Team and Contacts


  • Organization: Cineclube de Tavira
  • Artistic Direction and Progamming: Candela Varas & Débora Pinho Mateus
  • Production: José Avelino Pinto
  • Copy Management: Adriano Smaldone
  • Subtitling: Cláudia Brito, Diogo Grácio, Lara Kahrel, Margarida Silva Dias, Sara David Lopes (Coordenação), Adriano Smaldone
  • Communication: Sara Cunha, Diana Reis
  • Translation: Miguel Figueiredo, Daniel Reifferscheid, Sara David Lopes, Melinda Eltenton
  • Sponsoring: Catarina Homem De Sá, Maré Martinez
  • Filming & Spot Festival: Luísa Homem
  • República 14 / Screening On The Olhanense Tour: Nelson Simplício, Diogo Braga, Inês Afonso
  • Interviews: Miguel Dinis De Oliveira
  • Graphic Design: Barbara Says…

Acknowledgements: Abel Ramos, Alexis Díaz Pimienta, Ana Isabel Soares, Bruno Mendes da Silva, Bruno Silva, Carlos Campaniço, Carlos Natálio, Diogo Braga, Emiliano Aiello, Flor Georges-Picot, Graça Lobo, Inês Afonso, Isa Catarina Mateus, Isidoro Gago, Javier Tolentino, João Viana, José Couto, Lluis Miñarro, Lola Dueñas, Ludovica Andò, Marc Berdet, Marion, Hänsel, Massimo Canevacci, Mirian Tavares, Paulo Abelho, Rosa Maria Martelo, Ruth Pérez de Anucita, Yasmina Tippenhauer.

Special acknowledgements to Marion Hänsel


International Competition jury

  • Ana Isabel Soares
    Ana Isabel Soares has a degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Portuguese/English) from the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (1993), as well as a PhD in the Theory of Literature, from that same university (2003), where she completed a postdoctoral research project on Portuguese cinema and poetry (2009). She has taught at the University of Algarve since 1996, and in other universities in Portugal and abroad. She was one the founders and the first President (2010-2014) of the Portuguese Association of Moving Image Researchers (AIM). Her scientific research centers on literary studies, film studies, and poetry. Essays resulting from her research have been published in various national and international journals. Together with Merja de Mattos-Parreira, she translated the Finnish epic Kalevala into Portuguese (published in 2013). She is a member of the executive board of CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication (University of Algarve)..

  • João Viana
    João Viana is an Angolan-Portuguese film director and screenwriter whose films have won awards or been selected for screening at Berlin, Venice and Cannes film festivals. He is known for always making a feature and a short film pair. He was selected for Cinefondation at Cannes (2015), Project 189 Bangkok (2019) and awarded the prestigious DAAD artist-in-residence programme twice (2013 and 2018). With the backing of DAAD and funds from the Federal Foreign Office he is developing his next pair of films Kwanza Nord and Kwanza Sud at the Cité des Arts in Paris (2020). He is General Secretary of APCA – Portuguese Association of Film Producers. Filmography: The Swimming Pool (Corto Cortíssimo, Venice 2004), Alfama (Clermond – Ferrand 2009), Tabatô (Best Film Daad Award - Berlinale 2013), The Battle of Tabatô (Special Mention of the Jury - Berlinale 2013) Madness (Berlinale Shorts 2018) Our Madness (Cinefondation Cannes /Berlinale 2018).

  • Carlos Natálio
    Carlos Natálio (Lisbon, 1980) has degrees in Law and Cinema. He has a Masters and PhD. in Communication Sciences with thesis on Contemporary Cinema and Education for Cinema. He is a film critic and co-editor of the Portuguese website À pala de Walsh, of which he co-founded. He is a film programmer for IndieLisboa Film Festival. He also collaborates in the association Os Filhos de Lumière, in the writing of teaching material about cinema, pedagogy and film analysis. In 2016-17, as part of the European project CinEd - European Cinema Education for Youth, he wrote two pedagogical e-books on Pedro Costa’s Blood (1989) and Manoel de Oliveira’s Aniki-Bóbó (1942). In 2017, he co-edited the book “O Cinema Não Morreu: Crítica e Cinefilia À pala de Walsh”

  • Ruth Pérez de Anucita
    Head of Communications, member of the Management Committee and member of the Selection Committee at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Ruth Pérez de Anucita has a Degree in Journalism obtained at the University of Navarre (Spain). She has worked for more than ten years in the media, including at El Mundo, Deia, Diario de Noticias de Álava and Noticias de Gipuzkoa, where, for seven years, as head of the Culture section, she was responsible for reporting on the Festival. She has also worked in the Festival daily editorial department. Until joining our team, she had been assistant manager of the cultural programme for the San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016 Foundation. She wrote the script for the play on the 50th anniversary of the Lagun bookshop and has participated in the short film selection Kimuak, the Basque government programme for the international promotion and distribution of Basque short films (2018 and 2019).

  • Lluís Miñarro
    Barcelona born Lluís Miñarro, is a maverick filmmaker and producer. He has directed Love Me Not (2019), Stella Cadente (2014), and the documentaries Blow Horn (2009) and Familystrip (2009). As a producer, Miñarro has participated in 41 highly original feature films, that have won over 120 prizes, and have been screened at the most prestigious international film festivals and museums such as MoMa and the Tate, and are included in film archives. Among the filmmakers that he has worked with, are names such as Manoel de Oliveira, Albert Serra, Naomi Kawase, José Luis Guerín or Lisandro Alonso. In 2010, his coproduction Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, received the Palme d’Or in Cannes. Miñarro has also been a member of the jury at many film festivals, including Locarno, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastián, Nara, Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, and Munich. He has been distinguished with the “Barcelona City Award” for his commitment to the arts. Retrospectives of his work have been presented in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Tanger, Beijing, Cali, Montevideo and Fortaleza.


  • Pere Ferré
  • Yudji Oliveira
  • Fábio Correia
  • Daniela Fernandes
  • Ana Rostron