Carlos Sargedas was born in Sesimbra. He was born into a family linked to the arts, where for generations his ancestors were people of some importance in Opera, Music, Cinema, Radio and Theater and Television. Carlos Sargedas, started at the age of 8 in cinema and later also excelled in Portuguese radio, also went through the stages, but quickly went backstage where he was a rule, stage manager, point and lighting assistant. He worked in several theaters alongside some of the great names of Portuguese theater and with them he learned a lot about stage art on stage and behind the scenes. He was in the technical area, where he finished his activity at the Teatro Maria Matos, where he took his first steps in photography. More than 38 years of activity linked to the production of photography and video. Producer, director, director of documentaries and with a little work around the world.
Several books published about the Region of Arrábida, having twice received the "Personality of the Year" award by Turismo de Portugal for its work in promoting the Region and Country, across borders. The Municipal Assembly of Sesimbra, awarded it the largest Cultural Prize of the Autarchy, the "Prize Espichel" for its work, cultural and artistic dynamism. In the last 17 years, he has been dedicated to the promotion of promotional films, having received several prizes in International Festivals in Greece, Poland, Mexico, Indonesia, USA, Canada, Brazil, France, Serbia, Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Indonesia. Israel. Collaborator in several national and international magazines; Several Workshops and presentations in several Universities and Professional Institutes.
President of the Arrábida Film Commission, where he works to capitalize on the region of Arrábida for national and international cinema.
Director of the Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival, a festival created eight years ago to promote the international promotion of the region of Arrábida to the world of cinema.
Member of the Jury of Arraial Cinefest in Arraial da Ajuda, Brazil
Member of the Selection Jury of the Aquila Awards https://www.premiosaquila.pt/
Member os the jury of 3 in 1 in Almeirim, Portugal.
In September 2019 he received “2019 Ambassadors Awards” for his work and in promoting Brazil in Europe. The award was from Radar Vip do Brasil magazine.
Partner of the Rotary Club of Sesimbra for 24 years