Teresa Prata spent her childhood in Mozambique and adolescence in Brazil, where she studied piano for 6 years.
She moved back to Portugal and graduated in Biology at the University of Coimbra. During that time, she attended the Theatre Course at CITAC and became a member of the ensemble there. She also wrote and hosted the radio show ‘Manifesto Arte’ for the Coimbra University Radio, directed several experimental videos and created a range of art installations. Her video performance ‘Canto Teogónico’ received a special mention at the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival (1991).
She also won the Best Cinematography Award at the Festival del Cine Experimental de Madrid (1999) for her work as director of photography for ‘Totensang’ by Clara Lopes Rubio.
She graduated in screenwriting and directing at the German Film and Television School (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin) in Berlin. Terra Sonâmbula / Sleepwalking Land is her first feature film.
Films (screenwriter and director)
Canto Teogónico (1991) (experimental video)
HONOUR AWARD at Figueira da Foz International Film Festival (1991)
Uma Questão de Vida ou Morte (1994) (short film)
Mil Olhos, O Sonhador do Oeste (1996) (short film)
Leopoldo (1999) (short film)
Partem Tão Tristes, Os Tristes (1999) (short film)
Terra Sonâmbula / Sleepwalking Land (2007) (first feature film)
The Circuit (2011)
Conservação da Abetarda, Sisão e Peneireiro-das-Torres (2012)