Larissa Figueiredo is a Brazilian filmmaker and educator. She studied Literature at the Universidade de Brasília, Film Studies at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, in France and at the Universidad del Cine, in Argentina, and Visual Arts/Cinema of Real at the Haute Ecole D’Art et Design de Genève in Switzerland, where she took classes with artists such as Miguel Gomes, Albert Serra and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. “The Bull”, her first feature documentary film, received the Visions Sud Est Award, had its world premiere at the 44th Rotterdam IFF and was screened in many international events. Larissa acted as screenwriter, script-consultant, director, producer and editor in many different projects, from short films, shown in international festivals, till TV series for broadcasts such as HBO, Disney, Canal Curta!, CinebrasilTv and Canal Brasil. As an educator, Larissa gave many workshops and taught in universities on Brazil and abroad, such as the EICTV, in Cuba, and Calarts, in the USA, and DocNomads Erasmus Masters, in Portugal. She also cordinated the film school AIC, in São Paulo, and was a mediator in the project “Inventar com a Diferença” (2013), a cooperation between the Human Rights Presidential Secretary of Brazil and the Univesidade Federal Fluminense. Larissa believes in the re-enchantment of the world as an affective, political and ethical way of existence. Her films and the projects in which she is engaged with are rooted on these ideas.
- Based on a holistic approach, the HEY! project aims to strengthen the capacities of young people, especially those with fewer opportunities. This project is part of the Erasmus+ KA220- YOU Cooperation partnerships in Youth programme.
- Storytelling workshop and a shared space of encounter and collective reflection on the difficulties experienced by young people during their transition into adulthood. A space where our story(s) turn into tools that will allows us to create new imaginaries, paths and possibilities.