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Alessandro Rossetto
Director, director of photography and cameraman, producer and writer. According to the critic, “His cinematic eye is invaluable, full of curiosity and sensitivity. In his films he leads us to encounters with situations and winsome characters, revealing their imaginations, views of the world and everyday lifeN which is depicted accurately and poetically”. Among others, he directed Piccola Patria [Small Homeland] (2013), Feltrinelli (2006) and Chiusura [Closing] (2002).

Chris Fujiwara
Film critic, journalist and editor. Author of Jerry Lewis, The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger, and Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall. Has written on film for numerous periodicals and anthologies and has lectured on film aesthetics and film history at Tokyo University, Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design, among others. Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival between 2012 and 2014.

Dominique Auvray
Editor, among others, of Le Camion [The Truck, Marguerite Duras], Les Mendiants [The Beggars, Benoît Jacquot], Liberté la Nuit [Philippe Garrel], Koko, le Gorille qui parle [Koko, a Talking Gorilla, Barbet Schroeder], S’en fout la Mort [No Fear, no die, Claire Denis], Fragments sur la Grâce [Vincent Dieutre], Un Couple Parfait [A Perfect Couple, Nobuhiro Suwa], Casa de Lava [Down to Earth, Pedro Costa] and No Quarto da Vanda [In Vanda’s Room, Pedro Costa]. Director of Marguerite telle qu’en elle-même, a portrait of her friend Marguerite Duras.

Nicolás Pereda
Nicolás Pereda explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. In most of his films he collaborates with the theatre group Lagartijas tiradas al sol and with actress Teresa Sánchez. His films have been shown in many festivals like Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto and San Sebastián. He has had more than twenty retrospectives in various festivals, cinematheques and archives.

Nuno Lisboa
Co-director of Doc’s Kingdom International Seminar on Documentary Film, organised by Apordoc since 2000. Teaches at Escola Superior de Artes e Design – Caldas da Rainha. Graduated in Communication Sciences at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he is a PhD candidate in film. As a filmmaker, he directed A Torre [The Tower], shown in the New Visions section at Doclisboa 2011.


Jaime Pena
Graduated in Art History. Programmer of A Coruña’s film archive (Galicia, Spain). Member of the editorial team of Caimán Cuadernos de Cine (formerly Cahiers du Cinéma España) and regular collaborator of the Argentinian film magazine He’s the author of several books on Spanish and international cinema like El Espíritu de la Colmena (2004) and the editor of Edward Yang (2008) and Historias Extraordinarias. Nuevo Cine Argentino 1999-2008 (2009).

Joana Preiss
Actress, artist, filmmaker, and musician, she began her career in the theatre with Pascal Rambert, before appearing in films by Christophe Honoré, Olivier Assayas and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others. She also worked with different artists, as Nan Goldin and Ugo Rondinone, prior to directing her first feature film, Sibérie [Siberia], part of the international competition at FID Marseille, and two shorts, Lands close to Paterson and Silent Asylum (Cannes Directors Fortnight, in 2013).

Jürgen Bock
Jürgen Bock is a curator and directs the Maumaus Independent Study Programme and its exhibition space, Lumiar Cité, in Lisbon. His numerous exhibitions include Allan Sekula The Dockers’ Museum, Heimo Zobernig and Ângela Ferreira Maison Tropicale (Portuguese pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007). In 2008 he has produced Manthia Diawara’s film Maison Tropicale and in 2003 he curated the Harun Farocki Film Retrospective at VideoLisboa.


Chema González
Head of Cultural Activities at Museo Reina Sofia, where he is responsible for film and video programming since 2012. Works on tangent spaces between film and contemporary art, on audiovisual changes in a precarious time and on genealogy research that somehow goes deeper into explaining the present.Has worked with artists and filmmakers as Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi, Amos Gitai, Harun Farocki or the Black Audio Film Collective.

Emmanuelle Demoris
After studying Humanities, Art and Film Studies, she worked in the theatre, writing, adapting and staging, as well as acting (namely in Ô Douce Nuit!, by Tadeusz Kantor). She then dedicated herself to scriptwriting, and directed the documentary Mémoires de Pierre [Stone Memories], in 1997. Two years later she films Mafrouza, in Egypt, which premiered at the Locarno Festival. She is currently preparing and scriptwriting two film projects, a documentary in Italy, and a fiction film.

Silvia Alves
Graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures, and post-graduated in Human Ecology and Contemporary Social Issues, having taken Advanced Studies in Communication Sciences. She has been working with Antena 1-RDP since 1984 and with RTP since 1991, directing and/or as presenter and reporter in several shows. She is currently co-ordinating and developing scientific, environmental, health and citizenship projects for RTP. She has been responsible for several workshops on Science and Environment.


Annick Peigné-Giuly
Reporter at Libération newspaper from 1983 to 2006. She then dedicated herself to documentary films programming, becoming chairwoman of the association Documentaire sur Grand Écran, and creating Corsica.Doc festival, in Ajaccio. Member of the selection committee of Cannes Film Festival Critics Week since 2013, and member of the editing department of the Images documentaires magazine since 1997. She has published 4 books, including A Paci, by Grasset, in 1998.

Gabe Klinger
Filmmaker, professor, programmer, and author. His Venice Film Festival prizewinning documentary Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013) was released theatrically in several territories. Klinger’s articles have appeared in Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and Cinema Scope. He has taught film studies at University of Illinois and Columbia College, and has worked for institutions such as George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Joana Ascensão
Programmer at Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema since 2009, where she has been responsible for film cycles and retrospectives, as Visões do Deserto, Marguerite Duras: A Cor da Palavra, Filmes das Cooperativas or – more recently – 25 de Abril, Sempre – O Movimento das Coisas. She directed the documentary Inhabited Painting [Inhabited Painting], winner of the Award for Best Portuguese Feature-Length Film at Doclisboa 2006.


Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa – Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
Degree in Film (Directing)
Helena Estrela

Universidade de Lisboa – Faculdade de Belas-Artes
Degree in Multimedia Art
Alice dos Reis

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Master’s Degree in Film and Television
Ricardo Andrade

Universidade Lusíada
Degree in Communication and Multimedia
Frederica Nóbrega de Lima
Rui Edson Magalhães


Escola Profissional de Artes, Tecnologias e Desporto
Alice Soares
Leandro Pereira
Nuno Pais

Instituto de Arte, Design e Empresa
Ângela Silvestre
Vera Belchior