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Summer Course

Off the Screen

Identity and Memory – Centenary of the birth of Jean Rouch: Jean Rouch and Portuguese cinema

30 july to 5 august

Casa da Cultura de Melgaço

Off the Screen is the designation for the Summer Seminar that runs alongside FILMES DO HOMEM – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival.

It will be a meeting for reflection, debate and the development of research and creative practices within Social Sciences, Arts and Communication Sciences, around the theme Identity and Memory whilst honouring Jean Rouch on the Centenary of his birth and evoking his presence in Portugal and his influence in Portuguese cinema and world cinema. The course derives from the partnership between the Melgaço Town Hall and AO NORTE Association, in collaboration with the Jean Rouch Foundation, Ateliers Varan and Universities and Investigation/Research Groups in Portugal, France and Brazil.

The objectives of Off the Screen are the approximation of artistic and technological approaches, and human and social sciences to the cinema; the collaboration of Networks and Research/Investigation Groups participating at the Festival; the involvement of local populace and communities in the activities carried out in the Seminar and in the Festival and to contribute for the affirmation of popular culture as a source of learning and local development.

OFF THE SCREEN 2018 pays tribute to Jean Rouch – in the centenary year of his birth, an important figure in cinema and anthropology that left his mark in both Portuguese and world cinemas.

Participation in the Summer Course Off the Screen is open to everyone, adapting the work to be undertaken during the course to the theoretical and practical knowledge of the participant. All participants are invited to produce audiovisual content resulting from the application of theoretical and practical principles worked during the course. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Those participants who wish to be actively involved in the course may also apply for their accreditation for curricular purposes. In this case, their work will be subject to an evaluation by the Course Coordination. The parameters and objectives of said evaluation will be worked together with the participant, in accordance to their previous competences, and the work presented in portfolio format, which includes course exercises and progress reports.

Scientific Field

Social Sciences, Arts and Communication Sciences

General Coordinator

José da Silva Ribeiro

Course Coordination Team

José da Silva Ribeiro / Daniel Maciel / Patrícia Nogueira / Alice Fátima Martins from Film and Digital Narrative Studies Group of AO NORTE and the Collaboration of Alice Fátima Martins from Faculdade de Artes Visuais and Izabela Tamaso from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais of Universidade Federal de Goiás, of Denise Machado Cardoso VISAGEM – Research Group in Visual Anthropology and Image from Universidade Federal do Pará and of Bernard Despomadères, Aliança Francesa.


  • Cultural agents and local associations
  • Teachers and cultural animators
  • Documentary filmmakers
  • Students and Researchers
  • Other participants with a keen interest in the thematic of identity


The detailed schedule will be announced soon

All participants looking for final Course accreditation must participate in all the activities of Filmes do Homem Festival.


OPTION 01 / Participant - 50€

OPTION 02 / Registration of participants from the Melgaço municipality and members of AO NORTE Association - free

OPTION 03 / Registration with room and board / single room
Accommodation in a hotel and meals on 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3, 4 e 5 of August – 390€

OPTION 04 / (two people) – Registration with room and board/ double room
Accommodation in a hotel and meals on 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of August – 550€

OPTION 05 / Registration with board only
meals on 30 and 31 of July and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of August – 110€

Please fill out and send the registration form, untill July 15th 2018 to

Registration Form