Published: April 16, 2021
Headshot of Pedro Costa.

The Mimesis Documentary Festival is excited to announce our 2021 Featured Artist: internationally acclaimed Portuguese director Pedro Costa. An award-winner at Locarno, Cannes, and many more, Costa's extensive career has transformed documentary and revolutionized the genres of docudrama and docufiction.

Costa will present work from across his storied career, including his latest award-winning film, Vitalina Varela (2019). He will also offer an artist-focused editing masterclass alongside his newly restored film, Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on how to register for this unique opportunity. Space will be limited!

We invite you to join us at MDF2021 to celebrate this distinctive director and his expansive body of work with a full week of screenings, events, and workshops that are not to be missed.