Paulo Filipe Monteiro

Paulo Filipe Monteiro


Professor of drama, cinema and fiction at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. PhD in Portuguese cinema (1995) and Agregation (Habilitation) in Theories of Drama and Performance (2003). In 1999-2000 and 2006-2007 he was chair of the Department of Communication Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He is now the chair of the recently created M.A. degree on Performing Arts, as well of chair of the Master's Program in Communication Sciences and of the specialization in Arts and Communication of the PhD Program at the same University. He published numerous articles and five books – on emigration, on art theory and recently on “Drama and Communication” (this book was awarded in 2011 the Joaquim de Carvalho Prize by the University of Coimbra). He was invited professor at the Universities of Coimbra, Évora, Santiago de Compostela, Federal da Bahia and Federal do Maranhão. He gave courses, conferences and workshops in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Brasil and USA.

In theatre, he has worked extensively as playwright, actor (13 plays) and director (13 shows). In cinema and television, as scriptwriter (7 feature films, selected to Cannes, Locarno and Venice, plus 1 tv series) and actor (39 films and series). In 2008, he directed his fist short film.

Between 2002 and 2006, he was President of the Portuguese Association of Scriptwriters and Playwrights. He was a founder of the Federation of Scriptwriters in Europe, to which board he belonged in 2005.

At Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem he is currently launching a project on “Drama and Philosophy”. An international conference on this subject will be held in 2012; if you are interested on this subject, please contact by e-mail. Other research interests are related to Portuguese Cinema, focusing this year on director João César Monteiro.