SHORTCUTZ OVAR JURY
Degree in Sound and Image, specialization in Directing by the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto.
Since 2003 he has been working in animation and motion graphics, as well as directing and editing TV programmes.
He has also directed and co-directed animation and fiction short-films.
His last animation “End of the line” was present in many National and International film festivals.
IMAGE EDITOR AT RTP/PORTO
Image Editor at RTP / Porto.
He was the promoter and director of Ovarvídeo – National Video Festival of Ovar, from 1996 to 2004.
Since June 2013 coordinates “Ovarmemorias” a page of Ovar memories.
Received a Neptune “Culture 2001”, individual prize for the realization of the Ovarvídeo.
JOSÉ ALBERTO RODRIGUES
PROFESSOR ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
For 12 years, José taught at the University – initial training courses for teachers of Visual and Technological Education and also Masters in the same area.
President of APEVT from 2006 to 2016 and Director of the Teacher Training Centre of this scientific association between 2009 and 2016.
José also works as trainer in the area of Arts and Technologies and has guided numerous teacher training courses over a period of more than 15 years.
He is the author of school textbooks, of the book “Analyse, Explore & Create”. He is currently developing editorial projects in the area of animated, mobile and pop-up books.
In 2014 he was Commissioner of the 7th International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira.
He participates regularly in national and international Meetings and Conferences, either presenting communications or guiding workshops. He has now more than 30 articles published in journals and events.
Member of the Organising Committee of CINANIMA – International Animated Film Festival of Espinho since 1998, he is also the Coordinator of this Festival’s Educational Service.
He has participated in several juries in the fields of arts and education and was a member of the jury at film festivals such as “Curtas Sadinas”, “IFF – Immersive Film Festival 2015” and “FEST 2016”.
JOSÉ MIGUEL MOREIRA
SCREENWRITER & FILM DIRECTOR
Winner of more than a dozen awards in national and international cinema festivals, whether in script writing, either with short fiction films he has done, with the last two Fantasporto premiered in 2011 (A Parideira) and Fantasporto 2012 (System Failure). As director (and scriptwriter) he prepares a new short film project with the working title of “Aparições” which premiered expected in 2017.
LILIANA S. LASPRILLA
In 2012 she started to focus on documentaries with the project “Tanger Gool”, by Juan Gautier (Smiz & Pixel), shot between Spain and Morocco. Back in Portugal, she worked at Red Desert Films with the documentary director Pedro Neves (“Agua Fria”, “Hospedaria” “Tarrafal”).
Since 2014 she is the Producer at Pixbee, developing cinema projects in national and international Forums and looking for new talents. She produced “Brothers” (2015), by Pedro Magano (Grand Prix at Caminhos Film Festival (PT), Best Documentary at FEST – New Directors Film Festival (PT); selected in Docs DF – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Ciudad Mexico (MX), Filmes do Homem International Film Festival (PT), invited by Visions Du Réel Cinema Market in 2016 and also exhibited in Cape Verde, Mozambique, USA, Russia; Between 2014 and 2016 she produced “An Ocean away from home” (2016), for RTP International TV channel, shot between Canada and Portugal, (Honorable Mention at Caminhos Film Festival (PT)), also exhibited, so far, in São Paulo (BR), New Bedford (USA) and Moscow (RUSS). In 2018 “Luana” will be released as the first fiction short film of Pedro Magano.
While developing other documentaries from international directors, Liliana is pre-producing “Saudade”, by Anna Azevedo (known by “BerlinBall “, “Dreznica”, “In Search for the Land without evil”), and international coproduction between Pixbee and Hy Brazil shot in Portugal, Brazil and Cabo Verde.
Recently she also took part of the Jury at Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira (2016) and was the Cinema Production Tutor during Cinemalogia 2017, a training program of Caminhos Film Festival.
DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR, TEACHER
Bachelor of Fine Arts – ESAP – Escola Superior Artística do Porto. Master’s degree in visual arts teaching at the University of Aveiro.
He began his career in animation cinema in 1995, working as an animator and co-director in several short films, notably the series “Alfredo”.
In 1997 he made his first short film titled “The Night Smelled Badly”, participating in more than a hundred national and international festivals, winning a total of 11 prizes, among them the Grand Prize and the First GOLD prize of the ” 10 International Juvenale Klagenfurt “Austria 99.
In 2013 he made his second film entitled” Carrotrope “and in 2016 the film” End of the Line “produced at Bando à Parte studios where he collaborated as a director and animator on several projects.
At the moment he is producing his new film “Esquizoframe” in his recent production company “Amarela Mecânica”.