Júlia Machado’s short films are poetic and diverse in theme and style and approach the intimate, subjective dimension of characters in relationship with their identities and spaces of everyday life.

After her first short film “A Cidade dos Jovens” (2006) highly based on interviews, Machado drifts to a more poetic form of storytelling based on the body and performance.

She starts exploring this form of dramaturgy with her short film “Pao: Without Words” (2008) and develops further in her writing with the most recent productions “Bliss,” “Femme,” and “Paradise” (2016). The three short-films integrate her practice-based PhD, where she investigated the poetic force of the sexual body in the composition of cinematic storytelling and experience.