Jury and Guests



  • Álex Anwandter

    Filmmaker / Chile

    Alex Anwandter is a Chilean musician and filmmaker born in Santiago, Chile, 1983. His career as a musician started in 2005. In 2012 he starts preparing a new phase in his career: moved by the murder of young Daniel Zamudio, a gay boy murdered in a hate-crime in Santiago and fan of his work, Anwandter writes his first script You’ll Never Be Alone.

  • André Antônio

    Director / The Cult / Recife, Brazil

    André Antônio was born in 1988 in Recife, Brazil. He worked as an editor in several Brazilian films before founding, in 2012 and along with filmmakers Chico Lacerda, Fábio Ramalho and Rodrigo Almeida, the independent queer cinema collective Surto & Deslumbramento. In this collective, he directed two short films. The Cult is his first feature film. 

  • André Santos, Marco Leão

    Directors / Pedro / Lisbon

    André Santos and Marco Leão started their long lasting collaboration in 2008. Since then, they co-directed Our necessity for comfort, Wild Horses, Infinite, Bad Blood, Driving Lesson, recently awarded with a special mention at the Féstival du Nouveau Cinéma. All their films were screened in several film festivals around the world. Besides their work as filmmakers, André also works as a cinematographer and Marco as a sound operator. 

  • António da Silva

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    António da Silva is an award-winning Portuguese artist filmmaker based in London. He is interested in cinema, performance and visual arts. Experimenting is the core of his work, and he is interested in exploring different artistic genres, both in terms of technique and content. His films are regularly screened at festivals worldwide.

  • Antony Hickling

    Filmmaker / United Kingdom

    Antony Hickling studied Drama at the Arden School Of Theatre in Manchester, England and then went on to work as an actor for many years. In 2006 he moved to Paris to study for his Masters and Doctorate degree in Arts of the Stage at Paris 8 University.  His main focus was “queer theory” within a performance context. He went on to attend the prestigious film school CEFPF. 

  • Billy Lloyd

    Musician / New York

    Billy Lloyd began their musical journey learning to play classical and minimalist piano at age 6, with composers such as Mendelssohn and Einaudi being instrumental in their musical upbringing. At age 10, Billy began experimenting with a looping system after they became too frustrated with the rules and order of classical music, creating vast arrangements of repetitive piano loops, eventually learning to record and structure them into fully fledged songs. A morbid fascination with death lead to writing a musical at age 12, following three young children as they deal with the deaths of their parents, deciding to live in the graveyard where their parents were buried so that they could always be close to them. Though never performed in any official capacity, this began what was to be a long-time fascination with the darker side of the human psyche, influencing future subject matters to this day. After many years writing mainly instrumental, minimalist pieces of piano music, largely composed stream of conscious with a looper system, Billy realised that they wanted to be able to confront the issues and feelings they were experiencing in their music. Joining a classical choir at age 16, Billy learnt about harmony and structure with multiple voices, an influence that is self-evident in a number of their songs. Billy then set about teaching themself to use the recording program that they downloaded onto their laptop, slowly piecing together a sort of makeshift bedroom studio, where they recorded their first few songs. Experimenting with synths and rich vocal harmonies, they spent hours playing around with different effects and sounds to create the distinctive dark electro that underpins their tortured melodies. Fast forward a few years to 2014, which saw Billy release their first EP Who ( / ); part one of a trilogy of EPs concerned with identity, both social, cultural and personal. Then, a trip to Moscow, Russia that saw them headlining a show and holding the LGBTQ flag in front of the Kremlin. In early 2015 Billy then went on to do a mini-tour of the USA, with their US debut at the legendary Joe’s Pub in New York being made critics’ choice on Time Out New York. April saw the second instalment of the Who trilogy: Who ( // ), reviewed in Attitude Magazine amongst other places.

  • Bruno Senune

    Artist / Portugal

    Bruno Senune was born in Aveiro in 1992 and lives in Porto. In 2011, he finishes his Dance degree at Balleteatro Escola Profissional. As a performer, he worked with Né Barros, Tânia Carvalho, Flávio Rodrigues, Joana Castro, Mariana Joana von Mayer Trindade, Joclécio Azevedo, and Victor Hugo Pontes. As an author he created the project Lonely, in 2015, alongside Flávio Rodrigues, which premiered at the Sub40 exhibition, curated by José Maia. In 2016 he created the solo Kid As King, premiered at Mala Voadora, and sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He was part of the Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte Dance Company between 2013 and 2014. In 2016, he works with Margarida Paiva for a short film. He also works as a fashion model and live art class model.

  • Catarina Silva, Francisco Caldeira

    Filmmakers / Portugal

    Catarina Silva is 20-years-old. In film, she prefers animation, with cats and books in between. Francisco Caldeira was born in Madeira in 1994, but calls Porto his home. He studied Communication Technologies and Multimedia.

  • Cheryl Dunye

    Filmmaker / New York

    Cheryl Dunye, born in Liberia, in 1966, is a filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Presently she is Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Queer Cultural Center, sits on the board of Radar Productions, and is on the advisory board of Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project. Based in Oakland, Dunye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University. 

  • Damià Serra Cauchetiez

    Director / En La Azotea / Spain

    Born in Girona, Spain, in 1992, he has acted in various theatre troupes since he was a child. He has a degree from the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya and he released the first episode of his Hipsterland TV series in 2014. En la azotea is his first short film.

  • Daniel McIntyre

    Director / Famous Diamonds / Canada

    Daniel McIntyre works primarily with film to create work about memory, identity and history. His art practice is rooted in physical manipulation of materials to alter image creation, and his award-winning film work has been exhibited worldwide. He is currently researching for Elder, an experimental documentary focusing on Vikings, genetic lineage and phenomenology.

  • Diana Ricardo, Maria do Carmo Duarte, Sandra Carneiro

    Directors / Sur les Pointes / Portugal

    Diana Ricardo, Maria do Carmo Duarte and Sandra Carneiro are three directores who graduated in Documental Video & Film, at Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Abrantes which is part of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. They directed short films such as Entroncamento de Voos, Portraits and Sur Les Pointes.

  • Flavio Leihan

    Artist / Portugal

    Flavio Leihan is an artist and performer living in Porto. As a creator and performer, he developed the plays Easily Disturbed (2014) and Velvet N' Goldmine (2016), the performances El Turkey (2013) and Heteroptera (2016), and the musical project Parental Advisory: Of Mind Decay (2016). He worked with many artists, such as Cyril Viallon, Joclécio Azevedo, Isabel Barros, Victor Hugo Pontes, Urban Ballets, Né Barros, Mariana Tengner Barros, Marco da Silva Ferreira, António Onio, and Rogério Nuno Costa. In 2012 he finished the degree in contemporary dance at Balleteatro (Porto) and in 2015 he became a member of the company Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte. He also worked as a model in Portugal (Lisbon and Porto) and abroad (Brazil, Paris, London, Belgium and Spain).

  • Flávio Rodrigues

    Artist / Portugal

    Flávio Rodrigues was born in Mafamude, Vila Nova de Gaia, in 1984, and lives in Porto. He is a Dance graduate by Ginasiano (1996), Balleteatro Escola Profissional (2003), Dance Works Rotterdam (2005), and Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica (2008). He attended the Public Intervention and Site-specific courses at Universidade Lusófona (2009). He attends the Dj course at Bimotor (2015). In 2012 he represents Portugal at the Les Réperages/Danse à Lille, and with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation takes part of the choreographic residency Correios em Movimento/Dança em Trânsito in Rio de Janeiro. He’s been developing his own projects since 2006 (performances, films, installations, audio landscapes, public interventions) showing them in different contexts: CATÁLOGO (2008), Starveling (The rite of spring) (2012), RARA (2014), and G.O.D. (2015) are some of those works. He collaborated with Né Barros, Isabel Barros, Joclécio Azevedo, Vítor Rua, Tânia Carvalho, Joana Castro, Bruno Senune, Elisa Worm, Teresa Prima and Radar 360º, Cristina Planas Leitão. He was a dancer at the Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte dance company between 2009 and 2014. Alongside Isabel Barros, he is a programmer at the Corpo+cidade Festival since 2014. He coordinates the educational service of Balleteatro since 2014, where he is also a guest teacher.            

  • Fulvio Balmer Rebullida

    Director / Climax / Geneva

    Fulvio Balmer Rebullida was born in 1988, and is a director from Geneva. He studies Film at the Art School HEAD-Genève where he directed several short films. His film Trio du Turfu was part of the exhibition Vulgar Spirits (2015). In the same year he directed Climax, screened, amongst others, at the Norwegian Short Film Festival.

  • Giuliane Maciel

    Director / Half-Light / Portugal

    Giuliane Maciel is 20 years old. From an early age she showed interest in the audiovisual, thus becoming her means of artistic expression. Through her work, she decides to explore her interest in body expression, specifically the female body, through photographic and audiovisual studies.


    Musician / Serbia

    Ana Rab, better known by her stage name GNUČČI, is an exuberant vocalist establishing a name for herself with her unique take of Club Music. It is Rap, it is Bass, it is undeniable Dance Music, but it´s also Pop for a new decade, rich with many textures and sounds. Most simply GNUČČI uses her interest in a wide field of styles and musical spaces to make bombastic bass-oriented songs. Whether you are hit by her energetic cadence, witty raps or her charming voice and hooks, GNUČČI is proving herself to be a vital voice in music and a must see live performer. GNUČČI has consistently been performing live, worldwide, since her debut 2012. At numerous nightclubs, from Mexico City to Berlin. Festivals such as Roskilde, Way Out West and Red Bull Weekender; among palm trees in Ethiopia, Thailand and Angola; to antifascist demonstrations around the Nordic countries. After the success of tracks including “work!”, “goodah” and “a.rab”, 2016 will bring new releases, electrifying videos and GNUČČI´s debut album, you good I’m good let´s be great.

  • Händl Klaus

    Director / Kater / Austria

    Händl Klaus was born in 1969 in the Tyrol, Austria. He played smaller parts in films by Christian Berger, Michael Haneke, and others. Since 1994 he publishes prose, radio plays and theatre plays. In 2008, Händl’s feature film debut March won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

  • Inês Dias

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Inês Dias was born in 1993 and she lives and works in Porto. She’s attending her third year at the Fine Arts Faculty from the University of Porto. 

  • Inês Morais

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Inês Morais was born in 1994, in Famalicão. She always had a huge passion for cinema. She took a professional course in film and decided to pursue her dream, enrolling in the Technology Audiovisual Communication degree of the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Porto.

  • João e Alice

    Artists / Portugal

    João Abreu (born on the 8th June 1995 in Guimarães, Portugal) and Alice dos Reis (born on the 18th March 1995 in Lisbon, Portugal) are a duo of artists internationally renowned and known as João & Alice. They are known for reproducing, multiplying, and commercializing their image in diverse contexts and media.

  • John Scarlett-Davis

    Realizador / Chat Rap / Londres

    John Scarlett-Davis (b.1950) studied at the University of Swansea and Goldsmiths College of Art, London, where he was encouraged to pursue video art. He worked as an editor and assistant director for Derek Jarman, including Jarman’s first music video, and was a prolific tape maker in the early 1980s, importing the tempo of Scratch Video, the influential political video-collage movement, into his art pieces.

  • José Magro

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    José Magro was born in 1991, in Porto. As part of the Estaleiro project, he was DOP in two films: Um Rio Chamado Ave, by Luís Alves de Matos, and Mahjong, by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata. His first fiction short film, José Combustão dos Porcos, premiered at Fantasporto and was screened at the EntreVues festival, in Belfort.

  • Kateřina Turečková

    Director / Strip / Prague

    Kateřina Turečková is a student of the department of Documentary Film at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Before becoming a full time student, she was making short portraits of people who fascinated her in some ways. Strip is the final film for the first year on her school. 

  • Keith Collins

    Actor / London

    Keith Collins was the long-time roommate and partner of the director Derek Jarman. The two met at the Tyneside Film Festival in 1987. Collins helped and assisted Jarman throughout his final illness, up until the director's death in 1994. He acted in some of his movies, such as 'Edward II' and 'The Garden'. In 2000, he was the editor of the book 'Smiling In Slow Motion: Derek Jarman'. He continues to oversee and manage the famous gardens built by Jarman at his house 'Prospect Cottage,' in Dungeness, Kent, England.

  • Marc Serena

    Director / Tchindas / Spain

    Marc Serena (Barcelona, 1983) is a journalist and works as a screenwriter for Spanish TV and radio. He published Un-African love? (2014), compiling queer voices from 15 African countries. His previous book, Trip to the 25 (2011), received great acclaim in Asia, where it was published in Chinese and Korean. He directed the web documentary Double Epidemic (2015).

  • Marianne Baillot

    Artist / France/ Portugal

    Coming from a professional gymnastics background, Marianne Baillot is an artist with experience in Contemporary Dance, Choreography, and Political Sciences. She did her studies in Austria (SEAD, Anton Bruckner Conservatoire, DanceWEB), France (Centre National de Danse Contemporaine Angers, Transforme-Fondation Royaumont), having attended several workshops around Europe (with Deborah Hay, Lucinda Childs, among others). She collaborates with different artists, teaching dance in diverse contexts. She’s been creating her own work since 2006, in which she questions dance culture’s representation codes through a multidisciplinary approach, using the Feldenkrais somatic method. She lives in Tours and Porto, and her company is supported by the French Région-Centre Val de Loire.     

  • Melissa Martens

    Filmmaker / Netherlands

    Melissa Martens was born in 1986 in Emmeloord, the Netherlands. She directed her first film at the age of 15, for a school project. After graduating high school, she attended Deltion College in Zwolle to study Photography and Video. She graduated with thr short film Onder de Grond in 2009. In July 2015 Melissa graduated from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht with honors as a writer and director.

  • Miguel Bonneville

    Director / Moth / Portugal

    Whether in performances, drawings, photographs, music, artist's books, Miguel Bonneville (Porto, 1985) introduces us to autobiographical stories focused on the deconstruction and reconstruction of identity.  He presents his work throughout art galleries and international festivals. 

  • Olivia Jack

    Artist / Colombia

    Olivia Jack is a computer programmer and artist whose work explores technology as a medium for creative experimentation. She frequently works with open-source software, live video, and interactive installations. She is based in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Paulo César Toledo

    Director / Waiting for B. / São Paulo

    Paulo Cesar Toledo was born in 1975 in Brazil, and graduated at the São Paulo Methodist University, specializing in Radio and Television. After graduating, he worked as a cameraman and editor for documentaries. Waiting for B. (2015), co-directed with Abigail Spindel, is his directorial debut.  

  • Ricardo Vieira Lisboa

    Director / Children, Madonna and Child, Death and Transfiguration / Lisbon

    Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, 25, works as a critic for the site À pala de Walsh, which he cofounded and coordinates. He’s a short film programmer for IndieLisboa – International Film Festival. Currently he’s concluding his masters in Dramaturgy and Directing at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He is also (video-)essayist and director.

  • Sérgio Andrade

    Director / Time Was Endless / Manaus, Brazil

    Born in Manaus, Brazil, in 1967 Sérgio Andrade graduated in Social Communication at Estácio de Sá. His three short-films and the feature Jonathas' Forest have been screened in important festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Toulouse, Taipei among others.

  • Sérgio Galvão Roxo

    Director / Morrer no Mar / Portugal

    Sérgio Galvão Roxo was born in 1990 in Lisbon. Graduated in Sound and Image at the Arts and Design School from Caldas da Rainha. He has developed his work among photography and film, exploring fictional, experimental and documentary genres.  

  • Shaked Goren

    Director / If I Met A Magician / Israel

    Shaked Goren is an Israeli filmmaker. He studied in the Rabin high school and graduated in Film Studies in Minshar School of Art. He directed the short films Beautiful Stranger and If I Met a Magician.

  • Tales Frey e Paulo Aureliano da Mata

    Artists / Brazil/ Portugal

    Tales Frey (Catanduva, SP, Brazil, 1982) lives and works between Brazil and Portugal. Performer, video-artist, art critic and stage director, he is now developing a research with the title Vestido, through a Post-Doctoral at the CEHUM – Centro de Estudos Humanísticos da Universidade do Minho. He holds a PhD in Performance and Theatre Studies by Coimbra University, a Masters in Art Theory and Criticism by Porto University, where he also specialized in Contemporary Artistic Practices. He graduated in Stage Direction by the Rio de Janeiro Federal University, where he also attended the Wardrobe Design course at the Fine Arts School. He presented his work in biennales, festivals and exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, USA, UK, Iceland, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, and Thailand.      

    Paulo Aureliano da Mata (Inhumas, GO, Brazil, 1987) lives and works between Brazil and Portugal. He is a performer and art historian, founding member of Cia. Excessos and Performatus eMagazine, and organize rand director of the Mostra Performatus. He is taking his Masters in Contemporary Artistic Practices at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Porto University, where he graduated in Art History. He took part of the international and national group shows: Sob (Ul)Trajes e Gozos (Museu Júlio Dinis – Uma Casa Ovarense, Ovar, Portugal, 2016); 19th Traverse Video: l’Atypique Trouble (Les Abattoirs Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Toulouse, France, 2016); XVIII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira: “Olhar o passado para construir o futuro” (Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, 2015); Maria de Todos Nós: 50 anos de Maria Bethânia (Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015).


  • Tatiana Ramos

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    Tatiana Ramos is 20 years old and was born in Évora. She had a brief contact with Performing Arts at the University of Évora. Currently she studies in Ar.Co school - Center for Art and Visual Communication, in the second year of Cinema / Moving Image, that being her area of interest.

  • Telma João Santos

    Artist / Portugal

    Telma João Santos holds a PhD in Mathematics, is a Performer, and Professor at Évora University, where she teaches at the Mathematics and Performing Arts Departments. She finished her PhD in Arts, specialized in Performative and Moving Image Arts, in 2016. She studied Contemporary Dance at the Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora, and attended the Escola Superior de Dança, having started to work as a performer in 2006. She is a researcher in Calculus of Variations (Mathematics) and in Performance Studies, where she investigates possible relations between Mathematics and Performance. She documents and follows several dancers/performers: Flávio Rodrigues, Bruno Senune, Joana Castro. 

  • Tiago Aguiart

    Artist / Portugal

    Tiago Aguiart was born in 1990, in Porto. He finished the Photography Course at the Instituto Português de Fotografia in 2016. He attended several formative workshops, among which he highlights the one he did with António Sá. As a professional photographer, he collaborated with Balleteatro and some independent artists: André Santos, Bruno Senune, Flávio Rodrigues, Camila Neves.

  • Vasco de Oliveira

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Vasco de Oliveira enrolled in the Cinema course of Beira Interior University when he was 17. He worked in academic and extra-curricular projects as a producer, director, sound operator, DOP and editor. When he was 20 he moved to London, where he worked in music videos and short films. In 2012 he returned to Portugal, where he started his first short film, The Sin of Those Who Love Us.

  • Vincent Dieutre

    Director / Trilogie de nos vies défaites / France

    Vincent Dieutre, born in 1960 in Le Petit-Quevilly, is a French film director and screenwriter. His films are primarily in the genre of docudrama, blending aspects of both documentary film and fiction.

  • William Fowler

    Programmer / London

    William Fowler is a writer, film historian and musician. He is Curator of Artists’ Moving Image, BFI National Archive and the co-founder and co-programmer of The Flipside at BFI Southbank. His seasons and restoration projects at the BFI have included GAZWRX: the films of Jeff Keen, Queer Pagan Punk: Derek Jarman and This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk, the latter of which is currently touring internationally through LUX. He has written for The Guardian, Sight and Sound and Frieze. He programmes the monthly BFI strand Essential Experiments and has since 2013 been the co-programmer of Experimenta in the London Film Festival. He regularly gives talks and presents films.

    (Source- Miskatonic)

  • Xana Novais

    Artist / Portugal

    Xana Novais was born in Porto. She studied Theatre at the Escola Profissional Balleteatro do Porto, and the FAICC Dance course at the Companhia Instável. Her first creation was Uma tela presa por Nada. She co-created alongside Choreographer Flavio Leihan, namely Utopias and O Amor é Fodido. She worked in theatre in the plays Triunfo dos Fortes, by Companhia Marionetas de Mandrágora, and O Nome da Rosa, by Pedro Zegre Penim; in dance in Debajo de la Piel, by Flavio Leihan, and O céu é apenas um disfarce azul do Inferno, by Hugo Calhim Cristovão and Joana Von Mayer Trindade. And finally, at the core of her artistic vein, comes the performance work, influenced by Flavio Leihan, through her work in the performances Parental Advsiry of a mind decay and Heteroptera; and by Alice Joana Gonçalves with the plays Notre Dame and Tiger Balm. The two main subjects of her work are performative installation and performance. She tested her form collection in pieces such as: NAZIPARTY (physical-theatre), Körper? (performance), VLASTNÉ (performance), and (VS) POPCORN (performative installation). She is now developing a music project alongside Flavio Leihan, THE GLASGOW.


  • André Marques

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    André Marques (1984, Setúbal) studied Cinema at ESTC and is an awarded Portuguese screenwriter and director. His work has multiplied in various genres – fiction, experimental, documentary – with films and projects selected for renowned festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Palm Springs, Leeds, Curtas Vila do Conde, Gijón, and DocLisboa. There were two retrospectives on his work: Bucharest Cinematheque, in 2015, and NOS TVCine, in 2016. He was selected for the Berlinale Talents 2016 program and he is an invited filmmaker to the Lebanon Factory of the Director’s Fortnight, to direct a short film to premiere in Cannes in 2017. 

  • Andrea Inzerillo

    Festival Director / Palermo

    Andrea Inzerillo graduated in Philosophy at Pisa University, and holds a PhD in Philosophy of Communication and Spectacle by the Calabria University, with a thesis on thoughts on film in French contemporary philosophy. A journalist for Fata Morgana – Quadrimestrale di Cinema e Visioni magazine, he collaborated in Il Manifesto, Filmcritica, Lo Straniero, and Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani. Cultural activist and literary translator, he organized the Italian edition of two works by Jacques Rancière, and translated Pierre Donadieu, Michel Foucault, and Madame de Staël. In Palermo, he collaborated with the Piccolo Teatro Patafisico and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and is artistic director of Sicilia Queer filmfest.

  • Aya Koretzky

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    Aya Koretzky was born in Tokyo (Japan) in 1983. She lives and works between Lisbon and Paris. In 2006 she graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. In 2013 she concluded her Masters in Cinema at the University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She also had training in 16mm at ETNA – Experimental Cinema Atelier. Since 2006, she has worked in many films with filmmakers like Sérgio Tréfaut, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, Cláudia Varejão, Marco Martins, André Príncipe, David Bonneville and Sérgio Brás de Almeida. Her most recent documentary, Yama No Anata, was awarded Best Feature Film at DocLisboa, Santa Maria da Feira and in Curitiba. 

  • Benoît Arnulf

    Festival Director / Nice

    Born in Nice, Benoît Arnulf lectured history and cultural intermediation, which allowed him to work abroad, within the French cultural network, as well as within the French education system. At the same time, he has been campaigning for several associations in defending LGBT rights on the political scene. A cinema enthusiast, Benoît decided to pursue his campaigning in the artistic and cultural fields. He set up one after the other two LGBT film festivals in Nice, D’un genre à l’autre in 2008, and then In&Out since 2009, for which he is both the Artistic Director and Programmer. He is currently director of an independent movie theater, near Nice.

  • Cíntia Gil

    Festival Director / Lisbon

    Cíntia Gil graduated in Philosophy (University of Porto) and attended the Cinema course at ESTC. She was a member of the research group "Aesthetics, Politics and Art", at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto, where she was also a doctoral student. Since 2012 she’s part of Doclisboa’s direction. She was juror at various film festivals: FIDMarseille, Turin Festival, Belo Horizonte Short Film Festival (Brazil), Rencontres du Cinéma Documentaire Montréal, Cine Mar del Plata Festival, among others. She is a member of the board of Apordoc – Association for Documentary. In 2016 she received the Professional Development Fellowship of the Flaherty Seminar.

  • James Mackay

    Producer / London

    James Mackay is a British film producer, graduated in Independent Study by North East London Polytechnic, who produced some of Derek Jarman’s most important films, such as The Angelic Conversation, The Last of England, The Garden or Blue. He was a programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival and also for the Forum section of the Berlinale. Since 2001 he is a programmer for Cambridge Film Festival’s Microcinema section. In 2013/14 he was a consultant to Tate Media and since 2010 he is a consultant on moving image to the LUMA Foundation. He was the editor and writer of the book Derek Jarman Super 8 and collaborated on Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks, both Thames & Hudson editions.

  • João Arrais

    Actor / Lisbon

    João Arrais, born in 1995 in Santarém, started his acting career when he was 7-years-old, doing TV adds. It became more serious when he did his first series, Jura, for SIC Television, at 10. From that moment on, he received numerous invitations for soap operas and series, until he debuted in the big screen in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010), directed by Raúl Ruiz, having participated, among others, in the short film Versailles (2013), by Carlos Conceição, alongside Isabel Ruth. Parallel to his acting career, he is studying Marketing at the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social.

  • José Chaíça

    Festival Director / Lisbon

    José Chaíça was born in Lisbon in 1977 and he is one of the founders and programmers of Córtex – Sintra Short Film Festival. He has a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He was responsible for the cultural program of Espaço Reflexo. Besides a film programmer, he also organizes the Sintra Press Photo, a photojournalism exhibition held at MU.SA - Museu das Artes de Sintra. José Chaíça staged a queer theatre play called Trans-Mute. He was assistant director of several stage productions at the Reflexo theatre troupe. Alongside Vera Condeço, he created the DJ project Candy Fur. 

  • Júlio Dolbeth

    Artist / Oporto

    Júlio Dolbeth was born in Angola in 1973, lives and works in Porto. He has a PhD in Art and Design, specialized in illustration, and a Masters in Multimedia Art. He graduated in Communication Design. He’s an assistant professor at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Porto, and he’s a cofounder and curator at the Dama Aflita Gallery, in Porto. Artist and illustrator, Júlio Dolbeth has exhibited his work regularly in solo and group exhibitions.

    (photo: Aloisio Brito)

  • Margarida Moz

    Distributor / Lisbon

    Finishing a PhD in Social Anthropology, in the field of family, gender and sexuality issues, Margarida Moz has conciliated, in recent years, the academic work with cinema. She started to work in the first editions of Queer Lisboa (then called Lisbon's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival), and since then she worked in other festivals and cinema productions. Currently she is a visiting professor of Anthropology at ESEL, programmer for short films in IndieLisboa Film Festival and the director of Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, which represents Portuguese films worldwide. 

  • Rodrigo Gerace

    Author / São Paulo

    Rodrigo Gerace (São Paulo, Brazil), has a degree in Sociology (UNESP), with a masters and PhD in Cinema (UFMG and New University of Lisbon). Researcher, curator, film critic and teacher, Rodrigo is the author of the book Cinema-explícito: representações cinematográficas do sexo (2016) – an adaptation of his PhD thesis – published by Editora Perspectiva and Edições SESC. In 2006 he wrote the dissertation Lars von Trier cinema: dogmatism and subversion and, in 2011, created the Mostra Cine Privê – O Erotismo no Cinema, a panorama about sex in silent film. He works as a Cinema Assistant in SESC SP where he peps film researches, productions and festivals.

  • Rogério Taveira

    Professor / Lisbon

    Born in 1966 in Lisbon. Rogério Taveira received his Degree in Architecture from the Architecture Faculty of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1989. Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2011. He is Assistant Professor at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, coordinator of the Master in Multimedia Art, integrates the Scientific Council and is vice president of the Fine Arts Faculty. Since 1988 he developed intense professional activity in the fields of communication design, drawing, photography, video and new media. Over the past 15 years his research base has focused on issues of human geography.

  • Roy Dib

    Filmmaker / Lebanon

    Born in 1983, Roy Dib is an artist and filmmaker that works and lives in Beirut, Lebanon. His work focuses on the subjective constructions of space. His latest short film Mondial 2010 (2014) won several awards including the Teddy Award for the Best Short Film at the 64th Berlinale, Best Short Film at Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, and the Uppsala Grand Prix at Uppsala International Short Film Festival. His latest video installation, A Spectacle of Privacy debuted at the Exposure 2015 show at the Beirut Art Center and then featured at the Berlinale’s 2015 Forum Expanded, Queer Porto 1 (2015), Images Festival in Toronto (2016), and won an award at the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (2015). 

  • Rui Filipe Oliveira

    Producer / Lisbon

    Born in Lisbon in 1962. From 1979 to 1982, he collaborated in different technical areas in several television and film projects. After graduating from the Humanities Faculty of the Lisbon University, he worked as a high school teacher. In 1988 he started working at RTP as assistant director, and in 1995 he started working there as producer. During his career at RTP he has been responsible for producing different TV shows, from fiction to documentary, so as live music shows, sport, and entertainment. 

  • Sandra Lopes

    Producer / Oporto

    Sandra Lopes has a Degree in Communication Sciences from the University Fernando Pessoa and a MA in Audiovisual Communication, specialized in Audiovisual Production and Direction, by ESMAE. Producer in Radio and Television of Portugal, produced its first program, "Às Dez", in 1990. Responsible for various day-time programs and RTP specials. From 2002 to 2012 assumes the coordination of "Praça da Alegria", after which she exercises the functions of Executive Production Area Manager at RTP in Porto. She’s the producer of Cinemax program and author of "Production Practical Manual”  for film.

  • Sophie Monks Kaufman

    Film critic / London

    Sophie Monks Kaufman is having a totally manageable identity crisis. After three years as staff writer at Little White Lies, she is now its contributing editor, and doesn't know what to write in biographies any more. She bravely presents her new self to Queer Lisboa like this: Sophie Monks Kaufman is a writer of film journalism, her diary and scribbled pages of short and feature script ideas. She is constantly seeking well-crafted cinematic experiences rooted in painful emotions and is, perhaps, a little too proud of her own painful emotions. A few of those can be found in her podcast, Spill Your Guts.

  • Susanne Sachsse

    Actress / Berlin

    Susanne Sachsse  is an actress and director. Her video installation Serious Ladies (2013) premiered at the Kunstwerke Berlin and was exhibited in galleries and at international film festivals. As an actress, she is known for her starring roles in films by Bruce LaBruce  and her collaborations with artists like Yael Bartana, Phil Collins, Keren Cytter, Katya Sander. She has a long career in German theater, was a member of the Berliner Ensemble and worked with Heiner Müller, Einar Schleef, Robert Wilson and Vegard Vinge/Ida Müller. Recently, she staged and performed in The Magic Flute, together with musician Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) and her long time collaborator Vaginal Davis, at the 80 WSE Gallery in New York.

  • Tom Kalin

    Filmmaker / New York

    Filmmaker, writer and activist Tom Kalin is a prominent figure in the New Queer Cinema. In addition to his features Swoon and Savage Grace, his award winning, critically acclaimed work traverses diverse forms and genres.  He is known for narrative features, mixed media installations and short experimental films and videos. As a producer Kalin's films include Mary Harron’s I Shot Andy Warhol and Rose Troche’s Go Fish. He was a writer of artist Cindy Sherman’s feature film Office Killer. He has twice been included in the Whitney Biennial.  A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Kalin’s work is in the collection of the Centre George Pompidou, The Whitney Museum and New York’s MoMA, among others.