Foundation 

Filmes do Gajo is a film company dedicated to cinema, founded in 2011 by Mário Gajo de Carvalho.

 

Work

Since its foundation, this cinema company produced the documentary "Circus Movements" (2019, directed by Lukas Berger and Mário Gajo de Carvalho, 15 minutes, with premiere in the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival in USA); the animation "The Boy and the Owl" (2018, directed by Mário Gajo de Carvalho, premiered at the 29th CineMagic no Reino Unido); the documentary "Histories of Wolves" (2018, directed by Agnes Meng, 22 minutes, with premiere at 25th Hotdocs Canadian International Documentary Festival and awarded Best International Short Documentary at 21st Guanajuato International Film Festival); "John 746" (2017, directed by Ana Vîjdea, 33 minutes, premiered and awarded Best Young Director at 15th Doclisboa); "Rehearsals" (2015, directed by Ana-Maria Vîjdea, 60 minutes, with premiere at 55th Krakow Film Festival); "Circus Debere Berhan" (2015, directed by Lukas Berger, 11 minutes, with premiere at 20th Milano Film Festival); "Where My Friend Made a Painting" (2014, directed by Pedro Florêncio, presented in the festivals of 9 countries and awarded in Romania); "The place that remains deeply unchanged before my random passage" (2014, directed by Mário Gajo de Carvalho, presented in the festivals of 10 countries); and others.

 

Goals 

The objectives of this company are: the enhancement, the visibility and the rooting of Portuguese Cinema in Portuguese Society, the contribution by the means of Cinema to a greater visibility and awareness of the Portugal culture and language abroad, the achievement of international relevance through co-productions and accessibility of its films.