Carlo Chatrian is a cinema critic for magazines such as Panoramiques, Duellanti, Cineforum and Filmcritica. He also collaborates with the “Encyclopaedia Treccani” in the area of cinema. He has published monographs about Wong Kar Wai, Johan Van Der Keuken, Frederick Wiseman and Nicolas Philibert. He is a programmer at the Locarno Film Festival and the Courmayer Noir in Festival. He is the Vice-Director of the Alba International Film Festival - Infinity, where he is also responsible for programming.

Eric Cazdyn is a professor of Asian Studies, Literature and Cinema Studies, currently at the University of Toronto. His areas of research focus especially on cinema theory and literature, Japanese cinema and modern Japanese literature, globalisation, Marxism and cultural historiography. He has published several articles on the relation between film, philosophy and political-economy in South Atlantic Quarterly, Social Text, Japan Forum and The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies. In 2002 he published a book entitled “The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan”.

A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and student of modern literature and philosophy, has always crossed over boundaries in his career. The first boundaries he crossed over were of an institutional nature, moving from teaching (history and theory of art and film) to the French Ministry of Culture and from there to curator of exhibitions and head programmer (Cairo Museum of Modern Art, Yokohama Art Center in Japan, Witte de With in Rotterdam). He has also crossed artistic boundaries by moving between fine art and film. In addition, he writes regularly for various media: exhibition catalogues, artists and filmmakers monographs, art and cinema reviews. Since 2002, he is in charge of the International Documentary Film Festival of Marseilles, FIDMarseille.

(Lamego, Portugal, 1949)
Acknowledged representative of Portuguese cinema since the 1980s, he works primarily in the field of fiction and to date has made 11 feature films, ranging from “Conversa Acabada” (1980) to “O Fatalista” (2005). Amongst his documentary works, the short “Se a Memória Existe” (2001) and “A Luz da Ria Formosa” (screened at doclisboa 2005) stand out. He worked as a film critic for numerous newspapers and magazines and founded the M-Cinema Magazine in 1976. He also has a successful career as a graphic artist and illustrator of books, publications, catalogues and posters. His films are normally presented in international festivals, namely in Cannes (“Conversa Acabada”, “Três Palmeiras”, “A Mulher Que Acreditava Ser Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América”) and in Venice (“Tempos Dificeis”, “Aqui na Terra”, “Tráfico”, “Quem És Tu?” and “O Fatalista” were screened in competition). “Conversa Acabada” won awards for Best Director at the Figueira da Foz Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Antwerp Festival. Released at the London Festival, “Um Adeus Português” won the Golden Toucan for Best Director at the Rio de Janeiro Festival and the OCIC at the Berlin Festival. Italian critics chose “Tempos Dificeis” as best film. In 1996, he was honoured with a retrospective of his films at the Bergamo Film Meeting, followed by another retrospective in La Rochelle in 1999. In 2005, he was decorated with the Order of Prince Henry in Portugal.

(Helsinki, Finland, 1947)
She entered film school at the age of 17 and completed her cinematographic thesis at the age of 21. In the same year she shot her first full-length film. She continued to study and worked as an assistant at the Temple University in Philadelphia. Her first major directing role, the historical drama film “Tulipää” (“Flame Top”), was chosen for the Cannes Official Selection series in 1980. As a documentarian, she is best known for her trilogy “The Trilogy of the Sacred and Satanic”, the final part of which, “Atman”, won the Joris Ivens prize in Amsterdam in 1996. “The Three Rooms of Melancholia” (2004) was screened in Lisbon at Doclisboa 2005. Her latest drama film, “Tulennielijä” (“The Fire-Eater”), won the AFI (American Film Institute) Grand Prix Festival in Los Angeles in 1998. Her work has been show in restrospectives in Rouen (France, 1996), Kuopio (Finland, 1998), Visby (Sweden, 2000), IDFA (The Netherlands, 2002), Docpoint (Helsinki, Finland, 2004), Gijon Film Festival (Spain, 2005), European Documentary Film Festival (Oslo, Norway, 2006), Ankara Film Festival (Turkey, 2006), Tallinn (Estonia, 2006).



(Ciudad Real, Espanha, 1962)
Graduated in Information Sciences (Sound and Images) and Direction. He holds a Masters degree in Audiovisual Production and has concluded diverse post-graduate courses in direction and screenwriting. In the field of audiovisuals, his professional career includes the direction and production of shorts and feature films. He has also worked in television, at a local (Canal 28) and national (Antena 3 and Tele 5) level. In 1994-95 he was entrusted with researching, cataloguing and preserving collections for the Museo del Cine de la Filmoteca Española. From 1997 to 2003 he was Adviser for Cinema and Manager of the department for the Promotion of Cinema and Audiovisuals of the Arts Council of Madrid, where he organised activities that were directly related to cinema. He was part of the Alcine team that organised the Alcalá de Henares-Madrid Film Festival. Until 2003, he was the promoter and co-ordinator of all the editions of the Shorts Exhibition organised by the Comunidad de Madrid, the Summer Film Circuit and the International Animation Festival (Animadrid). He was also secretary of the Audiovisual Council of Madrid. He has participated in diverse cinema juries and has directed the short film “Al Pasar la Barca”. He is currently Adviser for cinema in the area of Arts Management and is head of the Department of Promotion and Diffusion of Spanish Cinema in Madrid. He is a member of the Madrid Film Commission, a member of the Organising Committee of the Spanish Film Screenings and the Director of the Madrid International Documentary Festival – Documenta Madrid.

(Cologne, Germany, 1970)
From 1990 to 1996 she studied Anthropology and Languages at Cologne University. Since 1988 she has been working for international film festivals, specialising in documentary and short films (Days of The Independent Film, Augsburg; Nordisk Panorama, Scandinavia; International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film). She has been Festival Programmer for the Sheffield International Documentary Festival from 2001-2006. She has also been working with the Scottish short film production scheme Cineworks and is a regular moderator and panellist for international seminars on documentary film and festivals. She is currently working as a freelance curator.Apart from her work for film festivals, Sirkka Möller has been working in subtitling, translation, marketing and distribution, getting to know the different aspects of the film industry. Music is her second love after cinema and every now and then she shares her record collection with audiences as a member of the DJ team Nordic Combined. Specialising in Finnish music, her taste ranges from Tango to Techno.

(Lisbon, Portugal, 1975)
He has acted in theatrical, cinematic and television productions since the age of five. He enrolled in the Images and Audio Visual Communications Course at the António Arroio School of Arts at the age of 14 and later enrolled in the L.I.F.S. in London and the University of Budapest, institutes that he frequented intermittently, interrupted by a four-year journey away from Portugal. It was during this period that he directed and produced his first film, in Macao: “O Homem da Bicicleta” (which won the audience award at the VII Malaposta International Meetings on Documentary Cinema), co-directed with António Pedro. He has worked as a director since 1997, and has made films such as the short “O Que Foi?” (Prize for Best Young Filmmaker at the 1998 Vila do Conde Shorts Festival). His first feature film was “Em Volta”, filmed in Asia. In 2003, his interest in Portuguese speaking countries led him to direct the documentaries entitled “À Procura de Sabino - e de outros contadores de histórias de São Tomé” and “Contadores do Príncipe”, both about oral traditions and “Angola em Cena” about the activities of a theatre group in Luanda. His latest short film was “Salto em Barreira”. Sticking firmly to his attitudes and principles, he has various projects in mind within the context of his work that exudes simplicity, dedication and freedom.



Has studied Finnish language and literature at Oulu University. She started her carrier as a journalist 1988 at the Finnish News Agency, first as a reporter and later on as a political commentator in the Parliament house. In 1993 she joined YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company, where she worked as a reporter, political commentator, subeditor and tv-presentator for the current affairs magazine programme on YLE TV1. After that she was the head of documentaries for YLE TV1 years 1999-2000. When YLE launched new digital channels, she was chosen as Head of  Programmes responsible for cultural, factual and fiction programmes in YLE Teema, a channel focused on culture, science and education. Since 2004 she was also the deputy director of the channel. In November 2005 she started her work as the director of EDN, European Documentary Network. She’s been a regular expert, tutor and lecturer for several training programmes, for example EDN, Discovery Campus, EURODOC and Television Business School. She’s an EURODOC graduate year 1999 and she’s been a member of the board of IDFA Forum, INPUT and the Bonnier’s Journalistic Award in Finland.

(Lisbon, Portugal, 1965)
She holds a graduate degree in Mass Communications from the New University of Lisbon and a post-graduate degree in EU Law from the European Institute of the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon. She has worked as a reporter, interviewer and chronicler with the press and as an author, editor and programme host in the fields of television and radio. She was responsible for the “Guia de Leitura 2003” readers guide published by the Portuguese Institute for Books and Libraries and is a member of Há4, a group that organises “Clássicos” - annual celebrations about fundamental literary texts, in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She also organised the cultural programmes of the Lisbon Book Fair in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 she was responsible for the publication of “Portugal no Futuro da Europa”, a book that analysed and divulged the European Constitution. She is the editor and host of “Unidos na Diversidade”, a programme about European affairs aired on the Rádio Europa channel in Lisbon, and is the editor and anchor of “Câmara Clara”, RTP2’s cultural talk-show. She has been the deputy director of RTP2 since February 2006.

(Portugal, 1971)
Graduated in Political and Social Sciences from the École des Hautes Études Politiques et Sociales. She holds a post-graduate degree in Journalism from the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris) and in 1997 concluded an M.A. in International Journalism from the City University (London). She has worked professionally with television and press organisations in Paris, Lisbon and London where, in 1997, she was a freelance journalist with CNN’s information desk. In Lisbon, between 1998 and 2001, she was a permanent journalist with the international section of the weekly “O Independente”. She began to work in television at around the same time as part of the production team of the programmes “Maria Elisa” and “Grande Entrevista” for RTP. In 1999 she switched to RTP International and, in 2000, moved to SIC Notícias, a news channel, where she is responsible for the “Jornal do Mundo” world news programme and “Internacional SIC”. She has also been the editor of “Internacional SIC” since 2003 and the co-ordinator of international current affairs programmes since 2004.



Has been a professional journalist since 1970. With a background in Economics he began as a reporter, a press correspondent and editor in print and television media in Brazil and was the Paris correspondent for O Globo in 1974-75. Between 1984-1994 he was the founder, editor, chief reporter and co-ordinator of TV VIVA, a community channel in North-Eastern Brazil, to which he returned in 1998. During his career as a reporter and editor with TV VIVA he co-ordinated and directed dozens of videos, including “Expressões da Agro-Ecologia” “Reciclar, Reaproveitar, Reviver”, “Missão Catrimani Ianomani” (2004) and the electronic magazine Rede Patativa (2006). In 2004, he directed the television programme “Sopa Diária”, produced by TV VIVA and transmitted live by TV Universitária. In 1977, along with Sónia Corrêa, he published “Moçambique, Primeiras Machambas”. He has produced shorts for children, including “Sassarico” (1978) and “Aquele Pequeno Exército Louco”, filmed in Nicaragua in 1979.
He was the director of the Luiz Freire Cultural Centre (1994-1998) and ABONG - The Brazilian Association of Non Governmental Organisations (1996-2003).

Began to work with RTP in 2000 with the “Clube Disney” show, the first of several entertainment programmes she has hosted for RTP and SIC, including “Clube da Europa”, “Flash”, “Êxtase”, “Mousse Caseira”, “Campeões Nacionais”, “Ídolos” and “Dança Comigo”. On radio, she read the “Programa da Manhã” show, on Mix FM (2001/2002). She has attended workshops on voice techniques and acting and is currently attending a course in Theatre and Cinema (Theatre, Dramaturgy). She acted in “Zona J” (Leonel Vieira, 1998) and had cameo roles in “Amo-te Teresa” (1999), a telefilm by SIC, and the short “Ricochete” (Sérgio Graciano, 2005).

(Coimbra, Portugal, 1971)
College Degree on Social Communication (Journalism) at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1993. Intern in the daily national newspaper “Público” and resident journalist in the weekly “Tal e Qual” in 1994-1997. Since then he’s been publishing in the Portuguese and Spanish press as freelancer. On television he’s a screeptwriter for the producer D&D in 1997; in 2003-2004 he’s content researcher and executive producer for the daily tv talkshow “Olá Portugal” (TVI). President of the Cooperative Planeta Sul (Latitude0-Fair Trade) since May 2001. Portuguese representative in the News – Network of European World Shops (Fair Trade) in 2003-2004 and commentator for the portal Pontes (WTO Cancún Summit, OIKOS, ICTSD, FGV); analysis published in Fórum DC magazine. He’s advocacy officer at Oikos – Cooperation and Development (Portugal) since October 2005.


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