry Academy at the Locarno Festival, held in São Paulo, in 2019. In the same year, he concluded his undergraduate degree (with honours) by publishing a research focused on the areas of distribution, market and public policies of Brazilian Cinema. Currently, Bernardo resides in São Paulo, works at Vitrine Filmes as an Executive Advisor and Curator of New Projects, and is studying a postgraduate degree in Production Management and Audiovisual Business at Armando Alvares Penteado's Foundation.
Vitrine Filmes (2020 - now)
Joaquim Nabuco Foundation’s Movie Theater (2017 - 2019)
| Elaboration of Cultural Projects
Public Institution of Funcultura (2018 - 2019)
| Production for TV
Futura's Channel | Series: Faça Você Mesmo e Recortes do Brasil (2018 - 2019)
Postgraduate Degree: Production Management and Audiovisual Business
(2020 - 2022) | Armando Alvares Penteado's Foundation (FAAP)
Licenses & Certifications
Undergraduate thesis | UFPE (2019)
Article - CNPQ | UFPE (2019)
Professional Recognition and Awards
| Curator & Jury of the I Fundaj's Short Film Festival
Courses and Congresses
- Desvia's Production Company | 2018
- Desvia's Production Company | 2016
- Pernambuco's Secretary of Culture | 2019
- Internacional Business School (IBS) | 2019
| Storytelling and the New Market Trends
- XVIII Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region
| Graphic Design for Social Media
- XIX Congress of Communication Sciences
- Pernambuco's International Festival of Animation | 2017
- Pernambuco's International Festival of Animation | 2016
- Pernambuco's International Festival of University Films | 2016
- Intercom | Joinville, SC | 2018
- Intercom NE | Juazeiro, BA | 2018
- Intercom NE | Fortaleza, CE | 2017
- Intercom NE | Caruaru, PE | 2016
A little bit closer...
I've always been passionate about communicating. Getting in touch with other people, hearing thousands of stories, living new moments are situations that fill my heart and complete me.
I found in the films a chance to speak all that I felt and, at the same time, to know - in depth - new experiences, only with images and sounds. This language captivates my heart, and also succeeded in completing me.
Through art, films are a door to communication, and working with they also conquers me for being a work done in a team. The pre-production, the human warmth in the day of filming, and the anxiety for distribution are wonderful times to live.
In the middle of this tangle of possibilities I'm looking to learn more. What I can say, so far, is that I love the areas of distribution and audiovisual business. These activities require a lot of organization, commitment and empathy. It has been very rich to be challenged and to learn, every day, a new way of seeing the world.