Pedro Pinho lived and studied cinema in Lisbon, Paris, Barcelona, Maputo and Mindelo. His first documentary, Bab Sebta (co-directed with Frederico Lobo), debuted at FID Marseille, 2008, where it won the Marseille Espérance Award.
“The End of the World” (2013), a medium-length fiction film, debuted at Berlinale. The documentary, “Trading Cities” (co-directed with Luísa Homem) premiered in 2014 at FIDMarseille and was shown at Art of the Real at the Lincoln Center, NY.
In 2017, he debuted “The Nothing Factory”, his first feature-length fiction film, at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight where he won the FIPRESCI award. Since then, “The Nothing Factory” has received around 20 awards at festivals all over the world. The film was commercially distributed in Portugal, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Belgium, the former Yugoslavia and Argentina.
His films have been shown at festivals, showings and retrospectives in places such as MoMA, Lincoln Center, BFI, MALBA, MACBA, Toronto, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Festival do Rio, Mar del Plata, Festival dei Popoli, Busan, FICUNAM, ND/NF, Sevilla, Karlovy Vary, among many others.
In 2009, with five fellow filmmakers, he founded Terratreme, a collective that in recent years has come to the forefront as one of the most active producers of Portuguese cinema. At Terratreme, he has had the chance to collaborate with other directors such as Luísa Homem, Leonor Noivo, Tiago Hespanha, Susana Nobre, João Salaviza, Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra, or Basil da Cunha.
The Nothing Factory, 2017
Trading Cities, 2014
The End of the World, 2013
Bab Sebta, 2008
updated on March 2023