Ílhavo, the Sea as Tradition

Ílhavo became known for the famous palheiros in Costa Nova and the Barra beach, yet there are lots of lesser known spots in this territory to explore. We can see landscapes full of color and different environments, from the blue of the sea and the river to the green of the woods and the golden sands of the beaches.
Ílhavo municipality is able to attract visitors for its culture, landscapes, beaches and people, calling attention for its unique peculiarities. Tourists can embark on numerous leisure and sporting activities in constant contact with nature. They can also visit museums and other cultural spaces, and get to know about local History and Culture, aside from having the opportunity to experiment local good, as well as local traditions and festivities.

  • David Mendes
  • Ideias com Pernas
  • Info Portugal
  • Frederico Borges
  • João Lourenço
  • David Mendes
    Color grading
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ílhavo, O Mar por Tradição
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 58 seconds
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    2º Prémio "Turismo Náutico"
Director Biography - David Mendes

With a degree in Tecnologia da Comunicação Audiovisual (Technology of Audiovisual Communication) by the Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Oporto Polytechnic Institute), David Mendes is a director and sole manager of Ideias Com Pernas with a vast experience in the creation of promotional films and commercials, as well as directing television content. He has advanced skills as a camera operator and colourist. In the last three years, has won more than 30 International Awards with tourism films.
His body of work includes creating and directing every episode of the television show “Minutos Mágicos”, broadcast by SIC Television, directing “Gala da Magia Coca-Cola”, the television spots “Corta com a Violência” and “Fora do Baralho” as well as several promotional and institutional flms for brands such as Mercedes, KPMG, L'Óreal, Optimus, Salsa, Majestic, Moscatel de Setúbal, Nogueira's Fire Food. He has also directed major live events such as fashion shows and music concerts.

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