Camila Amorim

Drama and Film Studies - BA (Hons)

My name is Camila Amorim and my chosen degree is Drama and Film studies.

The fact is, I never had an answer when people asked “So what do you actually want to do?”. I started this journey knowing that I loved acting as well as producing films, but really lost when it came to a specific position, which actually gave me the freedom to jump between both courses and truly experiment creatively.

Now, three years later, I know what I want to do. I am a filmmaker and I want to direct films. I am confident in my artistic voice, I can animate, I can direct, edit and operate all kinds of equipment. However, I am aware that I still have a lot to learn, but that’s not a breaking point - on the contrary.

The work I have most enjoyed doing so far is experimental, based on concepts like: what if one of the actors represented an object? I have come to the conclusion that to be alone and free of set ideas isn’t necessarily bad. When you’re adrift, you’re also in discovery. Like a true Portuguese, I want to set sail - but as a filmmaker. I want to explore different concepts inspired by directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Lars Von Trier, Miguel Gomes and Ingmar Bergman. I want to explore humanity, questioning and appreciating what we are.