Jury and Guests



  • Adriano Nazareth

    Filmmaker, Visual Artist / Portugal

    Born in Porto, Adriano Baía Nazareth is an audiovisual director at RTP – Portuguese Public Broadcasters. He studied Visual Arts – Painting at FBAUP and holds a PhD in Digital Media by Universidade do Porto and Universidade Nova de Lisboa in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin. Always observant and curious about the aesthetic creativity behind the moving image phenomenon, he has directed and produced numerous entertainment shows, fictions, and documentaries. He is also a university teacher, with the expectation to further enrich TV language.   

  • Alexander David

    Actor, Filmmaker / Portugal

    Alexander David was born in 1986. He has worked as an actor for filmmakers such as João Pedro Rodrigues, Gabriel Abrantes, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, João Botelho, Márcio Laranjeira, Ricardo Branco, and visual artists João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira. He also directed the music videos Tequila and Prince Became a King, by Carlos Costa. Primeira Idade, his feature length debut as a filmmaker, is now in post-production. 

  • Ana Deus

    Singer / Portugal

    Ana Deus was born in Santarém in 1963 and lives in Porto since 1981. She has always been interested in music, poetry, and drawing. She started her musical career in 1987 with pop band Ban. Alongside author Regina Guimarães and musician Alexandre Soares, in 1993 she founded the band Três Tristes Tigres. She has composed music for the words of various authors. Her latest record up to date is Ruído Vário, of songs using poems by Fernando Pessoa. She directs little video-poems for her songs.     

  • Catherine Boutaud

    Filmmaker / France

    Catherine Boutaud is an illustrator, filmmaker and feminist activist. From drawing to engraving, from installation to film, she seeks to portray the body as a memory support. She took part of workshops which stimulate art practice in youths, in São Paulo and Lisbon. In 2016 she collaborated on the creation of interactive multimedia installation Chemins Battus, produced by Le Fresnoy. She was part of the Lagoa Collective that created installation-performances for Culturgest and Teatro da Trindade, among other venues. In 2017 she directed her second short film, Os Corpos que Pensam, awarded at IndieLisboa in the Novíssimos category.        

  • David Cabecinha

    Actor / Portugal

    David Cabecinha graduated in Theatre at ESTC. Since 2018 he is the co-artistic director of Alkantara Festival, international festival for the performing arts. Previously, he was artistic director of Festival Temps d’Images Lisboa (2016) and collaborated with several companies and artists (mala voadora, Dinis Machado, João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio, among others), as an actor and on project development. In cinema, he highlights his ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Jorge Jácome as co-screenwriter, actor and assistant director.       

  • Francisco Queirós

    Artist / Portugal

    Francisco Queirós was born in Lisbon in 1972. He lives and works in Sintra, Portugal. He graduated in Painting at Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa. He has presented his work publicly since the late 1990s. His work is represented in several public and private collections. He teaches at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa since 2011.

  • Isabél Zuaa

    Actress / Portugal

    Portuguese actress and performer, Isabél Zuaa has her origins in Guiné-Bissau and Angola. Trained at Chapitô and Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Lisbon, and at the UniRio Curso de Artes Cénicas, in Rio de Janeiro. She researches new dramaturgies where black women are the protagonists and hosts of their own stories, breaking stereotypes and preconceptions. Since 2010 she has worked in dance, film, and theatre, in Brazil and Portugal. Recipient of several awards, she worked with Marcelo Gomes, Jorge Andrade, Laís Bodanzky, Felipe Hirsch, Yasmin Thayná, Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Gustavo Ciríaco, Tiago Vieira, Tino Segal, Denise Stutz, among others.

  • Joana de Sousa

    Programmer / Portugal

    Joana de Sousa is a filmmaker and film curator. Since 2011, she is member of Rabbit Hole, a Lisbon-based collective and artistic platform for creation and experimentation. In 2012, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the international MA on Documentary Filmmaking - DocNomads. Her graduation film, Bétail (2014), was screened and awarded in several film festivals worldwide. She is currently Programme Coordinator and Programmer of Doclisboa - International Film Festival and has participated as a curator and jury in festivals and art spaces in Lisbon, Oporto, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv.

  • Margarida Mercês de Mello

    Presenter / Portugal

    Margarida Mercês de Mello was born in Luanda where she lived until she was 16 years old. Graduated in Germanic Philology at FLUL, in Lisbon. She believes in a world where differences should open dialogues towards a better, happier and fairer society. At RTP Public Broadcasters, since late 1978, she has been the author and host of radio and TV shows, documentaries, and has done voice-overs. She hosted three national Eurovision Song Contests. She ran numerous interviews and befriended some of the people she most admired, among them Amália Rodrigues, Maria de Lourdes Modesto, and Maria Barroso. Following people, music is what she most loves.      

  • Mickaël Gaspar

    Actor, Programmer / France

    A multidisciplinary artist, Mickaël Gaspar graduated from the Paris Dramatic Art Conservatory. He did his Master’s in Film and Audio-visual Studies at Paris 8 University. He worked as an actor for several stage directors, in film, television, and he is also a dancer. He also directs short films, works as a photographer and screenwriter. In 2015 he was a programmer for the Festa do Cinema Francês, and since 2016 he is a programmer and producer for IndieLisboa Film Festival. He was one of the youngest activists at Act-Up Paris, from 1994 to 1997.     

  • Nuno Ramalho

    Artist / Portugal

    Nuno Ramalho (1975) lives and works in Porto. Graduated in Sculpture by FBAUP, he holds a master’s degree in New Genres by the San Francisco Art Institute and is pursuing his PhD at FBAUP, initiated at Goldsmiths. He presented 17 solo exhibitions and participated in over 60 group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. Curator for several exhibition projects, since 2016 he is responsible for the Portuguese video-art showcase ‘Playlist’. His works are present at CAV, Novo Banco or Fundação de Serralves, and in private collections. A resident artist at Triangle France, he was a nominee for the EDP Novos Artistas 2004 award. He had a Fulbright and Fundação Gulbenkian fellowship.         

  • Sara Orsi

    Web Designer / Portugal

    Sara Orsi is a web designer/coder, researcher and lecturer whose practice has as main motto the impact of digital media on contemporary culture. She co-founded Arquivo 237 – a cultural and educational project in Lisbon, focused on Architecture, Design and Technology. With a background in Architecture from University of Porto, Orsi holds a master’s in communication design and New Media from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, with the dissertation “From the Archive to the New”.

  • So Mayer

    Writer / United Kingdom

    So Mayer is a writer, curator and activist. A longtime contributor to Sight & Sound, their film books include Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015) and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009). Their most recent creative publications are <jacked a kaddish> (Litmus Publishing, 2019) and Tender Questions (with Preti Taneja, Peninsula Press, 2018). So is a member of London-based queer feminist film curation collective Club des Femmes, and a co-founder of Raising Films, a campaign and community for parents and carers in the UK screen sector.

  • Susana Chiocca

    Artist / Portugal

    Susana Chiocca was born in Lisbon in 1974. PhD in Contemporary Art by the Cuenca Fine Arts Faculty (Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, 2016). Graduated in Sculpture by F.B.A.U.P. (1999). Visiting lecturer at Colégio das Artes and FLUC (Coimbra); Balleteatro and Lusófona (Porto). She has programmed several events, mainly in performance, such as the A sala venue, or the Acesso de Vertigem event, at Maus Hábitos. As an artist she has been part of several solo and group exhibitions, events and workshops, since 1999.        

  • Teresa Villaverde

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Teresa Villaverde was born in Lisbon in 1966. Actress in the film À Flor do Mar, by João César Monteiro. Co-writer with João Canijo in A Filha da Mãe. In the early nineties she began her activity as a director, always writing her own scripts. Her films had world premieres at festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin, gathering several awards. There have been retrospectives of her work in France, Italy, and Portugal. She collaborated with several schools, such as the University of Évora in Portugal, and the Haute École d'Art et du Design de Genève in Switzerland. In 2010 she created the production company Alce Filmes, with the purpose of producing her own films.

  • Wieland Speck

    Filmmaker, Programmer / Germany

    Wieland Speck grew up in Freiburg and lives in Berlin since 1972. He studied German Literature, Drama, and Ethnology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In the 1970s he worked as publisher of men's emancipation and gay movement literature, video artist, and cinema programmer. Among others, he directed the films Westler ‑ East of the Wall (1985), Among Men (1994), and Escape to Life - The Erika and Klaus Mann Story (2000, with Andrea Weiss). From 1982 to 1992, he was assistant to Berlinale Panorama director Manfred Salzgeber. In 1987, he founded the Teddy Award, Queer Film Award at the Berlinale, and from 1992 to 2017, he was director of the Panorama section.


  • André Medeiros Martins

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    André Medeiros Martins has worked in theater for almost 20 years now, and is the author of more than 500 photographic essays. Creator of the performance collective Ele Quer um Nome, his work focuses mainly on sexuality. He presents Alfredo Não Gosta de Despedidas in the Hard Nights Section.

  • Andrés Baron

    Filmmaker / Colombia

    Andrés Baron (Bogotá, 1986) uses film, video and photography to transform images, always playing with the spaces of representation through networks and screens. He lives and works in Paris. He competes with Printed Sunset for the Best Short Film Award.

  • Armand Rovira

    Filmmaker / Spain

    Armand Rovira (Barcelona, ​​1979) combina o seu trabalho de realizador e argumentista com o ensino de cinema na LENS - Escuela de Artes Visuales, em Madrid. As suas obras experimentais têm sido reconhecidas em prestigiados festivais de cinema como Sitges, Kalovy Vary ou FIDMarseille. He presents Letters to Paul Morrissey in the Queer Art Competition.

  • Armando Praça

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    Armando Praça (Aracati, Ceará, Brazil, 1978) holds a degree in Social Sciences from the State University of Ceará, having graduated from Colégio de Dramaturgia and Colégio de Realização em Cinema e Televisão, both in Fortaleza. He has worked as a researcher for scripts, producer, casting director and assistant director in 15 feature films. He competes with Greta for the Best Feature Film Award.

  • Aude Chevalier-Beaumel

    Filmmaker / France, Brazil

    Aude Chevalier-Beaumel (Reims, France, 1982) graduated from Fine Arts. She has lived in Brazil for 15 years, where she makes films. Her documentary Indianara opens the Festival.

  • Bernardo Zanotta

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    Bernardo Zanotta (Porto Alegre, 1996) is a Brazilian visual artist and filmmaker. The presence of the past in the future, the queering of canonical literary texts and the performativity of cinema itself, are some his main interests. He is based in Amsterdam. His film Heart of Hunger competes for the Best Short Film Award.

  • Biancka Fernandes

    Participant / Brazil

    Biancka Fernandes is one of the main participants of Indianara.

  • Carlota Flor

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Carlota Flor (Arrifana, 1995) fell in love with the arts through photography and dance. At age 15, she moved to Porto to study Audiovisual Communication at Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis. After spending two years in London, he returned to Portugal to study Sound and Image at Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha. She competes with Aurora in the In My Shorts Competition of Queer Porto 5.

  • Carol Fernandes

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    Carol Fernandes is a screenwriter and stage manager. Graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, in Montreal, she also studied Photography at SENAC, in São Paulo. She has been working as an assistant director for over 15 years now. She presents Marie, Eu te Vejo, included in the Bodies Desire Landscapes Program.

  • Cláudia Varejão

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Cláudia Varejão was born in Porto, Portugal and studied film in the Artistic Creativity and Creation Program offered by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, alongside the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin, and in São Paulo’s International Film Academy. She also studied photography at AR.CO, in Lisbon. She is the curator of the Agência 20 Years program this year.

  • Diego Paulino

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    Diego Paulino was born in São Paulo and graduated in Image and Sound from Universidade Federal de São Carlos. He works as a filmmaker and scriptwriter. His film NEGRUM3 makes part of the Short Film Competition.

  • Donal Mosher

    Filmmaker / USA

    Along with Michael Palmieri, they are a documentary directing team who have worked together for over a decade. Their films have exhibited at major festivals around the world including Sundance, Cannes and Locarno. They compete in Queer Porto 5' Official Competition with The Gospel of Eureka.

  • Florencia Vogliano

    Assistant Director / Argentina

    Florenica Vogliano is assistant director os the film Una Banda de Chicas, programmed in the Documentary Competition.

  • Jo Bernardo

    Activist / Portugal

    Portuguese pioneer trans activist; founder of the ªt. – Association for the study and protection of the right to gender identity, in 2001; and owner of the country’s first LGBTI+, the a Esquina Cor-de-Rosa (1999-2005). She takes part in the debate "Acknowledgment, visibility and citizenship - a Portuguese path".

  • Lena d'Água

    Singer / Portugal

    She started singing in the 1970s, but it was with the boom of events in the early 1980s that she became one of the most successful pop voices born in Portugal. The documentary about her Lena d'Água - Nunca Me Fui Embora screens this year in the Queer Pop section.


  • Marcelo Barbosa

    Filmmaker / Brazil

    Marcelo Barbosa (Guaratinguetá, Brazil, 1970) studied Communication at Universidade de Brasília. He is a photographer and director of experimental films. His documentary Indianara opens the Festival.

  • Marilina Giménez

    Filmmaker / Argentina

    Marilina Giménez (Argentina, 1978) studied Sound Design in Buenos Aires, before becoming an audio-visual designer for various film and television productions. From 2007 to 2013 she also played bass in the three-woman band Yilet. Her film Una Banda de Chicas competes this year for the Best Documentary Award.

  • Marion Scemama

    Filmmaker / France

    Marion Scemama (Morocco, 1950) grew up in Uruguay and Paris, where she began working as a photojournalist in the 1970s. Since she met David Wojnarowicz in 1984, they both embarked on a collaboration on posters, videos and photography. She lives and works in Paris since 1992. She co-directed Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: a Chapter in David Wojnarowicz’s Life, 1989–1991 (Berlinale Panorama 40) with François Pain.

  • Mauro Soares

    Actor / Portugal

    Mauro Soares is one of the main actors in Sol Alegria, by Tavinho Teixeira e Mariah Teixeira, a film compeeting in the Queer Art Section this year.

  • Michael Palmieri

    Filmmaker / USA

    Along with Donal Mosher, they are a documentary directing team who have worked together for over a decade. Their films have exhibited at major festivals around the world including Sundance, Cannes and Locarno. They compete in Queer Porto 5' Official Competition with The Gospel of Eureka.

  • Pol Merchan

    Filmmaker / Spain

    Pol Merchan (Lerida, Spain, 1980) studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, and Art in Context, in Berlin, where he lives and works as an artist and filmmaker. His work has been seen in several international film festivals, such as Hot Docs, Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand. His film Pirate Boys competes this year for the Best Short Film Award.

  • Richard Squires

    Filmmaker / United Kingdom

    Richard Squires is a London-based visual artist who works predominantly with the moving image. He is the founder of comic art and animation project Let Me Feel Your Finger First. His film Doozy is programmed in this year's Queer Art Competition.

  • Salomé Lamas

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Salomé Lamas (Lisbon, 1987) studied Cinema in Lisbon and Prague, Visual Arts in Amsterdam and is a PhD candidate in Contemporary Art studies in Coimbra. Her work has been screened both in prestigious art venues and in international film festivals. She is the director of A Torre, programmed in the Agência 20 Years Section.

  • Shaked Goren

    Filmmaker / Israel

    Shaked Goren is an Israeli director and video editor based in Tel Aviv. Since he graduated from Minshar School of Art in 2015, he has worked as a program researcher and video editor in television documentaries. His film My War Hero Uncle will be screened in the Documentary Competition.

  • Stéphane Riethauser

    Filmmaker / Switzerland

    Stéphane Riethauser (Geneva, 1972) holds a Law degree from the University of Geneva. Over the years, he has been working as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator. In 2007 he launched his production company Lambda Prod. He lives in Berlin. He competes with Madame in the Official Competition of Queer Porto 5.

  • Tales Frey

    Artist / Brazil

    Tales Frey is a brazilian artist and performer living in Portugal. He presents his performance O Outro Beijo no Asfalto in Queer Porto 5.

  • Tatiana Ramos

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Tatiana Ramos (Évora, 1995) studied for two years at Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual and she is currently completing her filmmaking studies at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Lisbon.

  • Tsuyoshi Shoji

    Filmmaker / Japan

    Tsuyoshi Shoji started his career when he was a Musashino Art University student. He has directed many works in wide genres, from independent to commercial films. He also works as a VFX professional. His film Old Narcissus is in Competition this year for the Best Short Film Award.

  • Vicente Alves do Ó

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Vicente Alves do Ó (Sines, 1972) is a Portuguese filmmaker with a vast experience writing for theatre, cinema and television. He achieved notoriety with successful biopics on some of Portugal's most celebrated poets. His feature Golpe de Sol will have its national premiere this year at Queer Lisboa.

  • Victor Casé

    Producer / Brazil

    Victor Casé is the producer of NEGRUM3, that this year competes for the Short Film Award.

  • Viet Vu

    Filmmaker / Vietnam

    Viet Vu used to be a Linguistic student. He came to moving images in 2017 through a workshop at the documentary and experimental film center Hanoi Doclab. Viet likes to approach the sublimity in vision of humanity through digital camera. His film Ant-Man competes this year for the Best Short Film Award.

  • Zara Zandieh

    Filmmaker / Germany

    Zara Zandieh works as an independent filmmaker and producer, teaches filmmaking and gives lectures and workshops in Berlin. In her films she addresses the gaps, complexities and representations of marginalized subjects through a post-colonial queering gaze. Her film The Sea Runs thru My Veins competes this year for the In My Shorts Award.