Born in Brazil in 1988.
Larissa Figueiredo is a filmmaker, educator and writer based between Brazil and Lisbon/Portugal. She holds a BA (2009) and an MA (2013) in literature/film studies from the Université Lumière Lyon 2, France. She also studied film direction (2012) at the Universidad del Cine, Argentina, and fine arts (2011) at the Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva/Switzerland. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Lisbon/Portugal (2021–2024). Figueiredo is also a Locarno Film Academy (2010) and Berlinale Talent (2012/2022) alumna. The Bull (2015), her first documentary feature, received the Visions Sud Est Award and had its world premiere at the 44th IFF in Rotterdam/Netherlands. Agontimé, her first fictional screenplay, won the FIDLab Sublimage Award in 2015. Her most recent projects include two documentary features now in post-production phase and the TV Series Women of Enchantment (2022), a creative hybrid drama of five 75-minute episodes. An educator, Figueiredo has taught in universities in Brazil and abroad, including EICTV in Cuba, Calarts in the US, and DocNomads Masters in Portugal. She also coordinated the film school AIC in São Paulo/Brazil, and served as a mediator on the project Inventar com a Diferença (2013). Figueiredo believes in the re-enchantment of the world as an affective, political and ethical mode of existence. The films and projects with which she is engaged in are rooted in these ideas.