Dario has a wide experience in several roles in film promotion, production and programming. He was one of the founders of Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, one of the most important short film festivals in Europe and a place that worked as a powerful platform of distribution and international acclaim of Portuguese cinema, as well as an event that brought to Portugal numerous films and European directors.
Dario also managed the programme “Estaleiro”, a project where cinema students and young cinema professionals worked together with experienced directors and produced more than 10 documentaries. He was cinema co-programmer in Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture, which had its central focus in “Festival Odisseia das Imagens” (Odyssey of the Images Festival), a project dedicated to documentary cinema that has been an inspiration and an origin point to Porto/Post/Doc. He also served as buying specialist for Portuguese distributors.