Born in Porto, where he attended a civil engineering course at the local University and practiced professionally as a secondary school teacher. He was vice-president of the Cineclube do Porto and president of the cinema circles of Porto and Luanda. He writes about cinema for the newspapers Jornal de Notícias (as official collaborator), Primeiro de Janeiro, Jornal do Centro, Público and others. In 1973, he founded the "Cineclube" magazine with Henrique Alves Costa, for which he would write, over two consecutive numbers, an extensive interview with filmmaker Jean Rouch, whose first visit to Porto and north of the country he helped to mediate. This initiative was sealed with a long friendship. In 1977, he appealed for the founding of a new cineclube in Porto, the Cineclube do Norte, which attracted 600 members in less than a year. This film club originated the proposal, approved at the National Meeting of Cineclubes in Espinho, for the creation of the respective federation, whose installation committee he integrates before becoming, for over 20 years, president of the Portuguese Federation of Cineclubes and director of the magazine "Cinema", its communicational organ. Coordinator in the organization committee of the Congress of the International Federation of Cineclubes held in Porto. He was invited to countless communications and lectures, both in and outside Portugal, and to act as president of two juries, constituted by the Ministry of Culture (IPC), to provide financial support for feature films in co-production with Europe and Portuguese language countries. He was a member in many other juries, namely CINANIMA, FIFAC (Coimbra), Figueira da Foz Festival (distinguished by the local town hall), Kiev Festival (Molodist) and Ourense Independent Film Festival. André has collaborated with the Fafe film festival and recently was a lecturer in cinema of intervention at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Porto and collaborated in the homage promoted by the Faculty of Letters of the same university to the filmmaker and writer Margueritte Duras, presenting "Hiroshima, my Love", which had been exhibited for the first time in Portugal (and clandestinely) at his initiative.
Was born in Angola in 1962 and is a documentary director. She graduated in 1989 at the School of Theatre and Cinema of Lisbon, where she is currently a teacher of Documentary Cinema and Direction. She was awarded at DocLisboa with an honorable mention for the film “Logo Existo” and is a founding member of Apordoc – The Portuguese Documentary Association.
Since moving to London in 2009 to study documentary filmmaking, Iris has made two artist documentaries, won a Grierson award and other international prizes and screened her films at numerous festivals and universities all over the world. In 2013 she commenced a practice-based PhD which explores her own innovative documentary filmmaking technique, focusing on closed-communities. She is a guest tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Graduated in Sound and Image at the School of Arts and specialized in Image. He also attended a film direction course at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, and the Eurodoc production training program. Throughout his career, Rodrigo Areias has developed creative works in the fields of author cinema, fiction and documentary. He has also worked in the realm of video-art and has directed video clips for some of the biggest names in the Portuguese rock scene (The Legendary Tiger Man, Wraygunn, Mão Morta, etc.), among other projects. As a producer his career started in 2001 and since then has produced and co-produced over 100 short and feature-length films, videos and documentaries. Producer of renowned authors such as Edgar Pêra, João Canijo and F.J. Ossang, and young directors such as André Marques, João Rodrigues and Jorge Quintela, alongside co-producing with Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Finland. As a director, among many films, Tebas (feature film) and Corrente (short film) stand out, having been selected for over 50 international festivals and won over a dozen awards. He was responsible for the film production program of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture which included films by Jean-Luc Godard, Aki Kaurismaki, Peter Greenaway, Manoel Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Victor Erice.
Journalist, master’s degree in Arts/Cinema, with a dissertation on Woody Allen, and a doctorate in Media and Audiovisual Processes, with a thesis on the formation of teachers for an audiovisual education, from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo. He is a presenter for the TV channel Arte 1, collaborator with the newspapers "O Globo", "Valor Econômico" and "Folha de S. Paulo", and publications in the field of education, such as "Mundo" newspaper and "Carta Educação". Professor at FAAP and PUC-SP, at the International Academy of Cinema, the Augusto Laranja College, the Museum of Image and Sound, Casa do Saber, the Itaú Cinema Space and at Sesc-SP units.Sérgio is a member of the Selection Committees at É Tudo Verdade – the International Documentary Festival and the International Film Festival of São Paulo. He is also a member of the Ignorant Essays project, which combines theater and reading activities and develops projects as executive producer for the Parece Cinema production company. Author of the books "Cinema e Educação - 200 Films on School and Life" (Ed. Segmento), "Família e Educação - Quatro Olhares" (Ed. Papirus) and "Vitória - Ayrton Senna" (Ed. Melhoramentos), as well as several participations in Anthologies – like “Cinema and Psychoanalysis" (Ed. nVersos), "Os Filmes que Sonhamos" (Lume), "Futebol, Comunicação e Cultura" (Unesp/Intercom), "Coleção Folha Clássicos do Cinema" (Letramento/Abraccine/ Canal Brazil) - and in catalogs of exhibitions and retrospectives dedicated to filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino and the Dardenne brothers.