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WELCOME TO SODOM


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
welcome to sodom

Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer | Austria, 2018, 92'

A dark and sensuous film from a landfill in Ghana, where electronic waste from the west is being recycled. An unforgettable experience, told by the workers themselves.

  • Photography: Christian Kermer
  • Editing: Christian Kermer
  • Production: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion gmbh, Christian Krönes, Roland Schrotthofer
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christian kroenes
Christian Krönes

Christian Krönes / 02.11.1961 / Feldkirchen, Austria. During his film and directing studies he was able to accompany and work alongside the legendary dops, Vittorio Storaro and Sven Nykvist. In 1985 he joined Austrian television and directed a variety of TV formats. In 1990, Christian Krönes started working for major German broadcasting companies as well as setting up a media agency in Vienna. His work as a consultant and freelance producer allowed him to engage with renowned film production companies.

florian weigensamer
Florian Weigensamer

Florian Weigensamer / 24.01.1973 / Vienna, Austria. After his studies of political science and communication science at the university of Vienna, Florian gained his first journalistic and writing experience at Austria ́s foremost news magazine „profil“. In 1995 he joins the editorial team of Vienna news international where he directed and designed numerous reports and documentaries for European broadcasters.

LUZ OBSCURA OBSCURE LIGHT(OBSCURE LIGHT)


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
luz obscura

SUSANA DE SOUSA DIAS | Portugal, 2017, 76'

How many members of a family get dragged into the web of the political police on the arrest of a single political prisoner? How do you give form to someone who disappeared without having had a historical existence? Taking as its starting point the photographs taken by the Portuguese Political Police (1926-1974), Obscure Light seeks to reveal how an authoritarian system operates within the family intimacy, simultaneously revealing areas of repression which mould the present.

  • Photography: João Ribeiro
  • Sound: Armanda Carvalho
  • Editing: Susana de Sousa Dias
  • Production: ANSGAR SCHAERFER | KINTOP
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Susana de Sousa Dias
Susana de Sousa Dias

Susana de Sousa Dias (Lisbon, 1962) holds a Phd in Fine Arts/Video a Mphil in Aesthetics and Art Philosophy, a Ba in Painting, and a Ba in Cinema. Among her cinematic works are Natureza Morta-Visages d’une Dictature (2005, Atalanta Award, TIDFF Merit Prize), 48 (2009, Fipresci Prize, Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel 2010, among other prizes) and Natureza Morta | Stilleben (3 screen installation, 2010). Obscure Light (2017) is her most recent film. She was honoured with a tribute by Cinéma du Réel and was guest artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York. Her works have been exhibited in film festivals and art exhibitions all over the world, such as most recently Documenta 14, 2017 (Keimena Film Programme).

THIS IS CONGO


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
this is congo

Daniel Mccabe | Congo, 2017, 93'

This is Congo is a highly-immersive, unfiltered look into one of the longest conflicts in the world. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people in the past two decades. This is Congo immerses the viewer onto the frontlines of battle with key players including a whistleblower and military commanders to provide a truly unfiltered and unique look into the conflict plaguing Congo.

  • Photography: Daniel Mccabe
  • Editing: Alyse Ardell Spiegel
  • Production: Geoff Mclean
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Daniel Mccabe
Daniel Mccabe
Daniel Mccabe is a New York based photographer and director. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New YorkTtimes, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel’s first feature-length documentary.

THE DEMINER


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
the deminer

Hogir Hirori | Sweden, 2017, 83'

In 2003 Fakhir, a father of eight, goes on a military mission to Mosul (Iraq) to fight against the terror after the fall of Saddam Hussein. When he sees how thousands of innocent people are stricken by exploding mines he decides to become a deminer. With just a simple knife and a pair of clippers he manages to disarm thousands of mines, a task that could cost him his life at any second. But that does not make him stop. Fakhir’s ambition is greater than that, and he knows that innocent people need his help.

  • Photography: Shinwar Kamal, Firas Bakrmani, Erik Vallsten
  • Editing: Hogir Hirori
  • Production: Antonio Russo Merenda, Hogir Hirori
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Hogir Hirori
Hogir Hirori
Hogir Hirori was born 1980 in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. In 1999, he fled to Sweden and lives since then in Stockholm. He works as a freelance photographer, editor and director. He runs his own production company Lolav Media. Hogir’s most recent documentary, “The Girl Who Saved My Life” had its world premiere at the Göteborg Film Festival 2016, where it received the Angelos Award for Best Swedish Feature. The film has been travelling after that to more than 20 international film festivals worldwide and aired on several broadcasters such as SVT, DR, 3-SAT, ERT1, Al-Jazeera.

THE TIME IN LUPARIA THE TIME IN LUPARIA


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
o tempo na luparia

Plácido Romero | Spain, 2018, 67'

A different, lyrical vision, over time, in a territory of inner Galicia with a strong sense of identity marked by a magical past, a disconcerting present and hope for a better future.

  • Photography: Plácido Romero
  • Sound: Sebastián Mato
  • Editing: Mariana Romero, Plácido Romero
  • Production: Arraianos Producións
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Plácido Romero
Plácido Romero
Plácido Romero Bernardo, Verín (Ourense) 1952. Former high school teacher, where he worked on the introduction of audiovisual media in didactic practice. He directed reports on the work of several Galician painters and sculptors. In 2012 he was co-scriptwriter and assistant director in the documentary of Aser Álvarez 100% Celso Emilio Ferreiro and directed the DVD edition 102 anniversary testimonials about the great Galician poet. He made several advertising spots related to rural production.

O TERMOMETRO DE GALILEU


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
o termometro de galileu

Teresa Villaverde | Portugal, 2018, 105'

Shot in Italian Piemonte with the family of the Italian filmmaker Tonino de Ternardi. A film about transmission between generations, about their love, their respect for life and art, and each other.

  • Photography: Teresa Villaverde
  • Sound: Teresa Villaverde
  • Editing: Teresa Villaverde
  • Production: Teresa Villaverde / ALCE FILMES
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Teresa Villaverde
Teresa Villaverde
Teresa Villaverde was born in Lisbon on May 18th, 1966. In the eighties she participated as an actress, co-author and co-director in the theater group of the school of Fine Arts in Lisbon. Still in the eighties participates as an actress in the film "À Flor do Mar", by João César Monteiro. Works in the set of Paulo Rocha's Desejado as continuity supervisor. Works as a co-scriptwriter with José Álvaro morais in the unpublished film A Corte do Norte. All her films were commercially released in Portugal, and many premiered in other countries, namely France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, USA.

BOSTOFRIO, OÙ LE CIEL REJOINT LA TERRE


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
bostofrio

Paulo Carneiro | Portugal, 2018, 70'

In a remote village in Portugal, a young filmmaker breaks the law of silence in order to unearth the story of his grandparents.

  • Photography: Pedro Neves
  • Sound: Ricardo Leal
  • Editing: André Valentim Almeida, Francisco Moreira, Paulo Carneiro
  • Production: Paulo Carneiro
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Paulo Carneiro
Paulo Carneiro
Paulo Carneiro, 1990, Lisbon, Portugal. Graduated in sound and image at ESAD.CR. Student of master’s degree at National Film School (ESTC). Works since 2011 in direction and editing with João Viana, Feldman, Benard da Costa, Manuel Mozos and Rob Rombout. His first experience, Water to Tabato, was premiered at Jihlava IDFF.

A CASA THE HOUSE


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
a casa

Rui Simões | Portugal, 2017, 78'

Born in Lisbon during the fascist regime in order to control the students that came from the Portuguese overseas colonies, the Casa Estudantes do Império, with delegations in Coimbra and Porto, was fundamental to the independence movements in the colonies. Through that meeting point passed future anti-colonial and national movement leaders such as Agostinho Neto and Amílcar Cabral. The House recovers memories and testimonies by some of its remaining survivors while also adapting to screen excerpts of Pepetela's novel "A Geração da Utopia".

  • Photography: João Serralha
  • Sound: Paulo Cerveira
  • Editing: Francisco Costa
  • Production: Jacinta Barros, Rui Simões
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Rui Simões
Rui Simões
Rui Simões created the Real Ficção production company in 1986, which produces most of his work, alongside his participation in numerous other audiovisual productions. In recent years he has played a relevant role in the documentary field, with special emphasis on video production in the areas of (dance, theater, music, architecture, etc.), as well as in social areas (mental health, poverty, etc.).

HERANCA


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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
heranca

Flávio Cruz | Portugal, 2017, 50'

The cultural heritage of a population is, in its authenticity, a great richness in a society that, in its identity, congregates the ancient stories and the willingness to perpetuate them. The documentary Heritage portrays, in a faithful and genuine manner, the socialization processes and the teaching of cultural and social values, in some of the festivities of Viana do Castelo, in Portugal, with the aim of protecting its cultural patrimony.

  • Sound: Marco Lima
  • Editing: Flávio Cruz
  • Production: Ponto de Vista - Produções Audiovisuais / Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo
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Flávio Cruz
Flávio Cruz
Filmmaker graduated in audiovisual communications technology, by the School of Music and Performing Arts of Porto -ESMAE (2012). He directed the TV show Tintim por Tintim and the pilot episode for the TV show Vive em Rede for RTP1. He was director of photography/cameraman in the project Minuto Escolha Portugal, for Continente/RTP1.

NI JUGE NI SOUMISE SO HELP ME GOD


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
so help me god

Jean Libon, Yves Hinant | France, 2017, 99'

The extraordinary, offbeat judge Anne Gruwez takes us behind the scenes of real life criminal investigations. For three years the satirical team behind the cult TV series "strip-tease" captured what no one had dared film before. Unapologetic and politically incorrect. You won't believe your eyes. It's not cinema: it's worse!

  • Photography: Didier Hill-Derive
  • Sound: Yves Goossens-Barra
  • Editing: Françoise Tourmen
  • Production: Bertrand Faivre (Le Bureau)
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Jean Libon
Jean Libon
Jean Libon was born in 1946 in Antheit in Belgium. He graduated from the Arts and Diffusion Institute (I.A.D. -Brussels) in the “image” section in 1970, he then worked until 1976 on the documentary series “faits divers”. From 1977 to 1985, he became image reporter for the documentary magazine ASuivre. In 1985, he creates with Marco Lamensch a documentary series Strip-Tease, which will be broadcasted for nearly 20 years on France 3 and on the RTBF.

Yves Hinant
Yves Hinant

Yves Yinant was born in 1968 in Liège. Graduated in journalism from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, he was a sports journalist at the RTBF for two years. He then joined the Strip-Tease team in 1984, which is a documentary series produced and directed by Jean Libon and Marco Lamensch. He directed around thirty films and many documentaries for the programme “tout ça ne nous rendra pas le Congo”.

OS CANTADORES DE PARIS


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
os cantadores de paris

Tiago Pereira | Portugal, 2018, 80'

The Música Portuguesa a Gostar dela Própria presents a film by Tiago Pereira. In Paris, a Group of Cante Alentejano polyphonic singing was created, composed of people of diferente nationalities. The Alentejo cante has an amazing thing, its confessional aspect. Manly, well built men sing about flowers and little birds, and the women, when not imitating the men's mottos, sing feminine secrets and lamment about being married. People use cante as an outlet.

  • Photography: Manuel Abelho, Tiago Pereira
  • Sound: Ana Paula Silvestre
  • Editing: Tiago Pereira
  • Production: A Música Portuguesa A Gostar Dela Própria, Sofia Matias, Compagnie Des Rêves Lucides
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Tiago Pereira
Tiago Pereira
Director, documentary maker, and mentor of the project A Música Portuguesa a Gostar dela Própria (Portuguese music liking itself), that has currently expanded its activity to food and dance. Winner of the Megafone 2010 Award in the Mission Category, he has developed a unique style in documenting, gathering, and mixing moving images. His films follow manifestations of immaterial culture such as music, rituals and performances that explore the concepts of tradition and collective memory.

THE CELEBRATION


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
the celebration

Alexandra Wesolowski | Germany, 2017, 75'

The whole family is preparing for Danuta's and Maciej's golden wedding. In honour of this occasion Alexandra, their german niece, visits Warsaw. Right away politics engross their conversations and it soon becomes clear that all polish relatives support the measures taken by the right-conservative pis government. All of a sudden Alexandra is left alone with her liberal views and regarded as a victim of western propaganda.

  • Photography: Denis D. Lüthi
  • Sound: Emilia Sniegoska
  • Editing: Martha Ewa Wojakowska, Alexandra Wesolowski
  • Production: Julian Anselmino (DREIFILM)
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Alexandra Wesolowski
Alexandra Wesolowski
Alexandra was born in Poland in 1985 and grew up in Germany. She studied political science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen. She has been studying directing at the University of Television and Film Munich since 2008. Alongside her studies she became a fellow of the Leo-Kirch-Foundation for Media Art and worked as a lecturer and concept developer.

HANAA


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LENGTH FILM
hanaa

Giuseppe Carrieri | Italy, 2017, 57'

In India a young girl has been forced to marry because her horoscope said that that was the only way for her to survive. In Nigeria a young girl has been raped by Boko Haram’s soldiers and one night she has tried to escape her kidnappers. In Peru a young girl has become a young mother. In Syria, because of the war, a girl has been sold to the highest bidder. Their four destinies will inevitably interweave, starting from the name that they all share: Hanaa.

  • Photography: Nicola Baraglia, GIORGIA Benazzo, Marco Caddeo, Giancarlo Migliore, Matteo Urbinati
  • Sound: Andrea Pilloni
  • Editing: Carlotta Marrucci
  • Production: Natia Docufilm, Rai Cinema
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Giuseppe Carrieri
Giuseppe Carrieri
Hunter of stars and forgotten stories, Giuseppe Carrieri has always turned his look to hidden stories of our time. With In Utero Srebrenica he has narrated the pain of Bosnian Muslim mothers and of their research for their son's bones, after the genocide of 1995. In the docu-series Notes on Happiness he has told in seven different countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mauritania, Vanuatu, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Malawi) how even where happiness seems impossible, everything can happen. Hanaa is his first feature length film about interweaving little destinies in a world increasingly bigger for invisible young women.

THE LAST TAPE


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
the last tape

Cyprien Clement-Delmas, Igor Kosenko | Germany, 2017, 12'21''

As Artiom prepares to fight for the Ukrainian Army, Anatoly, his 88-year-old grandfather and war veteran, records their diminishing time together and questions his choice.

  • Photography: Ivan Castineiras
  • Sound: Simon Bastian
  • Editing: Martin Reimers
  • Production: Fabian Driehorst
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Cyprien Clement-Delmas
Cyprien Clement-Delmas
Cyprien Clément-Delmas (born April 6, 1986 in Paris) works as photographer and filmmaker. He studied at film school ESCAC in Barcelona. Lives and works in Paris. As a director and filmmaker he did several short films, music videos and documentaries, and works regularly for social projects, like the documentary film workshop “audiovisuales sin fronteras“ for prisoners. In 2012, 2013 and 2016 he teaches photography for young students in the suburbs of Thokoza in Johannesburg (South Africa).

Igor  Kosenko
Igor Kosenko
Igor Kosenko is a filmmaker born 1983 in Ukraine. He is a graduate of ESCAC in Barcelona 2010 and, after studying at the US Film School AFI in 2012, he’s been working as a cinematographer on feature films in L.A., but constantly travels to europe, as he works in both continents.

BOCA DE FOGO


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
boca de fogo

Luciano Pérez Fernández | Brazil, 2017, 9'

City of Salgueiro, in the heartland of Pernambuco, Brazil. In the stands, the heat punishes the fans. On the radio, Fire Mouth ignites the broadcasting.There`s no sports commentator like Fire Mouth.

  • Photography: Anderson Capuano
  • Sound: Nicolau Domingues
  • Editing: Rodrigo Daniel
  • Production: Erika Azevedo, Luciano Pérez Fernández
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Luciano Pérez Fernández
Luciano Pérez Fernández
Luciano Pérez Fernández is a director, photographer, screenwriter and producer, with a postgraduate degree in documentary film. Fire Mouth is his first short film produced for cinema. He also directed and produced the award-winning documentary reports "The Football Boots" and "The Cup of Refugees" for the Futura Channel, as well as having directed and photographed for TV, advertising and the web.

MANKURT


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
mankurt

Gulzat Matisakova | Kyrgyzstan, 2018, 13'12''

A film student from Kyrgyzstan loses her passport in the multinational city of Brussels. The only person who can help her is a nationalist consul (and only worker at the Kyrgyz Embassy), who is more interested to teach her about what makes "a real Kyrgyz" than help her restore her identity back.

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Gulzat Matisakova
Gulzat Matisakova
I was born and raised in ancient Osh, a multicultural trade city that was part of Silk Road. In my life, I experienced two civil conflicts that caused the deaths of thousands. In 2012 I attended summer school of author documentary filmmaking in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

ARMINDO E A CÂMARA ESCURA ARMINDO AND THE DARK CHAMBER


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
armindo e a camara escura

Tânia Dinis | Portugal, 2017, 20'

Armindo Carvalho is my grandfather from Vila Nova de Famalicão. He has devoted his entire life to photography and, in 1969, he obtained his professional certification. He recorded his and other people’s families.

  • Photography: Tânia Dinis
  • Sound: Tânia Dinis
  • Editing: Jorge Quintela, Tânia Dinis
  • Production: Tânia Dinis
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Tânia Dinis
Tânia Dinis
1983, from Vila Nova de Famalicão. Master in Contemporary Artistic Practices, FBAUP, Porto 2015. Degree in Theater Studies, - Interpretation - ESMAE in 2006. Her art projects, developed mainly in performance, film, video, photography and installation, often taking on an itinerant basis. In the last years he has worked from family archive images - photographs, films - personal or anonymous, creating from them new objects.

TIJUANA TALES


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
tijuana tales

Jean-Charles Hue | France, 2017, 11'

A man returns to Tijuana in the hope of finding a woman who has been lost in the night and drugs. She seems to have become a "white lady", a ghostly creature between heaven and earth.

  • Photography: Jean-Charles Hue
  • Sound: Thomas Becka
  • Editing: Isabelle Proust
  • Production: Les Films D’avalon (France)
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Jean-Charles Hue
Jean-Charles Hue
Jean-Charles Hue is a French director, visual artist and videographer born in 1968 in Eaubonne. He is a professor of video and experimental film at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans. He directed the film Mange Tes Morts, winner of the Jean Vigo Prize at the Cannnes Festival 2015.

90 SECONDS IN NORTH KOREA


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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
90 seconds in north korea

Ranko Paukovic | Netherlands, 2017, 15'

A pair of lovers riding a bicycle through the forest, children crossing the street, women playing with inflatable toys in the shallows, a father carrying his young child in the park. This Is the other side of life in North Korea, a world away from the army parades, speeches from The leader, oppression and fear. This is a poetic, observational documentary.

  • Photography: Ranko Paukovic
  • Sound: Ranko Paukovic
  • Editing: Ranko Paukovic
  • Producer: Ranko Paukovic
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Ranko Paukovic
Ranko Paukovic
Ranko Pauković studied film at the Academy of Aramatic Art in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. After graduating, he worked as an assistant editor on large international co-productions. He moved to the Netherlands in 1991 and worked as a sound editor with prominent Dutch directors.

THE SEASON OF WARM BREEZES


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
the season of warm breezes

Hosseini Rigi | Iran, 2017, 43'

The Baluchi’s teacher tries to fight illiteracy in her village.

  • Photography: Sadegh Souri
  • Sound: Hadi Saed Mohkam, Amin Sharifi
  • Editing: Hamid Fanaei
  • Production: Documentary and Experimental Film Center
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Hosseini Rigi
Hosseini Rigi
He directed more than 20 short documentary films since 2000.

ATÉ A PRÓ/CIMA! A friendship in tow/toe


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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
ate a pro cima

Atsushi Kuwayama | Portugal, 2017, 10'08''

This film is about a friendship growing out of walking together (in toe), while neither understanding nor leading each other well (in tow). It sets in one of the long stairs in the hilly town of Lisbon, where Dona Maria, a Portuguese lady, frequently walks up the stairs with a tall guy from somewhere in Asia.

  • Photography: Anna Schlenker
  • Sound: Benjamin Hameury
  • Editing: Atsushi Kuwayama
  • Production: Atsushi Kuwayama
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Atsushi Kuwayama
Atsushi Kuwayama
Born in Fukuoka, Japan. Atsushi gained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with the Major in Anthropology in 2012. After working in Kyrgyzstan in the field of community development through cultural activities, he published kyrgyz-japanese dictionary 1.0 online. He gained his Master’s Degree in documentary filmmaking within Docnomads, an Erasmus Mundus program coordinated by three different universities in Portugal, Hungary, and Belgium. Together with other international filmmakers, he launched cinecaravan, a moving cinema project traveling in northern Portugal.

MIĘDZY NAMI BETWEEN US


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
between us

Maciej Miller | Poland, 2017, 30'

A young couple in their 20s is expecting a child but don’t know if they will cope. Faced with unexpected pressures and emotions they decide to separate and give the child up for adoption. They do not make this decision easily, with only two months remaining until the baby is due. The situation they find themselves in leads to conversations and experiences that will have a lasting impact upon the rest of their lives.

  • Photography: Maciej Miller, Martyna Krasińska
  • Sound: Maciej Miller
  • Editing Justyna Król
  • Production: Leszek Kopeć/ Jerzy Rados / Gdyńska Szkoła Filmowa
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Maciej Miller
Maciej Miller
Maciej Miller was born in Olsztyn, Poland, in 1994. In his free time he indulges his passion for photography and windsurfing. He has recently finished Gdynia Film School, Between Us being his graduation film.

LOOKING AT OTHERS


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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
looking at others

Dennis Stormer | Germany, 2018, 30'

The gaze as the very definition of othering – and tourists as the very definition of orientalization. But tourists that travel to Roma villages and Roma that market gypsy romanticism? What do both sides hope to get out of it? Can a more profound encounter even take place at all under these circumstances, with this clear assignment of roles?

  • Photography: Anda Puşcaş & Dennis Stormer
  • Sound: Moritz Vetter
  • Editing: Dennis Stormer
  • Production: Dennis Stormer & Anda Puşcaş
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Dennis Stormer
Dennis Stormer
Dennis Stormer grew up in northern Germany and got in touch very early with different arts like performance, installation, writing and theatre. Eventually studied film at Filmakademie BW and at the Columbia University NY. He worked as a freelancing film critic and is now working as a cinematographer and director in Berlin, Stockholm and NY.

PALMIRA


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
palmira

Diana Gonçalves | Spain, 2017, 30'

Life passes by slowly, repetitively. A tired but resistant body. On the other side of the camera, an attempt to find that fleeting moment that reveals to us something more from life. From observation to construction with the character itself. Palmira is the portrait of several encounters as well as the testimony of the process and evolution of that portrait.

  • Photography: Diana Gonçalves
  • Sound: Miguel Barbosa
  • Editing: Álvaro Gago
  • Production: Álvaro Gago, Diana Gonçalves
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Diana Gonçalves
Diana Gonçalves
Diana Gonçalves was born in Tui in 1986. She holds a graduate with honours in Audiovisual Communication (Vigo University, 2008) and a Masters degree in Communication and Creative Industries (Santiago de Compostela University, 2013). In 2009, Diana produces and directs her first documentary Mulleres da Raia. Between 2009 and 2013 she takes part in the Laboratory of Documentary Creation “El Retrato Filmado”, directed by Marta Andreu. Years later, she retrieves the material she had shot during the laboratory and edits it together. The resulting piece, Palmira, is her second documentary.

THE GOOD FIGHT A vida é uma Luta


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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
the good fight

Ben Holman | Brazil / UK, 2017, 16'

Alan Duarte has lost nine close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro. Now, through his boxing project, he’s fighting to build a better future for his son and his community.

  • Photography: Neirin Jones
  • Sound: James Lyme at Scramble Soho
  • Editing: Ben Holman
  • Production: Ben Holman
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Ben Holman
Ben Holman
Ben Holman started out in London as an art director, before packing a camera on his back, starting Beija Films and setting out to film the world. He now divides his time between Rio de Janeiro and London, directing everything from commercials to feature docs.

EXPOSIÇÃO Exhibit


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
exposição

Luís Azevedo | Portugal, 2018, 15'

Image education - this is Jorge Viana Basto’s focus. For decades, he trained how to look, he taught techniques and helped young enthusiasts into becoming top-line photographers. And he still does that today.

  • Photography: Tiago Carvalho, Vasco Coimbra
  • Sound: Emanuel Oliveira, Henrique Garcia
  • Editing: Luís Azevedo, Maria Ana Marques, Emanuel Oliveira
  • Production: Alexandre Marinho / Kino Gang Filmes
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Luís Azevedo
Luís Azevedo
Cinephile, collaborator in several film festivals.

NORLEY Y NORLEN Norley and Norlen


Running for the Jean Loup Passek Award for
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
BEST PORTUGUESE DOCUMENTARY
norley y norlen

Flávio Ferreira | Portugal / Cuba / Spain, 2017, 8'

The silent language of two brothers, the intimacy of physicality. Difference through equality. Norley and Norlen are twins, sometimes they fight... Sometimes they don't.

  • Photography: Flávio Ferreira
  • Sound: Flávio Ferreira
  • Editing: Flávio Ferreira
  • Production: Flávio Ferreira, Blackfactory Cinema
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Flávio Ferreira
Flávio Ferreira
Flávio Ferreira is a Portuguese filmmaker, director of various short films that have been shown on more than 30 occasions, between festivals and film showings. He has a Masters and BA in cinema from University of Beira Interior and has received the scholarship EDP Manoel de Oliveira. He was recently in Cuba doing a workshop with Werner Herzog and in Spain doing another with Victor Erice. He was also in Brazil doing an extensive course in assistant directing at the International Academy of Cinema in Rio de Janeiro and in Berlin doing another one.

CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ


Special Session
chronique d’un été

Jean Rouch | France, 1961, 85’

Co-realized with the sociologist Edgar Morin, "Chronique d'un Été" is an emblematic work of what for some time was called the "true cinema", the documentary in direct sound, without commentary and without mediations. This cinema was made possible by the appearance of lighter and silent cameras. Captured in an empty Paris during the month of August, the protagonists are French students (one of them is Régis Debray) and Africans, an old deportee to the concentration camps (Marceline Loridan), workers. A collective portrait through individual portraits, whose starting point is the question: "Are you happy?"

  • Production: Anatole Dauman
  • Narration: Jean Rouch
  • Cinematography: Michel Brault, Raoul Coutard, Jean-Jacques Tarbès, Roger Morillière

Jean Rouch
Jean Rouch
Jean Rouch, engineer of Bridges and Roads, discovers the ethnography in Nigeria. His passion for cinema provides him with a new method of study. Influenced by Surrealism and the work of the anthropologist Marcel Griaule in Dogon territory, he applies rules of inspiration and intuition, captures and films the evolution of the African continent and French society. His cinematography will influence the generation of the directors of the Nouvelle Vague. In 1960, he classified his way of filming as "Direct Cinema", following the example of his masters Robert Flaherty and Dziga Vertov. Jean Rouch was director of the French Cinematheque, director of honorary research at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and general secretary of the Ethnographic Film Committee.

UN ÉTÉ + 50


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un ete 50

Florence Dauman | France, 2011, 71’

In 2008, an inventory of the materials, images and sounds that were not used in the definitive version of Chronique d’un été was made and the items digitized. This documentary consists of images unused until now, enriched by exciting interviews with people involved in the original film: Edgar Morin, Régis Debray, Jean-Pierre Sergent, Marceline Loridan-Ivens, and Nadine Ballot. Recorded in 2010, fifty years after Chronique d’un été was shot, this interviews invites us to a new reading of a work that contributed to changing the history of French cinema.

  • Editor: Claudine Kaufman
  • Sound: Olivier Strauss

Florence Dauman
Florence Dauman
Florence Dauman is a director and producer, known for All About Lurleen (1992), Hollywood Mavericks (1990) and The Beast (1975).

ERA O HOTEL CAMBRIDGE


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era o hotel cambridge

Eliane Caffé | Brazil, 2015, 99’

The story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. In search of a place to stay, refugees, only recently arrived from the Congo, Palestine and Syria, join forces with homeless low-income worker’s families and occupy a building in downtown São Paulo. Together they transform what used to be the Cambridge Hotel into a stage for their struggles and tragicomic events. Despite mutual prejudices, their leaders work together and implement unusual strategies in which to surmount the problems brought about by collective cohabitation.

  • Director of Photography / Camera: Bruno Risas
  • Editing: Márcio Hashimoto
  • Production: Aurora Filmes
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Eliane Caffé
Eliane Caffé
Eliane Caffé has a degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a Master's degree from the Institute of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She began her career as a director with the short films "O Nose", "Arabesco" and "Caligrama", awarded in Brazil and at international festivals. In 1997, she made her first feature film, "Kenoma," which was screened at the 55th Mostra La Bienale di Venezia (Prospective) and won several awards. She works for television and in parallel, coordinates audiovisual workshops in different conflict zones in São Paulo and in the interior of Brazil.

CONTES PERSANS, JEAN ROUCH EN IRAN


Special Session
contes persans

Mina Rad | France / Iran, 2018, 57’

Jean Rouch, a French filmmaker and ethnologist, traveled several times to Iran in the 1970s. He made a film in Isfahan and discovered an ancestral folk ritual: the Tazieh. His gaze still influences an entire generation of Iranian filmmakers today.

  • Authors: Julien Coquet, Mina Rad
  • : CNRS IMAGES, INA, CFE

Mina Rad
Mina Rad
Mina Rad holds a degree in Communication and History from the University of Paris. She was an international journalist, radio and television presenter and cultural reporter. She has been a documentary filmmaker since 2013 after having attended the Ateliers Varan. In 2017, she directed her tenth film "Jean Rouch, Regards Persans". She is the founder and president of APRESVARAN, an alumni association of Ateliers Varan created in 2013. She is co-director of the APRESVARAN Documentary Film Festival. Mina also coordinates the Women's Film Festival for Women's Day. A Frenchwoman of Iranian origin, she’s lived and worked in Europe and in different parts of the world: USA, Central America and Asia.

CASTRO LABOREIRO


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castro laboreiro

Ricardo Costa | Portugal, 1979, 85’

The traditions and reflections of modern society in one of the most remote areas of Portugal. Three episodes (1 - "Inverneiras", 2 - "Transumancias", 3 - "Brandas") that describe the vital life cycles of the populations, emphasizing the cyclical migrations from the valleys to the mountain, and vice versa. Immigration is an extreme consequence of that situation, contributing to transform the habits and community structures of the region. Exteriors in Castro Laboreiro and Peneda - Gerês National Park.

  • Production: Diafilme, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa/RTP. Série: - O HOMEM MONTANHÊS
  • Written by: Ricardo Costa
  • Photography: Vítor Estevão

Ricardo Costa
Ricardo Costa
Director and producer, was born in Peniche in 1940. Attended the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon until 1967 and defended his thesis on the novels of Kafka ("Franz Kafka, an inverted writing"), obtaining a degree in Letters in 1969. He was a high school teacher and publisher of literary works of sociological content - Mondar Publishers - until 1974. He dedicated himself to the cinema, but only became a professional filmmaker after the "Carnation Revolution", having been a member of the cooperative Grupo Zero, with João César Monteiro, Jorge Silva Melo, Seixas Santos and others. He worked actively with RTP directing and producing, as an external collaborator, two large series of documentary films: Mar Limiar, 29 short films of thirty minutes on the life of seafarers of the Portuguese coast and Homem Montanhês, four feature films about the mountains, each one comprising of three episodes. Produced and directed in this period (74/82) several other documentaries and feature films. He managed the production company "Diafilme audiovisuais," having collaborated until 1977, as a producer and director, with the German television networks ARD and the American CBS. Among other shorts and feature films made until now, Ricardo directed his first feature film between 1978 and 1980. He was screenwriter or co-screenwriter of all his films.

TODOS OS SONHOS DO MUNDO


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todos os sonhos do mundo

Laurence Ferreira Barbosa | Portugal, 2017, 104'

Paméla is a young Portuguese woman of the second generation, born in France. In the entanglement of her contradictions, her failures and absolute love for her family, she feels lost and seems unable to imagine how she could live her life ... Especially because she only likes to play piano and ice skating. It will, however, break its own path between France and Portugal.

  • Written by: Laurence Ferreira Barbosa e Guillaume André
  • Director of Photography: Renaud Personnaz
  • Editing: Marie da Costa
  • Sound: Francisco Veloso e Benjamin Laurent
  • Music: Noiserv

Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
After studying cinema at the university, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa made three short films and her first feature film in 1993, "The Normal People Have Nothing Special", which received critical acclaim and several awards. The film was produced by Paulo Branco, like all his films. Since then she has made five other films and two for television (Canal Arte). Currently she’s working on a comedy.

EN UNE POIGNÉE DE MAINS AMIES


Special Session
en une poignee de mains amies

Jean Rouch, Manoel de Oliveira | Portugal, 1996, 30’

It’s a meeting between two directors who met late. It was made in the summer of 1996 to celebrate the hundred years of Portuguese cinema. Rouch and Oliveira film in four hands a route along the Douro River, downstream and return, in a film crossed by references to poetry and cinema.

Jean Rouch
Jean Rouch
Jean Rouch, engineer of Bridges and Roads, discovers the ethnography in Nigeria. His passion for cinema provides him with a new method of study. Influenced by Surrealism and the work of the anthropologist Marcel Griaule in Dogon territory, he applies rules of inspiration and intuition, captures and films the evolution of the African continent and French society. His cinematography will influence the generation of the directors of the Nouvelle Vague. In 1960, he classified his way of filming as "Direct Cinema", following the example of his masters Robert Flaherty and Dziga Vertov. Jean Rouch was director of the French Cinematheque, director of honorary research at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and general secretary of the Ethnographic Film Committee.

AS CARTAS QUE NUNCA TE ESCREVI
The Letters i Never Wrote to You


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as cartas que nunca te escrevi

Tomás Barão da Cunha | Portugal, 2018, 14'

Melgaço, summer of 2017. Immigrants return home after another year of work. The streets are filled with life in Augusts’ hot summer. Agostinho, one of the many children of immigrants who remained, waits anxiously for his father, in what will be the last summer with an appointed return. After more than 30 years abroad, it is the longed-for return that leads us to this story. While the father is yet to arrive, Agostinho takes us to his childhood places, and in what way everything has forged him during the parental absence. Now a man, the time he dreamed of as a child has finally come, to have a father and to be ready to live a whole new world.

  • Realização: Tomás Barão da Cunha
  • Director of Photography: Francisco Pires
  • Sound Director: Francisco Pires
  • Participation: Agostinho Pires
  • Coordenation: Pedro Sena Nunes
  • Production: AO NORTE / Plano Frontal 2017

Tomás Barão da Cunha
Tomás Barão da Cunha
Born in Lisbon in 1996, he became interested in the field of image since an early age, first with photography and then with cinema. He attended secondary school in Cinema at the António Arroio Art School, graduating years later in Documentary Cinema by the Abrantes Higher School of Technology. At the end of the course, he embarked on a six-month trip to Greece where he made a documentary on the refugee crises.

Francisco Pires
Raised in Lisbon since 1998. In 2016 he moved to Abrantes to attend the first year in Documentary Cinema. He returned to his origins where he currently attends the Cinema course at the Superior School of Theater and Cinema.

Pedro Mourinha
Santarém, 1997. In 2016 he moved to Abrantes to attend the course in Documentary Cinema. Already awarded with - "Audience Grand Prix" of the International Film Festival - CineRail 2017.

TINHA DE SER IT HAD TO BE


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tinha de ser

António Ventura, Bernardo Limas e João Valentim | Portugal, 2018, 18'

A story. A family. A return. About a man who saw many things. And got scared a lot. Thinking about who stayed. He left to return. There he left so much. It had to be then. Otherwise, he’d screw up. About a woman who stayed. The daughter. Growing up so fast. Three people. Three views. Three journeys.

  • Realização: António Ventura, Bernardo Limas, João Valentim
  • Director of Photography: João Valentim
  • 2nd Camera Operator: Bernardo Limas
  • Sound Director: António Ventura
  • Editor: João Valentim
  • Assistente de Edição: António Ventura
  • Interviews: Bernardo Limas
  • Soundtrack: António Ventura
  • Translation: António Ventura
  • Subtitling: João Valentim
  • Participation: Luís Silva, Lídia Santos, Mafalda Silva
  • Coordenation: Pedro Sena Nunes
  • Production: AO NORTE / Plano Frontal 2017

António Ventura
António Ventura
PhD student in Ethnomusicology at the University of Aveiro. Performs as guitarist and composer in various musical projects in the field commonly denominated by rock n roll. Since 2014 he’s been interested in visual ethnography as a tool for scientific research and as a means of preserving practices, protagonists and cultural contexts.

Bernardo Limas
Bernardo Limas
26 years-old, Masters in Multimedia Communication, field of audiovisual, University of Aveiro. Having already worked in television, he founded and coordinated Beira-Mar TV for three years, made several documentary reports on Aveiro and was nominated at Fantasporto (2014) with the short film fiction "O Tempo". He is currently working on a documentary web-series about the moliceiros (traditional small riverboats) of the Aveiro inlet.

João Valentim
João Valentim
Young director with a degree in Video and Documentary Cinema. From the first contact with the theater he noticed a rapid evolution in the way of thinking and constructing art. He is fascinated by the ability to tell stories through images, to transpose concepts from everyday life to cinematic reality. He is mainly interested in Cinema, of fictional or documentary nature.

TERRA NATAL HOMELAND


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terra natal

Leonor Coelho | Portugal, 2018, 14'

Go away, you cannot live here. But I was born here. There is nothing for you to do, everybody went away, there is no work. But what am I without the land of my childhood? Whomever you want to be and you can always come back on holidays.

  • Realização: Leonor Coelho
  • Director of Photography: Diogo Salgado
  • Sound Director: Milene Coroado
  • Editor: Diogo Salgado, Leonor Coelho
  • Translation: Diogo Salgado
  • Subtitling: Leonor Coelho
  • Participation: Cláudio Costa e família
  • Coordenation: Pedro Sena Nunes
  • Production: AO NORTE / Plano Frontal 2017

Leonor Coelho
Leonor Coelho
22 years-old, Barreiro. Degree in cinema from the School of Theater and Cinema in the fields of screenwriting and image. She has worked mainly in cinema but is particularly interested in exploring the points that link cinema to other artistic aspects such as performance, theater and photography.

Diogo Salgado
23 years-old, Coimbra. Student of the course of Visual Arts in Coimbra, he later graduated in Cinema, at the Superior School of Theater and Cinema, in the field of Image. He was director of photography for the short films "De Madrugada" (San Sebastián Film Festival 2017) and "A Barriga de Mariana" (IndieLisboa 2018).

Milene Coroado
26 years, Santarém. Degree in Cinema from the School of Theater and Cinema in the field of production. At an academic level she worked as sound director in the short film Braço de Ferro and, in 2016, directed the experimental "Nude Girl Costume". "Circo do Amor" is her first short film, in 2018, being production director at the invitation of Curtas Metragens CRL - a fiction film, co-produced with France, shot in super 16mm film.

SILÊNCIO SILENCE


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silêncio

António Loja Neves e José Manuel Alves Pereira | Portugal, 2017, 67'

In the village of Cambedo da Raia, Chaves, leaning against Galicia, there was a bloody and tardy episode, still as a result of the Francoist coup on July 18, 1936.
The village, surrounded by the Civil Guard, Portuguese Army, PIDE (dictatorship police) and the GNR (Portuguese Police) was attacked with mortar rounds on December 21, 1946. Two guerrillas died, a child was injured and houses were destroyed because some Galicians had taken refuge there since the civil war.
Cambedo da Raia will lose, for over a year, 18 of its inhabitants, preventively arrested in Porto until the trial. For a long time the episode remained banned, with the Iberian fascism imposing its version. The inhabitants of Cambedo have dragged for decades the reputation of being malefactors or of hiding criminals, a label glued to them by the authorities.
In December 1996, in a civic action carried out by a group of Galician intellectuals, the memory of border solidarity was rescued and with it the local self-esteem. A plaque was then affixed in the center of the village: "In memory of your suffering (1946-1996)".
The film gathers the testimonies of people from the village, given for the first time after 50 years of enforced silence without a mention of this tragic episode.

  • Director of Photography: Rui Poças
  • Production: A Quimera do Ouro

José Manuel Alves Pereira
José Manuel Alves Pereira
Graduate from the Escola Superior de Cinema of the National Conservatory, in the field of Editing. He started working in the cinematographic nucleus of the Immigration State Secretary in 1977, through the directing and/or editing of 21 short films and the feature-lengths "Imagens de Festa e de Mudança, "Provas para um Retrato de Corpo Inteiro", "Lisboa, Primeira Página". Between 1978 and 1994 he worked as an editor, especially in "Música, Moçambique", "Sem Sombra de Pecado", "A Mulher do Proximo" and "Os Cornos de Cronos", all by José Fonseca and Costa, and the series “The Portuguese Discoveries", by Bento Pinto da França, "Les Vagues du Temps - Portugal Régions" and "As Vagas do Tempo – Poder Local", both by José Miguel Herrera, and the films "Iratan and Iracema", by Paulo Guilherme d’Eça Leal, "Contactos" and "Vertigem", both by Leandro Ferreira, "Terra Fria" by António Campos and "Ínsula" by António Loja Neves. He’s been a professor at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema since 1988, in the field of Editing, where he was area coordinator, assistant director of the Department of Cinema, chair of the Pedagogical Commission and Scientific Commission of the same department, and vice-president of the Scientific Council at ESTC and president of the Pedagogical Council of the same institution.

António Loja Neves
Journalist at Expresso newspaper for 35 years. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine "Cinema em Português" and the weekly publication "África", director of the "Cinearma" magazine and of the "Cinema" and "Manifesto" committees. Graduated in Directing by Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Participated in multiple festivals as director, programming director, commissioner of special sections, and international juries. Co-founder of the Portuguese Federation of Film Clubs and Apordoc - Association for Documentary and Cultural Cooperatives, having integrated its governing bodies, namely the Portuguese Directors Association. Editor for the Portuguese section of the EU study on the "Situation of Film Distribution in the Countries of the European Union". Member of the international team of six editors, directed by Carlo Lizzani, of the "Charter of the Rights of Cinema Audiences", under the aegis of François Truffaut. Programming Advisor and coordinator of debates at the Portuguese Festival (London, 2002 and 2003, Barcelona 2004, and Paris 2005).