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SHORTCUTZ AVEIRO TEAM


RITA CAPUCHO
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, PROGRAMMER & HOST
Rita Capucho is co-director of the Porto Femme International Film Festival and programmer of the Femme Sessions.

She works as a producer and programmer in several cultural organizations.

She is PhD student in Artistic Studies, specializing in Film and Image Studies at the University of Coimbra.

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Art Studies from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

She is a member of the Working Group on Artistic Currents and Intellectual Movements of the CEIS20 – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century of the University of Coimbra and the group Image, Art, Ethics and Society of the Federal University of Pará.

She was a jury member at several international and national film festivals and also belongs to the organization of the São Tomé Festfilm.

Member of the Poetic Group of Aveiro, organizes the Poetry Slam Aveiro, as well as other events related to poetry.

She was one of the founding members of the AVANCA | CINEMA – International Cinema Conference – Art, Technology, Communication and also editorial producer of the International Journal of Cinema.

She was a programmer at Dolce Vita’s Ovar Cinema, at “The Thursdays of Cinema” of the Movie Theater of Estarreja and at “The Films of Our Tuesdays”of Aveiro Theater.



ANA CASTRO
COMMUNICATION, PROGRAMMER & HOST
Ana Castro has a Master’s degree in Multimedia and Communication, specializing in Digital Audiovisual, by the University of Aveiro.

From 2016 to the present, works in the field of digital marketing and administration at the company Macieira de Castro, Engineering, Ltd. and Douro Cruzinha Valley – Agriculture and Wine Tourism, Ltd.

President of XX Element Project – Cultural Association and co-Director at Porto Femme – International Film Festival, she’s also a film programmer for the Femme Sessions, which takes place monthly in Porto and Aveiro.

She is jury member at several national and international film festivals.

She was responsible for the film programming of the “Thursdays’ Cinema”, at the Estarreja’s Cine-Theatre, and of the “The Films of Our Tuesdays”, at Aveirense’s Theatre, by the Avanca’s Cine-Club and Plano Obrigatório Association respectively.

She was part of the production team of Filmógrafo Animation Studios and Avanca’s Cine-club, which as an annual production of about 12 films, amongst shorts and feature films.

Being a member of the direction of the Avanca’s Cine-Club, she coordinated the Official Selection of the AVANCA – International Meetings of Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia from 2014 to 2017, performing additional functions in the organization of the Festival to date.

She’s a member of the direction board of ASSECOM-CA (Santomense Association of Multimedia Communication, Cultural and Artistic Communication) and has collaborated since 2018 in the organization of São Tomé Fest Film.



MAFALDA GARCIA
PRODUCER
Producer. Born in Luanda, Angola.

Currently works for the Público Reservado Company.

She has been working in this activity since 1985 on a part-time or full-time basis.

Production of musical shows with national and international artists as a collaborator for the company Bararte in Aveiro, producing Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, George Moustaki, Joan Manuel Serrat as well as Madredeus and other singers.

Elaborated and organized theater tours in Portugal and France; Ponto de Partida Theater Company (Barbacena – Brazil), and others with actors such as Nelson Xavier, Cecil Tiré among others.

She worked for 7 years in Brazil, produced for Banco De Brasil, producing several cultural events, from street entertainment, music, theater, workshops, exhibitions, in different parts of the country.



JOÃO NUNO SILVA
PHOTOGRPAHER & COMMUNICATION
Music lover, compulsive reader, worshiper of still or moving images, on a screen, on top of a stage or in a landscape, preferably with a good story.

This is the best summary of what the person João Nuno Silva is.

– creator of the Blog – A Certeza da Música (11 years already done),
– concert promoter and producer,
– ex-broadcaster (with the dream of returning),
– advisor to the OuTonalidades Festival,
– DJ with a strong preference for music made by Portuguese (since 1990).

Recently, he is also an organizer of musical documentary shows and talks about discs, in short, an enthusiast, not only, of everything that concerns music, but also involved in various associative movements, of which the Aveiro Department of José Afonso Association.

Deep down, a “restless person” who likes to help make things happen.


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