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Bernardo Lessa

Distribution of Films and Audiovisual

Graduated with honours in Film and Audiovisual (UFPE), Bernardo Lessa has more than 5 years of career, he is currently the Business and Institutional Relations Coordinator at Vitrine Filmes and is taking a postgraduate degree in Audiovisual Business at FAAP. In 2021, he was the only Latin among the 8 world selected for the Young Talents program (U30) at the Locarno Film Festival. His story started in the Joaquim Nabuco Fundation's Movie Theater inthe Programming, Curatorship and Marketing team, still at the city of Recife he participated in the organization of more than 20 film festivals and television series (Futura's TV Channel).

He is a researcher and also teaches in the area of ​​Audiovisual Public Policies, he was one of the creators of training projects for market professionals such as Vitrine Lab and @TantoCinema. Born in Salvador (BA), at just 24 years old, Bernardo has participated in the release of more than 25 films such as the 2021 Oscar winner “Druk - Another Round” (Thomas Vinterberg), and the 2019 Cannes awardee “Invisible Life” (Karim Ainouz). He is passionate about communication, teamwork and was born curious type of person.

    Experience

| Coordinator, Business Affairs & Institutional Relations

Vitrine Filmes (2019 - now)

| Co-director of Content & Research

@TantoCinema (2021 - 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

| U30 - The Future of Film

Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 2021)

| 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

| How the intrnational connection strengthens Independet Cinema

Article | BRLab (2021)

    Volunteering

| Class Monitor

Programming and Curatorship | UFPE (2018)

Promotion & Distribution of Films | UFPE (2019)

| Audiovisual Producer

Pernambuco Cinematheque

    Professional Recognition and Awards

| Professional Talent

Paradiso's Project (2021)

| 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

Interviews & Videos