Ana emerged as a filmmaker after a successful career as an actor in her native Portugal. In 2007 she completed her Fine Arts Degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. Here she developed her passion for the power of the visual image in photography and film, winning the Bienal Jovens VaLoures for her work “Love_in_Progress” and taking part in the Bienal
Internacional de Artes Plásticas e Design Industrial da Marinha Grande with her work “Espera”; for which she was given an honourable mention. In 2013 she completed her MA in Filmmaking at London Film School. Her short film “No Mar” (At Sea) was selected to XXI Caminhos Film Festival – 2015. Her documentary Laundriness was nominated for
Best Short Documentary 2012 in London, at the International student Film Festival London, 2012 and has been accepted for Cannes Film Festival 2012- Short Film Corner. Listen is her first feature.