“Rites, gatherings and celebrations for sustainable cultures”
Takis Sarantopoulos (coordinator)
Takis Sarantopoulos was born in southern Greece and now lives in southern Portugal where he earns his livelihood as an archaeologist-museologist and curator of exhibitions.
Also writes about, screens and produces short films and documentaries.
1997 Megalíthic Enclosures 30´(documentary; writer, executive producer)
1998 The Villa of a Roman Senator 15´ (documentary; writer, executive producer)
2006 The Botanist 40´(fiction; assistant director)
2009 Passando à de Zé Marôvas 30`(documentary; Co-writer, producer)
2010 Eu Também Prometo 20´ (fiction; executive producer, co-producer)
2011 A Bailarina do Escultor 6´(documentary; director/producer)
2013 Imagine 90´(fiction; uncredited supporting actor)
2015 O torneiro da mouraria 15´(documentary, co-director)
2018 Manuel Dias, bonequeiro 18´(documentary, co-director)
2018-2019 Martin Ekrich 40´ (videoart; Co-writer, director, producer; in post-production phase)
Relógios de Sol, 2009 (curator)
A Cidade antes de nós, 2004 (curator)
Archaeological landscapes west of Evora(1997) ISBN-13: 978-972969654-1
Antas capelas (co-author) (Ed Colibri, 1999) ISBN: 972-8288-73-5
Cinema & Multicultural Experiences in Alentejo : Matinés Cinéfilas (co-author), (Ed Pedago, 2013) ISBN 978-8655-12-2
It was Juri of the Cine-eco directed by Lauro António and took part of the committe of the FIKE Film Festival
Antonio Dechent has worked in more than 80 films and 40 short films since 1986. Among his feature films stand out: “The Lute”, “The Lute II”, “Libertarias” and “Carmen”, of Vicente Aranda; “Solas” and “La voz dormida” by Benito Zambrano; “Vengo”, by Toni Gatlif; “Intacto”, by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo “; “Smoking Room” by Roger Gual and Julio Wallowitz, “Alatriste” by Agustín Díaz Yanes, “A puerta fría” by Xavi Puebla and “Secuestro” by Mar Targarona. Among his latest works: “Oro” by Agustín Díaz Yanes and “El aviso”, by Daniel Carpasoro.
He has won two Silver Biznagas at the Malaga Film Festival, three ASECAN awards (Association of Film Writers of Andalusia), a nomination for the Goya Awards and a San Jordi Award among others. He has also been awarded at the film festivals of Buenos Aires, Toulouse, Vitoria, Arnedo, Pamplona, Valencia, Tenerife or Cádiz.
In his extensive theatrical career he has interpreted, among others, texts by Valle-Inclán, Albert Camus, Jean Genet, Lope de Vega, Ernest Hemingway and Rafael Alberti. Among his latest works include “The strange couple” by Neil Simon, “The human voice” by Jean Cocteau and “Othello” by William Shakespeare (currently on tour).
In television he is been directed by Luis García Berlanga, Ricardo Franco, Benito Zambrano or Alex de la Iglesia among others. Among his latest works: “Sé quién eres” by Pau Freixas, “La plate” by Alberto Rodríguez and “Gigantes” by Enrique Urbizu.
After graduating from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography VGIK, workshop of Vadim Yusov in 2007, Irina devoted herself to documentaries, finding work in this branch of filmmaking more challenging than in others. Irina has made more than 20 films as DoP, winning numerous prizes for her accomplishments.
Inspired by producing, she has completed an Emerging Producers workshop of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (2015). Her first feature film LINAR was released in 2013, successfully screened and awarded internationally with premiere in Thessaloniki Documentary FF as the Opening Film.
Founder and director of the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer and an independent screening project of the same name www.midff.com