Jury and Guests


Amarante Abramovici

Filmmaker, Programmer
Official Competition

Amarante Abramovici was born in Aix-en-Provence, in 1978. Filmmaker graduated at La Femis, Paris, she directed Circa Me (2002), Mouvements para partos imaginados (2002), Gaia (2004), Dezembro (2008), semailles | setembro (2016), and co-directed A Colher (2010), and Rasura (2019), among others. She frequently programs film screenings and cycles, and is a programmer for Doclisboa since 2020. She collaborates on film-focused educational projects and teaches Film and Video since 2008. She is a researcher on 8mm film in Portugal. She also has been part of group exhibitions, most recently Projeto Tomate: corpo. trabalho. pobreza (2020-21).

Daniel Gorjão

Actor, Programmer
Official Competition

Daniel Gorjão was born in Minde in 1984. He trained as an actor at Universidade Moderna and later on at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. In 2003 he debuts at the Teatro Politeama ensemble, having worked with theatre director Filipe La Féria for seven years. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Emergentes – TNDM II / Festival de Almada Award and stages um dia dancei SÓ dancei um dia. Since then, he has staged several plays. In 2014 he was nominated for both the Time Out and Prémios Novos awards for Radiografia de um nevoeiro imperturbável. In 2017 he wins the Cidade de Lisboa / Fatal Award for ama como a estrada começa for the GTIST ensemble, and also in 2017 he stages Júlia for the São Luiz Teatro Municipal. More recently he creates Nós como futuro for the CNB. He works as acting and dubbing coach for RTP since 2010. Since 2016 he is responsible for the performing arts program of RTP2. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Post-Graduation in Dramaturgy at ESMAE.

larose s. larose

Official Competition

A subject of the neoliberal mobile economy of the arts, larose s. larose was born in Montréal (CA), holds an MA from the Dutch Art Institute (NL), and currently lives in Porto (PT). Their work in video, performance and installation seeks to counter the contamination of queer imaginaries by heteronormative politics, global capitalism, and imperialist pop culture.

Ana Gabriela Cabilhas

President of the Students Federation of Porto
Casa Comum Award

Ana Gabriela Cabilhas is President of the Porto Academic Federation, having already coordinated the social area, and been responsible for the employability and entrepreneurship section. Graduated in Nutrition Sciences by FCNAUP, she is now on the 2nd year of the Master’s in Consumption and Nutrition Sciences, at the same university. Since enrolling in university, she has actively participated in student’s associations, having started this path at AEFCNAUP. She represents the students at the University of Porto’s General Council and is part of the Assembly of the Portuguese Nutrition Association.      

Jorge Gato

Casa Comum Award

Jorge Gato is a Psychologist and Researcher at the Psychology Centre of the University of Porto. His research focusses on LGBTQ+ Psychology, Family and Gender, themes on which he has published both nationally and internationally. He strongly believes that psychologists have a central role in contemporary society, in terms of promoting both personal and social change. Given so, besides his research and clinical practice, he is an active advocate for human rights of the LGBTQ+ population.

Marinela Freitas

Casa Comum Award

Marinela Freitas is a Researcher at the Margarida Losa Comparative Literature Institute, in which she is part of Directors Board and in which she coordinates the Intersexuality research. She holds a PhD by the Humanities Faculty of the University of Porto, where she teaches, among others, Feminist Studies and Queer Theory. She co-edited (alongside Ana Luísa Amaral) the poetry anthology dedicated to gender and sexuality Do Corpo: Outras Habitações. Identidades e Desejos Outros em Alguma Poesia Portuguesa (Assírio&Alvim, 2018) and is the author of Emily Dickinson e Luiza Neto Jorge: Quantas Faces? (PEN Clube Award - Essay 2015).

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