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SÉRGIO TRÉFAUT

Sérgio Tréfaut was born São Paulo, Brasil in 23rd February 1965
Passports: portuguese, french, brazilian

Habilitations

  • Maîtrise in Philosophy in University Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 1983-88

  • Thesis of Maîtrise: «Les Métaphores de l'Oubli», Paris I (Mention Très Bien)

  • Fluent languages: Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, Italian

  • Understanding of other languages: Arabic, Russian, German

Work Positions

  • Director of Doclisboa – International Film Festival (2004-05),(2007-2010)

  • President of Apordoc – Portuguese association of Documentary (2007- 2010);

  • Founder of APR – Portuguese Association of Film Directors

  • Member of the board of Portuguese Association of Film Directors (2003-2005)

  • Member of the board of EDN – European Documentary Network (2008-2010)

  • Juri of international film festivals: Malaga (Spains); Docaviv (Israel); Dokufest (Kosovo); Krakow (Poland); FIPA (France); It’s All True (Brazil); Documenta Madrid (Spain), Spirit of Fire (Russia), Al-Jazeera (Qatar) etc

  • Tutor and coordinator of international workshops in film directing (Spain, Egypt, Italy, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Portugal)

 

Professional Experience

I. DIRECTING
Sérgio Tréfaut worked as an assistant director for several Portuguese directors, such as José Álvaro de Morais, Teresa Villaverde, Rita Azevedo Gomes and António Campos. Sérgio started directing in 1992. His films in chronological order are:

  • ALENTEJO, ALENTEJO, 2014 (documentário)
    Best Portuguese film– IndieLisboa 2014 (Portugal)
    TAP award – IndieLisboa 2014 (Portugal)
    Best film award - DOCSBARCELONA+MEDELÍN 2014 (Spain)
    Nominated for best documentary – Prémios Sophia - Academia de Cinema (Portugal)

    Official Selection Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo (Brazil)
    Official Selection FIPA - Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (France
    Official Selection Krakow International Documentary Film Festival (Poland)
    Official Selection Docs Barclona 2015 (Spain)
    Official Selection Inquietudo Film Festival – Vienna 2015 (Austria)
    Official Selection Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival Scotland 2015 (UK)
    Official Selection Provincetown International Film Festival 2015 (USA)


  • JOURNEY TO PORTUGAL (original title: VIAGEM A PORTUGAL), 2011 (fiction)
    with Maria de Medeiros, Isabel Ruth and Makena Diop.
    Six weeks in the cinema theatres in Portugal
    Comercial premiere in Canada : 25th April 2014
    Golden Taiga Award – International Debut Film Festival Spirit of Fire (Russia)
    Rellumes award – Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón (Spain)
    Special mention of the Juri – Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival (Egypt)
    Best feature award – Caminhos do Cinema Português 2011
    Best actress award (Isabel Ruth) – Caminhos do Cinema Português 2011
    D.Quixote award – Festival de Cinema do Faial / Azores Film festival2011
    Audience award – Festival de Cinema do Faial / Azores Film festival 2011
    Nominated for «Globos de Ouro» in Portugal: best film, best actress

    Official Selection Indie Lisboa 2011 (Portugal)
    Official Selection Odessa International Film Festival (Ucrain)
    Official Selection Festival Internacional do Rio (Brazil)
    Official Selection Festival Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil)
    Official Selection Festival Internacional de Belém do Pará (Brazil)
    Official Selection Cottbus International Film Festival (Germany)
    Official Selection Festival Berlinda (Germany)
    Official Selection Spirit of Fire Debut International Film Festival (Russia)
    Official Selection Geneva Human Rights International Film Festival (Switzerland)
    Official Selection Festival de Derechos Humanos de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Official Selection Festival de Derechos Humanos de Mexico (Mexico)
    Official Selection Duhok International Film Festival (Irak)
    Official Selection Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival (Egypt)
    Official Selection Karama International Film Festival (Jordan)
    Official Selection Nanchang International Film Festival (China)
    Official Selection Beijing International Film Festival (China)
    Official Selection Lille International Film Festival (France)
    Official Selection Rencontres du cinéma de Beauvais (France)
    Official Selection Gwanju International Film Festival (South Corea)
    Official Selection Duhok International Film Festival (Kurdistan – Iraq)
    Mostra de Cinema Português no Brasil (São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro)
    Presented in the Portuguese Parliment in Lisbon - October 2011 / December 2013
    Other Presentations: USA, Brazil, Senegal, France, Turkey, etc International Distribution Alpha Violet
    Television: RTP (Portugal), ZON (Portugal)

     

  • THE CITY OF THE DEAD (original: A CIDADE DOS MORTOS), 2009 (documentary)
    8 weeks in theaters (Portugal)
    Big Award Documenta Madrid (Spain)

    IDFA – Int. Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (international premiere - competition)
    FIPA - Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (Biarritz)
    THESSALONIKI - International Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
    IT'S ALL TRUE - International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil)
    DOCAVIV - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (Israel)
    INDIELISBOA - Lisbon International Film Festival (Portugal)
    DOCKANEMA - Maputo Documentary Film Festival (Mozambique)
    KRAKOW – International Documentary Film Festival (Poland)
    ANUU ABORO – Festival du Cinéma des Peuples (New Caledonia)
    CNEX Documentary Film Festival (Taiwan)
    DIFF - Dubai International Film Festival (United Arab Emirates)
    Freiburg Film Forum (Germany)
    A Cielo Aberto (Bolivia)
    KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Jordan)
    Television: RTP (Portugal), YLE (Finland), Canal Sur (Spain), SVT (Sweeden), ARTE (France+Germany), ZON (Portugal)

     

  • LISBONERS (original: LISBOETAS), 2004 (documentário)
    more than 3 months in the theaters
    Best Portuguese Film – IndieLisboa 2004
    Best Documentary – Uruguay International Film Festival – 2007
    Best Director and Best Editor – Brasil, Cineport 2007

    Presented in over 20 festivals and international screenings
    Television: YLE (Finland), WDR-ARTE , RTP, RTV (Corea), ZON (Portugal)

     

  • NEW LISBONERS (orginal NOVOS LISBOETAS), Instalação para 2 projectores - 2003
    Parc de La Villette (Paris) 2003
    Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon) 2005

 

  • FLEURETTE, 2002 (documentary)
    Distributed in 180 cinema theaters / 7 countries by Cinemanet Europe (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Belgium)
    International premiere (in competition): IDFA - Amsterdam 2002
    Best editing – Doclisboa (Portugal) 2002
    Grand Prix – Les Ecrans Documentaires (France) 2003
    Best film beyond borders – Extrema’doc Cáceres (Spain) 2006
    Director’s Fortnight MOMA Museum of Modern Art – New York
    Presented in over 20 festivals and international screenings
    Television:
    RTP (Portugal), TSR (Switzerland)

     

  • ANOTHER COUNTRY (original: OUTRO PAÍS), 1999 (documentary)
    Best Portuguese Documentary – Festival da Malaposta 1999
    Golden Gate Award - San Francisco Film Festival

    Presented in several festivals and international Universities: Harvard, Berkeley, Brown, Sorbonne,Washington, Lisbon, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, etc…
    Included in the program: Cinema network for Secondary Education
    Television:
    RTP (Portugal), Canal Brazil (Brazil), History Channel e TV3 Cataluña (Spain), ERT (Greece)

     

  • D.CARLOS, OCEANOGRAPHER (original: D.CARLOS, OCEANÓGRAFO), co-directed with Jorge Marecos Duarte, 1997
    MAT Award – Mostra Atlântica de Televisão

 

  • ALCIBÍADES, 1992 (short-film)
    with Maria de Medeiros
    Locarno International Film Festival – Pardi di Domani
    Special Mention C.N.C. - Paris

 

 

II. ESPECTÁCULOS

  • Régisseur (coordenação entre espectáculo, público e edifício)
    Oceanos e Utopias, Pavilhão da Utopia, EXPO’98, 1998, Lisboa

  • Actor
    Oh, What a Lovely War, direcção de Keith Davis, Lisbon Players, 1995
    The Beggar's Opera, de John Gay,  dir. Keith Davis, Lisbon Players, 1994
    Mahagonny, de B. Brecht, dir. Philippe Fridman, Teatro São Luiz, 1983
    Les Coéphores, de Ésquilo, dir. Philippe Fridman, Teatro D.Maria II, 1982

  • Assistente de Encenação
    D.João e a Máscara, de António Patrício, encenação Mário Feliciano, 1990

III. PRODUÇÃO

  • Fundador e diretor geral da empresa FAUX desde 2002.

  • Direcção Geral do Doclisboa – Festival Internacioal de Cinema (2004-2010)

  • Consultor e Director de Produção para a EXPO 2000 de Hannover
    Hannover EXPO 2000, Alemanha – 1998/99

  • Director de Exposições
    Bienal de Jovens Criadores da Europa e Mediterrâneo, Cordoaria - Lisboa 94

  • Comissário, Director de Produção
    Grande Retrospectiva World Press Photo - Cordoaria Nacional - Lisboa 94

  • Concepção, Programação e Direcção de “O MÊS DA FOTOGRAFIA” - 1993
    Mais de vinte exposições entre as quais:
    Sebastião Salgado - Trabalho (Inauguração do Centro Cultural de Belém); Magnum no Leste (Estufa Fria);
    Pierre Bonnard (Palácio Nacional da Ajuda); Henri Cartier-Bresson (Museu Nacional de Etnologia); Robert Doisneau (Convento do Beato); Marey & Muybridge (Museu de História Natural); Nadar, l’oeil lyrique (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos);  Robert Mapplethorpe (Bar Bouzouki); Jacques-Henri Lartigue (Instituto de Agronomia); Lisboa sobre rodas (Museu Nacional dos Coches).

  • Programação e Coordenação de Cinema
    Ciclo Santiago Alvarez (Cuba), Cinemateca Portuguesa, 1997
    Drive-In Aurora, no Jardim do Tabaco - Festas de Lisboa, 1992

IV. DISTRIBUIÇÃO DE FILMES

  • Através da distribuidora Faux lançou 4 filmes em sala em Portugal:
    Viagem a Portugal (2011)
    A Cidade dos Mortos (2011)
    Cartas a uma Ditadura, de Inês de Medeiros (2008)
    Lisboetas (2006)

  • Lançamento de filmes para outros produtores e distribuidores, entre os quais Afirma Pereira, de Roberto Faenza e com Marcello Mastroianni.

V. EDIÇÃO E COMUNICAÇÃO - Editor, Autor

  • Autor e Editor do livro «Giacometti, o Alentejo e o Cante», 2012

  • Editor da Revista Docs.pt (número especial sobre Moçambique), 2007-2008 Jornalista

  • Coordenação do Gabinete de Imprensa das Festas de Lisboa, 2002 e 2003

  • Jornalista da redacção do «Semanário», 1990/91

  • Publicações em diversos jornais e revistas (Portugal, Dinamarca)

Sérgio Tréfaut

Contactos

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