Jury and Guests
Dori Nigro is a performer and art/educator. Born in Pernambuco, north-east Brazil, he entered the art world though amateur community theatre and accessed to his studies through affirmative politics of socio-racial quotas. PhD in contemporary art. Master’s in contemporary art practices, specializing in art-education, bachelor’s degree in social communication and graduated in pedagogy. Member of the Tuia de Arti collective, and of the União Negra das Artes (UNA).
Photo: José Sérgio
Isabel Correia was born and raised in Porto. Since the Carnation Revolution she stated to want to become a lawyer, but she loved communication, wrote texts, devoured books and was crazy for television. She studied Law at Coimbra University, but towards the end of the graduation she got a job as executive producer at RTP Porto, a building that with its imponent antenna had always fascinated her. She has been working for RTP for 38 years at the North Production Center, where she embraced many television, radio, and managing projects, so as almost a decade at the direction board. She is currently doing a PhD in Communication Sciences at Minho University, to structure her thoughts on themes concerning this field that has always fascinated her.
Casa Comum Award
Paula Guerra is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Porto, and a Researcher at the Sociology Institute of this same institution. She is Associate Professor at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research of the Griffith University in Australia. Founder/coordinator of the Rede Todas as Artes and KISMIF (kismifconference.com and kismifcommunity.com). President of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Portugal and board member of the Sociology of Art Research Network of the European Sociological Association. Editor-chief (alongside Andy Bennett) of the SAGE magazine DIY, Alternative Cultures and Society.
Casa Comum Award
Rita Aires is a feminist, psychologist, and post-graduated in Human Rights. She is interested in politics, education, sexual rights, anti-racism, equality, diversity, and social justice. Co-founder of the Human Rights Observatory and is dedicated professionally in changing the world, nowadays with the Associação para o Planeamento da Família and Movimento SOS Racismo. Co-author of the books Isto não é um glossário: in/definições de géneros e
sexualidades, De memória: História das lutas feministas e LGBTQIA+ em Portugal, and divergentes, published by gentopia.
Casa Comum Award
Susana Serro, born in Porto in 1973, since an early age was interested in the arts and discovering the world. Although having studied sciences in the university, her growing interest for the visual arts led her to collaborate along the years with several film festivals in Porto. Since 2013 she is part of the Cultural Department of the University of Porto, where she has developed several activities in the educational and cultural fields. In 2018, she was involved in
creating the Casa Comum, a cultural project of the U.Porto, where she has coordinated many film and audiovisual activities, establishing partnerships with the main Portuguese film festivals and events.
Tânia Dinis, born in 1983, holds a master’s in Contemporary Artistic Practices by FBAUP (2015) and is graduated in Theatre Studies by ESMAE (2006). Her work crosses diverse perspectives and artistic disciplines – photography, performance, film, drawing from familial, personal, or anonymous archival images, by appropriating them, so as from other real images. Não são favas, são feijocas (2013), awarded in several film festivals, followed by other works – Arco da Velha (2015), Laura (2017) - Arquivo em Cartaz award - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arquivo, Brazil. Lurdes (2022), awarded at FUSO Vídeo Arte Lisboa. Catraias (2023), produced by Curtas Vila do Conde.