Júlia Machado is a Copenhagen-based Brazilian filmmaker and video artist. She has been directing short fiction and non-fiction films and has been working as a film editor and collaborator in various media and film productions since 2006.

Her debut short film “A Cidade dos Jovens” on the coming of age process of adolescents living in the favela Cidade de Deus (City of God) won OCIC Honorable Mention Award at Rio International Ethnographic Film Festival. Her recent short film “Paradise” showing the luxury of a senior woman living in a Danish summer house won Special Jury Award in the Short to the Point Festival in 2016.


Bachelor in Journalism with a master’s degree in Communication Studies from PUC-Rio, Júlia Machado holds a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University. She has been teaching, organizing courses and workshops, and speaking at universities and cultural institutions in Brazil and Europe. She was a jury in the Jangada Award in 2009 and has also worked as a journalist, independent film and media producer, and film curator.


Short films

Paradise (2016) Special Jury Award Winner – Short to the Point (Romania, 2016) Festivals/Screenings: SPOT Festival (May 2017), DFI Cinemateket (May 2017)

Bliss (2016) Festival: Short Film Corner (Cannes, May 2016) Screenings: DFI Cinemateket (May 2017), Øst for Paradis (Final Cut, Dec 2015)

Femme(2016) Special Screening at DFI Cinemateket (May 2017).

Transgressions (2015) Special Screening at the University of Reading (Apr-May 2015).

Paó: Sem Palavras (2008) Festivals: V Ibero Brasil Cine Festival, Hutúz, FestCine Amazônia.

A Cidade dos Jovens (2006) OCIC Honorable Mention Award at RIO International Ethnographic Film Festival 2006