Jury and Guests


Fátima Ribeiro

Scriptwriter, Filmmaker
Feature Film Competition

Fátima Ribeiro was born in Gáfete, Crato, Portalegre. Graduated in Law by the University of Coimbra and graduated in Film with a post-grad in Performing Arts by ESTC. She holds a PhD in Arts and teaches screenwriting at ESTC. She starts working in 1990 in continuity and as assistant for, among others, filmmakers Fernando Lopes, J. César Monteiro, Cunha Telles, Catherine Breillat and Fernando Trueba. She directed five films (Palavra de Honra, A Testemunha, Vida Breve em 3 fotografias, Mais Tarde, A Divisão Social do Trabalho Segundo Adam Smith). She was awarded for the script of Mais Tarde (APAD, 2001) and Raiva, as a co-screenwriter (Academia Portuguesa de Cinema, 2019), and for the play Bro, she won the Grand Award for new Theatre Texts (Inatel, 2018).          

Jenny Larrue

Performer, Actress
Feature Film Competition

Jenny Larrue works as a performer and actress in theatre, film, and television, renowned for her shows at Finalmente Club, where she also works as a costume designer. On screen, she acted in films such as A Raiz do Coração (2000), by Paulo Rocha, and Morrer como um Homem (2009), by João Pedro Rodrigues. In theatre, she worked with the troupe Teatro Praga in plays such as Tropa Fandanga (2014) – Globo de Ouro Award for Best Theater Play -, Sonho de Uma Noite de Verão (2010), Zululuzu (2016) and Xtròrdinário (2019). In 2007 she won the Miss Transex Internacional Portugal Award.   

Manuel Moreira

Feature Film Competition

Manuel Moreira was born in Lisbon in 1982. He graduated in Theatre at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He debuted in television in 1999 with the series A Raia dos Medos, broadcast by RTP, and on stage with Desejos Brutais, directed by Fernanda Lapa, at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, in 2003. He acted in many series and soap operas, and worked with theatre troupes Mala Voadora, Teatro Praga, and Teatro da Garagem, having also worked in Musical Theatre plays such as Avenida Q.

Ana Aresta

President of ILGA Portugal
Documentary Competition

Ana Aresta graduated in Heritage Management and Cultural Practice for Municipalities. She now works in Communication and Political Sciences. A lesbian, feminist, and advocate for Human Rights – with a focus on Gender Equality and LGBTI Rights issues -, she is part of the director’s board of ILGA Portugal since 2014 (vice-president between November 2016 and October 2019. President since October 2019).

Manuela Silva Reis

Journalist, Producer
Documentary Competition

I am Maria Manuela Sousa Martins da Silva, but no one knows me by that name. The “stage” name is Manuela Silva Reis. I was born to a family of theater professionals and in 1979 I premiered in a play, was a professional actress and all. But it was truly in 1982 that I began to turn into what I am today, a journalist at the time, and today a producer. I worked 18 years at Correio da Manhã where I dedicated my work to culture and shows. In 2000 I started working at RDP, and debuted in radio at Antena 3, again with cultural contents. Since its fusion with RTP I continued to promote Portuguese culture. I’ve been doing the show Folha de Sala – for I don’t know how long – at RTP2, and for a year I ran an interview show called Muito Barulho para Nada. Ah, I am 59-years-old.   

Miguel Ribeiro

Co-director of DocLisboa
Documentary Competition

Miguel Ribeiro was born in Lisbon and studied Communication Science at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He became part of the Doclisboa – International Film Festival team in 2012, as programmer and program coordinator. By the end of 2019, he became part of the directing team of the festival. He is also part of the director’s board of Apordoc - Associação pelo Documentário. Through many collaborations, he developed a series of curatorial programs in film, performance, and visual arts, and he is a regular presence in festival panels, debates, and juries.   

Ricardo Branco

Short Film Competition

Ricardo Branco was born in Amarante, in 1992. In 2010 he published his first novel, Amor Combate. He directed three school films: 1500 premiered at BFI Flare 2016, the short documentary Fora de Campo premiered at the Portuguese Cinematheque (2017), and the short fiction Rute won a Special Jury Mention at Queer Lisboa 2017. His debut feature Nossos Ossos, currently in development, was selected for the Torino FilmLab 2020 and for the Eave+ 2020. He works regularly in screenwriting, continuity, and as assistant director. His next short, Sob Influência, will premiere in early 2022.  

Cleo Diára

Short Film Competition

Cleo Diára was born in 1987 in Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde. She worked with the university theatre troupe Mis-cutem and started her professional training as an actress in 2012, at ESTC. A multidisciplinary artist, since 2015 she performed in theatre for stage directors such as Rogério Carvalho, Mónica Calle, Sónia Baptista and Mário Coelho, Pedro Baptista. In 2020 she is the recipient of the Amélia Rey Colaço Grant to create the show Aurora Negra, alongside actresses Isabél Zuaa and Nádia Yracema, which premiered at the National Theatre in Lisbon. In film, she participated in Diamantino, by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, Verão Danado, by Pedro Cabeleira, Terra Amarela, by Dinis Costa, and Nha Mila, by Denise Fernandes.

Teresa Vieira

Journalist, Cinema Critic
Short Film Competition

Teresa Vieira is a Journalist and Film Critic at Antena 3 Radio and Cineuropa, also signing a monthly chronicle for À Pala de Walsh. She collaborates frequently with several Portuguese film festivals, is a co-programmer at Cineclube Aparição (housed in Galeria Zé dos Bois), and a Board Member of PlusEast (the association responsible for the BEAST IFF in Porto). Her passion for Eastern Europe led her to specialize in Lithuanian poetic documentary film, with the master’s thesis Lithuanian Cinema: forms and themes of contemporary cinema in the USSR/post-USSR transition phase (2017) at FCSH/NOVA.

Dani d'Emilia

Artist, Transfeminist Educator
Queer Art Competition

Dani d’Emilia is a transfeminist artist and educator. They work internationally on the intersections between performance, devised theatre, visual arts, radical pedagogy, and social-relational justice. Since 2014, they have developed a wide research around ‘Radical Tenderness’, a field of sensi-thought and embodied political-affective practices which seek to open possibilities towards the expansion of intimacy and disabling the logic of separateness through cuir-metabolic sensibilities. Dani is co-founder of the devised theatre troupe Living Structures (GB) and art venue Roundabout.lx (PT). They were part of the collectives La Pocha Nostra (MX/USA) and Proyecto Inmiscuir (MX/SP). Recently, they are part of the collective Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures - GTDF (CA/BR) and collaborates with ANDlab – Research Centre for Art-Thinking & Politics of Togetherness (PT/BR).   

Tomás Baltazar

Filmmaker, Editor, Programmer
Queer Art Competition

Tomás Baltazar graduated in Sound and Image from the Universidade Católica do Porto and holds a post-grad in Film and TV Editing from Septima Ars in Madrid. His short film Descalço premiered at the Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, where it won the Onda Curta RTP2 award. In 2015, he premiered Um Dia Cabouqueiros at IndieLisboa. With a solid background in film editing, since 2005 he has edited various films for both Portuguese and international filmmakers, screened and awarded both nationally and internationally. Since 2014 he is a member of the programmer’s team at Doclisboa – International Film Festival.          

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