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Hugo Vieira da Silva

Hugo Vieira da Silva


Scriptwriter, Film Director


Decision Maker 2010
FrameWork Participant 2008
Script&Pitch Participant 2007


Currently living and working in Berlin, director Hugo Vieira da Silva is preparing his second feature film, following the awarded "Body Rice" (120 min.) from 2006.

Hugo has a background studying law at the University in Oporto and graduated from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon in 1999.

He has been in Berlin before, in 2003, with a Nipkow grant and took part in the Binger Filmlab Director’s Programme in 2007. "Red Cross" has also been developed at Script&Pitch Workshops.

The film won several prizes, among them Best Director awards in Buenos Aires and Mexico, a special mention in the official competition in Locarno and was selected for more than 10 competitive sections.