Red Desert is a cinema production company dedicated to the production of short and feature films, documentaries and fiction projects. Was founded in 2008, in Porto, Portugal. It is a member of EDN - European Documentary Network and the International Documentary Association.

To highlight some of our works, we can refer the documentary "The Forgotten" (awarded in International Festival Extremadoc, in Spain) and presented in Fantasporto (PT), Doclisboa (PT); or "Disagreements", presented in Panorama do Documentário Português (PT).

And the documentary shortfilm "Cold Water", by Pedro Neves, presented so far in Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Fest (PT), DocLisboa (PT), Shortcutz Porto (PT), Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da feira (PT), Panorama do Documentário Português (PT), Curtas Belo Horizonte International Film Fest (BR), in the International Competition of Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Guadalajara (Mexico), Mecal Short Film Fest fo Barcelona – Special Mention – (Spain), Regard Sur le Court Métrage (Quebec, Canada), Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival (Spain), Documenta Madrid - Special Mention of the Juri (Spain), Martil Film Festival – Special Mention of the Juri (Maroco). ANNAS Short Film Festival (Let), Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival (Espanha) – Europa Award for Best European Short, Kinoforum – Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo (BR), International Film Festival of Lille (FR), L'Alternativa (Barcelona), Extremadoc (ES), Adana Golden Ball Film Festival (TR), Lupa - Mostra de Cine Documental (Donostia, Basque Country), CurtDoc (Girona, Spain), leiria Film Fest - Best director, Best documentary. The film was also exibited in RTP, Canal Plus France, Canal Plus Afrique, Porto Canal, TVCINE 2.

Between 2012 and 2013 the company co-produced two documentary series: Public Art Circuit in Paredes (12 episodes) and Art on Chairs (12 episodes), exhibited on 180 Chanel.

More recently, Red Desert Films finished the postproduction process of the feature documentary "The Deserta's Fox" that soon will start its exhibition through the Festival¡s Circuits.



Pedro Neves was born in Leiria in 1977 . He studied in Porto, post graduated at Faculdade de Letras, Porto University, writing a dissertation for his Master's degree on Documentary during the April's Revolution in Portugal. He has been a documentary filmmaker, a producer and a freelance journalist since 1999.

In 2008 he founded the production company Red Desert Films. He won eight awards and his documentaries were presented in more than 40 festivals around the world, including Clermont-Ferrand, Guadalajara, Doclisboa, Documenta Madrid, Curtas Vila do Conde, Kinoforum, among others. His films have been exhibited in RTP, Canal Plus France and Afrique.

His filmography includes films like "Gazing Out to Sea" (80 ', 2007), "En la Barberia" (6′ , 2007) , "The Forgotten" (63 ',2009), "Disagreements" (49 ', 2010), "Cold Water" (14', 2011), "The "Desert's Fox" (85', 2013). In 2014 he directed, with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the short documentary "Inn". In december 2014, the doc "Beyond our Means" (43') had it's premiere in Porto Post Doc. In 2015 he directed and produced the documentary "Localism" (61'). "The Beach" (22') is his last short.



  • Pedro Neves

    Was born in Leiria, Portugal, in 1977. He graduated in Communication Science.