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) and Women's Voices Now Film Festival, in L.A., USA (2016). She is also an Assistant Professor both at the School of Media Arts and Design (IPPorto, Portugal), teaching Documentary Film and supervising graduate students, and at ISMAI (Maia, Portugal), teaching courses as Directing, Editing and Semiotics both at undergrad and graduated level.
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).
Her research interests are focused on Interactive Documentary, Feminist Film Studies, Issues of Representation, Spectatorship and Digital Environments. She is the Deputy-Chair of the research work 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 lived in Paris, Lisbon, Austin (Tx, USA) and Vancouver. Regardless the wonderful experiences of living abroad, it is in Porto, the city where she born, that she feels at home.