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 “Eclipse Solar”, by Rodrigo de Oliveira (Canal Brasil Prize, Tiradentes FF, 2016); “O Clube”, by Allan Ribeiro (Best Film & Popular Juri, Paulínia Film Festival, 2014); and “Frinéia”, by Aline Portugal (Critics Award, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, 2012). And also of a dozen feature films, from fiction to creative documentaries, including “É Rocha e Rio, Negro Leo”, by Paula Gaitán (DocLisboa 2020); “O Clube dos Canibais”, by Guto Parente (Best Film, Lucca IFF 2018); “Seca” (Vision du Réel 2015) and “Futuro Junho” (Yamagata IDFF 2015) both by Maria Augusta Ramos; “O Prefeito” (Locarno IFF 2015) by Bruno Safadi; “Yorimatã” (Havana IFF 2014) by Rafael Saar; . He also shot video-art by the artists Eder Santos, Veronika Spierenburg, Tiago Mata Machado, Cinthia Marcelle and Aline X; and the music video “A Mulher do Fim do Mundo”, by Elza Soares.
Recently, Lucas shot “Sete Anos em Maio”, by Affonso Uchoa which screened at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, and also “Capitu e o Capítulo”, by Julio Bressane, which had it’s international première at the 2021 Rotterdam Film Festival.