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Lucas Barbi graduated in Cinema Studies by Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, and in Cinematography at École Nationale Superieur Louis Lumière, France. He also attended Roger Deakins, Vilmos Zsigmond and Dante Spinotti masterclasses at Camerimage Festival, Poland.

He was the Director of Photography of over twenty short films, screened and prized on national and international film festivals, as O Inverno de Zeljka, by Gustavo Beck (Best Image, Semana dos Realizadores, 2012); Frinéia, by Aline Portugal (Critics Award, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, 2012); and O Clube, by Allan Ribeiro (Best Film & Popular Juri, Paulínia Film Festival, 2014). And also of a dozen feature films, from fiction to creative documentaries, including Seca (Vision du Réel 2015) and Futuro Junho (Yamagata IDFF 2015) both by Maria Augusta Ramos; O Fim de uma Era (Rotterdam IFF 2015) by Bruno Safadi & Ricardo Pretti; O Prefeito (Locarno IFF 2015) by Bruno Safadi; O Sol nos meus Olhos (Colombo IFF 2014) by Flora Dias & Juruna Mallon; Yorimatã (Havana IFF 2014) by Rafael Saar; Winter / Miracle (Best Central and Eastern European Documentary, Jihlava IFF 2013) by Gustavo Beck & Željka Suková. He also shot video-art by the artists Eder Santos, Veronika Spierenburg, Tiago Mata Machado, Cinthia Marcelle and Aline X.

Recently, Lucas won Best Cinematography with Dellani Lima’s feature film O Tempo não Existe no lugar em que Estamos, at Triunfo Film Festival 2015.