- Jean Loup Passek Award
- Hop to Melgaço
- Frontal Shot
- Off Screen
Director, Producer, Professor of Animation Cinema and Director of the House Museum of Vilar. PhD from University of Fine Arts of Porto (80). Internship at the National Film Board of Canada (85), where he directs his first film. Founder of Filmógrafo (87), Casa da Animação (01), Ciclope Filmes (02) and Quinta Imagem (12). Director of the following films: How Calm it is (85), Time of Darkness (87), The Outlaws (93), Portuguese Fado (95), Stowaway (00) and Our Lady of the Presentation (15) among others, which received over 40 mentions and awards. Worked as Producer on (since 97): The Night (99), Tragic Story with Happy Ending (05) and Kali the Little Vampire (12) by Regina Pessoa, Amélia & Duarte (15) by Alice Guimarães and Mónica Santos. The produced films have received about 95 awards and mentions. Tutor in several Animation Film workshops in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Scotland, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Lebanon and China, especially with children (since 85) and young people. Professor at Catholic University of Porto (99-01), ESAP (02-16), Na Tainan National University of Arts (Taiwan) (06-09), ESAG Guimarães (since 2009) and University of Algarve (12-13), at BAU - Centro Universitário de Diseño of Barcelona (15-17). He also served as President of ASIFA - International Animation Film Association (00-02) and Vice President of ASIFA Workshop Group (95-01). Co-author of the interactive manual Teaching With Animation (www.animwork.dk/twa). Currently running the House Museum of Vilar – the Moving Image - (since 14) and producing the animation short films: Uncle Tomás and the Accounting of Days by Regina Pessoa, in co-production with ONF / NFB Canada and Les Armateurs (France) and also Ride, by Paul Bush, a co-production with Ancient Mariner, UK. In 2019, Abi was invited to join the North American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars.
Albertino has a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Paris V-Sorbonne (1981) and a doctorate in Sociology from Universidade do Minho (1994), where he aggregated in the Sociology disciplinary group (2005). He has been teaching, since 1982, subjects in the field of social sciences methodology and cultural sociology, lifestyle and the arts. Coordinator of the post-graduation courses at Institute of Social Sciences, a member of the founding committee of Casa Museu of Monção and researcher at the Studies Center Communication and Society.
Multi award winning Italian film director and scriptwriter, he defines himself a film director by mistake. He spent much of the late 1990s travelling in Europe writing and in 2001 he moved to Ireland. His films have garnered a remarkable raft of international awards in festivals around the world. His work combine fiction, documentaries, and poetry and his latest multi award winning film Tides has been defined as a docu-dream. His film ‘Paradiso’ was commissioned by BBC and has won 18 international awards and has been nominated in more than 60 festivals around the world. He worked several times with the renowned Norwegian Oddgeir Saether (Dop in David Lynch’s Inland Empire.) and worked with renowned screenwriters and producers, including Margo Harkin (Hush bye Baby), David Gothard (ex artistic director of Riverside Studios in London and Abbey Theater, Dublin) and Michael Seeber (A Good American). He is a regular judge at international film festivals. Recently, Negrini has been selected by one of the most prominent Italian film critic, Adriano Aprà, as part of ‘Fuorinorma’ (Out of the Norm), a project and a book selecting the best New Italian experimental cinema of the last 15 years.
Holds a PhD from the Postgraduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology - PPGSA / UFPA, Master in Social Anthropology from the same Program (2014), and Specialist in "African Education and Knowledge and the implementation of Law 10,639" from the Federal University of Pará (2012). He holds a degree in Social Sciences from the same university (2005). He works as a Teacher (Class II) at the State Department of Education (SEDUC / PA) and as an external teacher at UFPA. He is a founding member of the Research Group on Visual Anthropology and Image - Visagem / PPGSA, and editor of the e-Magazine Visagem. He is a curator of the showings at the Ethnographic Film Festival of Recife and coordinator of the Ethnographic Film Festival of Pará.
PhD and degree in Information and Communication Sciences from the Complutense University. Recipient of the Aurelio Paz dos Reis International Award, 2016. Full Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of Rey Juan Carlos University. He has worked on various audiovisual projects as director, producer and screenwriter. Alfonso is currently co-producing the transmedia project A Primavera Rosa.
Álvaro Campelo, Professor of Social Anthropology and Development Anthropology at the Fernando Pessoa University in Porto, and Social Anthropology at the Higher Institute of Health Sciences in Gandra - Fernando Pessoa University. PhD in Anthropology of Religions, at the Paris University of Sorbonne, with a thesis on the French anthropologist Michel de Certeau, entitled "Anthropology of the Believer".
Álvaro António Gomes Domingues (Melgaço, 1959) is a geographer, PhD in Human Geography and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. Teaching activity: Teacher of the integrated master's and doctoral program in Architecture and PhD Course at FAUP; Member of the Scientific Council at FAUP; Professor of the Master’s degree "Project of the Urban Environment" (FAUP/FEUP); Teacher of PhD Course of Architecture of the University of Coimbra.; Professor of the Summer Courses at the Serralves Foundation; Visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Visiting Professor at the University of Granada. Regularly collaborates with other universities, foundations, Público newspaper, cultural and professional associations, whilst developing a regular activity as a lecturer. Research fields: Urban Geography, Urban Planning, Landscape, Territory, Cultural Policy. His recent books include: Vida no Campo (ed. Dafne, Porto, 2012), A Rua da Estrada (ed.Dafne, Porto, 2010) and Políticas Urbanas II (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2012 with Nuno Portas and João Cabral)
Bernard has graduated in Law and Political Science. Amongst other roles, he was a Professor, Director of the Art and Culture Department of the Institut Français du Portugal; responsible for the organization of the French Film Festival in Porto, co-founder of the Alliance Française de Porto (Board member), collaborator with Jean Loup Passek in the creation, and later in the management of the Melgaço Film Museum, Executive Producer of the film En une poignée de mains amies by Jean Rouch and Manoel de Oliveira.
PhD in Anthropology - Power, Resistance and Social Movements, by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University of Lisbon. Developer of research on uses and practices of culture directed to marginalized populations, with special interest in its application in prison contexts. Alongside AO NORTE, Daniel has been collaborating in projects of collection, inventory and reflection around historical photographs in personal albums.
Anthropologist, graduated in History and PhD in Socio-Environmental Development. She coordinates the Research Group in Visual Anthropology and Image (Visagem) and Study Group on Indigenous Populations Eneida Correa de Assis (GEPI). Coordination team member of the Visual Anthropology Committee of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (CAV-ABA). Denise works as coordinator of the Arthur Napoleão Figueiredo Anthropology Laboratory (LAANF) and as a professor in the Postgraduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology (PPGSA) and the Postgraduate Program in Cities, Territories and Identities (PPGCITI) from the Federal University of Pará.
Realizadora, é a responsável pela coordenação dos alunos neste projeto. Trabalha desde 1988 em cinema de animação nas áreas de publicidade e curtas-metragens de animação, colaborando com diversos estúdios e produtoras (Opticalprint, Animais, Ao Romper da Bela Aurora, Animanostra, Alfândega Filmes, Filmógrafo). Realizou vários filmes didáticos de animação para as séries televisivas “Rua Sésamo” e Jardim da Celeste”. Entre 1993\2001 frequentou um estágio profissional de formação Franco-Português em desenho e volume animado e vários «Cartoon Masters» organizados pela associação europeia de Animação. Concluiu, em 2012, a realização da série de cinema de animação “Brincarolas”, projeto da sua autoria, financiado pelo ICA.
Graça Lobo holds a Masters degree in Cultural Management with a Thesis in Public Education for Cinema. She was Coordinator of the Project Group for the National Cinema Plan, in 2012/13 and 2013/14. Co-author and coordinator of the Youth / Cinema / School Program for the Regional Education Board of Algarve since 1997/98. Co-author of the Option Subject in Cinema Program of the 3rd cycle of Basic Education. She was a primary and high school teacher between 1975 and 1997 and supervising professor in Teachers’ formation at Escola Superior da Educação of Algarve from 1993 to 1996. Visiting professor at the University of Algarve teaching Cinema subjects between 1994 and 2001.Graça is an accredited trainer by the Council for Continuing Education of Teachers, and has held dozens of training courses in Film Literacy since 1999. Vice president of the Faro film club from 1996 to 2008. Coordinator of several publications in the field of cinema. She made presentations in National and International Congresses.
Isa completed the curricular part of the Master's Degree in Contemporary Art History at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2000) and a Degree in Portuguese Studies - field of scientific specialization at the University of Algarve (1998). Has the Course of Musical Education and piano, by the Regional Conservatory of Algarve (1992). She did radio. Founding member of RADIX, within the Ministry of Culture. Editorial coordinator of Sul Magazine. Teacher of Music Education, Civic Education and Portuguese History at basic education. Lecturer of Contemporary Artistic Movements in Higher Education. Instructor of Visual Communication and Photography and Video and author of the teaching materials for the curricular unit of psychoanalysis at the University of Algarve. Trainer in Art History and Educational Technologies, Audiovisual Media in Actions for the Continuing Education of Teachers. She was a member of the artistic training team, field of Literature and Writing, in the project ‘I see a monument from my window’ from the Regional Directorate of Culture of Algarve. Coordinator of the training for the National Cinema Plan, instructor in the Initiation, Continuity and Follow-up Training Actions of Teachers and author of the pedagogical materials of the PNC (2012-2014). She has made communications in congresses in the fields of Art History and literacy and has also published poetry and short stories. Isa develops workshops in reading, writing and voice for students from the different levels of education. Collaborator and author of the training materials of the Youth / Cinema / School Program and author of the project VER para LER of the Algarve Regional Education Board since 2004. Coordinator of the Training Committee of the Faro film club.
Was born and lives in Recife, northeastern Brazil. Professor of Visual Arts and Photography, Cinema and Video at the College of Application of the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, recently retired. She remains linked to UFPE as a researcher at LEVE - Laboratory of Experience, Visuality and Education and to LAV - Laboratory of Visual Anthropology. A PhD in Anthropology (PUC-SP), she defended her thesis Dreams in Movement: 1st Imaginary Audiovisual Exhibition produced by teenagers in Recife in the 21st Century. She has been a member of the Organizing Committee at the International Festival of Ethnographic Film in Recife since its first edition in 2008, and the Commission Selection Committee of the same festival since 2011. Member of the Kino Network since 2017. Autorade Tiritot (Zolu, 2019), Por causa do sal (Zolu, 2017), Contemporary Art in Recife in the 1990s (Zanzar, 2016), Kaleidoscope (Paulinas, 2006/2009). Jane also ventures in the production of video poems made available on her non-YouTube channel and on the website www.janepinheiro.com.
Jesús Ramé holds a PhD in Philosophy from UNED, with the thesis entitled Narcissus Error: modal and audiovisual aesthetics. Professor at the Department of Communication and Sociology and at the Master's degree in Teacher Education at Rey Juan Carlos University. UNED graduate professor of the course "Audiovisual Literacy for Teachers". Former professor of "Editing and post-production" at the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Grupo de Investigación Intermedia of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Member of the literacy and audiovisual creation Collective "Educar la mirada". His text Lukács and the cinema won the Fernando Gonçalves Labrador prize at the IX Avanca International Cinema Congress in 2018 (Portugal). Recently he edited the book No lo saben, pero lo hacen. Texts on cinema and aesthetics of György Lukács (2019). He is also a professional film and television editor.
Born in Viana do Castelo, graduated in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Belas Artes in Porto and completed a Master's Degree in Audiovisual Communication (Photography) at Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. He mantains his course among the practice of fine arts, having displayed his work in several exhibitions within the national and international artistic scene and the practice of production and organization of events and artistic projects and the projection and organization of projects of social and ethnographic level, maintaining its artistic and conceptual character. His work complements the different areas of plastic performance, like photography, video, sound design, installation and design. Developer of musical projects with highlights such as PHOLE and the sound plastic project ARAME (with Miguel Arieira). João is also the founding member and director of PARASITA Magazine (with Hugo Soares).
João José do Coito Lafuente, graduated in Applied Mathematics from the University of Porto and has held the position of computer technician at Caixa Geral dos Depósitos bank. He has dedicated himself to photography since adolescence and had some of his works published in books and magazines. Has participated in group exhibitions and held solo and co-authored exhibitions with Manuela Matos Monteiro. Among the various exhibits produced, highlights include "Carnival in Venice", "The Harvest", "The Light of the Crystal", "Istanbul – Melancholic Itineraries", "Tropicana / Matanzas", "South of Dakar", "Istanbul and Lisbon – Melancholic Itineraries". Among other interventions it stands out the work, also co-authored, on the Douro: official photograph of the 250th anniversary of the demarcated region, exhibition on the region in Parliament ("The Douro in the Tagus" with Siza Vieira, José Rodrigues and Gracinda Candeias) in the European Parliament/Brussels, Paris, Bordeaux, Maputo and Beira (Mozambique) and in various different areas of the Douro and Porto. Co Manager of MIRA and MIRA FORUM galleries in Campanhã, Porto since October 2013, with Manuela Matos Monteiro.
Fundadora e Presidente da Fundação Jean Rouch
Is a newspaper man and has won 40 awards from the American SND, Society for News Design between 2000 and 2004 for his work as a designer and art director at O Independente and Público. Editorial illustration, a lifelong passion he learned at the Trotskyist Combate journal over the 1980s and 1990s, has brought him many joyful moments, awards, curatorships, and a blog, Almanaque Silva, where he writes bizarre stories about Portuguese illustration. In 2003 he invented a sardine that has become, over the years, the real image of Lisbon, where he was born 59 years ago. With the silvadesigners studio, which he founded in 2001, he has contributed to the creation and development of cultural brands of Lisbon's abundant cultural life. He believes that "a word is worth a thousand images" and applies at work the emotional exuberance of his Portuguese soul and the editorial intelligence he has learned in the press. He compulsorily collects all types of illustrations from books to match wallets, and has become a frequent customer at the auction houses, where he seizes, by spending small fortunes, great treasures from the history of Portuguese illustration. He is a member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale, since 2012.
Graduated in Philosophy from the University of Porto (1976), PhD in Cine Vídeo from the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (1989), master’s degree in Multimedia Educational Communication from the Open University of Portugal (1993) and doctorate in Social Sciences - Anthropology from the University Open of Portugal (1998). Former professor at the Open University of Portugal. He has vast experience in the field of Anthropology, with an emphasis on Visual Anthropology, working mainly on the following themes: visual anthropology, digital anthropology, cinema, research methods in anthropology, interculturality and Afro-Atlantic culture. Fieldwork undertaken in Portugal, Cape Verde, Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. He coordinated the International Network of Scientific Cooperation Images of Culture / Image Culture. Visiting professor at Mackenzie University (Education, Art and History of Culture), UECE, UCDJB, University of Murcia - Spain (ERASMUS) and University of Savoie - France, University of S. Paulo. Researcher at GI - Media and cultural mediations - CEMRI: Open University. Former Visiting professor at UFG - Faculty of Visual Arts 2016-2019. Currently preparing a work project - Teaching, Research and Extension at the Federal University of Maranhão. José coordinates the Group of Studies in Cinema and Digital Narratives of AO NORTE - Association of Animation and Audiovisual Production.
Was born in Moscow, Russia in 1991, but spent her childhood in the North Caucasus Region. Julia studied directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. She has completed courses at Moscow’s Scream School in visual effects compositing. Having formerly worked as a videographer for National Geographic Magazine(USA). For several years, Julia worked as a director and editor at the film studio SHKID (Moscow, Russia). Julia is fascinated by exploring characters in all their contradictions. She has exhibited her cinematic works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide. Her documentary film about reindeers herder in Russian Arctic was awarded with many festivals all over the world. In 2017 Julia with Veronika Sher founded International Dance Short Film Festival BODYSCOPE, the unique dance short film festival in Russia with live screenings.
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Visual Arts (FAV) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Permanent Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Visual Art and Culture at FAV / UFG, linked to the line of research on Artistic Poetics and Creation Processes. Coordinator of the research group Nucleus of Autobiographical Artistic Practices (NuPAA) and Coordinator of the Study Group on Methodologies, Methods and Approaches in Art Research (GEMMA). President of ANPAP. Institutional link: Postgraduate Program in Visual Art and Culture, Faculty of Visual Arts, UFG.
Has a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. Co-author of books on Psychosociology, Psychology and author of Pedagogy books, Project Methodology among others (Porto Ed). She managed the 2:PONTOS magazine for two years and coordinated the NetProf website. She has been involved in photography for several years, enrolling her work in collective and individual exhibitions. Her work has been recognized through awards obtained in several photography competitions, including 1st prize in the international contest "La femme et la vigne" and published in books and magazines. Among the numerous interventions can be highlighted the work in co-authorship with João Lafuente, on the river Douro. Since 2011, Manuela has been developing experiences with a Smartphone exploring the potential of the device in capturing and editing photographs. She had selected works and exhibitions in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami, Tokyo, Berlin, Florence, Verona and others. She held two solo exhibitions: at the Montalegre Ecomuseum (2012) and the exhibition "Contemplation" at the Casa Museu Abel Salazar (December 2014). One of her "Self (ie) evidence" won the 1st prize in the self-portrait category in the 2014 MPA competition, the most prestigious award in mobile photography
His work is distinguished by the use of various creative strategies related to appropriation, post-production, and series. Its creation process is characterized by a systematic methodology of grouping files (images, videos, text, etc.) and later reinterpreting them. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona in 2010, he has taught since 2018 as an associate professor at the University of Vigo by the Department of Drawing in subjects such as Computer Techniques or Graphic Techniques, among others. He is currently a member of the UVigo research group DX7. Highlight in his academic training the Máster de Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporáneo from the University of Vigo, the Erasmus intershio at Coventry University of Art & Design (England) or the Program of mobility grants for research staff of the University of Vigo with destination in Portugal. Throughout his career he has been awarded and selected in various competitions and artistic residencies both nationally and internationally. Among them we must highlight the Undécimo Premio Auditorio de Galicia para Novos Artistas, the Zona ‘C’ award with the project El rapto de Europa, the Cerveira 2014 Biennial Foundation Artistic Residence or the 2010 Novos Valores Award. His work has been exhibited in various spaces of great artistic relevance both nationally and internationally. Highlight his individual exhibition The answers are blowin'in the wind at the Fundación Rac, and the group exhibitions at the 14th Gas Natural Fenosa Art Show Museum of Contemporary Art in La Coruña, Pintura em três atos (Ângelo de Sousa, Gerardo Bermester and Marcos Covelo) at the Cerveira Cultural Forum, Around a passion at the Centro Huarte in Pamplona, Mardel plastic arts at the Centro Carmen in Valencia, XXIV Young Art Show in La Rioja at the ESDIR Exhibition Hall and Sin Respeto in the gallery Combustión Espontánea.
PhD in Education and post-doctorate in Arts and Visual Culture at the Federal University of Goiás. Assistant professor at the Center for Teaching and Applied Research to Education at the Federal University of Goiás. She has experience in the fields of Education, Basic Education and is dedicated to themes of childhood, language and cinema. Institutional link: Federal University of Goiás - Goiás / Brazil.
Mariano García is a Professor of Basic Education and Therapeutic Pedagogy. Member of the Collective of literacy and audiovisual creation "Educar a mirada", where he has developed his research by participating mainly in audiovisual literacy workshops with the educational community of the Public College of Leganés Trabenco. He also collaborated with the "El Encuentro" Collective of elderly women from the Ramiro de Maeztu Center of the Leganés City Council, within the research work with "Educar a mirada" Collective. In 2013, he joined the project “The integration of the playground as an educational space”, as part of his work concluding the course of Therapeutic Pedagogy, in the educational community of the Public College of Trabenco.
Marisa Víctor Crespo is a teacher in Children's Education and Primary Education and has a degree in Pedagogy. She worked as a teacher in different public centers in the Community of Madrid, especially in the educational community of Colegio Público Trabenco de Leganés in Madrid and, currently, at Escola Infantil Zofío in Madrid. Member of the literacy and audiovisual creation Collective "Educar la mirada". Member of the Pedagogical Renewal Movement "Acción Educativa", promoting a critical and creative reflection, as well as the continuous training of teachers. Marisa develops part of her teaching work at the EnterArte collective, managing innovative artistic education projects in different educational stages, working in collaboration with artists, cultural managers and museums interested in relating art and school. Collaborator with the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (CA2M), Museum of Contemporary Art in the Community of Madrid, in coordination with the education department in different work groups, training and publications.
Mina Rad left her native country at the age of 18, the day after the Iranian revolution to purse her dream like Oriana Fallaci and become an international reporter. After studying history, journalism and communication at the Sorbonne Paris, she embarked on international political journalism in various Central Asian countries. She worked for the BBC, RFI and AFP. While traveling the world, for twelve years, she discovers another passion, World Music. She became Editor-in-Chief of World Music Supplements for The World of Music. Between 1990 to 2000 she traveled the world and produced supplements devoted to the music of rare and emerging countries for; Yemen, Egypt, Cuba, Cape Verde, Marocco and India. In 2011 and 2014, she trained in the production and writing of documentaries at Ateliers Varan. Her first film "For me the sun never sets," was awarded the prize for best documentary film at the Festival of Truth in Iran in 2012. This film got the jury mention, "for the warmth and simplicity to tell a deep story". She is the founder and president of Apresvaran, an alumni association of Ateliers Varan created in 2013. She is director of the Apresvaran Documentary Film Festival. As a documentary filmmaker, she has directed more than ten films. In preparing several documentaries, she notes that the documentary opens a window to the universe. Mina Rad has made several portraits of people who have marked the history of Iran: "This family of 60 people",and "History of the Mafi family". Mina Rad, is interested in the transmission of knowledge and the methods of the realization of great filmmakers like Jean Rouch (France), Pierre Perrault (Quebec, Canada). She directs and produces documentary films based on the influence of these cineastes. In 2017, the film "Jean Rouch Persian look", was broadcast by TV5 Monde on the occasion of the centenary of Jean Rouch. EN 2019, The film "Persian Tales, Jean Rouch in Iran" was presented at Melgaco International Documentary Film Festival in Portugal. It will be published in Montparnasse publisher in France in a series of films dedicated to Jean Rouch. EN 2019, "The future of the past, Pierre and Yolande Perrault", which reflects the influence of this filmmaker after half a century on the little children of the characters of his films at Isle aux Coudres. This film was in the official selection of the Festival for Art at FiFA in Montreal. And it is scheduled at the Jean Loup Passak awards at the Melgaco International Documentary Film Festival.
Patrícia Nogueira is a documentary filmmaker, researcher and professor. She produces and directs her own documentaries and have been collaborating with other directors. Her films have been selected to film festivals, in Portugal – DocLisboa, FEST, PrimeirOlhar, Douro Film Festival – and abroad – Cine Las Americas, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Filministes, Women’s Voices Now Film Festival and Indie Grits. Patrícia is a Ph.D. in Digital Media under the UT Austin-Portugal international program and holds a master degree in Documentary Film from ESMAE. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the audiences' perception on interactive documentary and was developed in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, where she was in residence during 2015. Since 2013 Dr. Nogueira is a Professor, teaching both at ISMAI – University of Maia and at the University of Coimbra. Along with Andrew Garrison, she co-created and co-teaches the Death and Documentary class, running in the Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a researcher at ICNOVA - iNOVA Media Lab and co-leads the european research group CCVA – Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts, under NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies. Her research interests focus on all forms of documentary – analogue, digital, interactive – and delve into Feminist Film Theories, Expanded Cinema and Digital Culture.
Is a professor, artist and researcher. She is the Dean of the design School at IPCA (since 2015). She is the Co Diretor in ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (and she coordinates the CAOS group Communication, Art, Object and Synergies (since 2017). She works as Coordinator Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and the Ave where she is the Dean of the School of Design (since 2015). She has a Phd in Fine Arts (2006), with the thesis "The complex relations between art and politics in Western culture. The political art as institutional contradiction.” Research interests are focused in: 1. Art and Design linked by Drawing; 2. Gender and Politics in Animation and Illustration. 3. Art and Design research practice and theory. She is also the General Chair of CONFIA - International Conference on Illustration and Animation (since 2012) (http://www.confia.ipca.pt/). Has participated in several art and design competitions - national and international, academic and professional - as a jury. She is represented as an artist in several collections and since the 1990s she has participated in exhibitions and artistic events.
Born in Lisbon in 1959, he abandoned his studies in History to attend classes by the poet and director António Reis at the School of Cinema. His first feature film, The Blood, had its world premiere at Mostra di Venezia in 1989. Casa de Lava, his second film, shot in Cape Verde, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of his other films include Bones, In Vanda’s Room and Colossal Youth, which make up the Fontaínhas trilogy. He also directed Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?, following the work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub and Change Nothing with the actress Jeanne Balibar. He was part of the collective feature Centro Histórico, alongside Manoel de Oliveira, Aki Kaurismäki and Víctor Erice. His film Horse Money had a remarkable international career, having received the award for Best Director at the 2014 International Film Festival in Locarno. His most recent film Vitalina Varela venceu no Festival de LOCARNO, Leopardo de Ouro para Melhor Filme, o Leopardo de Prata para Melhor Atriz, para Vitalina Varela, a Menção Honrosa do Júri Ecuménico e o Prémio do Júri Independente Boccalino D'Oro para Melhor Atriz, para Vitalina Varela; no Festival LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, o Prémio do Júri para Melhor Filme; no Festival de CHICAGO, o Silver Hugo Jury Prize; no Festival MAR DEL PLATA Melhor Realização, para Pedro Costa, Melhor Actor, para Ventura e Melhor Fotografia, para Leonardo Simões; no Festival de GIJÓN, Prémio Principado de Astúrias para Melhor Filme e Melhor Fotografia, para Leonardo Simões; no Festival CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS. O Grande Prémio do Festival, Melhor Atriz, para Vitalina Varela e Melhor Fotografia, para Leonardo Simões. Venceu também o Prémio para o Melhor Filme, da Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores.
Director, cultural programmer and teacher in the fields of artistic creation, documentary and experimental film. Directed several films with the support of ICA / RTP - documentaries, fiction and advertising spots. Developed author photographic projects. Co-artistic director of Vo'Arte and co-founder of the Teatro Meridional Company, he is a consultant and coordinator of several national and international cultural projects. Integrated team member of European projects Fragile, Unlimited and European Video Dance Heritage (EVDH). Co-director of the International Festivals InShadow, InArte and InMotion in the areas of cinema, photography, dance and performance, and is a programmer at Olhares Frontais, a project that has been part of the Encontros de Viana Film Festival for 20 years, where he also coordinates the Histórias da Praça project. He collaborated in the design of the Filmes do Homem Festival, currently MDOC, where he is responsible for the Plano Frontal Residence. His artistic project focuses increasingly in a practice with a social dimension through the intersection of everyone with everyone, interpreters with multi-deficiency and professional artists. For the last 27 years he has been intensely dedicated to the pedagogical area, directing laboratories dedicated to experimentation and innovation, both documentary and fictional. Teaches in the areas of filmmaking, transdisciplinary narratives and the relationship between performance and technologies at ESTAL, IPA, SOU and EscreverEscrever. Teacher at the Documentary Film Masters’ degree from ESMAE (Porto) for 12 years and teaching coordinator at ETIC for 18 years, where he was creative director, and cooperated in the implementation of the new HND courses certified by the world's largest educational entity: Pearson. Orchestrator and director of several theatrical, choreographic and performative projects, he has been awarded numerous times for his cinematographic, photographic and transdisciplinary works in Portugal and abroad. Co-creator of the project Generation Soma, supported by the PARTIS Program - Social integration through artistic practices, from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Lisbon (UL) in performing arts and moving image, an investigator at GECAPA in the experimental areas of intersection between body and image. He finished his last film " Four Seasons and Autumn " and is preparing "A sea of sky".
Coimbra (Portugal), 1969 Painting Degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, 1998 Co-orientation of several animation workshops since 1992 In 1992 she starts working in animation: - Animation, in the film "The Outlaws", by Abi Feijó, 92/93 - Animation and graphic research in the film "Fado Lusitano", 94/95 - Sand animation in the film “Stowaway”, by Abi Feijó, 2000. In 1996 she starts directing. Her films obtained a vast recognition, winning countless awards and becoming inescapable references. All her films are in the Portuguese National Cinema Plan, being studied by children and young people in Schools in Portugal. In 2016 became Senior Lecturer at FILMAKADEMIE - Germany. In 2018 became member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Renato Athias is the general coordinator of the Recife International Festival of Ethnographic Film. He holds a degree in Philosophy from Dom Bosco Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences ad Arts (1975), MA in Ethnology – Université de Paris X, (Nanterre, 1982) with a dissertation on the Notion of Ethnic Identity in Brazilian Anthropology. Holds a Doctorate in Ethnology by the same University (1995). He conducted studies in the fields of Media and Television at the University of Southampton (UK). Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research on Race (NEPE), UFPE and is Assistant Professor of the Graduate Program in Anthropology at UFPE. Currently coordinates the Visual Anthropology Laboratory of the Image, Sound & Human Sciences at UFPE.
Graduated in Letters by the University of São Paulo, Masters and PhD in Communication and Semiotics: Literature, by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Post-Doctorate in Literary Theory by the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Social History by the University of São Paulo. Researcher at Diversitas / USP and Professor of Diversitas / USP's Postgraduate Program in Humanities, Rights and Other Legalities. Professor of Literature and Drama, of the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation and of Communication and Expression of Fatec. Was Vice-Coordinator of Diversitas / Usp and Coordinator of INOVA / FATEC. Coordinator of the Art, Culture and Subjectivity Studies Group. Researcher of Research Groups Jean Rouch and Redhart
Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1962, holds a PhD in Fine Arts/Video and teaches at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universidade de Lisboa. She has exhibited her cinematic works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide and received several awards. In 2012 she was Co-director of the international film festival Doclisboa, opening up the new sections “Cinema of Urgency” and “Passages” there in 2013.
Tânia Dinis, 1983. Master in Contemporary Artistic Practices FBAUP, 2015. Her work crosses several perspectives and artistic fields, photography, performance, cinema and relational aesthetics, starting from images from the family archive to other registers of real image. Short film They're Not Fava Beans, They're Scarlet Runner Beans, 2013, awarded in several film festivals. Old Wives’ Tales, 2015, Laura, 2017 award for best short film at the Arquivo em Filme – International Archive Film Festival and Armindo and the Dark Chamber. Selected director at the 22nd edition of SANGUE NOVO Portuguese/Brazilian film festival in Santa Maria da Feira, 2019. Assembly Line, co-creation with Pedro Bastos and Sara Costa - Archive of Teatro Oficina-CIAJG – Guimarães, BASTIDORES, Rivoli Theater photographic archive for its 87th Anniversary. Selected artist for ARTIST IN THE CENTER 2019/2020 by Oficina - Guimarães. Tânia was one of the winners of the Open Call of the Summer Laboratories at GNRation with the audiovisual installation - Superimposed.