Marco Martins was born in Lisbon 1972 and graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He went on to complete his education at New York University in screen writing. He then interned with Wim Wenders, Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, João Canijo and Bertrand Tavernier.
Winner of the Regard Jeune in the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) with his first feature film “Alice” Marco Martins then presented “Um Ano Mais Longo” which was written in collaboration with Tonino Guerra at the Official Competition of the Venice Film Festival. In 2013, his latest collaboration with Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto “Twenty One Twelve- The Day the World Didn’t End” was exhibited at the Louvre Museum and was in competition at the CineMaXXI, Rome Film Festival.