Just become aware that 3 hour to love was featured at A Cabra - the newspaper of the student's union from the University of Coimbra, where I'm now an invited professor.
It's a small world. :-)
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It has been a long ride and after roughly five years I'm closing this precious chapter of my life. Yes, my Ph.D.'s viva voce was the end of the work, but it feels good to end this journey when being awarded with the distinction Cum Laude.
Et ipsa scientia potestas est.
,Over the past months I've been cooking a truly awesome gig: The CCVA - Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts workgroup, which I co-leads with the fab Miriam De Rosa, is coming to Porto for an exhibition, a symposium and a film showcase. Restless work for coordinating the organization of such an expanded array of presentations and works, but the outcome pays back all efforts.
Expanding Cinema: creative processes and practices aims challenging the boundaries between art and film, scholarship, art practice and curatorship.
Check out the program and enjoy this thinking tank about digital and/or analogue Film and beyond.: https://cinemaexpandido.fba.up.pt/
It's Summer time and while pretty much everyone.I know is in the beach, I'm heading North, away close to the border.
The 5th edition of Melgaço International Film festival is about to kick off. Films, talks, seminars, arts residencies and so much more.
Do come along and visit us (at least if your looking to have a good time, with great documentary films).
FDH2018 - projection booth
The last four years have been a long and gratifying expedition. From Porto to Austin, Vancouver, Lisbon, Funchal, Łódź, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam... I've been traveling, learning, researching, meeting new people, overall I greatly evolved both as researcher and as human being.
Most people complain about the hard process. I'm nothing but grateful for how much I have experienced. As I wrote in my acknowledgements section, "Although a Ph.D. is frequently compared to a pilgrimage, despite all the ups and downs, I must confess the path was more pleasurable than painful. Even during the writing process, that often becomes a lonely walk, along the road I met many different people, in a variety of places, who supported and encouraged me." I'm grateful to all of them.
The jury of my viva voce examination (left to right): Nelson Zagalo (external examiner), Eugénio Oliveira (jury president), Rui Penha (internal examiner), me, João Mário Grilo (my supervisor), Marina Estela Graça (external examiner) and Nuno Correia (internal examiner).
Me and João Mário Grilo, my supervisor.
photo credits: Tiago Dias dos Santos
While I'm struggling to finish two short documentaries/installations, I submitted the proposal of presenting a very rough version of East Side, filmed in Austin, during my time in the city as visiting scholar, at. Cafe Chercher, an initiative by the University of Amsterdam. Cafe Chercher is a platform to present unfinished research projects and get feedback from peers.
Saturday, June the 30th, from 2pm on. Do come along and joint us for discussing unfinished projects.
On my way to Amsterdam to present part of my Ph.D. research at the NECS Conference. NECS is a wonderful network for film researchers. Is the place where I always find interesting peers, get to know (in the flesh) my theoretical references and get inspired.
This year and particularly looking forward to listening Henry Jenkins (one of the keynote speakers) and experience the virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA, by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
"Bear 71: o documentário interativo enquanto panóptico de vigilância" is the title of my communication at the Portuguese Moving Images Researchers' Association VIII Annual Meeting, held at the University of Aveiro, May the 19th.
Once again, Viana do Castelo Film Meetings is on tracks.
Check our brand new website and visit us 2 - 7 May.