Luís Urbano was born in 1968. He graduated in Economics at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 1996, he founded the cultural production cooperative “Curtas Metragens, CRL”, the organization behind the renowned Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival. He has been one of the Festival's directors and spearheaded the Portuguese Short Film Agency from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, he joined Sandro Aguilar's production company “O Som e a Fúria” as partner and general manager. Since then, he has produced fiction features, documentaries and shorts, from directors such as Manoel de Oliveira, Miguel Gomes, Sandro Aguilar, João Nicolau, Ivo M. Ferreira, Eugène Green, FJ Ossang, Lucrecia Martel, among others. In 2007 he participated in Producers on the Move, Cannes 2007 — European Film Promotion. He is a member of the Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science.
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