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Working Team

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Carlos Eduardo Viana

Carlos Eduardo Viana

Carlos completed his higher education in Cinema and Video at Escola Superior do Porto and has a degree in teaching. Teacher at grupo 200. Coordinator at Oficina do Cinema e Audivisuais of Centro Cultural do alto Minho (1981 to 1994) and founding partner/Chairman of AO NORTE - Associação de Produção e Animação Audiovisual, NGDO, in 1994. Awarded a grant from the French government, he attended two work placements in direct cinema (initiation and specialization) at Ateliers VARAN in Paris. Coordinator of educational activities developed by AO NORTE in the field of cinema and audiovisuals, Encontros de Cinema de Viana and the website Lugar do Real. Director of several documentaries in Portugal, Angola and Cape Verde.

Pedro Sena Nunes

Pedro Sena Nunes

Pedro is a 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. Co-artistic director of Vo'Arte and co-founder of the Teatro Meridional Company, he is a consultant and coordinator of several 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 - Cinema and Dance, and programmer of Olhares Frontais at Encontros de Viana Film Festival for 15 years, also collaborating with the Filmes do Homem Film Festival. His artistic project focuses increasingly in a practice with a social dimension through the intersection of people with special needs and professional artists.
He’s been intensely dedicated to the pedagogical field for the last 24 years, running laboratories dedicated to creation and experimentation, both documentary and fiction, teacher in the areas of filmmaking, transdisciplinary narratives and the relation of performance with technologies in ESTAL, IPA, AM and EscreverEscrever . Teacher at the Documentary Film Masters’ degree from ESMAE (Porto) for 8 years and teaching coordinator at ETIC for 18 years, where he was creative director, and now cooperates in the implementation of the new HND courses certified by the world's largest educational entity: Pearson. Orchestrator and director of several projects in theatre, choreography and performance, he won numerous awards for his film, photographic and transdisciplinary work 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, and he is filming his new documentary project.

Rui Ramos

Rui Ramos

Rui Ramos was born in Paris in 1971. He has higher education studies in law, marketing and tourism promotion. Founding member and Executive Director of AO NORTE – Association of Audiovisual Production and Animation, where he assumes executive production of documentaries and the responsibility for the production of documentaries produced within Olhar o Real documentary course. Executive producer of Encontros de Viana - Cinema and Video (2001-2019) and MDOC – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival (2014-19). Artistic director and Head of Programming at Festafife - International Puppetry Theatre Festival and Animation Cinema (2007-2011) in the field of film animation. Manager and Producer of FORA DE CAMPO FILMES – Limited Responsibility Cooperative (C.R.L.). Founder and coordinator of Minho Film Commission. Technical Director of BIG – Guimarães Illustration Biennial. Rui also works as a consultant in the field of Tourism and is an impresario.

Mário Gomes

Mário Gomes

Mário Gomes (1982) completed his studies in Science Communication in 2004, having before worked with various cultural and student associations. Since then, he has developed projects in theater, dance, music and cinema. In 2007 he moves to Madrid, where he works in the solidarity project SCREAM (Supporting Childrens Rights through Education, Arts and Media) , developed by the International Labour Organization. In cinema, Mário Gomes has worked with several filmmakers, such as Rodrigo Areias , Manoel de Oliveira, Victor Erice, Peter Greenaway , Edgar Pera , Joonas Berghall , John Canijo, Gabe Klinger, among others.

João Gigante

João Gigante

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).

Miguel Arieira

Miguel Arieira

Miguel Arieira (1987) holds a degree (2010) in Audiovisual Communication Technology (field of video), by Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectaculo, Polytechnic Institut of Porto. Since 2010 he has participated in freelance projects for cinema, television and advertising. Miguel has collaborated with AO NORTE since 2012, participating in the production and directing of documentaries and audiovisual content, the organization of film festivals, as well as in formative work in schools.

Daniel Deira

Daniel Deira

Daniel Deira (1982) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication Technology by Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo from Instituto Politécnico do Porto. He also has higher education studies in engineering. With special interest in the field of sound it is in this area that specializes particularly in audio recording and post-production. He collaborates with AO NORTE - Associação de Produção e Animação Audiovisual since 2013 and also works on other projects, not only in the sound field but also as camera operator.