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THAIS FERNANDES (1984) has a degree in journalism. Focused on documentary narratives, since 2007 works as an editor, writer, and director of audiovisual projects for television and cinema. She also works in the educational field, teaching documentary and film introduction to children and young adults.

From 2007 to 2009, she held the position of Finishing Coordinator in the Special Programs Department at RBSTV (Globo Affiliated channel). In 2009 worked as assistant editor at Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre. Still in 2009 was curator and producer of the film exhibition "Santiago Álvarez – The Eye of the Revolution", that brought to Porto Alegre the work of the Cuban filmmaker. In 2011, Thais received a scholarship from IBERMEDIA to participate in the IV Diplomado en Documental de Creación in Cali, Colombia.


In 2013 was selected to the 8º Talent Campus Buenos Aires, and in 2014 to Berlinale Talents, both events focused on emerging filmmakers designed by BERLINALE. In 2014 released “THE INVENTED VILLAGE”, a webdocumentary directed by Liliana Sulzbach in which she signs General Coordination, Research and Video Editing. The project is part of the awarded movie “The Village”. In 2016, her first interactive documentary as a director - A FEMALE BODY - was selected for the ID W / INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP - Visions Du Réel 2016, and in 2018 the short originated from the project participated in several festivals winning numerous awards. In 2015 her first television series as creator/director – AFTER ALL, WHO IS GOD? – was selected at PRODAV/12, a Brazilian federal fund for public televisions, and in 2019 debuted on TV CULTURA - one of the most important public TV channels in Brazil.


In 2021 released PORTUÑOL, her first feature, in co-production with Globo Filmes and Globo News. Since 2022 she has been part of the 11th class of DOCNOMADS, an Erasmus Mundus consortium of three universities in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium focused on Documentary Filmmaking.

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Selected for
Talents Buenos Aires 2013

Selected for
Berlinale Talents 2014

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