Selection Jury – Short films

Paulo D’Alva


Degree in fine arts – ESAP – Artistic School of Oporto. Master’s degree in visual arts education at the University of Aveiro.
He began his career in animation film in 1995 , working as an animator and co- director of several short films, highlighting the ” Alfredo ” series. In 1997 he held his first short film entitled ” The night stank ” , participating in more than one hundred national and international festivals grossing a total of 11 awards , including the Grand Prix and the first prize GOLD Film Festival ” 10 International Juvenale Klagenfurt ” Austria 99. in 2013 realizes his second film entitled” Carrotrope ” produced in Bando à Parte studios where since then collaborates as a director and animator on various projects . “End of the Line” is his last film.

Maria João Martins


Journalist, writer, and Social History of Fashion teacher, Maria João Martins was born in Vila Franca de Xira in June 1967.
A frequent contributor to Visão, Notícias Magazine, Volta ao Mundo and Máxima, her career as a journalist started at the Diário de Lisboa, when she was 20. After that historic periodical closed, she was an editor for the weekly Sete and the Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias, where she worked for 20 years. She presented her own programme on RDP-Antena 2 and was the press consultant at the Instituto Camões. Amongst other journalism awards, she received the Newcomer in Reporting Award from the Clube Português de Imprensa and the Júlio César Machado Prize from the Lisbon City Hall.
She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from the Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, and has published several book in this area, such as O Paraíso Triste – A Vida Quotidiana em Lisboa durante a IIª Guerra Mundial (The Sad Paradise- Daily Life in Lisbon during World War 2) (1994), O Pecado não Mora ao Lado – O Estado Novo contra a Sedução (Sin does not live next door- The Estado Novo against seduction) (1999) and História da Criança em Portugal (History of the Child in Portugal) (2014).
In the area of fiction she has published the novels Escola de Validos (2007) and Como o Ar que Respiras (2011). In 2016 she entered the biography scene, with a book that focused on the life and work of the journalist Margarida Marante.

Matos Barbosa


A cineclub member, he was part of the group who initiated the creative movement of the current FPCA (Portuguese Federation of Film and Audiovisuals), of whose Board he was also a member. He was in the Portuguese delegation at UNICA in Ostend (Belgium), Cologne (Germany) and Saint Nazaire (France). He has been a jury member at national and international festivals. In 1984 and 2005 he was president of CINANIMA’s Jury. With an extensive filmography (animation works and documentaries), his films won prizes in Germany, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Mozambique, Portugal and Rhodesia. A penciller, he is also the author of several and important works of illustration and comics. He is the author of “We’re Doing Alright”, one of the most important documentaries in Portuguese cinema. Between 2008 and 2010, he returns to film directing to direct a short animated film about stories by Raúl Brandão and voiced by Joaquim de Almeida with the support of ICA/Ministry of Culture and RTP.