Summer Course


fora de campo

Autobiographical Cinema
/ Autobiographies in Cinema

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

The 2023 summer course focuses on the general theme of the Melgaço International Documentary Festival – Identity, Memory and the Border and addresses as a specific theme AUTOBIOGRAPHIC CINEMA / AUTOBIOGRAPHIES IN CINEMA based on the review of the State of the Art and research projects in the Arts, Cinema and the Humanities. It also seeks to articulate and bring into contact creative experiences from different sources – from filmmakers, scientific and artistic associations and researchers from universities and cultural producers, countries and continents.

The Summer Course is an initiative of AO NORTE, through its CINEMA AND DIGITAL NARRATIVES STUDIES GROUP and the ID+ Institute for Research in Design, Media and Culture, through the CINEMAS Group and in collaboration with the Municipality of Melgaço, the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) - Nucleus of Autobiographical Artistic Practices (NuPAA), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), University of Beira Interior, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado Ave (IPCA), CNRS, MIRA FORUM.

Scientific Field

Social Sciences, Cinema, Arts and Communication Sciences

General Coordination

  • José da Silva Ribeiro • AO NORTE – GECND e ID+ - CINEMAS
  • Manoela dos Anjos Afonso • NuPA Federal University of Goiás
  • Alfonso Palazón Meseguer • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)


  • Local cultural agents and collectives
  • Cultural teachers and animators
  • Documentarians
  • Students and researchers / investigators
  • Other participants with a keen interest in the themes of identities and biographies


  • Option 01 / Participant - 50€
  • Option 02 / Registration of participants from the Melgaço municipality and members of AO NORTE Association - Free
  • Option 03 (1pax) / Registration with room and board / single room Accommodation in a hotel and meals from 31st July to 6th August 2023 - 390€
  • Option 04 (2 pax) / Registration with room and board/ double room Accommodation in a hotel and meals from 31st July to 6th August 2023 - 550€
  • Option 05 / Registration with board only Meals from 31st July to 6th August 2023 - 110€

Entry form

Nota: All those interested in having the Course credited must participate in all MDOC activities and make a final work presentation.