Tomás Paula Marques

Tomás Paula Marques (she/they, b.1994) is a portuguese filmmaker from Porto. Having completed a master's degree in Filmmaking at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián), she previously did a postgraduate degree in Sociology at ISCTE (Lisbon), and was originally trained in Directing and Cinematography at ESTC (Lisbon). Paula Marques directed the films IN CASE OF FIRE (2019), BLINDMAN’S BUFF (2021), WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN (2022) and DILDOTECTONICS (2023). The characters in her films tend to face difficulties when questioning or breaking expectations of gender and sexuality. These themes are informed by her lived experience and by a historical and sociological research, which is part of her practice. Her work has been shown in several festivals and screenings, including Anthology Film Archives (USA), Curtas Vila do Conde and IndieLisboa (Portugal), FICUNAM (Mexico), Go Short (Netherlands), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Germany), Olhar de Cinema (Brazil), Premiers Plans d'Angers (France), San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spain), Visions du Réel (Switzerland), amongst others. Paula Marques often collaborates with other visual artists, and she has also worked as a cinematographer, editor and script supervisor.


[2023] Dildotectonics (short)
[2022] When We Dead Awaken (short)
[2021] Blindman's Buff (short)
[2019] In Case of Fire (short) - school film
[2016] Barehanded (short) - school film

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