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.
He 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.
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.
Between 1990 and 2006 Paul directed dozens of hours of television for the UK’s five terrestrial channels, specialising in drama series, short films and documentaries.
Paul also worked as a producer and screenwriter on film projects, in TV comedy, drama and entertainment. Since 2006, Paul has worked at Screen Academy Scotland, initially heading up the directing tuition there and subsequently as programme leader on the MA Film.
Paul has many years’ experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and as has devised, and worked throughout the world on, international workshops in screenwriting, directing and producing.
Paul has served on juries for the Royal Television Society, BAFTA and at international film festivals. He continues to practice as a film maker in the arena of contemporary art.
His video work has been exhibited in galleries in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow.
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.