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Born in 1992 in Vila Franca de Xira. Has a degree in Cinema in Lisbon Theatre and Film School in 2013 (ESTC) and a Masters in Audiovisual and Multimedia in ESCS (2015). In 2016 she won the best short Golden Bear prize at the 66th BERLINALE with the film BALADA DE UM BATRÁQUIO. TERRA FRANCA, her first documentary feature, premiered in Cinema du Réel where it won the Prix International de La Scam.  Leonor is working mainly in documentary and cinematography.

LEONOR TELES

Has a degree in Cinema, film editing area, and a Masters in Cinema Project Development -Specialization in Dramaturgy and Direction at Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC). She directs , edits and also supervises scripts. Currently teaches film editing at ESTC and documentary at ETIC- School of Media Arts and Technology.

Her first film won a Special Mention at  Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival. Directed several short fiction films and documentaries that traveled through festivals worldwide and were shown on television.

Her films WOUNDED and MANY DAYS HAS A MONTH had theatrical release. Her last documentary "Gypsophila" won several national and international awards including the Special Jury Award at the Torino Film Festival. Her new work explores personal and film archive footage, researching the frontiers of audiovisual essay. GESTURE OF REALISM was included in 2016 list of best vídeo essays by Fandor. 

MARGARIDA LEITÃO

Born in 1992 in Entroncamento. Has a degree in cinema directing at the National School of Teathre and Cinema (ESTC). His gratuation film was the very ambitious medium feature ESTRANHAMENTO (Fantasporto, La Cabina, Caminhos do Cinema Português).  

Directed his first feature film right after film school. In VERÃO DANADO he experimented with free improvisational technics and a singular narrative structure, earning international recognition with a Special Mention win at Locarno 2017. The film had a number of other participations in important festivals like Mar de Plata, Torino and Cannes ACID Trip#2 paralel section and had comercial distribution

He is currently coordinating several film projects in Videolotion production company and developing his new film ENTRONCAMENTO with Fado Filmes.   

PEDRO CABELEIRA

After mathematics studies at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, Ely Chevillot learns film directing at Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Her cinema cursus ends up with the short film THE ELUSIVE (Ce qui échappe), selected in 60 festivals and multiple award winner. Her next short film « Étouffés » will finish its post-production in September. Apart from her own film projects, Ely is working on numerous screenplays, including Belgian TV Series.

She is also occasionnally producer assistant and teacher in workshops for teenagers.

ELY CHEVILLOT

Diogo S. Figueira graduated in Screenwriting at the Lisbon Film and Theatre School in 2013 where he wrote, as his thesis film, the mid-lenght film ESTRANHAMENTO (2013, Pedro Cabeleira), selected for Fantasporto IFF and La Cabina IFF. Recently, Diogo did script consultation on THE MEANING OF LIFE (TBD, Miguel Mendes), co-wrote the documentary THE LABYRINTH OF LONGING (2018, Miguel Mendes), co-wrote the drama series TRÊS MULHERES (RTP Broadcast), for which he was nominated for an Authors Award (SPA), and co-wrote the short FILOMENA (2019, Pedro Cabeleira), which competed at IndieLisboa. Parallel to his writing, Diogo worked on the distribution of the documentary JOSÉ AND PILAR (2010, Miguel Mendes), on the production of DAMNED SUMMER (2017, Pedro Cabeleira) and produced the web series SUBSOLO (for RTP Play and Youtube).
Diogo teaches Screenwriting at CSARTS and has written and co-written several projects currently in development: Sonata La Suggia (a drama series produced by David&Golias); By Flávio (a dramedy short that has secured financing and will be shot in 2020, directed by Pedro Cabeleira); Entroncamento (a crime drama feature produced by Fado Filmes, to be directed by Pedro Cabeleira, selected for the IFP Week 2019 - Project Forum); The Confession (a dark drama short that will be Diogo's directorial debut, awarded a financing grant by the GDA Foundation); and Félix Finale (a comedy web series produced by Comicalate)

DIOGO FIGUEIRA

Music composition bachelor in National Conservatory of Lisbon. Teaches music in portuguese public education. Music critic in “Expresso” newspaper since 1984 and colaborated with “Jornal de Letras”, “Público”, “Blitz” and several other key periodical publications.  

Colaborations in texts/communications/projects/jury for: Cinemateca Portuguesa; Frankfurt Book Fair; Ministery of Culture; Curtas – Vila do Conde Short Film Festival; WOMEX/The World Music Expo/Berlim, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and several others.

Published Books: “Road of Fire/Bruce Springsteen”, “Nocturnals/Tom Waits” and many others, all published by Assírio & Alvim

Professor of Music Production for Film, Sound Forms, Aesthethics and Music Forms in  Lisbon Theatre and Film School since 2002.

JOÃO LISBOA

Born in Porto, 1991. Studied in Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC), specializing in directing and finishing her degree in Prague at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Afterwards, she went to Paris to do a year of training in animation at the Atelier de Sèvres. This led her to proceed and conclude her studies in London with animation masters at the Royal College of Art. “Come to me”, her first-year film, was selected to festivals all over the world. Her graduation film, “The Village Game”, was pre-selected for a BAFTA nomination in the student films category.
In 2017 she worked for clients such as BBC, Google and CNN as a concept artist and animator based in London.
Since June 2018 she has been living in Portugal and working permanently at Bando à Parte studios in Oporto and intermittently with Videolotion studios in Lisbon. She have been a visiting lecturer at Atelier de Sèvres to teach a “Workshop on Sand and Painting Animation”. At present, she’s working in animation as an animator, colorist, illustrator, teacher and art director.

MARTA ANDRADE

Born in 1978 in Lisboa. Has a degree in Cinema at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC) where he also completed his Masters with the highly regarded film  A NOITE DE SANTO ANTÓNIO (Vigo, Blow Up Chicago, TCM London, Figueira da Foz and many others).  

His first feature film was NATÁLIA, A DIVA TRAGICÓMICA (2011) is a landmark documentary produced for RTP2 (public cultural television) where all of his films (including ESTÓRIAS and TIO CARLOS 1942-1969) were broadcasted.

Currently producing and directing his 6th film, the Portuguese/Spanish coproduction COUTO MIXTO.

Film critic and translator of cinema publications for Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Founder, and current director, of Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival

JOÃO GOMES