Paulo Leão, also known as Paulo León, is an awarded actor, director and author, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His first award as actor was at 17 years old, in 1978, on the movie Um Lugar de Paz (A Place of Peace), at Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival. At 18 years old wrote for the movie Utopia Atemporal (Atemporal Utopy) his first screenplay. In 1985 he created the Teatro dos Sentidos (Theater of the Senses), in witch the audience experimented their six sens during the presentation. In 2001, he participated in a text reading session at the Lisbon Cinema and Television School, where he also promoted a one-day acting workshop for Portuguese actors. In the same year, he researched Flamenco music in the city of Seville, Spain. Some of his works in theater as an actor, author and director are the plays 'The Incredible History of the Noble Knight Errant and the Poor Fallen Girl' e 'Um Dia a Água Vai'. During last five decades Paulo has working in theater, cinema, music and television, with a lot of nominées and awards. Since 2016 has comming internationally awarded by his movies Happy Birthday and I Miss You. Also in 2016 has being invited to participate as judge on Meters International Film Festival - NY. During the pandemic Paulo Leão and his son Vitor Leão started working on their original album Nas Estrelas (By The Stars), with 14 instrumental songs and 3 video clips, which was completed at 2023. Paulo Leão is involved in his new projects, such as 'Hendrix!' (feature film), ‘Boa Noite’ (short film – thriller) and for 2024 with the films: ‘Serguei - The Last Rock’ (documentary about the Brazilian singer), and ‘The Woman With No Name’.
Award Winner - Great Talent
Happy Birthday
Cinema Of The World - CWIFF 2023
Dubai, Nova Dehli, New York
2023
Semi Finalist
Happy Birthday
Serbest International Film Festival - SIFF 2023
Kishinev
2023
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
San Mauro Film Festival
San Mauro Torinese - Turin
2018
Finalist
Trailer Happy Birthday
Miami Epic Trailer Festival 2018
Miami
2018
Official Selection
I Miss You
Sony Kando Video
Los Angeles
2018
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
San Mauro Film Festival
San Mauro Torinese - Turin
2018
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ouarzazate International Film Festival
Berlin
2017
Semi Finalist
Happy Birthday
Grand IndieWise Convention 2017
Miami
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Indie Wise FREE Virtual Festival
Miami
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Cardiff International Film Festival
Cardiff
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
United King Screen One International Film Festival 2017 (trailer)
2017
Screening in some cities on the North American cinema circuit
Happy Birthday
Ozark Film - distribution
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ouarzazate International Film Festival
Berlin
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Grand IndieWise Convention 2017
Miami
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Indie Wise FREE Virtual Festival
Miami
2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Kinosmena Short Film Festival
Minsk
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
BLOW-UP · Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST
Chicago
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Golden Frames
Mumbai
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Premios Latino - Cine de Oro
Marbella
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
2ª Muestra Iberoamericana de Cine de Taxco
Taxco
2016
Oficial Selection
I Miss You
Miniature Film Festival
Vermont
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Kinosmena Short Film Festival
Minsk
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
BLOW-UP · Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST
Chicago
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Golden Frames
Mumbai
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Premios Latino - Cine de Oro
Marbella
2016
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
2ª Muestra Iberoamericana de Cine de Taxco
Taxco
2016
Official Selection
I Miss You
Russian Film Festival
Russian Film Fest
2015
Oficcial Selection
I Miss You
One Minute Festival
Brazil
2015
Official Selection
I Miss You
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
2015
Nominée as Best Film by the jury. Nominée as Best Film by popular vote
The Hour
Campanha ' Em Briga de Marido e Mulher Se Mete a Colher'
Official Selection
Why Did You Come To Live Here?
CineBH 2009 Brasil- França
Belo Horizonte
Official Selection
Good Night
Black & White Film Festival - 2024
Toronto
Finalist
Happy Birthday
Miami Epic Festival 2018
Miami
Finalist
Happy Birthday
Grand IndieWise Convention 2018
Miami, Florida
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
STIFF - San Marino Torinese International Film
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
AFC Global Fest 2017
Kolkata
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Cinema of the World
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
AM Egypt Film Festival
Cairo
Semi Finalist
Happy Birthday
Miami Epic Festival 2017
Miami
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS
Pedro Muñoz
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
Allucinema Fest
Puebla
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
GRAND OFF - WORLD INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Indie Wise
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
TIF Video Challenge
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
All Lights India International Film Festival 2016
Kochi
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ozark Shorts
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Los Angeles Cine Fest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
TOFF Film Festival
Award - Best Director
Happy Birthday
North American Film Awards
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
GoldenSun Short Film Festival
Award - Honorable Mention
Happy Birthday
Headline International Film Festival
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
The Montly Film Festival (trailer)
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Barcelona Planet Film Festival (trailer)
Barcelona
Nominée as Best International Trailer
Trailer Happy Birthday
United King SCREEN ON International Film Festival 2017
Leicester
Semi-Finalist
Trailer Happy Birthday
Miami Epic Trailer Festival 2017
Miami
Finalist
I Miss You
IndustryBOOST Competition
Semi-Finalist
I Miss You
Allucinema Fest
Puebla
Award: Achievement Award
I Miss You
International Open Film Festival 2016
Semi-Finalist 'Country Best Award'
I Miss You
International Open Film Festival 2016
Bangladesh
Official Selection
I Miss You
Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
Official Selection
I Miss You
TIF Video Challenge
Oficcial Selection
I Miss You
All Lights India International Film Festival 2016
Kochi
Finalist
Happy Birthday
Grand IndieWise Convention 2018
Miami, Florida
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
STIFF - San Marino Torinese International Film
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
AFC Global Fest 2017
Kolkata
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Cinema of the World 2017
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
AM Egypt Film Festival
Cairo
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
Miami Epic Festival
Miami
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS
Pedro Muñoz
Semi-Finalist
Happy Birthday
Allucinema Fest
Puebla
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
GRAND OFF - WORLD INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Indie Wise
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
TIF Video Challenge
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
All Lights India International Film Festival 2016
Kochi
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Ozark Shorts
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Los Angeles Cine Fest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
TOFF Film Festival
Award - Best Director
Happy Birthday
North American Film Awards
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
GoldenSun Short Film Festival
Award - Honorable Mention
Happy Birthday
Headline International Film Festival
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
The Montly Film Festival (trailer)
Official Selection
Happy Birthday
Barcelona Planet Film Festival (trailer)
Barcelona
Birth Date
April 14, 1962
Nickname
Paulo Leão
Birth City
Rio de Janeiro
Hometown
Rio de Janeiro
Height
1,70
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Single
Children
Laura Leão, Mariana Leão, Vitor Leão (also known as Vitor Levenhagen)
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