Sandra Rocha studied Communication Sciences and Audiovisual and is currently responsible for the Cooperation Projects Office for the Film and Media Arts Department at Lusófona University. For the past 17 years she has been managing all cooperation actions between partners, both from academia and industry, namely several cooperation projects under Media Programme Training and Erasmus Plus. She is the consortium coordinator for KEM and local manager for Docnomads.
Mart is cinematographer for feature, documentary, short and educational films, commercials and a freelance storyboard artist and illustrator for films and hundreds of commercials.
For ten years he has also worked as gaffer and electrician for films and commercials and as a freelance Assistant Camera and DIT for films and commercials (35mm, 16mm, HD, HDV).
His short film “Distance" (2012 directed by Janno Jürgens) was chosen by Locarno International Film Festival 2012 - Pardi di Domani short film competition programme.
In addition to filmmaking and teaching he also writes about films, since 2012 for movie blog "I Love Films" and many of his reviews and articles are regularly republished in the Estonian Public Broadcasting website and other sites. Mart Raun is also the course coordinator of Viewfinder JMD programme.
Manuel José Damásio
Manuel is a full professor and the head of the film and media art department at Lusófona University. He obtained his tenure in 2011 from Minho University in Portugal and holds a PhD in media studies from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He has worked as a trainer, consultant and producer in the audiovisual industry at a European and international level for more than twenty years and has a strong past experience as head researcher and project manager in several national and European research and development projects.
Oscar works as film-maker and photographer, having recently written and directed DARK WATER a unique collaboration with Scottish Opera and composer Malcolm Lindsay, which opened at Palm Springs Film Festival. Oscar has written six feature length screenplays, including an adaptation of the multi award-winning novel REEF, and the original screenplay A COUPLE OF KOOKS.
Oscar is currently working on an exciting crossover project, entitled CARMEN’S TWO WEDDINGS; an adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, commissioned by Scottish Opera, which is both a live opera and feature film. Oscar’s next film will be A COUPLE OF KOOKS, which he will direct early 2018.
Oscar has produced two feature films, including BLINDED starring Peter Mullan as well as numerous short films.
As a photographer, Oscar has exhibited in one group exhibition in London and his first solo show called Vanitas August 2013. Oscar is currently working on an ambitious project, Waterfalls, which will form the basis of a book & solo exhibition. Oscar has just completed the photography for ‘Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide’.
Oscar teaches at Screen Academy Scotland and has recently set up lo-fi; a low budget feature film initiative supported by BBC Scotland.
Gonçalo Galvão Teles
Gonçalo Galvão Teles graduated from the University of Lisbon with a Law Degree before traveling to the United States to complete the Master’s Program in Screenwriting at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC). Upon returning to Portugal, his first produced screenplay, the animated short “The Suspicion”, went on to win the Cartoon D’Or for Best European Animation of the year 2000.
Since then, Gonçalo has developed a career as writer, director and producer of more than twenty films and is presently directing his new feature film “Ice”, scheduled for released in the Spring of 2014. He is a full professor at the film department at Universidade Lusófona.