The son of a diplomat, Vicente Amorim was born in Austria, lived in England, the United States, the Netherlands, and in Brazil lived in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. He studied Economics for three years before choosing to follow his first and true passion: film. A cinefile since childhood, he directed his first short in Super-8 at the age of 14. At the age of 17, he began to work as an intern for Leon Hirszman on the film Imagens do Inconsciente. Following this experience, he made it a point to learn about all the technical stages of filmmaking: he worked as assistant camera, a sound assistant, and in post-production.
He was an assistant director on 23 feature films, which include Moon Over Parador (Paul Mazurksy), Brincando nos Campos do Senhor / At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco), Veja Esta Canção / See This Song, Tieta and Orfeu (Cacá Diegues), and Bossa Nova (Bruno Barreto).
He directed five shorts, two co-directions with David França Mendes - Vaidade! (awarded Best Direction at the Gramado Film Festival) and Lona, and also Não fique pilhado / Don´t Get Charged Up, a three and a half minute 3D animated short that received various national and international awards at Anima Mundi, the festivals of Mendonza (Argentina) and Telluride (United States). The short was acquired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has directed over 200 commercials and music videos. His feature-length debut was his documentary 2000 Nordestes / Too Much Brazil, filmed while he was preparing and in preparation for The Middle of the World, his first narrative feature film.