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. He is involved in many cultural and heritage activities within the Borough of Evora. He his a passionate screenwriter and and produces short films and documentaries on intangible and tangible heritage. It was Juri of the film festival Cine-eco directed by Lauro António and took part of the committe of the FIKE Film Festival
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)
2019 Loja 18, 5´ (fiction . director)
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)
Uranya Papakosta was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has studied History and Archeology in the Philosophy Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and was specialized in Archeology and Art History (A.U.T.H.). She then studied Art History in Paris, in the Paris1 Panthéon– Sorbonne University of Sorbonne, France.
She has worked in art museums, galleries and art venues as a curator and a guide.
She has also participated in excavations all over Greece, including the archeological site of Dion in northern Greece.
She has written scripts for short films which have been awarded in numerous film festivals around the world.
Since 2011 she has been working for the Drama International Short Film Festival. The past three years she lives in Athens and works for the Greek Program of the Drama International Short Film Festival.
She is a published author. She writes poetry and fiction and is currently finishing her second year as a scholar in the Takis Sinopoulos Foundation of Poetry and Creative Writing in Athens, Greece.
She has worked as a visual merchandiser for the International Inditex Group.
She speaks four languages.
She is now finishing a script for an upcoming film and is awaiting the publication of her first poetry collection.
Founder and curator of Phábrika International, an international festival of children’s short films aimed at students from public schools in Rio de Janeiro;
He co-produced the video installations About Rendas e Ruinas, at Paço Imperial (IPHAN Arte e Patrimônio award), and Cadernos, at the Rio Art Museum, with Daniel Murgel and Gustavo Speridião, respectively;
Art-activist, produced Superficial Studies, a project that won a FUNARTE award, and Tupinambá Lambido, winner of four international awards, including best short film at The 7th Art Festival of Miami;
Constant presence in film festivals, has been specializing, since 2018, in the distribution of short films and alternative exhibition circuits.
After finishing his studies in 1997. David joined the Publicreaciones Sur advertising agency, where he carried out his professional work first as a graphic designer and later as a publicist and head of the creative department. Activity that combines with his training in audiovisual production until 2011.
In 2015, he decided to set up his own production company and advertising agency where he began to develop fiction projects in the form of short films, documentaries and advertising spots.
In 2016, together with several partners, he created the ENFOCA group. A company that was born out of the public’s need in terms of training. Taking charge of teaching for young and old in fields such as acting, directing, production, design and film post-production.
It is also in 2016 when he joined the San Roque International Short Film Festival as a collaborator, spending two years later as organizer and coordinator of the festival. Since he currently occupies in addition to exercising his obligations in the ENFOCA group and its advertising agency.
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He has a degree in Cinema, Animation and Theater. BsC in Anthropology and MSc in Culture and Technologies. Is a PhD candidate in Expression of the Space and Time in the moving Images | Animation and Performance. His research focus in the relation and interaction between body, performance and moving image mediate by digital and analogical systems.
Teaches Animation, Moving Image and Interdisciplinary Artistic Project in the Superior School for Arts and Design in Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) to which developed pedagogical methodologies in the relation between moving image, performance and plastic arts. Coordinates the Moving Image Center of the Gulbenkian Foundation and is author and collaborator in many creative and research projects of trans-disciplinary art.
Directs artistic projects crossing several disciplines, from moving image to performance, theater, and dance.
Is an awarded animation director recognized in many international festivals. Since 2000 is the Artistic director of the Lisbon Animated Film Festival | MONSTRA and direct the FIRST | International Meeting of Animation Arts in ESAD.CR.
Is also a frequent lecturer in conferences, workshops, master classes and presenting communications in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Mozambique, Morocco and Japan. Author of papers for catalogues in national and international publications.
Is an active member of national and international associations.
Films and Interdisciplinary Creations and documentaries (most significant)
· Adam and Eva in Paradise, 2019, 12:00 min. color, sound no dialogs (Live animation, Performance and Music)
· ArteRepublica | RepublicArt|Ten to Hundred, 2011, 12:45 min. color, sound no dialogs
· A Zanga da Lua | The moon get angry, 2002, 25:00 min. color, sound, Portuguese dialogs (25 min. Animated film interacting with 583 images to be presented in Planetariums to explain the solar system – audience kids, family)
Interdisciplinary Creations (for dance and theater)
· Fabrica | Factory, 2011, 20:00 min. Dance and Animation bodies
· Ponto TXT | Dot txt, 2009|2010, 50:00 min. Generative show. One body get manipulated by text | image. Live motion capture, performing art and live music.
· LARAMIE – 2006, 90:00 min. Space image and live action cameras for theater show
· Sync (1,2,3,4) 2004, 4 x 40 min, Choreography between 5 performers with draw and live images.
· Damas Dama | Dames Dame, 2003, 85:00 min. Live Theater with live video
· Blue hours, 2002, 20:00 min. interactivity between dance performer live animation and live drawings
· Noite Mágca | Magic Night, 2002, 100:00 min., animation for special effects in theater peace.
· 4 Filmes para leituras encenadas | 4 short films for 4 staged lectures, 2002, 3x 5:00 min. Animation and live action
· Salve Sava | Save the Save River, 1999, 100:00 min. documentary and animation for Perfinst (performance and installation)
· A Suspeita | The Suspect | Making Of, 2000, 25:00 min. color, (The making of of the Film The Suspect José M. Ribeiro)
· Meninos de Cidade | City Kids, 1998, 6:00 min. color, sound no dialogs
· Carnaval ce Lazarim | Lazarim Carnival, 1998, 15 min. color, sound no dialogs
· O Bairro Português de Malaca | The Portuguese Malacca’s district, 1995, 20:00 min. color, sound Portuguese dialogs
· Rituais com Mascara | Mask Rituals, 1992 25:00 min. color, sound Portuguese dialogs
Giulia Cavallo holds a MA in Philosophy from the University of Turin, Italy. During the last years of her degree, she dedicated her research to African studies, particularly to African religious studies. Her first experience of fieldwork was in Kenya, in 2003. In 2005 she volunteered in Mozambique, where she worked in two NGOs. After this experience in International Cooperation she resumed her studies and moved to Lisbon in 2007, where she completed a PhD in 2013 at ICS, University of Lisbon, with a dissertation on the healing practices of Zion churches in Maputo. During the last four years she has devoted professionally to drawing and illustration, practising both activities in dialog with ethnographic and anthropologic principles. In 2018 she started a collaboration with Professor Anna Fedele (CRIA-ISCTE-IUL), conducting qualitative interviews with devotees of Fatima from African Portuguese-speaking countries. Since May 2019, she worked at CRIA–ISCTE-IUL as a post doctorate researcher for the HERA project HERILIGION, ‘The Heritagization of Religion and the Sacralization of Heritage in Contemporary Europe’, again under the supervision of Anna Fedele (CRIA-ISCTE-IUL), interviewing African pilgrims and members of the Hindu and Muslim communities of Lisbon for the case study of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal). She then collaborated as a post-doctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Clara Saraiva on the organization of the final exhibition of the project HERILIGION: “Enchanted Places, Heritage Spaces”, hold at the National Museum of Ethnology, in Lisbon (January 31 – October 2020).