International Competiton
Mohammad Rasoulof (president of the jury)

Mohammad Rasoulof was born in Shiraz, Iran. He studied sociology at Shiraz University and film editing at Tehran's Sooreh Institute of Higher Education Institute. His features include Gagooman (2002), Jazireh Ahani (2005), Baad-e-Daboor (2008), Keshtzar Haye Sepid (2009), Bé Omid é Didar (2011), which received the Jury Prize and Best Director Award at Cannes, and Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand (2013), which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes.

Thus far, the Iranian authorities refuse to let Mohammad Rasoulof leave the country. In these circumstances, Doclisboa organisation has decided to leave his place as President of the Jury empty, as an act of support and solidarity with the Iranian filmmaker. We denounce that measure as a civil and human rights violation, and as disrespect toward one of the building blocks of any political regime's legitimacy: freedom of expression, opinion, and artistic and intellectual creation.

Philippe Dubois

Head of "Theory of Visual Forms" at the Department of Film and Audiovisual at Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3. He published around 15 books and over a hundred articles on photography, film, and video.

He worked as photography, film, and video critic and editor at Revue Belge du Cinéma. He also worked with the Royal Belgium Film Archive and established the Archimedia European program. He is co-editor of several publications.

Vera Mantero

She studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and was a member of the Ballet Gulbenkian between 1984 and 1989. She started her career as a choreographer in 1987, and since 1991 she has been showing her work all over Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, USA and Singapore.

She regularly takes part in international projects next to improvisers and choreographers such as Lisa Nelson, Mark Tompkins, Meg Stuart and Steve Paxton. Since 2000, she has also been dedicating herself to singing.

Louise Wilson

Twins Jane and Louise Wilson were born in 1967, in England. Their work comprises of video projections, photographs taken during the filming process, and three-dimensional sculptures.

They have exhibited widely around the world, including two person exhibitions at New Art Gallery (Walsall), Haunch of Venison (Zurich), De Appel (Amsterdam), Serpentine Gallery (London) and Bergen Art Museum (Norway). They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999.

Boris Nelepo

Film critic and curator of several film festivals in Russia, including retrospectives of Béla Tarr, Suisun Suzuki and Philippe Garret. Editor-in-chief of Kinote online film journal as well as contributing editor to the film magazine Séance.

He also writes for a number of international publications. In 2012 he was an official jury at Locarno Film Festival. He teaches film history at the Russian State University for the Humanities and is the Russian film consultant for the Locarno Film Festival.

Portuguese Competition
Michael Renov

Professor of Critical Studies. Author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of several books.

Documentary, and co-editor of several books. In 2005, he co-programmed the 51st annual Robert Flaherty Seminar. In addition to curating documentary programs around the world, he has served as a jury member at documentary festivals. He has taught graduate seminars and has led documentary workshops.

Teresa Villaverde

She has directed 6 feature films (A Idade Maior, Três Irmãos, Os Mutantes, Água e Sal, Transe, Cisne), a non fiction film (A Favor da Claridade) and two short films in the scope of collective projects: Cold Wa(te)r, for the Visions of Europe project, and Amapola, for the Venice 70 Future Reloaded project.

Her films won several awards, were screened commercially in several countries, and participated in many festivals, such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

Birgit Kohler

Co-director of Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin. Member of the selection committee for the International Forum of New Cinema of the Berlin Film Festival. Program curator and film studies scholar.

Curatorial projects focussing primarily on contemporary documentary filmmaking, current international film, and Arab cinema. Editor of the publications Performing Documentary, Jean Eustache and 1968 // 2008 - 40 Years of May '68 and Film.

Christa Blümlinger

Professor in film studies at the University Paris 8. Numerous curatorial and critical activities in Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Her publications include the edition of writings of Harun Farocki and of Serge Daney and books about essay film, media art, film aesthetics and Austrian cinema.

Her most recent publication is: Cinéma de Seconde Main, Esthétique du Remploi dans l'Art du Film et des Nouveaux Médias, 2013 (published in German in 2009).

Sylvain George

French filmmaker, stage director and writer. He studied philosophy, law, political sciences and film. His films are screened in underground networks and clandestine venues, as well as in national and international festivals.

and clandestine venues, as well as in national and international festivals. His work is often presented at international retrospectives and has been awarded several accolades in prestigious festivals. He teaches at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, and gives masterclasses and workshops around the world.

Jorge Wemans
New Talent
Alain Berliner

Berliner has won awards at many major international film festivals, and he has received retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) and many other museums and film festivals all over the world.

Over the years, his films have become part of the core curriculum for documentary filmmaking and film history classes at universities worldwide, and are in the permanent collections  of many film societies, festivals, libraries, colleges and museums.

Margarida Medeiros

Has a degree in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences. Currently visiting professor at New University of Lisbon and University of Lisbon, where she teaches in the area of Visual Culture, Photography and Cinema, and Photography Theory.

Among others, she has published Fotografia e Narcisismo - O Auto-retrato Contemporâneo (2000), Fotografia e Verdade - Uma História de Fantasmas (2010) and A Última Imagem (Fotografia de uma Ficção) (2012).

Stoffel Debuysere

Stoffel Debuysere (Belgium, 1975) is a Brussels-based researcher, curator and writer working in thefield of cinema and audio‐visual arts.

He is a programmer for the Courtisane Collective ( and teaches at the School of Arts in Gent, where he is currently conducting the research project Figures of Dissent (Cinema of Politics, Politics of Cinema) -

Universities Jury

Francisca Manuel
Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Belas-Artes
Mestrado em Arte Multimédia (Audiovisuais)


João Terrenas
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Licenciatura em Relações Internacionais


Hellington Vieira
Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Mestrado em Antropologia (Cultura Visual)


Diogo Lima
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Licenciatura em Cinema, Vídeo e Comunicação Multimédia


Isabel Pestana
Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa - Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
Licenciatura em Cinema (Argumento)


Schools Jury

Escola Profissional de Artes, Tecnologias e Desporto - Curso Técnico de



Bruna Rêgo

Inês Maria

Pedro Carvalho

Pedro Toucinho

Raquel Baptista