Jury

António Câmara Manuel

Graduated in Film Directing by the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema de Lisboa; He has also a degree in Interior Architecture by the Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo.
Master in Cinema - cinematic storytelling by the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema de Lisboa.
Co-founder of Eira, Portuguese production structure for contemporary dance.
Production Coordinator of Porto 2001 - European Capital of Culture.
He works in films, performing arts, exhibitions and video art.
Since 2003 takes the direction of Festival Temps d'Images – Portugal
In 2004 he founded DuplaCena, Lda.
Since 2009 takes the direction of Festival FUSO - anual de videoarte internacional de Lisboa.

Claudia Galhos

Journalist, dance specialist and author.
She writes about dance and performance art since 1994 for different publications, and is the critic for Expresso newspaper since 2005. Is the author of “Body of Strings – 10 years of Paulo Ribeiro’s Company” (Portugal, 2006); “Pina Bausch – Feel More” (Portugal, 2010); “15 years of The Space of Time” (Choreographic Centre of Montemor-o-Novo, directed by choreographer Rui Horta, 2016) among others.

Francisco Frazão

Is artistic director of Teatro do Bairro Alto, a Lisbon city theatre devoted to experimental, emerging and international work. From 2004 to 2017 he was theatre programmer at arts centre Culturgest. He has worked as translator and dramaturg (namely for theatre company Artistas Unidos) and has written and taught classes and seminars on theatre, film and literature.

John Romão

Is a Portuguese artistic director, programmer and theatre director. During 11 years, he was assistant director of Rodrigo García and assisted Romeo Castellucci at Venice Biennial 2011. As a theatre director, he developped several creations since 2002. Invited by Castellucci, Romão took part of the project Voyage du Kadmos, at Festival d'Avignon. Artistic director and programmer of BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts (Lisbon & Porto).

Maria João Guardão

(Mozambique, 1965) is a journalist and a filmmaker, living and working in Lisboa. She graduated in Media Studies, trained in Documentary Filmaking at Ateliers Varan and founded the production company DESmedida filmes. She directed several documentary films and works as a cultural journalist for newspapers, television, editorial and online projects, as well as for Teatro Nacional D.Maria II.

Mickael de Oliveira

Was born in France, in 1984, and has lived in Portugal since 1999. In 2008, Mickael founded Colectivo 84, the theatre company for which he develops playwriting and directing projects. His work O que é teu entregou aos mortais was distinguished with the Maria Matos New Playwriting Award (Maria Matos Municipal Theatre, 2007), and Clytemnestra received an Honorable Mention – António José da Silva Prize (D. Maria II National Theatre, Lisbon / FUNARTE, Brazil, 2012). Mickael has served, since 2010, as the artistic director of END – New Dramaturgy Encounters, a project that aims to foster new Portuguese and international playwriting. He was Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Artistic Studies at the School of Education and Humanities (Leiria), guest Lecturer at the School of Theatre and Film Studies (Lisbon), and guest Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities – University of Coimbra. In 2016, he started his post-Ph.D. in fellow researching the presence of literature in contemporary theatre and dance. From September 2011 to August 2015, Mickael was Assistant Artistic Director of the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (Coimbra).

Paula Garcia

Paula Garcia's career in Teatro Viriato began in 1998 and since then she has actively collaborated in the definition of the institution's programming strategy; in the creation / consolidation of national and international partnership relations; as well as in the development of concepts and artistic content that have built Teatro Viriato's own production projects. She is responsible for the design and implementation of artistic projects of extraversion and with a great impact at the national level. In recent years she has been invited to speak at national and international conferences and meetings. In December 2016 she was appointed General Director and Programming Director of Teatro Viriato.

Pia Krämer

Is programming director in Espaço do Tempo. She is also responsible for the international networks, collaborations, partnerships and works as mentor for the artists in residency. She is the Portugese partner for Aerowaves platform and the actual president of the European Dancehouse Network EDN.

Rui Horta

Born in Portugal, was one of the most influencial choreographers in his generation. His work was presented in main theatres and festivals all over the world such as Theatre de la Ville in Paris (that co-produced his work for over a decade), the Joyce in New York, or the Spyral Hall in Tokyo, having for several years directed SOAP at the Mousonturm in Frankfurt. He has created for many companies such as Neederlands Dance Theatre II, Cullberg Ballet or the Grand Ballet de l’Opera de Genéve. Since 2000 he lives in Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal, where he established O Espaço do Tempo, a cross disciplinary research center devoted to the performing arts.

Rui Torrinha

Is currently co-artistic director of A Oficina and in charge of its International Network folder. He’s the director of Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF) and annual festivals like GUIdance, Westway LAB and Gil Vicente, covering different arts such as contemporary dance, music, theatre and contemporary circus along with CCVF's intense regular programming throughout the entire year. He also runs EU projects (ex: INES, CircusNext) and both national/international networks, the coproduction support scheme and the artistic residencies plan taking place at Centro de Criação de Candoso (CCC). He was part of the programming team for Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture.

Tiago Rodrigues

Tiago Rodrigues is a director, playwright and actor. In 2003, he founded the company Mundo Perfeito with Magda Bizarro and, since 2015, he is artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater. His work has been presented and co-produced by some of the most important European theaters and festivals. Among his most recent pieces are ``Sopro``, ``António and Cleopatra`` and ``By Heart``. He won the European Theater Award - Theatrical Realities in 2018.