António Gaio Award Jury

Nuno Dias


Luís Nuno Coelho Dias, born in Porto (September 20, 1971), holds a PhD in Design from the University of Aveiro. He also holds a Master’s in Multimedia Design and a degree in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. He has been lecturing at the University of Aveiro since 1999, for several project and interaction design subjects in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral design degrees and in the Bachelor’s degree of New Communication Technologies of the University of Aveiro. He has been director of the Bachelor’s degree in Design since 2013. He has developed several projects in the area of communication, identity and interaction design. He is a researcher at the Research Institute for Media Design and Culture (ID +) in the areas of interaction design and experience design, with a special focus on the phenomenological approach and emerging paradigms of body interaction.

Margarida Madeira


Margarida Madeira was born in Canas de Senhorim, Portugal in 1987. She studied communication design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and it was during an exchange year in Poland that her interest in character animation was aroused.
In 2012 she took her Animation Master’s in Barcelona, which resulted in the short film “Olinda”. “Dona Fúnfia”, “Os Prisioneiros” and “Especialidade da Casa”, her latest short films, have been selected for over forty international festivals and have already won several prizes. After living in Spain, Columbia and Mexico, she currently resides in Lisbon, where she is developing animation and illustration projects at her freshly-founded production company, Pickle Films.

Tiago Alves


Print and radio journalist, film programmer and promotor since 1995.
Radio-wise, he has hosted the magazine programme CINEMANIA for 8 years on TSF. He currently coordinates and presents CINEMAX, a programme with daily and weekly emissions, on Antena 1 and Antena 3.
Besides its radio presence, CINEMAX is an online movie channel dedicated to contemporary cinematography, and a television show that exhibits short films on RTP2.
Since 1999 he has written regularly about cinema in various publications: the magazine Visão, the daily newspaper Jornal de Notícias, and the digital magazine Metropolis.
Currently, he is a programmer of Shortcutz Ovar.
Tiago Alves believes that film is larger than life, but always hopes to be surprised by reality, and says that working in the film industry is its own reward.