He was the presenter of the Cineclube program, on RTP2; he was a literary and cinematographic critic, having headed the editorial office of O Cinéfilo (film supplement to O Século), with João César Monteiro, and being director Fernando Lopes; he was a columnist for Visão and director of A Semana, a supplement for Independente. He is the author of Public Service, Private Interests, from 2002.

He was provider of the reader in the sporting Record; in 1985 he represented Portugal at the Budapest Cultural Forum, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; chaired the Working Group of the Green Book for the Policy of Cinema and Audiovisual, directed by the European Commission, and chaired the Portuguese Association of Directors, from 1978 to 1984, the National Audiovisual Secretariat, from 1991 to 1993, and the Opinion Council of RTP, between 1996 and 2003.

He was a professor at the National Conservatory's School of Cinema and executive coordinator of the degree in Cinema, Television and Advertising Cinema at the Universidade Moderna de Lisboa.

He was awarded the degree of Grand Officer of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, by the President of the Republic Mário Soares, on June 10, 1992.


Exposição de Tapeçaria (1968)
Indústria Cervejeira em Portugal - 2 (1968)
Tapeçaria - Tradição Que Revive (1968)
27 Minutos Com Fernando Lopes Graça (1969)
Fernando Lopes Graça (1971)
Perdido por Cem… (1973)
Adeus, Até ao Meu Regresso (1974)
As Armas e o Povo (1975) - colectivo
Cantigamente Nº2 (1975 -TV)
Emigrantes... e Depois? (1976)
Oxalá (1981)
O Lugar do Morto (1984)
Aqui d'El Rei! (1992)
Jaime (1999)
Os Imortais (2003)
Milú, a Menina da Rádio (2007)
Call Girl (2007)
A Bela e o Paparazzo (2010)
Os Gatos Não Têm Vertigens (2013)
Amor Impossível (2015)
A Voz e os Ouvidos do MFA (2017)
Parque Mayer (2018)


António-Pedro Vasconcelos, is  one of the directors of Cinema Novo Português, with the film Perdido por Cem, from 1973. He was also responsible for some of the greatest commercial successes in Portuguese cinemas, namely with O Lugar do Morto, in 1984, and Jaime, in 1999. With the latter he won the Silver Shell at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and in Portugal, the Golden Globes for Best Film and Best Director. His most recent films are The Immortals, from 2003, Call Girl, from 2007, and A Bela eo Paparazzo, from 2010.

In addition to directing, he was a film producer, having been one of the founders of VO Filmes, Opus Filmes and also the Centro Português de Cinema, a cooperative financed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, at the time chaired by José de Azeredo Perdigão, and which produced the most of the films from Cinema Novo Português.