For me filmmaking is about finding the perfect balance between the concrete and the imaginary. And it all happens with your eyes open!
Tiago Hespanha majored in architecture in 2004 and received a master’s degree in creative documentary from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University in 2012. He has been a partner at the production company Terratreme since 2008. In 2006 he participated in a workshop on documentary filmmaking held by the Ateliers Varan in Lisbon and produced by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Since then he has been working as a director in his own films and has taken on different roles in other projects. In 2009 he worked as a trainee at the Ateliers Varan in Paris. He teaches at the DOCNOMADS - European Documentary Master Course.
Among other films, he directed INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (co-directed with Frederico Lobo), which had its world premiere at Visions du Réel in 2014; GUIDED TOUR (2009 - Audience Award at Indielisboa); THE GIFT FROM AFAR (2008 – Included in the collection "So close, So far" released in DVD by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation); GROUND GLASS I, II (2007 – First prize at Lisbon’s Microfilms Festival); SHOW HOME (2007) and QUINTA DA CURRALEIRA (2006 – Primeiro Olhar Award at Encontros de Cinema e Video de Viana do Castelo). His documentary CAMPO (2019) had its world premiere at Cinéma du réel.