Patrícia Nogueira (Porto, Portugal) is a Professor of Film at the University of Beira Interior and a researcher at LabCom - Communication & Arts research center. She is a Ph.D. in Digital Media, under the UT Austin-Portugal international program, specialized in Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation, with a MA in Documentary Film and Photography. During 2015 she was in residence at the National Film Board of Canada and in 2016 was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.
Nogueira began working in the film industry in 2004, in the production of narrative feature films, collaborating with production companies such as Marginal Filmes (Lx, Pt), Cinemate (Lx, Pt) and Titanio Films (RJ, Br). In 2010 she decided to embrace documentary film and enrolled in the master’s in Documentary Film and Photography. Two years later she premiered her debut documentary feature film – 3 hours to love – which approaches intimate visits in a female prison facility, The film was selected and awarded at several festivals in Portugal and abroad. In addition to direct her own documentary projects, she has been collaborating with other directors, both in fiction and in documentary.
She has been serving as jury member in several film festivals across the world and for ICA- the Portuguese Film Fund. She co-directs the International Documentary Film Festival MDOC and co-leads the research workgroup CCVA – Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts, under NECS. Her research interests delve into all forms of documentary film – auteur, experimental, interactive, expanded – Feminist Film Theories and Digital Culture.