Sat — 29/06/2019
International screenplay workshop

JUNE, 29th and 30th, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 6 PM (14 hours)

Convento do Carmo, Tavira
95€ per participant (80 €, up to 25 years, * members)





During two intensive days, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos invites the participants to present
their ideas, synopsis or short-film scripts. Through group discussion focused on each
project, we will explore participants’ creativity to generate the most inspired solutions, we
will explore the most creative solutions, allowing each author to overcome writing, direction
and production obstacles.
This workshop is aimed at early career or established film writers and filmmakers, film and
arts students, and all movie lovers interested in discussing the creative process.
Both Portuguese and English can be used depending on the nature of each project and
preferences of the participants.


Miguel Clara Vasconcelos
Filmmaker and writer. Born in Lisbon (1971). Master’s degree in Cinematographic Studies,
Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 2012. Studied Classic and Portuguese
Languages and Literature, Faculdade de Letras, Universities of Lisbon and Coimbra,
1996-2000. Post-graduated in Art and New Technologies, Universidad Europea de Madrid,
2003. Attended Gulbenkian’s course in ‘Devising and Directing Theatre, Live Art and
Installation’ led by the company Third Angel (UK), Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic
Creation Programme, Lisbon, 2004. Attended the Choreographic Research and Creation
Course at Forum Dança, Lisbon 2002. Won ‘Jovens Criadores’ scholarship from Centro

Nacional de Cultura to pursue studies in Performance, Scenography and Installation at
Facultad de Bellas Artes da Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, 2001-02.
Wrote and directed the films “The Love Circus” (Sub-Ti Award, Torino, 2018), “Silent
Meeting” (Best Portuguese Feature Film, Indielisboa, 2017) and “The Golden Triangle”
(Best Portuguese Short Film, Curtas, Vila do Conde, 2014).
On the screenwriting field, his feature film screenplay “Voices Speaking Through Me” [Às
Vezes Não Sou Eu Quem Fala Por Mim], won the third place award at Guiões –
Portuguese Language Screenplays Festival, Lisbon 2018. His short film screenplay “The
Love Circus” [Le Cirque de l’amour] won the Beaumarchais-SACD award, at the
Screenwriting International Competition, Travelling International Film Festival, Rennes,
France, 2014.