Faculty

The Directing - Cinema and Television Master's faculty includes, besides its teachers, a significant set of invited lectures of recognized experience and academic and/or professional merit in the filed of contemporary,  such as artists, curators, critics and researchers:

ALBERTO SAMANIEGO – AMARANTE ABRAMOVICI – ANA RITO – ANDRÉ ALVES – ANTÓNIO PRETO – CATARINA ROSENDO – CELESTE CERQUEIRA – CRISTINA SUSIGAN – DANIEL MOREIRA E RITA CASTRO NEVES – DANIELA ANGELUCCI – DENISE POLLINI – DIOGO TUDELA – GRACE SHWIDNT – JOANA CUNHA LEAL – JOANA MACHADO – JOÃO FONTE SANTA – JOÃO TABARRA – JOSÉ MAÇÃS DE CARVALHO – JOSÉ MAIA – LOURENÇO SANDOVAL – LUÍS LIMA – LUÍSA PINTO – MARCUS STEINWEG – MARIANA PINTO DOS SANTOS – NAYA YAKOUMAKI – NUNO MALHEIRO - NUNO RAMALHO – PAULO ALEXANDRE CASTRO – PEDRO FARO – REGINA GUIMARÃES – RITA ROQUE – SÉRGIO LEITÃO – SILVESTRE PESTANA – TALES FREY – TAMARA BRINGAS – TIAGO AFONSO SARA & ANDRÉ


Full Name
Amarante Abramovici

Professional Name
Amarante Abramovici

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Invited Assistant Professor

Email
amarante.abramovici@esap.pt

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Curriculum DeGois
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Curriculum

Filmmaker graduated from La Femis, Paris. Bachelor by the University of Paris III, Sorbonne. Was selected for Cannes Film Festival - Cinéfondation section, with Gaia (2004) and Cinema du Réel, with Circa Me (2002). Made films in collaboration, such as A Cultura do Capital (2003) or Traveling 70'-76 '(2007) and the video installation A Colher (2010), presented in the context of the projects All my independent women and A Question of Gender. Was assistant of Paulo Rocha, Ricardo Leite and Saguenail and assistant assembly of Boris Lehman. Also collaborated with creators from several areas: Ana Deus, Balla Prop, Yasmine Hugonnet, Alejandra Sol, João Costa, Igor Gandra, Joana Providência, João Alves, PAM, Ângelo de Sousa and Dan Graham (for a film presented at the Bienal de S. Paulo). Between 2005 and 2013 collaborated with  Serralves Museum in the assembly of audiovisual works and production of cinema cycles. Program sessions and cycles of Cinema in alternative spaces of OPorto. Taught Cinema and Video at FEUP and at  Lusófona University of OPorto. Doctorate (scholarship FCT) with investigation in the amateur cinema produced during the Portuguese revolution. Participated in Estado Novo and the Image, parallel to the exhibition Beyond the Ucronia - unpublished stories of the 25 of April, org. Museum of Neo-Realism and Révolution et cinéma: l'exemple portugais, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris. Participated in 2014 in the project Some reasons for a non-demissionary art (cur Eduarda Neves) and in 2016-17 in the series of exhibitions Correspondences (Cur Eduarda Neves).exhibitions Correspondências (cur. Eduarda Neves).

Full Name
António Manuel Dias Costa Valente

Professional Name
António Costa Valente

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Assistant Professor

Acdemic Roles
Director of Theater and Cinema Department

Email
antonio.valente@esap.pt

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Curriculum DeGois
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Curriculum

Doctorate in cinema, it is in this area that he divides his activity of teaching, research, authorship and production.
Author of the book "Cinema sem Actores", he has headed the scientific conference AVANCA | CINEMA since 2010 and coordinates the "Engº Prize. Fernando Gonçalves Lavrador ", annually attributed to the best international investigation in the field of cinema.
As a director and producer, he has been honored with more than three hundred awards at festivals on five continents. He is the producer of the most awarded Portuguese film ever.
He produced and co-directed the first feature film of the Portuguese animated film "To the Top of the World", a distinguished work in the USA and Canada.
He has been directing the AVANCA film festival since 1997, but also the "Cine-Clube de Avanca", the "Portuguese Federation of  Film Societies" and integrates the directorates of the "Portuguese Cinema Academy", "APCA - Cinema and Audiovisual Producers Association" , among other entities of the sector.
He is the national coordinator of "INPUT-TV", an international conference that annually brings together public televisions from around the world on different continents.
It develops continuous activity in cultural programming and artistic creation.

Full Name
Edgar Henrique Clemente Pêra

Professional Name
Edgar Pêra

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Invited Assistant Professor

Email
peraedgar@gmail.com

ORCID
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Webpages(s)
https://edgarpera.org/

Curriculum DeGois
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“The first phase of Edgar Pêra’s prolific work (more than one hundred films for cinema, television, cine-concerts as well as installations and single-channel works exhibited at museums and art galleries) starts in 1985, when he films in a the Portuguese rock scene in a neuro-punk style. Edgar Pêra, A.K.A. Mr. Ego (scripts and paintings), Man-Kamera (image), and Artur Cyanetto (sound and music) “belongs to a generation of artists who, in the wake of the early twentieth-century avant-gardes, recognized the urgency of reinventing a new modernity in Portugal.” (António Preto, curator of the Serralves Museum retrospective in 2016).

Reproduta Interdita, Edgar Pêra’s first “official” picture, was shot in 1988 in the ruins of Chiado -a neighbourhood in Lisbon’s historic centre that suffered a major fire that year-a post-apocalyptic set where he would later shoot other films. In 1991, Pêra wins the Grand Prix of the Festival Films D’Architecture Bordeaux with The City of Cassiano, a film about the Portuguese modernist architect Cassiano Branco. After this “consensual” film, Pêra chooses to make more radical works, like War or Peace?, SWK4 – about the futurist artist Almada Negreiros- and Manual of Evasion LX94, starring counterculture thinkers Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson and Rudy Rucker.

 

In 1996 Pêra founded, with the elementalist writer Manuel Rodrigues, the Akademya Luzoh-Galaktika(1996-2000), a trans-media working and learning space. During that time Pêra directs several short films, like Zombietown 23 and 25th April – An Adventure in Democracy, Lisboa-Boa 345 A.E., The Misadventures of Man-Kamera and the feature film The Window (Don Juan Mix), premiered at the Locarno Festival in 2001.

In 2004, Edgar Pêra has his first international retrospective at the World Wide Video Festival, in Amsterdam. The programmer and festival director Tom Van Vliet wrote: “Pêra’s work has both political and philosophical dimensions. A number of his films relate to Portugal’s recent history and the democratization process. A blurring of the border between fiction and reality, between dreaming and being awake, is often present in Pêra’s work. His imagery evokes old silent films and Russian and German pre-war cinema. Pêra’s films are personal, critical, imbued with irony and satire, but are primarily poetical and expressive.”

For his next retrospective (Indie Lisboa Film Festival, 2006) programmer Olaf Möller wrote that ‘”Pêra is too different from everything which we regard as ‘correct’, ‘valid’ within the culture of film, ‘realistic’ in a cinematic, socio-political way. More precisely: Edgar Pêra is different from everything that we know about Portugal”.  At Indie Lisboa Perpetual Movements, a cine-tribute to legendary Portuguese guitar composer and player Carlos Paredes wins awards in almost every category, and months later, in Paris, Pêra wins the Pasolini Award for his career, along with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Fernando Arrabal. In 2007 Pêra directs another controversial film, Heavy Architecture, starting an intense working relationship with producer Rodrigo Areias that lasts until now.

O Barão/The Baron is his first feature film to premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), an adaptation of Branquinho da Fonseca’s homonymous masterpiece. In 2011 Pêra started to work intensively in the 3D format for his doctoral thesis, making eighteen 3D films. Two of these are adaptations of the work of the modernist poet Fernando Pessoa: Lisbon Revisited and The Portuguese Sea. But Pêra’s most controversial 3D film to date is Cinesapiens, one of the three parts of 3X3D -the other two directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway- that closed La Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2014 Pêra directed the pop comedy feature Inside Out, his first commercial success in Portugal (120.000 spectators). In 2016 and 2017, another two 3D features premiered at the IFFR: The Amazed Spectator, “A Kino-investigation about Spectatorship”, the synthesis of his doctoral dissertation, and Delirium in Las Vedras, an avant-garde documentary with a neuro-punk attitude.

In 2018 Edgar Pêra premiered, at the Indie Lisboa Festival The Spicy-Man. Dialogues with Mr. Pepper, a poetical documentary about the poet, essayist and performer Alberto Pimenta, while his feature film Magnetyck Pathways, his third Branquinho da Fonseca adaptation, starring Dominique Pinon and Ney Matogrosso, premiered at the São Paulo Film Festival.

Augusto M. Seabra wrote: “If there has been in Portugal a filmmaker who has never stopped filming (apart from the well-known case of Manoel de Oliveira), he is Edgar Pêra, in part as a consequence of his insistence on doing so regardless of the perennial problems of juries and public subsidies. But it is also a consequence of adopting light technologies; he and his camera, constituting symbiotically an ‘Ego’ that is perpetually making his own film-diaries”. Over the past years Pêra has been assembling his personal archives and making documentaries about bands and other artists. He is now preparing a TV series, Cinekomix, from 30 years of interviews with comic book artists like Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman and Jerry Robinson. Kinorama – Beyond The Walls of Cinema (Self Propaganda Mix), a sequel to The Amazed Spectator, is in editing and will be shown as a Work-in-Progress at the IFFR.

The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre site recently wrote that “Edgar Pêra has a penchant for odd, eccentric, obscure and sometimes twisted humour. His unique touch exhibits an arthouse, avant-garde approach, which somehow combines retro and avant-garde modernity. In short, an interesting, highly experimental film-maker with an unapologetic sense of humour. ”. However, Pêra still rejects the concept of Experimental Cinema, using instead the word “experiential” (“to experience an artwork as something he or she can inhabit”). His next feature, The Nothingness Club is a psycho-thriller about the poet Fernando Pessoa and his multiple literary personas. It will be shot in 2020. “

Full Name
Isolino Alves de Sousa

Professional Name
Isolino Sousa

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Assistant

Acdemic Roles
Member of the General Council

Email
Isolino.sousa@rtp.pt

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Curriculum DeGois
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Curriculum

Isolino Alves de Sousa, Communication Sciences graduate at the Fernando Pessoa University, advanced studies diploma at the University of Santiago de Compostela, master's degree from the University of Minho and, at the moment, a PhD in Media Art. More than 30 years of television work, as a producer, director and programmer at RTP, he is still involved in several television projects in Portugal in various functions. I have been teaching since 1999 in several higher schools and since 2004 I have lectured at ESAP, accumulating, as of 2010, the Director of the ESAP Cinema Course. In this role we have participated in national and international festivals, we have developed other activities that aim to promote the cinema, and promote ESAP and its students.

Full Name
Jorge Miguel Santos

Professional Name
Miguel Santos

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Assistant

Email
miguel.santos@esap.pt

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Full Name
Liliana Cristina Vidais Rosa

Professional Name
Liliana Rosa

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Invited Assistant Professor

Email
liliana.rosa@esap.pt

ORCID
0000-0002-3447-9262

Webpages(s)

Curriculum DeGois
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Curriculum

Liliana Rosa. PhD (2017) and MA (2009) in Communication Sciences, specializing in Cinema and Television, at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). BA (2007) in Multimedia Design, at Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha (ESAD CR). Professor at Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP). Integrated researcher of the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNova) / Laboratory of Cinema and Philosophy (CineLab), at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Meetings: Cinema and other Arts; Cinema, Philosophy and Children's World. Member of the editorial team of artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação.

Full Name
Luís Manuel Vieira Campos

Professional Name
Luís Vieira Campos

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Invited Assistant

Email
geral@esap.pt

ORCID
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Webpages(s)

Curriculum DeGois
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Curriculum

He has a Bachelor's degree in Cine-Vídeo and a Master's degree in Film and Television Direction, both by ESAP-Escola Superior Artística do Porto. He works in film and video since 1990. He had collaborated with Madragoa Filmes, RTP- Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Filmógrafo, LAP Filmes, Hélastre and Papaveronoir. He belonged to the staff of Alfândega-Filmes and Filmes Liberdade, He directed aDeus (fiction/ 35 mm/ 10’/ b&w / 2000), Quando eu Morrer (fiction/ DVCAM/ 11’/ color / 2006), Dia de Visita (fiction/ HD/ 14’/ b&w/ 2011), Bicicleta (fiction/ DCP 2K/ 45’/ b&w/ 2014), O Sapato (fiction/ DCP 2K/ 5’/ color/ 2017) and Geni (doc/ DCP 2K/ 51’/ color / 2018).

Full Name
Manuel Fernando da Costa e Silva

Professional Name
M.F. Costa e Silva

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Invited Assistant

Research Units
CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Research Center: Cinema Studies Group - Researcher

Email
mfcostasilva@gmail.com

ORCID
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Curriculum DeGois
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M. F. Costa e Silva. Bachelor in Cine-Vídeo (ESAP, 1984) and Graduated in Multimedia Educational Communication (Polytechnic of Santarém, 1992). He has taught at ESAP since 1988. He was Academic Director and coordinator of the Cinema and Audiovisual Course at ESAP; is a film director, having written and performed the following films: "The Return of the Man Who Did not Like to Leave Home" (1996), "The First Time" (2002), "A Time Reencontrado" (2004), "Panoias "(2007)," 1111 "(2012) and" Dying of Love "(2016). He represented Portugal at several film festivals in Europe and Asia. He was a jury of Film Festivals in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Romania. He has conducted workshops and Masterclass in Spain (Ourense), Slovenia (Maribor), Estonia (Tallinn), Lithuania (Vilnius), Bulgaria (Sofia), Russia (Ekaterinburg) Cuba (San Antonio de los Baños) and Japan (Tokyo). Since 2010 he has been a judge of the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual (ICA). He currently holds the position of President of the Board of Directors of CESAP - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artistico do Porto.

Full Name
Maria Eduarda Dias Neves

Professional Name
Eduarda Neves

Department
Theory and History

Category
Assistant Professor

Acdemic Roles
Academic Director of ESAP | Member of the Scientific Council

Research Units
Arnaldo Araújo Studies Center (CEAA): Member of the Board | Research Group Critical Art and Studies - Responsible Researcher

Current Projects
Correspondence - Research, Exposition and Curatorial Project in the scope of research

Email
eduardadn@gmail.com

ORCID
0000-0003-1906-1957

Webpages(s)
https://esap-porto.academia.edu/EduardaNeves
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011446524503
http://correspondencias.weebly.com/
http://pdgartes.weebly.com/
https://semimagomundi.weebly.com/project.html
https://hors-serie.weebly.com/

Curriculum DeGois
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Degree in Philosophy and PhD in Contemporary Aesthetics. Professor of contemporary art theory and criticism, an area in which she has several articles and books published. Main Researcher of the ART AND CRITICAL STUDIES group of CEAA Research Center. Independent curator. Her research and curatorial activity crosses the territories of art, philosophy and politics. She collaborates regularly with the art magazine CONTEMPORÂNEA. Latest book published: Nem-Isto-Nem-Aquilo [Neither-This-Nor-That], 2019. She is currently Director of ESAP - Porto Art School. For the 2019-2020 biennium, she is a member of the Commission for Acquisition of Contemporary Art to the Portuguese State collection.  + info

Full Name
Nelson Agostinho Marques Araújo

Professional Name
Nelson Araújo

Department
Theater and Cinema

Category
Assistant Professor

Acdemic Roles
Director of the Cinema and Audiovisual Degree

Research Units
CEAA | Arnaldo Araújo Research Center: Member of the Scientific Council | Film Studies Group - Integrated Researcher

Current Projects
ESAP/2017-18/P40/DTC-CEAA – Critical History of Portuguese Cinema

Email
nelson.araujo@esap.pt

ORCID
0000-0002-2074-0175

Webpages(s)
https://esap-porto.academia.edu/NelsonAra%C3%BAjo

Curriculum DeGois
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Graduated in cinema at Escola Superior Artística do Porto (2004). He obtained a Diploma in Advanced Studies (2008) at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo. Master in Artistic Studies (2010) by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and PhD by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo (2015). He has published several articles in magazines dedicated to film studies, having coordinated the book: Manoel de Oliveira - Aesthetic Analysis of a Cinematographic Matrix (Editions 70, 2014). Published the book: Portuguese Cinema: Aesthetic Interceptions in the Decades of 60 to 80 of the 20th Century (Editions 70, 2016). He is a director of the Cinema and Audiovisual degree at the Superior School of Art of Porto, where he teaches curricular units: History of Portuguese Cinema, History of Cinema, Audiovisual Expression and Methodologies of Realization. He is an integrated researcher at the Arnaldo Araújo Research Center, vice president of the Association of Image Researchers in Motion and is a member of the organizing committee of the International Meeting of Cinema and Other Arts.