Bernardo Lessa

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, Curation and Marketing team, in addition he also participated in the organization of more than 20 national and international film festivals and exhibitions. In the meantime he has also produced 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. Nowadays, he lives in São Paulo, works at Vitrine Filmes as a Distribution Supervisor, and has already released major films such as “Invisible Life”, “The Lighthouse” and the 2021 Oscar winner “Druk - Another Round”. Still at Vitrine Filmes, he was one of the creators of the Vitrine Lab project, a training and capacity building program in the distribution and commercialization of films for young talents from all over Brazil. Currently he's studying a postgraduate degree in Production Management and Audiovisual Business at Armando Alvares Penteado's Foundation.

    Experience

| Distribution Supervisor

Vitrine Filmes (2020 - now)

| Marketing, Programming and Curatorial Team

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)

    College

| Film and Audiovisual - Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)

(2016 - 2019) | Degree with honours for best student

Postgraduate Degree: Production Management and Audiovisual Business

(2020 - 2022) | Armando Alvares Penteado's Foundation (FAAP)

    Licenses & Certifications

| Industry Academy - Locarno Film Festival

BrLab (2019)

    Publications

| Public Policies for the Distribution of National Films

Undergraduate thesis | UFPE (2019)

| Distribution and Consumption of Pernambucan Movies

Article - CNPQ | UFPE (2019)

| Problems Representations of Stuttering in Films

Article - Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

    Volunteering

| Class Monitor

Programming and Curatorship | UFPE (2018)

Promotion & Distribution of Films | UFPE (2019)

| Audiovisual Producer

Pernambuco Cinematheque

    Professional Recognition and Awards

| Curator & Jury of the I Fundaj's Short Film Festival

FestCurtas (2020)

| Vote of Applause - Recife's City Council

Government of Pernambuco | 2019

| Curator of the 20th Pernambuco Short Film Festival

FestCine (2018)

| Winner of Best Videoart at XX Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

Intercom (2018)

| Jury of the Pernambuco's International Festival of University Films MOV (2017)

| Elected Member of the Academic Directory (D.A) of the Film and Audiovisual Course

UFPE (2016)

    Courses and Congresses

| 2nd International Coproduction Meeting of Recife

- Desvia's Production Company | 2018

| 1nd International Coproduction Meeting of Recife

- Desvia's Production Company | 2016

| Qualification in Elaboration of Cultural Projects | 2017

- Pernambuco's Secretary of Culture | 2019

| Strategic Leadership: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

- 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 

| Clip Animation

- Pernambuco's International Festival of Animation | 2017

| Music and Rhythm in Animation

- Pernambuco's International Festival of Animation | 2016

| Cinematographic Screenplay

- Pernambuco's International Festival of University Films | 2016

| Brazil's 42nd Congress of Communication Sciences

- Intercom | Joinville, SC | 2018

| XXI Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

- Intercom NE | São Luiz, MA | 2018

| XX Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

- Intercom NE | Juazeiro, BA | 2018

| XIX Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

- Intercom NE | Fortaleza, CE | 2017

| XVIII Congress of Communication Sciences in the Northeast Region

- Intercom NE | Caruaru, PE | 2016

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