Jury and Guests



  • Amanda Ribeiro

    Journalist / Porto

    Amanda Ribeiro was born in Porto, where she lives. She is a journalist for PÚBLICO newspaper. She is the editor of P3, which she co-founded in 2011. 

  • André Tecedeiro

    Artist, Poet / Lisbon

    André Tecedeiro (1979) is a visual artist and poet. Graduated in Painting by the FBAUL and master in Visual Arts by the UE. Currently doing his master’s in HR Psychology at FPUL. He published Rebento-Ladrão (Tea for One, 2014), ​Deitar a Trazer (Douda Correria, 2016), ​O Número de Strahler, and ​A Arte da Fuga ​(Do Lado Esquerdo, 2018 and 2019). Other poems were published in several anthologies and literary magazines. In 2019 he was the subject of a séance of the Clube dos Poetas Vivos, (Teatro Nacional D. Maria II), and of a rehearsed reading of the Da Voz Humana cycle. He is a trans man and an LGBTQ activist.       

  • Catarina Alves Costa

    Filmmaker, Anthropologist / Lisbon

    Catarina Alves Costa is a filmmaker, documentarist and anthropologist. She is a Lecturer at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she coordinates the Master in Anthropology – Visual Cultures. She also teaches in both Master and PhDs degrees at São Paulo University, in Brazil, and at the Social Sciences Faculty in Barcelona. Among others, she was awarded for Best Documentary at the Festival de Filme Etnográfico de Recife (2019), Critics Award at the Caminhos do Cinema Português (2009), and the Planète Award at the Bilan du Film Ethnographique (1999).           

  • Daniel Gorjão

    Actor, Programmer / Porto

    Daniel Gorjão was born in Minde in 1984. He trained as an actor at Universidade Moderna and later on at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. In 2003 he debuts at the Teatro Politeama ensemble, having worked with theatre director Filipe La Féria for seven years. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Emergentes – TNDM II / Festival de Almada Award and stages um dia dancei SÓ dancei um dia. Since then, he has staged several plays. In 2014 he was nominated for both the Time Out and Prémios Novos awards for Radiografia de um nevoeiro imperturbável. In 2017 he wins the Cidade de Lisboa / Fatal Award for ama como a estrada começa for the GTIST ensemble, and also in 2017 he stages Júlia for the São Luiz Teatro Municipal. More recently he creates Nós como futuro for the CNB. He works as acting and dubbing coach for RTP since 2010. Since 2016 he is responsible for the performing arts program of RTP2. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Post-Graduation in Dramaturgy at ESMAE.

  • Francisco Alves

    Theatre Director / Porto

    Francisco Alves was born in Porto where he studied Design and trained in Theatre. He is co-founder and artistic director of the Teatro Plástico theatre troupe, where he works as stage director and designer, and in which he has developed a pioneer work on site-specific theatre, monologue, so as in gender and identity issues. He staged and translated plays by some of the most renowned contemporary playwrights, such as: Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Edward Bond, Neil Labutte, Mark Ravenhill, Koltès or Fernando Pessoa. He did the scenography for the São João National Theater plays Frei Luís de Sousa and The Heart of a Boxer.

  • Hugo Dinis

    Curator / Lisbon

    Hugo Dinis was born in Lisbon in 1977. He graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. Post-Graduation in Curatorial Studies at the same Faculty and at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon. He is the recipient of the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar / EGEAC 2016 Curatorial Award. As a freelance curator he has commissioned exhibitions in several art venues, such as: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon; Museu Leopoldo de Almeida, Caldas da Rainha; Galeria 111, Lisbon; and Quartel de Arte Contemporânea, Abrantes. His essays are featured in several books and art magazines.     

  • Joana Ascensão

    Programmer / Lisbon

    Joana Ascenção is a programmer for the Portuguese Cinematheque – Cinema Museum, since 2009, where she has been responsible for curating thematic film programs, so as author retrospectives, such as “Visões do Deserto”, “Marguerite Duras: A Cor da Palavra”, “25 de Abril, Sempre – O Movimento das Coisas”. Most recently, she co-curated the film programs “O Cinema e a Cidade” and “24 Imagens – Cinema e Fotografia”, and curated the retrospectives “Stan Brakhage: A Arte da Visão” and “O Cinema de Michael Snow”. She directed the film Pintura Habitada (Grand Award for Best Portuguese Documentary Feature at DocLisboa Film Festival 2006).      

  • José Magro

    Filmmaker, Screenwriter / Porto

    José Magro is a filmmaker and screenwriter. His films have been selected in over 40 film festivals and events. He worked as a DOP for João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, and Luís Alves de Matos. He produced films for Miguel Gonçalves Mendes and Jorge Pelicano, and worked with other Portuguese renowned filmmakers such as Manoel de Oliveira and João Nicolau. In 2019 he was a jury for the Go Short Festival international competition, in the Netherlands, and in 2020 he was one of the selected filmmakers for the Berlinale Talents, the Berlin Film Festival’s prestigious program.       

  • Margarida Mercês de Mello

    Presenter / Lisbon

    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. Followed by people, music is what she most loves.     

  • Miguel Nunes

    Actor / Lisbon

    Miguel Nunes graduated in Theatre – Acting at ESTC in 2012 and has worked in film, television, and theatre. He started his career in film in Alberto Seixas Santos’ E o Tempo Passa, and Teresa Villaverde’s Cisne. In 2015 he takes part of the Berlinale Acting Talent Campus, a festival to which he returns the following year as the leading role of Ivo M. Ferreira’s Cartas da Guerra. He worked with directors such as Júlio Alves, Rita Nunes, Mavi Phillips, João Pedro Rodrigues, Mónica Lima, and Miguel Morais Cabral. Some of his TV work highlights are Dentro, SUL, and Filhos do Rock. He directed his first short film Anjo, that had its national première at IndieLisboa in 2018, and world premiere at CPH: Dox.

  • Paulo Pascoal

    Actor / Lisbon

    Paulo Pascoal, actor, was born in Lisbon on the 8th July 1982. Graduated in Performing Arts by The Julliard School, and Master in African Cultural Studies by the McGill University in Montreal. He works in radio: “Avenida Marginal” (RDP África), “Luzes Câmara Ação” (RTP África); fiction for television: Voo Direto, Depois do Adeus, Coração d’Ouro, Windeck, Casa do Cais; theatre: Teatro Praga; and film: A Raiva e o Rio, Corpo Fechado, Slits, Vermelho Monet, Arriaga. He is also founder of the Peaceful Nation (2013) platform, whose aim is to rescue, empower, and promote LGBTQI+ African artists living in the diaspora.          

  • Ricardo Barbosa

    Actor / Lisbon

    Ricardo Barbosa was born in Porto in 1984. He trained as an actor at the Academia Contemporânea do Espectáculo. His stage debut was in the play Felizmente Há Luar! (2004/TEP). In TV he debuts in the series Uma Aventura (2005/SIC), having also participated, among others, in Na Corda Bamba (2019/TVI) and Solteira e Boa Rapariga (2019/RTP1). In cinema, he acted in several short and feature films, among them Gunas (2009), A Paragem (2016), Golpe de Sol (2018), and Quero-te Tanto! (2019). In theatre he worked with Norberto Barroca, Miguel Cabral, João Ascenso, Ana Borralho & João Galante, Hugo Mestre Amaro, among others.      

  • Rita Natálio

    Artist, Researcher / Lisbon

    Rita Natálio is an artist and researcher, working mainly in poetry, essay, and performance. She is doing her PhD in Artistic Studies/ FCSH-UNL and Anthropology/FFLCH-USP, with an FCT scholarship, researching the Anthropocene in dialogue with multispecies ethnographies and indigenous cinema. She is the author of two poetry books (Artesanato, 2015, and Plantas humanas, 2017), and has staged a series of performance-conferences, among them Antropocenas (2017) with João dos Santos Martins, and Geofagia (2018). She co-organizes, with André e. Teodósio, the publishing project Ed.________ focusing on the performing arts, and nowadays systems of power and protest.    

  • Sérgio Braz d’Almeida

    DOP / Lisbon

    Sérgio Braz d’Almeida graduated in Film and Video at ESAP (Porto). He studied at FAMU (Prague) with an FCFE scholarship, and Documentary Film at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (Los Angeles). He has the Stage Directing course of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He frequented the Master in Anthropology – Visual Cultures at the FCSH (Lisbon), and studied Painting at AR.Co. His work explores images (moving or still) in the crossroads with other art expressions. He directed fictions, documentaries, and videos for live performances, art galleries, and has published photography for several mediums. He has largely worked as a DOP for film and television.        

  • Sónia Baptista

    Choreographer, Playwright / Lisbon

    Sónia Baptista (1973) is a choreographer, performer and playwright, with a masters in Choreography and Performance by the Roehampton University in London. In her work, she explores and experiments with different languages such as performance, dance, music, literature, theatre, and video. She collaborates with ESTC, ESD, Fórum Dança, and other schools, so as with the CNB in educational and artistic projects. She has published seven books. Associate Artist at the AADK Portugal.   


  • Ana Manana

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    Ana Manana studied Communication Design at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, in 2017, and in the same year she took part of the Kino-Doc documentary course. Currently, she is studying Anthropology at NOVA University and is preparing a new documentary with Joana Lourenço. Their film Caravagyo competes in Queer Porto 6' "In My Shorts" Section.

  • Ana Matos

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Ana Matos is a graduate of Escola Artística Soares dos Reis, having completed her Audio-visual Communication Course, specializing in Film and Video. Her film A Dança do Narciso Inseguro competes this year at the "In My Shorts" Section of Queer Porto 6.

  • Anh Trieu

    Assistant Director / Germany

    Philipp Rühr is the assistant director of Neubau, compeeting this year at Queer Lisboa for the Award of Best Feature film.

  • David Loira

    Artist, Dancer / Spain

    David Loira is an artist interested in the human body, in dance and in thought and its role in today's society to create practices where languages ​​such as performance, clown, butoh, words and contemporary dance come together. He will present Blondi, inspired by Hitler's dog, after the screening of the documentary Mr. Leather

    photo: Paulina Funes

  • Gonçalo Pina

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Gonçalo Pina was born in Almada in 1997. He studied History at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. He has also worked on some films in the fields of Direction, Editing and Production. He is currently studying Editing at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Lisbon. His film À Tarde, sob o Sol competes this year at Queer Porto' "In My Shorts".

  • Joana Lourenço

    Filmmaker / Lisbon

    Joana Lourenço studied Communication Design at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon, in 2017, and in the same year she took part of the Kino-Doc documentary course. Currently, she is studying Anthropology at NOVA University and is preparing a new documentary with Ana Manana. Their film Caravagyo competes in Queer Porto 6' "In My Shorts" Section.

  • Karol Radziszewski

    Filmmaker / Poland

    Karol Radziszewski (1980) lives and works in Warsaw. He received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He works with film, photography, painting, installations and creates interdisciplinary projects. His archive-based methodology, crosses multiple cultural, historical, religious, social and gender references. Since 2005 he is publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine. Founder of the Queer Archives Institute. This year he presents 2 films in Queer Focus: Afterimages (Queer Lisboa and Queer Porto), and Kisieland (Queer Porto).

    photo: Kuba Dabrowski

  • Liz Rosenfeld

    Artist, Filmmaker / USA

    Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin based artist who works in film/video, live performance and discursive writing practices. She explores questions regarding the sustainability of emotional and political ecologies, cruising practice as creative and political methodology, and the ways in which memory is queered.  This year, her film Fuck Tree can be seen in Queer Lisboa, and liz/james/stillholes in Porto. Rosenfeld will be in Porto for participating in a talk about cruising with Sam Ashby.

    photo: Christa Holka

  • Maria João Paiva

    Filmmaker / Portugal

    Maria João Paiva is a graduate of Escola Artística Soares dos Reis, having completed her Audio-visual Communication Course, specializing in Film and Video. Her short film De A a D competes this year at the "In My Shorts" Section of Queer Porto 6. 

  • Nadia Granados

    Artist / Colombia

    Colombian artist, working with performance, experimental cinema, multimedia, web art and cabaret, and internationally recognized as La Fulminante, Nadia Granados is one of the most prominent figures in the Latin American post-porn scene.In Queer Lisboa 24 she will present a remote performative action after the screening of the film (W/Hole).

  • Nicole Costa

    Filmmaker / Chile

    Nicole Costa graduated in Performing Arts from the University of Chile in 1998, and continued her studies in Audio-visual Communication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Since 2012 she lives in New York and works as an actress and filmmaker. She competes in the Queer Art section of Queer Lisboa 24 with El Viaje de Monalisa.

  • Olivier Cheval

    Filmmaker / France

    Born in 1988, Olivier Cheval graduated in 2015 from Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, where he began to imagine video installations, sometimes contemplative and melancholic, sometimes critical and disturbing. He teaches scriptwriting at the Université Paris 8 and regularly writes about cinema in French magazines such as Trafic and Débordements. He competes in the "In My Shorts" Section of Queer Lisboa 24 with Rose Minitel.


  • Philipp Rühr

    Production Manager / Germany

    Philipp Rühr is the production manager of Neubau, compeeting this year at Queer Lisboa for the Award of Best Feature film.

  • Roman Kané

    Filmmaker / France

    Roman Kané has a Philosophy Degree by La Sorbonne, as well as musical and dance formation. He has also acted in theatre since 2010 and starred in movies by Michel Hazanavicius or Eugène Green. Extérieur Crépuscule is his directorial debut, and competes this year at Queer Lisboa' Short Film Competition. 


  • Sam Ashby

    Designer, Filmmaker / UK

    Sam Ashby is a British artist, graphic designer and editor. Since 2010, he has collaborated with writers, academics and artists in his publication Little Joe. He also works as a movie poster designer. This year he joins us for Queer Porto 6 as a guest programmer. His film Et In Arcadia Ego will be screened in the festival' Queer Focus Section, where he will be also joined by Liz Rosenfeld for a conversation about cruising. 

  • Tucké Royale

    Actor, Writer / Germany

    Tucké Royale is the main actor and writer of Neubau, compeeting this year at Queer Lisboa for the Award of Best Feature film.