Go Back Up

Gonçalo Almeida (1986) was born and raised in Santiago do Cacém, a small town in the south of Portugal. He studied Graphic Design and worked as a freelancer before moving to London to study at the London Film School in the MA Filmmaking program. His short film “THURSDAY NIGHT” was part of the official selection of Sundance 2018, won him the Best Director of Horror Shorts Award at Fantastic Fest 2017 and the award for Best Portuguese Short Film in MotelX 2017. In 2019 Gonçalo completed his debut feature film “KEEP ME COMPANY” which was screened at Fantastic Fest and had a theatrical release in Portugal. Still in 2019, Gonçalo took part in the team of directors selected for the Talents Programme at the 69th Berlinale Film Festival. In 2020, Gonçalo was awarded the “NICO” award from the Portuguese Cinema Academy. In 2021, “THE GIRL FROM SATURN” won Gonçalo the Best Director of the Shorts with Legs competition at Fantastic Fest. Gonçalo is currently in production of his second feature film “EVERYTHING SEEMS PERFECT”.

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Thursday Night

An elusive stranger pays Bimbo a visit in the middle of the night to deliver a vital message.

Dakota as BIMBO

Written & Directed by
Gonçalo Almeida

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The Translator

Silvia rents a house for the weekend in the south of Portugal with the intention of meeting her secret lover Clara. Strange events that occur in the house will change their relationship and personal lives permanently.

Cleia Almeida

Written & Directed by
Gonçalo Almeida

the girl from saturn


The Girl From Saturn

A man relives a treasured episode from his youth in this phantasmagoric rumination on the construction and aestheticization of memories.

Duarte Gamito
Bianca Castro
Francisco Vieira

Written & Directed by Gonçalo Almeida