"For now we see through a screen, darkly…”

Bio-filmography of the director

Pedro Florêncio has a Bachelor's Degree from the Portuguese Film School, a Master's Degree in Film at FCSH/UNL, a PhD in Performing Arts and the Moving Image at the University of Lisbon. In 2011 he directed the short film “Banana Motherf*cker” and in 2014 “Where my friend made a painting”, both internationally awarded several times. In 2017, he won the Jury Prize at Doclisboa 2017 with the documentary "Afternoon”. In 2018, he premiered the feature-length documentary “Day Shift" in Doclisboa, it was commercially released in 2019. In 2021, he re-edited an old film of his own and premiered “Screener” at the 48th Athens International Film and Video Festival, in the experimental competition.

Director's note

Screener is the result of a long – and necessary – process of maturation over porno images. The images I had would always be scattered fragments of an eventual conceptual exercise, that is, a thinking form imbued with responsibility. Whatever film appeared from these images, it would always be a film not about what you see, but about what it is possible to think based on what you see.


Afonso Matias (Artist)


Director: Pedro Florêncio Cinematography: Pedro Florêncio Editors: Pedro Florêncio, Mário Gajo de Carvalho Sound design: João Gomes Producer: Mário Gajo de Carvalho


8 minutes   /   Image: 16x9  /  Sound: Stereo   /  Format: HD   /  Experimental documentary