Abi Feijó among new members of Oscars' Academy

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-07-2019 19:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese director and producer Abi Feijó has been invited to join the Academy of Film of the United States, which annually presents the Oscars awards.

Feijó appears on the list of 849 new members, from 54 countries, released on Monday by the American Academy, who invited them, and who will vote in the choice of the winners.

With the entry of new members, the Hollywood Academy has the goal of making the association more diverse and representative, specifying that, out of the total of new members this year, 50% are women and 29% are "people of colour.”

Feijó was born in Braga in 1956, graduated in Graphic Art and Design, by the School of Fine Arts of Porto, a city where he founded his first animation film studio, Filmógrafo.

Earlier, he interned at the Office National du Film du Canada, under the guidance of Pierre Hébert, where he made his first film, "Oh Que Calma" (1985).

He made "Estrelas de Natal" in 1998 with Regina Pessoa, who joined the Hollywood Academy last year and "Nossa Senhora da Apresentação", with Daniela Duartein 2016.


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