Jury and Guests


Anabela Moreira

Feature Film Competition


Anabela Moreira was born in 1976 in Lisbon, and she is an actress and filmmaker. She premiered as an actress in the short film O Amor É Kitsch, by Rita Nunes, and has performed in over 30 films. She worked with director João Canijo in Noite Escura, Mal Nascida, Obrigação, É o Amor, Fátima, Mal Viver, and O Dia Do Meu Casamento which she co-wrote; with João Botelho in O Fatalista, Carlos Conceição in Nação Valente, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt in Diamantino, among others. She is currently in the main cast of the TV series Sangue Oculto, broadcast by SIC, and will soon perform again in the theatre play O Diário de Anne Frank, by Marcos Medeiros.


Photo: Jens Koch

André Cabral

Short Film Competitions

André Cabral was born in 1990 in Barreiro, he is a professional dancer and dance teacher. He started his training in 2006 in Hip-Hop, and then under the orientation of Vasco Alves. He frequented the graduation in Contemporary Dance at Escola Superior de Dança in Lisboa, and did an internship at CPBC, under the artistic direction of Vasco Wellenkamp. He performed, among others, with Clara Andermatt, Rui Horta, Paulo Ribeiro, Miguel Moreira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Victor Hugo Pontes, and Catarina Miranda. Since 2013 he collaborates regularly with the Batida projects and, beyond the stage, with visual artists, photographers, and filmmakers. He gave his first steps as an actor with filmmakers João Pedro Rodrigues (Fogo-Fátuo, 2022) and Carlos Conceição (Nação Valente, 2023).

Bernardo Mendonça

Feature Film Competition


Bernardo Mendonça, journalist, has worked for Expresso for over two decades, writing about social themes related to anti-racism, feminism, and LGBTQIA+. In this context he received the Media Award 2008 from rede ex aequo, and the ILGA Media Award in 2021. He’s the author of the podcast “A Beleza das Pequenas Coisas”, since 2015, in which he invests on the diversity of voices and identities. For this podcast he received the “Best interview podcast” and “Best podcast of the year” awards at Festival Podes, in 2021. Co-author of the videocast “Muito Mais do Que Sexo”; of the segment "Vamos Falar de Sexo” at SIC’s Jornal da Noite; and author of the TV show “Verdade ou Consequência”, at SIC Notícias. He believes empathy is the best lens through which to gaze the world.   

Francisco Frazão

Artistic Director
Documentary Competition


Francisco Frazão (Lisbon, 1978) is the artistic director of Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon municipality theatre, dedicated to experimentation. From 2004 to 2017 he was a theater programmer for Culturgest, where he headed the PANOS project (for new dramaturgies and youth theatre). From 2000 to 2004 he took part of Artistas Unidos’ Readers Commission. He has written and lectured on theatre, cinema, and literature. He translated, among others, Beckett, Pinter, Tim Crouch, Chris Thorpe, Annie Baker, Dennis Kelly, and Zinnie Harris.

Gertrudes Marçal

Documentary Competition


Gertrudes Marçal works for RTP – Public Broadcasters, since 1981. Senior Producer with experience in various formats: entertainment, fiction, documentary, concerts, classical music, opera. As original creator and author, she is now developing a six-episode documentary about the planet’s dynamic, for RTP2. She is graduated in Geography – Territorial Planning and Management, with a Post-Grad in Local and Regional Development, and another Port-Grad in TV Production, and, most recently, she attended a course at Valencia University: “Microcredencial Universitaria en creación de documentales - De la idea a la pantalla”.

Joana Alves

Feature Film Competition


Joana Alves was born in Porto in 1989. Graduated in Tourism, her professional path spanned through communication and cultural production in music, theatre, and cinema. She co-curated the exhibitions “Mulheres e Resistência – Novas Cartas Portuguesas e outras lutas” (2020) and “Adeus, Pátria e Família” (2022), this last one about gender and homosexual repression during the dictatorship, both held at Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade. Since 2022 she takes part of the duo SAPATRUX, alongside Hérika Nogueira. A dyke takeover Dj set in queer parties exploring the dynamics between Portugal and Brazil. With a monthly residency at VALSA and throughout different venues across Lisbon.


Photo: Raquel Pimenta

Marta Simões

Queer Art Competition


Marta Simões graduated in Cinema at ESTC in Lisbon, having concluded her final year at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. She participated as Director of Photography in Flores (NYFF, Festival de San Sebastián), Super Natural (Berlin International Film Festival, Fipresci award) both directed by Jorge Jácome; A Mordida (NYFF, TIFF, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Tornar-se um Homem na Idade Média (International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ammodo Tiger Short Award) both by Isadora Pedro Neves Marques; and Nha Mila (Locarno Film Festival, New Directors New Films) by Denise Fernandes, among others. Besides her work as DOP, she has participated in developing and writing several projects. 

Mia Tomé

Short Film Competitions


Mia Tomé is an actress, voice artist and creator. She had a scholarship from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian to study at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, in New York. She graduated from the ESTC and holds a master’s degree in Artistic Education from FBAUL, where she researched the theme “Film and Education”. She was the author and presenter of the CanalQ TV show “Querem Drama?”, and of “Por uma canção” for radio Antena 3. She is now working on the project “Projeto Natália”, that celebrates the centennial of Portuguese poet Natália Correia. Since 2021 she is developing another project in Arizona on women from the North-West.   

Puta da Silva

Artist, Activist
Queer Art Competition


Puta da Silva is an immigrant afro-transvestite multi-artist whose career started in Brazil as a teacher, actress, and stage director. Graduated in Theatre by the Federal University of Uberlândia with a master’s in Theatre and Communication by Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, she immigrated to Lisbon in 2016 where she decided to explore the musical world. She creates musical, performative, and multimedia works, which combine bands, DJs, audiovisual, poetry, and dance, to portray her experience of migrating to Europe. Puta da Silva is also the co-founder of Casa T Lisboa, a housing association for LGBTQIAP+ people, focusses on immigrant and racialized Transvestigender populations.


Photo: studiofaya

Rafaela Jacinto

Short Film Competitions


Rafaela Jacinto is an artist, activist, and a stage and literature queer noncompliant. "A música está na minha cabeça" is their third book, following “Regime” (2020) and “Fiz uma coisa má” (2021), both published by Douda Correria. Born in Lisbon in 1994 and graduated in Theatre by the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (2016), they specialized in History and Culture of Religions by the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (2019). They also studied Documentary Film and worked in the past decade with filmmakers Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel.   

Susana Nobre

Competição Documentários


Susana Nobre é licenciada em Ciências da Comunicação na Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Fez o curso de Realização de Cinema com a colaboração da The London Film School, no âmbito do Programa de Criatividade e Criação Artística da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Fundadora da produtora Terratreme (antiga Raiva), realizou os filmes Cidade Rabat (2023), No táxi do Jack (2021), Tempo Comum (2018), Provas, exorcismos (2015), Lisboa-Província (2010) ou O que pode um rosto (2003), que têm sido mostrados em diversos festivais como Berlinale (Forum), Cannes (Quinzena dos Realizadores), Roterdão, Viennale ou Vila do Conde.

Teresa Coutinho

Queer Art Competition


Teresa Coutinho (1988) is an actress, creator, performer, and playwright. She created SEM MEDO (2023), SOLO (2022), DISTANTE, by Caryl Churchill (2021), O ETERNO DEBATE (2020), among others. She worked as an actress with Christiane Jatahy, Tim Crouch, Catherine Marnas, Rogério de Carvalho, Ricardo Neves-Neves, Nuno Cardoso, Raquel Castro, Carlos Avillez, among others. She was assistant stage director for Tiago Rodrigues, Gus Van Sant, Faustin Linyekula, Natália Luiza, Mónica Calle, and Beatriz Batarda. She coordinates the 'Clube dos Poetas Vivos' at TNDM II and the Book Club at Batalha Centro de Cinema. Founding member of the Ação Cooperativista. She is preparing her next creation, O Fim Foi Visto (2024).

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