Born in Lisbon in 1971, Julio Alves began working within the film industry at an early age. He began his well-established career working as an Assistant Director and Assistant Producer for several Portuguese, French and Spanish feature films and telefilms.
Julio then began directing his own short films in genres such as fiction, animation and documentaries. Apart from his short documentaries, he has also directed four feature length documentaries. His works have been nominated at many national and international festivals and have also received numerous awards. Since 2000, Julio has expanded his portfolio in directing advertising films for large Portuguese and Spanish brands. He has his Master's degree in Film Studies and Doctorate in Communication Sciences.
2020: PhD in Communication Sciences, Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal.
2015: Master in Film Studies, Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal.