International Competition

Agnès Godard
After working as camera assistant and camera operator in the 1980s next to Henri Alekan, Sacha Vierny and Robby Müller, she became director of photography in 1990 and collaborated with Claire Denis, Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, Ursula Meier, André Téchiné, Peter Handke, Emanuele Crialese and Érick Zonca. Among others, she received a César Award for Best Photography and a National Society of Film Critics (New York) Award for Best Cinematographer.

Leo Goldsmith
Leo Goldsmith is a writer, curator, and teacher based in Amsterdam and Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in Artforum, art-agenda, Cinema Scope, and The Brooklyn Rail, where he was film editor from 2011 to 2018. Together with Richard Porton, he is a co-author of Keywords in Subversive Film / Media Aesthetics (Wiley, 2015), by Robert Stam, and he is currently writing a book about the filmmaker Peter Watkins with Rachael Rakes.

Mariana Gaivão
Mariana Gaivão studied photography at Ar.Co and film direction at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. She started her career as an editor, and her works were screened at Cannes, Venice and Locarno, among many other festivals. She directed the short films Solo and First Light, which were internationally shown and awarded. She is also a programmer at Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival.

Mike Hoolboom
Mike Hoolboom lives and works in Toronto. He has made over 100 movies. He is also the copyleft author of 7 books and co-edited 12 books. Happy to be back in Portugal.

Yael Bartana
Yael Bartana (*1970 in Kfar Yehezkel, Israel) is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works between Berlin and Amsterdam. Her films, photography and sound works explore the imagery of identity and the politics of memory, interweaving past and present, reality and fiction, the conceptual and the emotional. She represented Poland at the 54th Venice Biennale and has had numerous solo exhibitions in leading art institutions around the world.

Portuguese Competition

Madeleine Molyneaux
Madeleine Molyneaux is a creative producer and curator based in New York and Los Angeles. Her company, Picture Palace Pictures, founded in 2004, works closely with emerging and established international visual artists, musicians and filmmakers, to develop, produce and represent films and hybrid moving image works that often defy easy categorization. She is currently developing a feature film based on the life of the poet Charles Bukowski.

Rui Catalão
Author and performer of theatre plays. Collaborated with João Fiadeiro, Ana Borralho/João Galante, Farid Fairuz/Mihai Mihalcea and Elmano Sancho, among others, as a dramatist. Wrote and edited books and essays, and was a cultural journalist. Programmed and organised film programmes, wrote the scripts for O Capacete Dourado (Jorge Cramez) and Morrer como um Homem (João Pedro Rodrigues), and played a role in A Cara que mereces (Miguel Gomes). Led several workshops.

Virginia Garcia del Pino
She is part of the new Spanish auteur cinema, and she teaches in the scope of the master’s degree in documentary film at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her work has been widely shown internationally at film festivals and contemporary art centres. Her first feature film, El jurado (2012), entered the competition at FID Marseile, FIC Valdivia and Punto de Vista. Her latest short film, Improvisaciones de una ardilla, won Malaga’s festival this year.

New Talent and Short Film Awards

Adam Cook
Adam Cook is a film programmer and critic based in Toronto. He is currently on the programming teams at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. He is the founder and curator of Future//Present, a programme at the Vancouver International Film Festival on emerging Canadian independent filmmakers. Adam has bylines in Cinema Scope, MUBI, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Filmmaker Magazine.

Fabienne Moris
After studying journalism and finance, Fabienne Moris worked as a production manager on films from 1999 to 2002. Late 2002, she joined the FIDMarseille as programming coordinator. In 2009, she launched FIDLab, the FIDMarseille international co-production platform, which she has been running ever since. She is also member of the selection committee of the Doc Station—Berlinale Talents.

Tiago Hespanha
Tiago Hespanha is a film director and producer. He has a degree in architecture form the University of Coimbra. He completed the course on documentary film direction at Ateliers Varan and a master’s degree on documentary creation in Barcelona. He is a founding member of the production company Terratreme Filmes, he teaches film directing at the Docnomads international master’s degree on documentary film, and he is a member of Ateliers Varan.

Inatel Award


Kristina Konrad
She was born in 1953 in Switzerland. After studying history and philosophy in Paris, she freelanced for the Swiss television. In 1983, she moved to New York. After a few months, she decided to make films with Gabriel Baur in Nicaragua. Between 1987 and 1994, she lived and worked in Montevideo (Uruguay). Since then, she lives in Berlin directing and producing (weltfilm). She has been invited to labs and juries and is a member of the European Film Academy.

Marta Lança
Has a degree in Portuguese studies, and is a doctoral candidate in artistic studies. Created the publications V-ludo, Dá Fala and Jogos Sem fronteiras, and is the editor of the BUALA portal. Writes for several publications in Portugal and Angola. Translated books by Maxence Fermine, Jacques-Pierre Amette, Asger Jorn and Achille Mbembe. Worked in Luanda and Maputo (Dockanema), organised Roça Língua in São Tomé and Príncipe and the programme Paisagens Efémeras about Ruy Duarte de Carvalho.

Rodrigo Lacerda
Rodrigo Lacerda is an anthropologist and film director. He does research at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), and he coordinates the Visual Anthropology and Arts Laboratory (NAVA), which organises the Festival of Anthropology, Cinema and Art (FACA). He was assistant guest lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (Nova University of Lisbon) in 2017 and 2018. His PhD addresses the links between indigenous cinema and Brazil’s heritage.

Green Years


María Vera
María is an Argentinian film distributor, producer and director. In 2007 she started her journey alongside Alejandro Fernández Mouján. Between 2010 and 2014 she produced more than 35 cultural and political TV series at Canal Encuentro, and after that worked as programmer at film festivals in Buenos Aires, Panamá and Madrid. In 2016 she founded Kino Rebelde, a film company specialized in the development and distribution of non-fiction and hybrid narratives.

Pedro Cabeleira
Pedro Cabeleira has a degree in film (directing) from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. His short film Estranhamento was shown at Fantasporto, La Cabina, Caminhos do Cinema Português and Shortcutz Lisbon. His first feature film, Verão Danado (2017), premiered at Locarno where it received a special mention in the Filmmakers of the Present section, and moved on to Mar del Plata, Torino and Cannes. He co-founded the Videolotion production company.

Stoffel Debuysere
Stoffel Debuysere is a researcher and curator in the fields of cinema and audio-visual arts. Based in Brussels, he has organized numerous film programmes in collaboration with a variety of organisations and institutions. He is head programmer for the Courtisane collective and a lecturer in film studies at the School of Arts in Ghent, where he has recently obtained a PhD with the project “Figures of Dissent (Cinema of Politics, Politics of Cinema)”.



Brigitta Burger-Utzer
Brigitta Burger-Utzer studied theatre and photography, and has a degree in cultural management. She co-founded sixpackfilm in 1990, of which she has been managing director since 1992. She has designed and/or organised numerous film series in Vienna and for international venues. In 2003, she edited the book Frank Films: The Film and Video Work of Robert Frank together with Stefan Grissemann. In 2004, she founded the DVD-Label INDEX together with Medienwerkstatt Wien.

Madeleyne Molineaux
Madeleine Molyneaux is a creative producer and curator based in New York and Los Angeles. Her company, Picture Palace Pictures, founded in 2004, works closely with emerging and established international visual artists, musicians and filmmakers, to develop, produce and represent films and hybrid moving image works that often defy easy categorization. She is currently developing a feature film based on the life of the poet Charles Bukowski.

Margarida Leitão
Margarida Leitão graduated in film editing and has a master’s degree in film project development (specialising in dramaturgy and direction) from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. Besides directing, she works regularly as editor and script supervisor. She currently teaches film editing and documentary film. She directed several fictional and documentary short films, which have been shown at festivals all over the world and on television.

Schools Jury

ETIC – Technology, Innovation and Creation School
Daniela Carvalho (Sound Design)
Francisco Romão (Film and Television)
João Aveiro Figueira (Communication Design and Multimedia)
Ruben Fajardo (Film and Television)
Vitor Hugo (Film and Television)