Gonçalo Almeida (1986) was born and raised in Santiago do Cacém, a small town in the south of Portugal.
He studied Graphic Design and worked as a freelancer before moving to London to study at the London Film School in the MA Filmmaking program.
His short film “THURSDAY NIGHT” was part of the official selection of Sundance 2018, won him the Best Director of Horror Shorts Award at Fantastic Fest 2017 and the award for Best Portuguese Short Film in MotelX 2017.
In 2019 Gonçalo completed his debut feature film “KEEP ME COMPANY” which was screened at Fantastic Fest and had a theatrical release in Portugal.
Still in 2019, Gonçalo took part in the team of directors selected for the Talents Programme at the 69th Berlinale Film Festival.
In 2020, Gonçalo was awarded the “NICO” award from the Portuguese Cinema Academy.
In 2021, “THE GIRL FROM SATURN” won Gonçalo the Best Director of the Shorts with Legs competition at Fantastic Fest.
Gonçalo is currently in production of his second feature film “EVERYTHING SEEMS PERFECT”.
Keep Me Company
The Girl From Saturn
Everything Seems Perfect