Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA.
Portuguese Director of Photography ofr Film and Advertising
Veteran New York producer Andrew Fierberg has made more than 20 indie features, many of them low-budget. He produced the unforgettable Secretary with James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He's worked with Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jnr, Matthew McConaughey, and acclaimed filmmakers such as Sally Potter and Steven Soderbergh.
Bernard Tschumi is widely recognized as one of today's foremost architects. First known as a theorist, he drew attention to his innovative architectural practice in 1983 when he won the prestigious competition for the Parc de La Villette, a 125-acre cultural park based on activities as much as nature
Started his academic career in a Law degree, later transferring to a degree in Cultural Communication, which he concluded in 2003. In that same year he had two solo exhibitions in The Netherlands (MK Galerie, Rotterdam, and Nouvelles Images, The Hague), and another in Lisbon, at Galeria Promontório, as part of the parallel circuit of LisboaPhoto. It was also in 2003 that he was awarded the Grand Prix du 48eme Salon de Montrouge, in Paris.
Florian Thalhofer is a Berlin-based Artist. He is a documentary filmmaker.
Giuliana Bruno is the Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Professor Bruno is known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film and media
Gonçalo Tocha is a director and editor, known for A Mãe e o Mar (2013), Balaou (2007) and É na Terra não é na Lua (2011)
Professor of philosophy at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. His work on the metaphysics of objects led to the development of object-oriented ontology. He is a central figure in the speculative realism trend in contemporary philosophy
Plastic Arts Professor at Lusófona University
Jan Harlan is an American executive producer and the brother of Christiane Kubrick, director Stanley Kubrick's widow
João Botelho (born 1949) is a Portuguese film director. He has directed and written the screenplays of numerous films. His films have won several awards. His works have been nominated for the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion. Awarded the prestigious Ordem do Infante D.Henrique (Grau Comendador), one of Portuguese's highest honors, by President Jorge Sampaio on June 10, 2005.
João Braz is an editor and director, known for Florbela (2012), Sangue do Meu Sangue (2011) and Os Maias - Cenas da Vida Romântica (2014)
João Canijo was born in 1957. He is a director and writer, known for Sangue do Meu Sangue (2011), Noite Escura (2004) and Mal Nascida (2007).
João Pedro Rodrigues was born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for O Fantasma (2000), A Última Vez Que Vi Macau (2012) and Odete (2005)
João Salaviza was born on February 19, 1984 in Lisbon, Portugal as João Salaviza Manso Feldman da Silva. He is a director and actor, known for Arena (2009), Montanha (2015) and Rafa (2012)
Interview with Jonas Ernhill on the making of the indie kickstarter movie, Kung Fury
Jorge Paixão da Costa was born on October 13, 1954 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Na Paz dos Anjos (1994), Roseira Brava (1996) and Desencontros (1994)
Jorge Yglesias is a poet, writer, literary translator and film critic. Head of the Chair of Humanities and Professor of Film History and Aesthetics of Documentary in the International School of Cinema and TV (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.</p> <p>Author of Campos de Elogio, Coloniales, and Cenizas de Hakoldama (poetry), Un extraño en el Paraíso, Buñuel el americano and Atravesar el espejo (film criticism).
José Miguel Ribeiro was born in 1966 in Amadora, Portugal. He graduated in Visual Arts at Fine Art School in Lisbon and studied drawing and puppets animation in Lazzenec-Bretagne ¿ Rennes and in Filmógrafo - Oporto in 1993/4. During several years he taught puppets animation in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. He was animator of ¿Os Salteadores¿ directed by Abi Feijó among other films
Joseph Vogl is Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin and permanent visiting professor at Princeton University
Liliane Meffre holds a PhD in Art History and Aesthetics (Paris I- Sorbonne ) and a PhD in Germanic Studies (Paris IV -Sorbonne)
Lisa Leeman believes that strong narrative and character-driven films can change the world, one story at a time, and that the path to social change is through the heart. Lisa groundbreaking first film, Metamorphosis: Man into Woman;, won the Filmmaker Trophy at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival garnered the top broadcast ratings on POV, PBS documentary showcase
Luís Branquinho is a photography director and current President of the AIP - Portuguese Association of Image, Film and Televison
Margarida Cardoso was born in 1963 in Portugal. She is known for her work on A Costa dos Murmúrios (2004), Yvone Kane (2014) and Aljubarrota (2008)
Adobe Developer, Master Trainer & Certified Instructor in Pro Video for Education
Director of IndieLisboa Film Festival
Nico Meißner completed his doctoral studies at the University of Salford in August 2011- His research is concerned with independent filmmaking and how filmakers can use the internet to sustain their work.
Animation Film Director
Richard Zimler was born in 1956. After earning a bachelor¿s degree in comparative religion from Duke University (1977) and a master¿s degree in journalism from Stanford University (1982), he worked for eight years as a journalist, mainly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1990, he moved to Porto, Portugal, where he taught journalism for sixteen years, first at the College of Journalism and later at the University of Porto.<
Rob Rombout , born in Amsterdam in 1953, is a filmmaker and teacher. Since 1988, he teaches directing at Sint Lukas in Brussels, he was also a professor at the INSAS and RITS
Robert Perpignani started his career in 1962 as assistant editor in Orson Welles' The Trial. His first credit as film editor is for Bernardo Bertolucci's Prima della rivoluzione.
Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won some international prizes. After an intermediate time in France where he made "Sweet Hunters (1969)" he returned to Brazil and went on filming there.
Sara Graça is an actress and writer, known for Dia de Feira (2004), A Outra Margem (2007) and A Cara que Mereces (2004)
Tanya Fenmore is an actress, writer and producer, known for My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Twilight Zone - the Movie (1983) and Lisa (1990).
Tracie Holder is an award-winning filmmaker, fundraising consultant and engagement campaign specialist.
Ricardo Cabral e Luís Simões are two Portuguese Urban Sketchers
Portuguese DJ and Sound Designer
At 17 in 1956 he followed his make-up artist father into the British film industry to become an assistant film editor. Worked on 12 feature films at Pinewood, Shepperton Studios and elsewhere, most notably under directors Raoul Walsh and Tony Richardson (A Taste of Honey).
Portuguese Director of Photography
Vasco Pimentel is a renowned Portuguese sound engineer and sound designer.