Derby Film Festival, UK, 2018
Newlyn Film Festival, UK, 2018
Euro Shorts International Film Festival, London, UK, 2018
Shortcutz Lisboa, Portugal, 2018
Madeira Film Festival, Funchal, Portugal, 2018
Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2018 - WINNER Best Student Film
Around International Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018
The Monthly Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2017 - WINNER Best Film of the Month
Filmmaker Day, Italy, 2017
Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq, 2017
Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal, 2016
International Student Film Festival Pisek, Czech Republic, 2016
Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, 2016
Mosaic World Film Festival, Illinois, USA, 2016
FARCUME, Portugal, 2016
AVANCA, Portugal, 2016
Ana Pio wrote and directed her debut short film in 2014, I Welcome You to This House, financed by the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.
In 2015, she graduated with short period drama Eden from her Directing Masters at London Met Film School. Eden screened in several 2nd tier international film festivals, won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival, was broadcast on RTP 2 TV and distributed by Shorts International.
From the Sara Putt Associates trainee scheme in 2017, Ana Pio became a freelance Script Supervisor, working on iFeatures Perfect 10 and assisting the Script Supervisors on BBC/Amazon TV series Good Omens alongside Douglas MacKinnon and Neil Gaiman as well as Liaison directed by Stephen Hopkins, starring Eva Green and Vincent Cassel.
Ana was mentored by Rose Glass, the director of Saint Maud, through the Directors UK Inspire programme, as part of her debut feature film development, Mother Nature, with producer Andrew St Maur.
PMS, Ana's comedy short film premiered at London Short Film Festival in 2022. She is currently a BAFTA Connect member, distributing her short film Do As I Say, as well as in post-production of short film 7 to 10 with producers Andrea Land and Gemma Albone.