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. 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. The film won the award for Best Documentary at Viana do Castelo Film Meetings (2013) and was officially selected for DocLisboa (2013), Cine Las Americas, at USA (2014), FEST (2014), Berlin Feminist Film Week (2015), Filministes: Festival du Cinéma Féministes, Montreal, Canada (2015) and Women's Voices Now Film Festival, in L.A., USA (2016).
Patrícia is a Ph.D. in Digital Media, under the UT Austin-Portugal International Program, specialized in audiovisual and interactive content creation. For her thesis, supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, she researched audience in interactive documentary. During 2015 she was a visiting filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada and during 2016 she was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, where she developed research, audited classes such as documentary film production and Screen Theory, an advanced seminar for graduate students, and filmed a short documentary. She also has a MFA in Documentary Film from the School of Music Arts and Performing Arts (Porto, Portugal).
Recently, she join the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Coimbra, as an Invited Professor. Since 2013 she has been teaching Documentary Film, Directing, Editing and Semiotics both at undergrad and graduated levels, at the School of Media Arts and Design (IPPorto, Portugal), ISMAI (Maia, Portugal), and ESMAE, School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts. She also has been supervising graduate students.
Her research interests are focused on Documentary Film, Interactive Documentary, Feminist Film Studies, Spectatorship and Digital Environments. She is the Deputy-Chair of the research working group Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts, under NECS - The European Network for Cinema and Media Studies.
Persevering curiosity is part of her personality. She traveled around the world and has lived in Paris, Lisbon, Austin (Tx, USA) and Vancouver. Regardless the wonderful experiences of living abroad, it is in Porto, her hometown, where she feels at home.