Paulo Filipe Monteiro is full professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with habilitation in "Theories of Drama and Performance". In 2011 he created the M.A. degree in Performing Arts (same university). He was chair of the Department of Communication Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1999-2000, 2006-2007 and 2014-2016 . He is also in charge of the area "Communication and Arts" at the Master and PhD Programs in Communication Sciences. He published numerous articles and six books – on emigration, on art theory and recently on Drama and Communication (this book was awarded the Joaquim de Carvalho Prize by the University of Coimbra for best 2010 book) and on Images of the Image. He was a researcher at the Aesthetics and Philosophy of Artistic Practices Laboratory at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), where he was in charge of the Performance and Philosophy Research Group.
In theatre, he has worked extensively as playwright, actor (13 plays) and director (16 shows). In cinema and television, as scriptwriter (8 feature films, selected to Cannes, Locarno and Venice, plus 1 tv series) and actor (10 feature films, 39 TV films and series). In 2008, he directed his first short film, Three to Tango. In 2017, première his first feature film, Zeus, which has already won 11 prizes.
Between 2002 and 2006, he was President of the Portuguese Association of Scriptwriters and Playwrights. He was a founder of the Federation of Scriptwriters in Europe, to which board he belonged in 2005.