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Official Jury, 2021





Director and guest professor of Cinema at the Catholic University of Portugal, Diogo Costa Amarante has a degree in Law from the University of Coimbra and, in 2007, he obtained an Ibermedia scholarship to study Documentary Cinema and Cinematography at the Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia. There, he made his first two films “Jumate/Jumate” (2008) and “Em Janeiro, talvez” (2009), both of which received the award for best Spanish documentary at DocumentaMadrid. In 2011, he joined the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), where he completed a Master of Fine Arts in film direction and production and directed three short films: “Down Here” (2011), “As Rosas Brancas (2013)”, and “Cidade Pequena” (2016), which had its world premiere at Curtas and was awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. “Luz de Presença” (2021), his latest work, premiered in the official competition of the 71st edition of the Berlinale.



Iranian director and screenwriter, Farnoosh Samadi graduated from Fine Art Academy of Rome. Some of her screenplays include: “More Than Two Hours”, nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes and a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival (2013), and “The baby”, premiered in Venice Film Festival (2014). In 2016 she co-directed her first short film, “The Silence”, which was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Her second film, “Gaze”, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and qualified for the Oscars in 2018, the year Samadi became a member of the American Film Academy. In 2020 she made her first feature film, “180° Rule”. She has participated as a jury in several renowned film festivals. She has appeared as the jury of several Prominent Film Festivals.


Programmer for several film festivals in France and Italy, Giulio Casadei has been working since 2011 at the Medfilm Festival in Rome, where he was the programming director for six years, before assuming the position of artistic director in 2018. In 2016, after After working at the Cinéma du Réel festival, he joined the Champs-Elysées Festival team, first as programmer and later as program director. He is editor of the website and has authored several publications on various filmmakers and topics, such as Tsai Ming-liang, Gus van Sant, John Carpenter, Orson Welles, Netflix and film festivals. Since July 2019 he has been the artistic director of the Festival du Cinéma de Brive.


Greek director and screenwriter, Jacqueline Lentzou graduated from the London Film School in 2013 and her first short film, “Thirteen Blue”, was selected and awarded by several film festivals. In 2015 she was selected to join the Berlinale Talents, a platform dedicated to emerging filmmakers, where she developed the project “Fox”, which was shown at festivals such as Locarno and Sarajevo. She was also chosen to participate in the Locarno Filmmakers’ Academy and the Torino Lab. In 2017, her short film “Hiwa” had its world premiere at the Berlinale. In 2018, “Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year” was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and, in 2020, “The End of Suffering (a proposal)” was part of the official selection of the Locarno Festival, having also been screened at Curtas Vila do Conde. Her first feature, “Moon, 66 Questions”, had its world premiere at the Berlinale and was selected for the New Directors / New Films at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


Film festival programmer and coordinator with sixteen years of experience, Jose Cabrera Betancort has a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication studies. He has also been awarded fellowships in Cinema at the Royal Spanish Academy of Arts (RAER) in Rome. He worked as a coordinator at MiradasDoc for seven years and the Transilvania IFF for 11 years. Currently, he works as the short film programmer at the Las Palmas IFF and as film department coordinator at the Seminci-Valladolid IFF. He is also the director of Tenerife Shorts.




Visual artist born in Spain, graduated in Audiovisual Studies and Philosophy and Master in Artistic Cinema and Moving Image at Goldsmiths University, London, Carla Andrade has exhibited her work in several contemporary art centers, such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Caixaforum and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Le 104 in Paris, and also in film and photography festivals such as Rotterdam, Filmadrid, Curtocircuito and Jihlava. She has held artistic residencies in Iceland, Sweden, Nepal, Chile and Paris, among others, and her work has received prestigious awards and scholarships in Spain and abroad. She has also collaborated with filmmaker Lois Patiño on two of her most awarded films, “Costa da Morte” (2013) and “Montaña en Sombra” (2012).


Born in Portugal, Cíntia Gil has served, since 2019, as Festival Director at Sheffield DocFest, UK. She studied at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and holds a degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Porto. Since 2012, Cíntia Gil has served as co-director of the Doclisboa - International Film Festival, and in 2019 was its sole director. Gil has curated a variety of contemporary and historical film series, retrospectives, and exhibitions. In addition, she has been a member of the executive board of Apordoc – Associação pelo Documentário, the Portuguese documentary film association since 2015. Gil has been a regular guest at panel discussions and conferences, and on international festival juries such as Berlinale, Mar del Plata, Torino Film Festival, Taiwan IDFF, FidMarseille, Jerusalem Film Festival, DMZ Docs, BFI London Film Festival, among many others.


Programmer at Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira – Serralves Foundation and at IndieLisboa, occasionally collaborating with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as a curator, Ricardo Vieira Lisboa is graduated in Mathematics and Cinema, with a Masters in Directing and Dramaturgy (School of Theater and Cinema, Lisbon). He is a film critic at À Pala de Walsh, a website he co-founded and where he is also co-editor, and has published articles in several publications in the fields of Portuguese cinema history and restoration. As a director, he has several experimental short films and video essays in his filmography, including “Le métro, Vieira da Silva” (2016) and “Os Motivos de Reinaldo” (2018), films shown and awarded at various festivals of national and international cinema. In 2017 he presented his film “Cigarro Azul” in the Take One section! at Curtas.





Spanish harpist and composer based in Porto since 2011, Angélica Salvi has international experience in institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague or the University of Arizona. Master in Music Teaching from the Porto Superior School of Music, she is a Harp teacher at the Porto Conservatory of Music, curator of the gallery A Garagem 16 (Porto) and is part of the Galician contemporary music ensemble Vertixe Sonora. Her work registers several record recordings, works premieres, multidisciplinary projects, collaborations with various artists, composers, choreographers and directors. She is dedicated to improvisation, contemporary and electroacoustic music, explores various preparation techniques, instrument amplification and extended techniques, always in search of new sound universes.



Better known as “Becas” or “Mr. Guimarães”, António Guimarães has been living in Porto since 1981, having started by managing the iconic Aniki-Bóbó, a historic night bar in Porto created in 1985. In 2004, he launched Passos Manuel, a former cinema “studio” at the Coliseu do Porto between 1971 and 2002, transformed into a multidisciplinary space that brings together music and cinema, hosting film festivals such as Porto/Post/Doc and the program Há Filmes na Baixa.



Connected to the world of music from an early age, Sérgio Ribeiro created his publisher Garagem at the age of 18, based in Guimarães, and the online newspaper Hardlinerz, dedicated to electronic music. He was official programmer of the European Capitals of Culture Porto 2001 and Guimarães 2012, and produced several events, such as Celorico de Basto Dance Festival, Eco Undersky, Jameson Lazy Sessions, Elektro Parade, Stage 2 Paredes de Coura and, more recently, has been linked to some stages in the city of Porto, such as Armazém do Chá and Bar Ferro.





Programmer at Cineclube de Amarante, coordinator of the National Film Plan at Escola Secundária de Amarante, Professor of Philosophy, Master in the area of Philosophy of Education, postgraduate in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Elsa Cerqueira is also a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Children and of Adolescents (NICA) from the University of the Azores. Author and promoter of the project “Philosophy with Cinema for Children”, she was the Winner of the Global Teacher Prize Portugal 2021, with the project “Philosophy with Cinema”. She has been a member of festival juries (Beast International Film Festival and UBICinema festival). She is the curator of the group exhibition “De Tela a Tela, Cineviagens”, inspired by animation cinema.



Professor at Malmo Art Academy, Sweden, and visiting tutor at Maumaus, Lisbon, Emily Wardill has been exhibited her work in solo shows including Secession (2020) Kohta (2019) Bergen Kunsthall (2017), Gulbenkian Project Spaces (2017), INDEX Stockholm (2014), The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2012); de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2012); The Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2011) List Centre MIT Boston and ICA, London (2007–08). Her work was awarded the Jarman Award in 2010 and the Leverhulme Award in 2011. She participated in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and the 19th Sydney Bienalle (2014). Her work is included in some important international collections, such as Tate Britain, MUMOK Vienna, Gulbenkian Art Museum, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Genève, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne Collection, Saastamoinen Foundation and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain as well as numerous private collections.



Director, journalist and producer of Film and Visual Arts, Master in Communication Sciences – Information and Journalism from the University of Minho, with training at the Documentary Workshops at Ateliers Varan, France, Catarina de Sousa was an artist in residence at UnionDocs – Center for Documentary Art, in New York, with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She co-directed “Tracing Utopia” (2021, with Nick Tyson), with an international premiere at the Rotterdam International Festival. Between Portugal and Brazil, she produced “A Mordida” (2019), “Arte que Faz Mal à Vista” (2018), “Semente Exterminadora” (2017), directed by Pedro Neves Marques. She collaborates with Mídia Ninja – Independent Narrativas, Jornalismo e Acção – in Brazil. She is the founder of Casa do Xisto, an artistic residency dedicated to Cinema and Visual Arts, in the village of Macieira de Rates, in Barcelos, Portugal.