Sergio Trefaut was born in Brazil in 1965, from a Portuguese father and a French mother. After a Master in Philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris), he started his career in Lisbon as a journalist and assistant director. Eventually he became producer and director.
His documentaries were presented in more than 30 countries and received several international awards.
Main titles are: Outro País (1999), Fleurette (2002), Lisboetas (2005), The City of the Dead (2009). Lisboetas was the first Portuguese documentary running in local cinema theatres for more than three months. Journey to Portugal, with Maria de Medeiros, Isabel Ruth and Makena Diop, was his first feature.
For many years Sergio directed the Doclisboa International Film Festival, and was the president of Apordoc (Portuguese Documentary Association).