Jury and Awards


Great Prize Vicente Pinto de Abreu
For best International Competition film
3.000 euro prize money

PARTIDA, by Caco Ciocler

Companhia das Culturas/ Fundação Pereira Monteiro Award
For best International Competition director among emergent authors (≤36 years)
Artistic residency at Companhia das Culturas


SPAutores Award - Cinema Falado
For best Portuguese-speaking film of all programme, except when marked
3.000 euro prize money

ÊXTASE, by Moara Passoni

Transmission Award
For best film in Transmission programme
1.000 euro prize money

NIÑOS SOMOS TODOS, by Sergi Camerón

Cinema Novo Award by Canal180
For best Cinema Novo Competition film
500 euro prize money, 2.000 euro in services at BLIT and 500 euro in services at Show Reel

HÁ ALGUÉM NA TERRA, by Francisca Magalhães, Joana Tato Borges and Maria Canela

Honourable Mention

JAMAIKA, by Alexander Sussman

Arché Award by Companhia das Culturas/ Fundação Pereira Monteiro
For best project presented at Arché lab
Artistic residency at Companhia das Culturas 

LOS SALDOS, by Raúl Capdevila Murillo 


International Competition

António Preto

António Preto lives and works in Porto. He holds a Master's degree in Art Theories from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa and a PhD in History and Semiology of Text and Image from the Université Paris-Diderot - Paris 7 (thesis on the relationship between literature and cinema in the work of Manoel de Oliveira). He is also an integrated researcher at the Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo of Escola Superior Artística do Porto He has been working as a commissioner and programmer, oriented seminars, participated in international colloquiums and published essays in university editions as well as other specialized magazines and channels. He is currently director of Casa Manoel de Oliveira, of the Serralves Foundation.

Erika Balsom

Erika Balsom is a professor of Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King's College London. Her book After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013) and a frequent contributor to magazines such as Artforum, Frieze and Sight and Sound. Her academic work has been published in magazines such as Cinema Journal, Screen, and Grey Room, and has contributed to exhibition catalogues of artists such as Sarah Sze, Candice Breitz and Rachel Rose. In 2018, she was awarded a Leverhulme Prize and the Katherine Singer Kovacs essay award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Ramiro Ledo Cordeiro

Ramiro Ledo Cordeiro (Lugo, 1981) is the general director and programmer of DUPLEX Cinema (Ferrol) and responsible for NUMAX Distribución. Since its creation in 2014, he has chaired the NUMAX cooperative until September 2020 and was the general director and programmer of NUMAX Cinema (Santiago de Compostela). DUPLEX Cinema combines the programming of film premieres with vanguardist projections and new digitalized restored classics. NUMAX Distribution is an independent distributor of contemporary cinéma d'auteur. Latest releases include "Vitalina Varela" by Pedro Costa; "Estaba en casa, pero..." by Angela Schanelec; "Longa noite" by Eloy Enciso and "O que queimde" by Oliver Laxe. As a filmmaker, he directed "VidaExtra" (2013); "Galicia 1936-2011. Studies on or film by Carlos Velo" (2011); "O proceso de Artaud" (2010) and "CCCV- Cineclube Carlos Varela" (2005). 

Cinema Falado 

Eduarda Neves

Eduarda Neves has a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy, in the area of Aesthetics. She coordinates the research group Art and Critical Studies of the Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (CEAA) of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP), where she is also an assistant professor. She has organised several cycles of debates and conferences, for various institutions: Theatre in the History of Performing Arts; The Body in the Arts; Contemporary Art: Approaches and Perspectives; From Photography as Representation to Photography as Fiction; The Photographic Image: from Concept to Work, among many others. She also develops independent work as curator and essayist.

Inês Moreira

Inês Moreira is an Architect (FAUP), PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge (Goldmiths Univ. London). Her career in culture intersects the fields of art, architecture and curatorship/museology with broader areas such as visual culture, urban culture and critical thinking about the city, territory, memory and heritage. Curator, editor and cultural organizer of exhibitions, biennials and cultural events in European countries, she is an active participant in European cultural and academic research networks. She is a post-doctoral researcher at NOVA and a guest lecturer at Belas Artes do Porto. Current interests: post-industrial territories, life cycles of the building and of places transformed by man, modes of mediation, research and public presentation. 

Sérgio Dias Branco is a guest lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Coimbra, where he coordinates Film and Image Studies and directs the Master in Artistic Studies. He is a member of the Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX from Universidade de Coimbra and of the film analysis group of Oxford University, The Magnifying Class. He has taught at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and at the University of Kent, where he was awarded a PhD in Film Studies. He has published several books on film and is co-editor of international scientific journals in this field.




Capicua was born in Porto in the 80's, discovered the Hip Hop culture in the 90's (first by graffiti and then by music), going from mere listener to apprentice Rapper in the 00's. A sociologist by training, she considers herself a militant rapper and is known for her excellent writing, emotionally and politically engaged. She has edited several records and collaborated with artists like Sérgio Godinho, Gisela João, Aline Frazão, Ana Bacalhau, Camané or Sara Tavares.

Daniel Arasanz

Daniel Arasanz is a director, screenwriter and documentary editor whose career began in 2010 with Venid a las Cloacas: La Historia de La Banda Trapera del Río, winner of the national award and the audience prize of the In-Edit festival. In 2013 he directed El Peor Dios, about the musical group Desechables, and in 2019 he directed Parchis: El Documental, which premiered on Netflix. He is also responsible for the national booking and technical department of the International In-Edit Festival of music documentaries.

Manuela Azevedo

Manuela Azevedo is a Portuguese singer, vocalist of the Portuguese band Clã. She has a degree in Law and also attended the General Piano Course. In 1992 she was the founder, as vocalist, of the band group Clã. She also integrated the musical project Humanos, with Camané, David Fonseca and other musicians, which recreated the legacy of António Variações between 2004 and 2006. She collaborated with some of the most important authors of the Portuguese independent music scene and participated in projects of various artistic fields, from theatre to cinema.


Cinema Novo Competition

Andreia Magalhães

Andreia Magalhães has developed her professional activity in several national and international museums, mainly in the study and management of collections and in the production of exhibitions. She holds a PhD from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto with a thesis on the dissemination of film in artistic reception practices and structures in the 1960s and 1970s. She currently directs the Núcleo de Arte da Oliva and the Centro de Artes de São João da Madeira.

Joana Domingues

Joana Domingues is a portuguese video director, based in Porto, working in Canal180.

Tânia Dinis

Tânia Dinis, born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, living in Porto, holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices from Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto and a Degree in Theatre Studies, Interpretation, from Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE). She has developed work as an actress and director and her films have been shown in several national and international film festivals.



Mario do Carmo Piçarra

Maria do Carmo Piçarra is a professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, a researcher at ICNOVA and a grant holder (2018-2019) from Fundação Oriente. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences, having, between 2013-2018, developed the postdoctoral research Cinema Empire - Portugal, France and England, representations of the empire in cinema. She is a film programmer, co-founder of ANIKI - Portuguese Journal of Moving Image and was board's advisor of the Portuguese Institute of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia (1998–1999). Among other publications, she has published the two-volume work Salazar vai ao cinema (Salazar goes to the movies), and Azuis ultramarinos. Censura e propaganda no cinema do Estado Novo (Ultramarine blues. Censorship and propaganda in Estado Novo's cinema).

Vanja Munjin Paiva

Researcher, critic and film programmer. Sociologist and graduated in Film Theory and Criticism at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She currently works as a programmer at the Valdivia International Film Festival (FICValdivia), writes regularly for the film criticism chilean website El Agente Cine and is also doing a PhD in Artistic Studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa developing a research on Latin American experimental and non-fiction film with the support of CONICYT - BECA CHILE 2019.

Vítor Ribeiro

Film programmer at the Casa das Artes de Famalicão, with emphasis on Close-up - Observatório de Cinema, since May 2016, he holds a Master's Degree in Cultural and Literary Mediation, Specialization Area in Film and Literature Studies (Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade do Minho, 2011-2013) with a thesis in the form of a Film Script, which crosses two works by Goethe, The Elective Affinities and Werther. He is the programmer of the Cineclube de Joane and has written regularly about cinema for several publications, among which the newspaper Público and the website À Pala de Walsh stand out.