Summer Course


andrea guzmán



Cultural manager and film programmer. Of Chilean origins, she was born in Madrid and raised in Cuba. She studied Computer Engineering in Havana, Cinematography at EICTV in San António de los Baños and, later, completed a Master's in Audiovisual Distribution and Film Criticism at ECAM, Madrid. She has been an audiovisual professional since 1994. In 2006 she founded DOCMA, the Documentary Cinema Association in Spain, where she directs and coordinates multiple seminars and screenings with internationally renowned figures. In 2012, together with the DOCMA team, she created the 3XDOC / Meeting of Creatives festival, which she continues to direct today. She was co-artistic director of the Documenta Madrid International Film Festival between 2017 and 2019, where she created the Final Cut Professional Film Forum. She is currently part of the programming team at MajorDocs, Creation Documentary Film Festival, Mallorca and the selection committee at EFA, European Film Academy. She works as a consultant for film funds and festival curator, in addition to being part of project evaluation and selection committees. She regularly serves as a jury at film festivals. Andrea started EL MAR FILMES, her own cultural management, event organization and consultancy house. Andrea teaches promotion, distribution and festival strategy classes at film schools and programs such as CIMA, Impulsa and Documentary Masters.

Alfonso Palazón Meseguer

Off Screen Coordinator

Palazón Meseguer

Rey Juan Carlos University

PhD and Graduate in Information Sciences from Complutense University. Full Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC). Aurélio Paz dos Reis International Prize 2016, awarded by the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP), Portugal. He is the author of publications in the fields of cinema, documentaries, new technologies and audiovisual literacy. His work revolves around audiovisual language and its narrative forms from fiction narratives, documentaries and transmedia. From this perspective, he carried out several audiovisual projects as a screenwriter and director, among which the following stand out: Senegal. Notes from a trip, 2007; Sunuy Aduna (Our Lives), 2009; 20 anos dando vida aos dias, 2012. The documentary feature film Listening to the Wind (2013) as producer, screenwriter and director was selected for competition at the 2013 Valladolid International Festival; It won the Audience Award for best film at the 2014 CINELOW Festival. In 2013 he embarked as co-producer on the transmedia documentary project La Primavera Rosa (nominated for the 2018 Goya Award with La Primavera Rosa in Mexico). He also served as co-producer on the feature films El Pueblo inventado. Echoes of Cape Verde (Juan Meseguer, 2014) and Ad Ventum (Bárbara Mateos, 2015). Also in the documentary short films: The Superman Suit (Juan Manuel Díaz Lima, 2017), The Children of Errol Flynn (Juan Vicente Castillejo, 2019), The Girl's Wedding ((Juan Vicente Castillejo, 2020), The 30s (not) are the new 20s (Juan Vicente Castillejo, 2023). Director, producer and screenwriter of the short films Juan Brito: Tamia (2019), Espejismos (2022), Ausencias (2023). His latest documentary feature film, José Luis Espinosa, The Spy (2022), won the award for best documentary at the Avanca International Film Festival, Portugal.

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Cecilia Bartolomé Pina


Cecilia is considered to be one of the most transgressive filmmakers of her time. She grew up in the former Spanish colony of Fernando Pó, now Equatorial Guinea, where she began acting and directing school plays. After abandoning her studies in Engineering and later Economic Sciences, she managed to enroll at the Official Cinema School of Madrid, one of the most prominent centers at the time where the New Spanish Cinema was created. Bartolomé graduated in 1969 with Margarita and the Wolf, a school essay that became an almost revolutionary medium-length film at the time. Before this project, the director had already made her first short films within the institution, including Carmen de Carabanchel (1965) or Plan Jack Cero Tres (1967), with a screenplay co-written with Gonzalo Suárez. Years later, in 1978, she directed her first feature film Let’s Go, Bárbara!, a version of the film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese, 1974). This work was considered by critics to be the first feminist film in the history of Spanish cinema, where Bartolomé particularly focused on the liberation of Spanish women. The critical content of her work, where she publicly exposed the difficulties of women in society at the time, provoked censorship of her work by the Franco regime. In 1981 she co-directed with her brother After…, a political documentary divided into two parts (You Can't Be Left Alone and Atado and Bien Atado, respectively), censored, according to Bartolomé, for political reasons. At the end of the 90s she directed Far from Africa (1996), a work again written in collaboration with her brother, where the director from Alicante narrates in an autobiographical way her childhood in the former Spanish colony. In 2005, she created a documentary chapter for the television series Cuéntame Como Foi, entitled Especial Carrero Blanco: the beginning of the end, which she claims to be one of the most interesting projects of her career. Bartolomé received the Women of Cinema award in 2012, awarded by the Gijón International Film Festival. Two years later, she received the Gold Medal for merit in the Fine Arts Academy of Spain. Finally, in 2018, she received the special prize from the Audiovisual Academy of Valencia.

José da Silva Ribeiro

Off Screen Coordinator

José da Silva Ribeiro


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.

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José Luis Bartolomé


José Luis Alcaine Bartolomé begins his adventures in the sound world. His main objective was always to demonstrate the importance of sound narrative within audiovisual, providing and demanding for each of his projects a personality consistent with the cinematographic language used. It is not just about exploring the technical side of sound, but also its capacity as a language for transmitting sensations, ideas and emotions beyond the subconscious. He always wanted to investigate and get to know everything a story wants to convey, be it a film script, a song, a play, to be able to identify and fully engage with it by designing and creating its own auditory language and allowing solid creativity to contribute with its enormous potential for the development of work. Sound designer and editor of fiction and documentary feature films, theatrical and musical sound producer. He founded, together with other professionals with years of experience in the sector, the sound brand Blacktone Studio, one of the most important sound studios in Madrid. José is currently working on the digitization of the sound archive and creation of the sound library for Cecilia Bartolomé's films.

petra costa


Film-maker (presence to be confirmed)

Petra Costa made her film debut producing and directing the short film Undertow Eyes (2009), a poetic portrait about love and aging told from the perspective of her grandparents. The short film was shown at MoMA and won awards at ten national and international festivals. Afterwards she directed her her first feature film, Elena (2012), a poetic documentary about her older sister Elena's trip to New York, following her dream of becoming a film actress, the harsh reality she encountered and her departure 20 years later in search of her sister's memories. The film premiered at IDFA (Amsterdam International Documentary Festival), was shown at the Brasília Festival, the São Paulo International Film Festival, at Directors' Week (Rio de Janeiro), among others. It received dozens of awards, including Best Documentary at the Havana Festival, in addition to being the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013. Petra's second feature film came about after an invitation from the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival Laboratory (CPH:DOX) to co-direct with the Danish artist Lea Glob. Her following project began with coverage of the demonstrations for and against the impeachment of President Dilma Roussef, in 2016, and resulted in the feature film The Edge of Democracy. The documentary, narrated in the first person, combines aspects of the author's personal and family life, which often intersect with the political world. The Edge of Democracy premiered on the opening night of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was selected for several international festivals such as CPH:DOX, True False, IndieLisboa, Sheffield and Rooftop Films. The specialized magazine Variety included Petra Costa on the list of 10 documentary filmmakers to "follow closely" in 2019. On January 13, 2020, the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of nominees for the 2020 Oscar. The documentary The Edge of Democracy represented Brazil at the ceremony on February 9, 2020, when the Oscar in the category was awarded to the film American Factory. Petra completed her undergraduate studies in Anthropology and Theater at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. She completed her Masters in Health, Community and Development at the London School of Economics, London.

tiago batista


ANIM Director

Tiago Baptista is director of the National Archive of Moving Images, the conservation center of the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museum of Cinema. He has a PhD in Film and Screen Media from the University of London (Birkbeck College) and is an integrated researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History-NOVA FCSH. He will present the theme Revolution, Archive and History - Panorama on the different types of images about the 1974 Revolution existing in the Cinemateca Portuguesa archive: amateur films, professional productions, unfinished raw films. History and perspectives of appropriation cinema (of archive images). Critical reuse of archive images, or cinema as a historian of the Revolution.


elsa lechner


CES – Coimbra University

Elsa holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2003) and is an Associate Researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers and Brown Universities, USA (2014/15) with a biographical research project among the Portuguese community in New Jersey. Co-coordinator of the Humanities, Migration, and Peace Studies Group at CES and member of the CC of CES Permanent Committee (2010-2014), Assistant Researcher at CES (2009-2014), Principal Researcher at CES (2014-2019). FCT postdoctoral Fellow at ICS of the University of Lisbon and ISCTE (2003-2009). Her research focuses on identity processes in migrant contexts, intercultural relations, biographical research, the suffering and resilience of migrants, Portuguese emigration and immigration to Portugal, and the actions of migrant’s inclusion and participation. Coordinator of a Gulbenkian project on stories, memories and innovation in Portuguese immigration, in conjunction with the Museu da Pessoa (São Paulo), the Department of Portuguese Studies at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, the University of Berkeley, and the University of Rutgers-Newark. Author of several national and international papers and books on biographical research for the study of migrations. Currently, Elsa is developing articulation activities between biographical research, health, arts and culture.

frederico dinis



Docente e artista-investigador na interface da performance e das artes visuais que procura representar um espaço-tempo figurativo, combinando narrativas sonoras e visuais com lugares inusitados. É doutorado em Estudos Artísticos, especialidade de Estudos Teatrais e Performativos pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra e pós-doutorado em Estudos Religiosos pela Faculdade de Teologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Atualmente desenvolve investigação de pós-doutoramento em Sociologia na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. É investigador do CEIS20 - Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares da Universidade de Coimbra e Affiliated Scholar do SELMA - Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory da Universidade de Turku, Finlândia. É também membro de outras organizações académicas nacionais e internacionais. Enquanto artista-investigador, os seus projectos centram-se em lugares específicos, analisando o papel da memória na configuração das identidades individuais e colectivas, procurando refletir sobre a importância do contexto do local e do sentido de lugar e a relação entre performatividade e representação da memória. Desenvolveu mais de 40 projectos site-specific e apresentou os resultados dos mesmos em várias conferências e eventos. É autor de vários artigos académicos sobre estudos de teatro e performance, metodologias de investigação baseadas nas artes, estudos de memória, sociologia da arte, estudos de arte e cultura, estudos religiosos e arte e tecnologia. Tem apresentado o seu trabalho em museus, salas de concerto, espaços públicos e eventos em Portugal, Áustria, Espanha, Finlândia, Brasil, México e Coreia do Sul.

lisabete coradini



Lisabete graduated in Business Administration (1988), Masters in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1992) and PhD in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma of México (2000). Post-doctorate in Anthropology from UFSC (2008) and Post-doctorate in Anthropology from the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Coordinator of NAVIS Visual Anthropology Center, Research Directory/. She directed the following films: No Mato Das Mangabeiras, Seu Pernambuco, Mozambican Cinema in Motion, Sila, Mulher Cangaceira, Master Zorro, among others. Member of the Commission for the Preparation and Evaluation of the Audiovisual Production Classification Roadmap/CAPES. Member of the ANPOCS Image and Sound Commission in the 2001- 2002 administrations and of the ABA Visual Anthropology GT (2009-2010) and (2011- 2012). She participated in the Mais Cultura Program (2015-2019) and the preparation of the UFRN Culture Plan (2015-2019). President of the CAV ABA Visual Anthropology Committee 2019/2020). Participation in the AMLAT NETWORK (Thematic Network for Scientific Cooperation Communication, Citizenship, Education and Integration in Latin America – PROSUL. MCT/CNPq N 11/2008). Published work: Praça XV space and sociability; Anthropology and Image; Cities and their Images. Organized Dossier on Cinema (BAGOAS Magazine). She has experience in the field of Anthropology, with an emphasis on Urban and Audiovisual Anthropology, working mainly on the following themes: cities, spaces, memories, narratives, cinema, African cinema and the use of image.