Cineclube de Tavira

Art Direction and Programming

Candela Varas & Débora Pinho Mateus


Carolina Rufino

Copy Management

Adriano Smaldone

Film Subtitling

Sara David Lopes, Adriano Smaldone


Sara Cunha (Press), Vitor Barros (Social Media)


Sara David Lopes, Melinda Eltenton & Odon Vila Nova

Filming & Spot Festival

Vitor Barros

Guest Office

Marianne Souliez


Pedro Mesquita, Vinicius Almada, Jorge Simão

Book Store

Manuel Santos

Graphic design

Barbara Says

Web Design

Design by OOF

Web Development



Ana Isabel Soares, Mirian Tavares, Carla Maia, Patrícia Dourado, Marianne Souliez, Bruno Mendes da Silva, Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, Odon Vila Nova, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Jean-Paul Bourdier, Livraria Linha de Sombra, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Livraria Poetria, Tiago Baioa, Amanda da Silva, Afonso Lúcio, Cláudia Faria, Manuel Santos, António Costa Valente, Eduardo Pinto, Manuel Baptista, Paulo Correia, Laura Carlos, Pedro Mesquita, Fernando Leitão Correia, Duarte Baltazar, Manuel Halpern, Bruno Inácio, Helena Gonçalves, Helena Lourenço, Mariano Alejandro Ribeiro, Rodrigo Areias, Teresa Silva, Miguel Bonneville, Maria Gil, Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado, Isa Catarina Mateus, Eva Peydró, Carlos Rafael Lopes, João Melro, Jorge Santos, José Laginha, Ana Rodrigues, Paula Vicente, Gil Silva, João Vargues, Francisco Garcia Reis, Nuno Queirós, João Coimbra de Oliveira, Cláudio Rodrigues, Vasco Cândido, Nuno Gonçalves, OPIUM, WKV Stuttgart (Wuerttemberg Art Association Stuttgart), Merz Akademie Stuttgart.


Official Competition

Bruno Mendes da Silva

Bruno Mendes da Silva is graduated in Cinema and Video in 1995 from School of Arts of Oporto (ESAP), got his post-graduation in Arts Management in 1998 from Macao Institute of European Studies (IEEM), got his PhD in Literature and Cinema in 2008 from University of the Algarve (UALG), Portugal and his Post PhD in Communication, Culture and Arts (Interactive Film) in 2016 also from UAlg. He is the Coordinator of Communication Sciences area at School of Education and Communication (ESEC) and the Director of the degree in Communication Sciences. He is the Vice coordinator of the Research Centre for Arts and Communication (CIAC). He was a TV Producer and Director from 1995 to 2000 at Teledifusão de Macau (TDM) and has been invited to International Art and Film Festivals such as Fresh (Thailand), Dokanema (Mozambique), Loop (Spain), Festival de la imagen (Colombia) , Ecologias Digitales (Colombia), The Scrip Road Macau (China) and FILE (Brazil). He has participated in 21 scientific projects (as investigator-in-charge or research member) and is the author of several books, book chapters and other scientific publications (over 70). It has several doctoral and master thesis orientations completed. He is the Director of the Journal Rotura – Communication Sciences and Arts . He has dedicated the last two decades to the research of the relations between Communication, Art and Technology and won the Ceratonia Scientific Award.

Eva Peydró

Eva Peydró has developed her professional work in the field of Philology, Neuro-linguistic

Programming, in specialised translation in modern art, cultural journalism, children’s literature and film criticism. For the last 12 years, she has contributed on the weekly cultural magazine Cartelera Turia, as a critic and columnist for the sections Material Sensible; and Sola en la oscuridad, reviewing films, premieres and international film festivals, as well as on other media such as Bianco e Nero, magazine of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. In 2014, she founded the digital cultural magazine El Hype, published in Spanish and English, where she is the director and a contributor with the blog Director’s Cut. For several years, she has collaborated on the Cannes Film Festival chronicles for the Radio 3 (RNE) programme El Séptimo Vicio, and in 2021 she participated in the TVE documentary Women Without Censorship.


As a writer, she has published two children’s books, Las vacaciones de Saída, winner of the Martín Sarmiento prize, and El tesoro de Saída, winner of the Samaruc prize. She also co-authored the essay Ficciones las Justas; (an essay on the new morals in cinema, music and pornography), published in 2022.

As a member of the international federations FIPRESCI and FEDEORA, she has been on the juries of international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Saint Petersburg, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, to name some.

Mariano Alejandro Ribeiro

Mariano Alejandro Tomasovic Ribeiro (Buenos Aires, 1993) is an Argentine writer based in Lisbon. His work has been published in journals and literary magazines from Portugal and Latin America. In 2018 he was awarded the Fnac Novos Talentos prize. Other texts by him have earned prizes and mentions in Spain and Argentina. _Bartlebyana_ (Língua Morta, 2020), his first book of short stories, explores the limits of storytelling and literary genres.

Rafaela Jacinto

Rafaela Jacinto, actress, performer and poet, was born in 1994 in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. She graduated in Theatre at the ESTC (Lisbon) in 2016 and specialized in History and Culture of Religions at the FLUL (Lisbon) in 2019. She collaborated with national and international theatre companies, as well as filmmakers.

Rodrigo Areias

Rodrigo Areias is a film director and producer. Has produced over 150 films, and has premiered in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno and Annecy and has won over 350 international awards, including Best first film in Venice and Locarno, best film at Orizzonti, and best documentary in Venice. He was responsible for the film production of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture where film directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Aki Kaurismaki, Peter Greenaway, Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Victor Erice where included. As a director is now in post production of his 9th and 10th feature films.

young jury

Official Competition

Amanda da Silva

Amanda studies Languages and Intercultural Communication at the University of Algarve, besides being an English teacher and translator. She considers herself a global citizen and has lived in six countries on three different continents; that’s where she developed a passion for culture and international art. She believes art can touch people’s hearts and change the way they see the world.

Cláudia Faria

She has been attending the Languages, Literatures and Cultures course since 2021. She has always had a strong love for literature, music and cinema. She is a person of curious nature. She is very fond of reading and particularly enjoys classic cinema. She accepted the FICLA challenge and thus managed to combine the best of both worlds.

Tiago Baioa

I am Tiago Sousa, I’m 18 years old and I’m from Faro. Cinema is with me since I am able to remember. I like to dedicate a more profound attention to the films I assist, with the objective of understanding the symbolism and the message that the directors want to pass on with each scene. I’m in the course Ciências da Comunicação, in Universidade do Algarve, which allows me to deepen and develop new knowledge regarding the cinematographic world. I’m the writer of the article “O herói como personagem: o caminho de Luke Skywalker”, that will be available to read soon in Revista Académica de Artes e Humanidades. I was one of the organizers of the ANIMAGORIA film show.

Odon Vila Nova

My name is Odon Vila Nova, 19, student of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Algarve.

I`m originally from Pernambuco, a state in northeast Brazil known for its warmth, food, beaches, cultural richness and, above all, by the provincial pride of its people.

There, at school, I heard legends of heroes driving out Dutchmen, martyred revolutionaries, and ancient revolutions. In the streets, I saw these legends reverberate in the footsteps of Frevo, in the banners of the Maracatus, and in the lyrics of popular music.

These stories and legends awakened in me an enormous desire to study other cultures, to know their stories, to hear their legends, to study their revolutions, to grieve their martyrdoms.

At the age of 18 I came to the Old World, not knowing anyone. And in order to satisfy that desire, I moved to a region known for its warmth, food, beaches, cultural richness and, above all, by the provincial pride of its people.

The Algarve.

Afonso Lúcio

Afonso Lúcio, 18 years old, Coimbra. Since I was very young, I was interested in cinema, I saw and watch many films, but I also started trying to understand how to make cinema.I started filming with my cell phone, creating little stories that I filmed with friends and family.And now I’m in the first year of the Documentary Film course in Abrantes.