João Mário Grilo [PT] João Mário Grilo [PT]
(Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 1958). Studied Economics in Coimbra. Graduate degree in Sociology at ISCTE (Lisbon). MA and PhD in Media Studies with the dissertations “A Ordem do Fílmico, elementos para uma história menor do cinema” [The Order of the Filmic, elements for a minor history of cinema] and “A Ordem no Cinema, vozes e palavras de ordem no estabelecimento do cinema em Hollywood” [The Order in Cinema, voices and words of order in the establishment of cinema in Hollywood], at the Social and Human Sciences School of the Nova University (Lisbon), where he also Aggregate teacher of Filmology and Film Directing and coordinator of the Film Studies Centre, the Film Creation Lab and the school’s mediatheque. His first film was “Maria”(1978). After that, Grilo directed lhe “A Estrangeira” (1982), “O Processo do Rei” (1989), “O Fim do Mundo” (1993), “Saramago: Documentos” (1994), “Os Olhos da Ásia” (1996), “Longe da Vista” (1998), “451 Forte” (2000, “A Falha” (2002), and “Prova de Contacto” (2004). He’s currently editing the documentary “O Tapete Voador”. Grilo published extensively on film and contemporary art both in Portugal and abroad. He authored “A Ordem no Cinema” [The Order in Cinema], “O Homem Imaginado” [The Imagined Man], “O Cinema da Não-Ilusão” [The Non-Illusion Cinema], “O Livro das Imagens” [The Book of Images] and “As Lições do Cinema. Manual de Filmologia” [The Cinema Lessons. Filmology Manual]. Grilo represented Portugal in, among other international film festivals, Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Huston, Roterdam, Biarritz, Hong-Kong, S. Paulo and Stockholm. In 1982, he was awarded the Georges Sadoul Prize, in 1989, the Special Juri Prize in Rio de Janeiro, in 1982 and 1989, the Audience and the Juri Awards in Biarritz, and in 1990, the PROCIREP Prize in Cannes.
Vincent Lucassen [NL] Vincent Lucassen [NL]
(The Netherlands, 1959). Studied Economics and Sociology at the University of Wageningen. Until 1992 he was lecturer at Studium Generale, University of Wageningen and worked as lobbyist at the European Parliament in Brussels. In 1993 he finished the Media Academy in Hilversum and worked ever since in the film industry in Austria. In 1999 he founded WILDart FILM and produces documentaries for cinema and for TV. In 2000 he co-founded dok.at, the association of Austrian documentary filmmakers. In 2003 he founded DocuZone Austria, as part of CinemaNet Europe – the first European Network for the digital distribution of documentary films into specially equipped arthouse cinemas. (MEDIA Pilot Project). In 2006 together with EU-XXL he organised an Eastern European Tour on digital cinema. In close cooperation with the german Onlinefilm.org he is now coordinating an European platform for internet downloads of documentary films. He lives and works in Vienna.
Ogawa Naoto [J] Ogawa Naoto [J]
(Sendai, Japan, 1975). Has programmed retrospectives, and organized lectures and education programs about film culture in Sendai Mediatheque since 2001. Has curated the retrospectives of Pedro Costa (2005), Kenji Mizoguchi (2006), Sendai Short Film Festival (since 2001). Has edited the OZU 2003 Program book (2003,Yasujiro Ozu's Centenary International Symposium), Pedro Costa retrospective program book and document (2005, 2006).
Kaarl Aho [FI] Kaarl Aho [FI]
Was born in Helsinki in 1968 and has been producer and shareholder of Making Movies – a Helsinki based production company – since 1998. Has produced more than 50 documentary films and programs which have been broadcasted in over 20 countries. He has also produced three fiction films. He has a Master degree in Modern History from the University of Helsinki.
Ilana Tsur [ISR] Ilana Tsur [ISR]
Studied English Literature and Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she continued her graduate studies in the field of communication, radio and television in Boston (USA). Returning to Israel she began her radio career by making numerous documentary programs and hosting a daily talk show on current events. In 1990 she started her TV work, hosting a program on cultural affairs. As an independent filmmaker, she directed documentary films on historical and social problems (“Altalena”, 1995; “Israelle”, 1996; “The Last Transfer”, 1997) and in 1999 initiated Docaviv - the Israeli International Documentary Film Festival (Tel Aviv), of which she is the director. Tsur was a member of the Board of the Israel Film Academy and currently serves as a consultant and curator of many of the spotlights on Israeli best films shown in many festivals outside Israel.

Kathleen Gomes [PT] Kathleen Gomes [PT]
(Toronto, Canada, 1975). She graduated in Media Studies from the Nova University (Lisbon). For the past ten years she’s been working as a journalist for the Portuguese daily newspaper “Público”, where she was a film critique between 2000 and 2005. She’s currently in that newspaper’s reporter team.
Amir Labaki [BR] Amir Labaki [BR]
(São Paulo, Brazil, 1963). Graduated in Film from the Arts and Communications School (USP) in 1985. He’s a journalist, film programmer and the author of eleven books on film and history. His most recent books are: “É Tudo Verdade – Reflexões sobre a cultura do documentário” [It’s all true – reflections on documetart culture] (2005), “O Cinema do Real” [The cinema of the real] (co-org. with Maria Dora Mourão, 2005) and “Introdução ao Documentário Brasileiro” [Introduction to Brazilian Documentary] (2006). In Brazil, he directed Eurocine – European Film Festival, organized between 1993-95 at MISSP, the Brazilian Cinematheque and the Bank of Brazil Cultural Centre (Rio de Janeiro). He ounded and directed the “É Tudo Verdade [It’s all true] – International Documentary Festival”. He was twice technical director of the Museum of Sound and Image of the Culture Secretary of State in Sao Paulo (1993-1995, 2003-2005). As a film programmer, he prepared retrospectives of Brazilian cinema both in his country and abroad, including one for the Public Theatre in New York (1993) and others for the Rotterdam (1993), Singapore (1993), Lussas (2000) and Montreal (2000) film festivals. He was a member of international juries in the film festivals of Berlin, Cannes, Havana, Sundance, Amsterdam, Florence, Leipzig, Lisbon, Marseille, Oberhausen, One World (Prague), Oporto, Tampere (Finland), Tempo (Sweden), Toronto (Hot Docs) and Vila do Conde (Portugal), among many others. He’s a member of the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam board.
Xosé Francisco Rodil Lombardia [ES] Xosé Francisco Rodil Lombardia [ES]
(Santa Eulalia de Oscos, Asturias, Spain, 1953). Rodil Lombardia graduated in Media Studies and Political Sciences. He has worked for several Spanish newspapers, including “Informaciones” (Madrid), “El Correo Gallego” and “La Voz de Asturias”. He also worked in Televisión de Galicia as a journalist, program director and managing-director. He was awarded the “Premio Galicia de Xornalismo” in 1989. Rodil Lombardia wrote and directed the TVG series “Exteriores”. He’s a member of the Comisión de Garantias e Profissionalidad da Federación de Asociacións de Periodistas de España (FAPE). He currently works at TVG’s Programs Evaluation Department.

Solveig Nordlund (PT) Solveig Nordlund (PT)
Born in Sweden in 1945. Solveig Nordlun starts working in cinema as editor in films from João César Monteiro, Manoel de Oliveira, João Botelho, Alberto Seixas Santos, Thomas Harlan and in political documentaries. She founded the association Grupo Zero. Participates in many colective films, among them A Lei da Terra ( 1976). In 1978 she makes his first feature film: Nem Pássaro Nem Peixe. In colaboration with Teatro da Cornucópia she directs many films about theatre pieces from Franz Xaver Kroetz (Música Para Si, Viagem Para a Felicidade, ambos de 1978 e Outras Perspectivas de 1980) ou Karl Valentin (E Não se Pode Exterminá-lo? - 1979). His first long feature was Dina e Django (1983), and then Até Amanhã, Mário (1994), Comédia Infantil (1998), Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (2000) e A Filha (2003). She´s also director of short films and documentaries about writters like Marguerite Duras, J.G, Ballard or António Lobo Antunes. She´s the founder of Ambar Filmes.
Gitte Hansen [DN] Gitte Hansen [DN]
Deputy Director at First Hand Films. For 5 years Gitte Hansen was Head of Information and Promotion with Filmkontakt Nord working with independent shorts and documentaries from the five Nordic countries i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Hansen has previously been coordinator of the Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries organised by Filmkontakt Nord, and she has worked for the former MEDIA project DOCUMENTARY with the first edition of the EDN TV Guide (European Documentary Television Programming Guide) and with a study on the European Documentary sector. Since 2002 Hansen works with First Hand Films in Zurich, she has joined Vertigal Strategies, EURODOC, and has been expert and lecturer at workshops. Hansen has served on several juries at film festivals around Europe and holds a master in Film and Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.
Jorge Wemans [PT] Jorge Wemans [PT]
(Lisbon, Portugal, 1953). Graduated in Journalism from the École Supérieure de Journalisme in Paris (1978). Wemans is the director of RTP2 since January 2006. Before that he directed the Communication Service of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2002-2005), and the Portuguese news agency Lusa (1998-2002), and was joint-director of the daily newspaper “Público” (1990-1996), of which he was a founder. He was sub-director of the weekly newspaper “Expresso” (1985-1989), where he worked since 1981. Before that, he worked as a journalist in “Diário de Notícias” (1979-1981).

Vitor Ferreira Victor Ferreira
(ETIC – Escola técnica de Imagem e Comunicação)
I was born in 18 of January of 1986 in San Juan de Los Moros in Venezuela. At the age of four I moved to Portugal more exactly Fátima. In 2004 I came to live in Lisbon and in the following join ETIC where in 2007 I graduated Directing for TV and Cinema.
«I chose to quote Akira Kurosawa because he says everything I think and feel.
"An artist must never look away"».
Miguel Ferrão Miguel Ferrão
(Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa)
(Lisbon, Portugal, 1986) Lives in Portugal. Attends the 4th year of Fine Arts - Painting in the College of Fine-Arts of the University of Lisbon. In 2006 was part of the production team of the second number of MArte magazine whose subject was the Legitimation in Art, coordinated by Vanda Gorjão.
«My relationship with documental cinema does not go astray from the commitment that I hold with cinema in general – as a spectator. I can, however, highlight, an interest in a more projectual and immediate sense of the medium, drawn from construction of situations that the notion of document implies; whether it presents itself with an iconic nature or as the result of chance, it holds an uncompromising sense of intent and purpose, in which the position of both author and spectator are often interchangeable, through the direct formulation of an opinion.»
Miguel Ferrão Zulmira Gamito
(Universidade Lusófona)
Born in the 2nd of August 1986 in Lisbon (Portugal). 
When I was 12 years old, my mother took me to the cinema to watch the movie Amadeus, by Milos Forman. For the first time, I felt how cinema could give me much more than momentaneous entertainment.
I studied Arts in High School. I was16 when I first met somebody who really shared my interests and tastes. After that, there was a period of great encounters (with persons and works) that made stronger my will to create. At the present time, I am finishing my licentiate in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Comunication at Universidade Lusófona, for I am in a experiment and learning period.
« Documentary is a form of cinema that reveals realities and helps humankind to know the world better and live better in it.»
Marisa Fernandes Marisa Fernandes
(Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Oliveira de Frades – Viseu, Portugal. I was born in 1982 on October 28. I’ve been formed on Degree in Science Communication at Universidade Lusófona. Post graduate degree in Film and Television at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in which attends the Masters in the same area with a view to developing over 2007/2008, entitled 'Gestos Ancestrais na Região de Lafões', complemented with a Documentary the same field with the guidance of the documentary and professor Jose Manuel Costa.  
Moreover, I’m journalist in the weekly press journal “O Diabo”.  
While majoring made a documentary 'Olho Bipolar' for Jose Manuel Costa and the film 'A Pedra do Jogo' for the filmmaker and professor João Mário Grilo. I had the great pleasure to develop knowledge film with these two personalities of Cinema.  
«In my view, the documentary mixes with the reality filmed through the eyes and perspectives that mix with the cinema. More than curtain to cover up the real world of images, are testimonies of life, experience and places of affections that lead the viewer to the limit of his own observation.  
It is for me a great honour and very rewarding to be present in this edition of DocLisboa - with the poster stronger and diverse, always-on condition jury and the lover of the seventh art.»
Carlos Natálio Carlos Natálio
(Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema)
(Lisbon, Portugal, 1980)
Has a graduate degree in law and at the moment is in the last year of Superior School of Cinema and Theatre's cinema degree, in Amadora. He writes regularly about cinema in some portuguese specialized websites. His fields of specialisation are editing and screenplay. At the moment, he pretends to start a professional career in areas such as: writing for audiovisual formats, programming cinema events, film critic and college teaching.
«More than a film genre, documentary is a contemporaneity's altruistic mirror which uses, and above all serves, what we percept as real.»
SCHOOLS JURY (Students at Passos Manuel Secondary School)

Sara Bucar Sara Bucar
José Almeida José Almeida
Ana Rita Rodrigues Ana Rita Rodrigues
Ana Rita Sousa Ana Rita Sousa
Sérgio Camões Sérgio Camões