Silverio Canto

With a life full of adventures from being a snowboarding instructor to training as a pilot in California and having surfed every corner of the globe… Silvério was always an enthusiast for any film medium, exploring several. He now brings all his passion and inspiration to his own films.


Silverio worked several years on foreign productions, gaining much experience and learning from some of the best directors and cinematographers including Ivan Zacharias, Daniel Barber, Anton Corbijn, Ringan Ledwidge, Joe Roman, Vilmos Zsigmond to name but a few … Silvério has always been inspired by great photography; in 2007 he decided to study film in Prague.


Since his return to Portugal he started directing; his first commercial “Autistics” was nominated for the Portuguese shortlist of CCP and his second, “Parkour” was nominated for the Cannes Lions 2010 short list, this same spot was selected by Shots magazine along with another, “Archive”. He was also shortlisted again in 2011 for the Cannes Lions with a multimedia spot projected for MTV. He has won some other national prizes like a Gold in Craft for the Nos Air Race film. Since then he also started shooting internationally in several countries from Italy to Lebanon.


In addition to his directing career, Silvério produced two short films and one documentary for the Maestro Manoel de Oliveira which took him to Venice, São Paulo, Rome, Paris and Tokyo film festivals.

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