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Summer Course

Off the Screen

Contemporary Narratives

July 29 to August 04

Casa da Cultura de Melgaço

Off the Screen is the designation of the Summer Course that will take place during the MDOC – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival.

The Summer Course 2019 focuses on the general theme of the Melgaço International Documentary Festival - Identity, Memory and Border and addresses issues of Contemporary Narratives from research projects and audiovisual production and digital narratives - hypermedia, transmedia... It also intends to articulate and bring together experiences from diverse backgrounds - universities and cultural producers, different countries and continents. It also collaborates with REDARTH - International Cooperation Network in Education, Arts and Humanities with the objective of fostering international cooperation between higher education institutions and cultural producers in the field of Education, Arts and Humanities.

The Summer Course is an initiative of AO NORTE, through its Group of Studies in Cinema and Digital Narratives in collaboration with the Melgaço Town Hall, Cinemateca Portuguesa, ESPAÇO MIRA and MIRA FORUM, the Federal University of Goiás, the Committee of Visual Anthropology of the Brazilian Anthropology Association, the Rey Juan Carlos University, the Federal University of Pará, the University of São Paulo - DIVERSITAS, the Mackenzie Presbyterian University and the Pará Ethnographic Film Festival (Grupo Visagem / PPGSA-UFPA).

Scientific Field

Social Sciences, Arts and Communication Sciences

General Coordinator

José da Silva Ribeiro

Course Coordination Team

José da Silva Ribeiro / Daniel Maciel / Patrícia Nogueira / Alice Fátima Martins / Sandra Regina Nunes of the Group of Studies in Cinema and Digital Narratives of AO NORTE and the collaboration Denise Machado Cardoso and Alessandro Ricardo Campos of VISAGEM – Research Group in Visual Anthropology and Image of the Federal University of Pará and the international festival of ethnographic film of Pará.


  • Cultural agents and local associations
  • Teachers and cultural animators
  • Documentary filmmakers
  • Students and Researchers
  • Other participants with a keen interest in the thematic of identity


The detailed schedule will be announced soon

All participants looking for final Course accreditation must participate in all the activities of MDOC Festival.


OPTION 01 / Participant - 50€

OPTION 02 / Registration of participants from the Melgaço municipality and members of AO NORTE Association - free

OPTION 03 / Registration with room and board / single room
Accommodation in a hotel and meals on 29, 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3 and 4 of August – 390€

OPTION 04 / (two people) – Registration with room and board/ double room
Accommodation in a hotel and meals on 29, 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3 and 4 of August – 550€

OPTION 05 / Registration with board only
meals on 29, 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3 and 4 of August – 110€

Please fill out and send the registration form, untill July 15th 2019 to

Registration Form