Patrícia Nogueira (Porto, Portugal) is a documentary filmmaker, producing and directing her own documentaries and working regularly in other director's films, both documentary and fiction. Documentary was the way she chose to express herself about the surrounding world and her inner concerns. She likes to deeply know people, try to understand them, create a relationship and give them a voice. In her first feature documentary, 3 hours to love, Patricia pursues her favorite topic and tries to engage audience with women's emotions and sexuality. She usually says it's "a feminine film from a feminine point of view". The film won the award for Best Documentary at Viana do Castelo Cinema Meetings (2013) and was officially selected for DocLisboa (2013), Cine Las Americas, at USA (2014), FEST (2014) and Berlin Feminist Film Week (2015).
Patrícia is currently a doctoral candidate in Digital Media, under the UT Austin-Portugal International Program, and a fellow researcher from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, researching audience in interactive documentary along with the National Film Board of Canada. She has a MFA in Documentary Film from the School of Music Arts and Performing Arts (Porto, Portugal). She's an Assistant Professor both at the School of Media Arts and Design (IPPorto, Portugal), teaching Documentary Film, and at ISMAI (Maia, Portugal), teaching courses as Directing, Editing and Semiotics.
Persevering curiosity is part of her personality. She traveled around Europe and North America. Lived in Paris, Lisbon, Austin (Tx, USA) and Vancouver, but it is in Porto, the city where she born, that she feels at home.