THAIS FERNANDES  (1984) has a degree in journalism. Focused on documentary narratives, since 2007 works as editor, writer and director of audiovisual projects for television and cinema.  In the theater acts as  writer, director and video designer in projects that investigate multimedia interaction. Also works as an educator, teaching documentary and film introduction in free courses for children and adults.

From 2007 to 2009 was Finishing Coordinator in the Special Programs Department at RBSTV (Globo Affiliated channel). In 2009 was 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 from the Cuban filmmaker. In 2011 won one of 4 scholarships awarded by IBERMEDIA to participate at the IV Diplomado en Documental de Creación in Cali, Colombia. 


In 2013 released “PASSPORT TO EXILE”, a transmedia performance that engaged the public in live and online presentations. Still in 2013 was selected to the 8º Talent Campus Buenos Aires, and in 2014 selected to Berlinale Talents, both events focused on young filmmakers designed by BERLINALE. Still in 2014 debut “WHAT’S IN YOUR MIND?”, a theater play that mixes video and actors live interactions awarded with the Brazilian fund Funarte Myriam Muniz 2013, and 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”, directed by Liliana Sulzbach. 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/directorAFTER ALL, WHO IS GOD? – has been selected at PRODAV/12, a Brazilian federal fund for public televisions, and in 2019 debuted on TV CULTURA. In 2020 prepares the launch of PORTUÑOL, her first feature.  



Tel: +55 51 99912.9232

Skype: thaisfernandes67

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Selected for
Talents Buenos Aires 2013

Highlights the following works:

A FEMALE BODY (2018 | Short Documentaty / Transmedia Porject  - 20 min.) 

When we give something a name, does it lose or make sense? "A female body" proposes an apparently simple game - it asks women from diverse generations the definition of something that in theory unifies them. Part of a transmedia project, the film is the main entrance to a narrative that has many points of view and no right answer.

The Last Picture (2014 | Short Fiction - 06'36'' min.) 

Eduardo is a teenager that lives intensely today’s over documented reality. One particular day he is confronted with the hard task to decide which will be the last image of his grandfather´s old photography camera.


The project is result of the CANON SHORT FILM COMPETITION, held during the Berlinale Talents 2014. 


The Invented Village (2014 | Webdocumentary / Transmedia project) 

2º Level of the transmedia project started with the awarded movie "The Village". The webdocumentary explores the mystery of a small town in the south of Brazil that is disappearing. Through a guided tour over a map, the visitor can know the place’s buildings and dwellers, and also gradually unveil the mystery that involves this peculiar town.


General Coordination and video editing: Thais Fernandes
Director: Liliana Sulzbach
Sound Design: Kiko Ferraz Studios
Layout Development: TAT STUDIO
Website Development: Cupcake Sweet Entertainment.

Passaporte para o Exílio (2013 | Transmedia performance) 

Why artists keep moving from place to place? Is a single city/place able to feed all our artistic needs? Actors, filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and other artists reflects about physical space and creation on their work. 

Performance designed on the internet, with a live presentation presented also on streaming.

Directors: Ricardo Zigomático and Thais Fernandes


Love Contract (2012 | Short Documentary - 3’40’’ min) 

In a square of Santiago de Cali, Colombia, it is still possible to order words of love.

Screenplay and Directors: Camilo Rodriguez, David González, Leonor Jiménez e Thais Fernandes

Editor: Thais Fernandes


Window (2012 | Short Documentary - 3 min.) 

The windows are like the eyes of a house. When opened, by them enters the world.

*Winner at “Tr3s Minutos”, in the category free theme. 

Director and Editor: Thais Fernandes


Cities Redesign(2012 | Short Documentary - 15 min)

Cities Redesigned presents the current issue of urban development from the point of view of the illustrators, cartoonists and humorists Santiago and Edgar Vasques. With great sense of humor, the two talk about estate speculation, chaotic traffic, segregation of private condominiums, the ecological unsustainability and poverty. Produced by Tempo Porto Alegre to Canal Futura.

Director: Liliana Sulzbach | Editor: Thais Fernandes


Felizardo – Um retrato em Meio Tom (2012 | Short Documentary -  15 min)

Short documentary about the work of Luiz Carlos Felizardo, recognized Brazilian photographer.

Director: Liliana Sulzbach | Editor: Thais Fernandes


Sonho de Guri – (2011 | Documentary series - 4X15 min.) 

A documentary series about boys who dream of being soccer players. 

Produced by Tempo Porto Alegre to RBSTV.

Director: Liliana Sulzbach | Editor: Thais Fernandes


Selected for
Berlinale Talents 2014