Filipe Abranches was born in Lisbon, in 1965. Graduated in Cinema, Filipe Abranches teaches illustration and drawing since 2006. He’s a BD author since early 90's and he illustrates for several newspapers: Expresso, Público, Le Monde, O Independente and I. He also publishes Comic Books, such as: História de Lisboa, O Diário de K. and Solo. BIRDS was his first animated film and he won the Restart award for best director at IndieLisboa festival in 2009. Afterwards he has directed two more short animated films: "BLOODINK" (2012) and "IT WOULD PISS ME OFF TO DIE SO YOOOOOUNG...", which will premier in 2016. He’s presently preparing its next short animation: "AFLOAT".