Selection Jury

Alice Guimarães


In 2003, Alice Eça Guimarães specialized in Digital Arts in the Sound and Image Department, at the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University. Since then she has worked in various techniques, by various means, not only in advertising with companies such as Sonae, Intermarché and Leya, as well as animated film, gathering some awards along the way. She finished her first short film in pixilation, “Amélia & Duarte” in partnership with Mónica Santos. Currently she is working on her second short film in pixilation co-directed with Mónica Santos.

Pedro Mota Teixeira


Pedro Mota Teixeira, PhD in Communication Sciences, Audiovisual speciality, from the University of Minho (2013); Master in Multimedia Art (2007) and a degree in Communication Design (2001) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. He attends the program Socrates / Erasmus, having studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France (2001). Associate Professor from Superior School of Design of Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) since 2011, he is the Director of the Department of Art and Communication and Audiovisual Laboratory Coordinator. He teaches in Graphic Design degree and Master’s degrees in Illustration and Animation (since 2010) and Digital Design (2016). He publishes and presents regularly scientific papers in the field of audiovisual and digital animation since 2009. He is co-founder and Organization Chair of the International Conference of Illustration and Animation since 2012. He holds the title of Specialist (according to the decree 206/2009) in the field of Audiovisual, awarded by the School of Technology (IPCA), a consortium of North Polytechnics and APD (Portuguese Association of Design) since 2011. Along with his teaching activity in higher education he has developed work as a director in animated film, advertising and motion graphics for television and cinema, music videoclips, for entities such as RTP 1, RTP 2, SIC, TVI, Porto Canal, Porto Digital, Portuguese Football Federation, Lisbon Oceanarium, Porto City Hall, Dr. António Cupertino Miranda Foundation, Valentim de Carvalho, Universal Music Portugal, Porto Metro, etc; and for artists like, Blind Zero, Boss Ac, Mind the Gap, Mário Laginha, etc. Noteworthy are projects like “Story of a Caramel” (2007), with the participation of the actor António Feio in his first and only experience into the field of interpretation for animation films (with the support of ICA), television generic as “Planet music”, “Surf Total”, “My Mother in Law is a Witch”, “Superbatatoon”, “Top Buracos”, “Camilo em Sarilhos”, among others.

Manuel 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.