Juror

Joana Nunes

Joana Nunes, born in Lisbon, took her first steps in the world of acting at an early age, participating in classes and school theater projects since she was 5 years old.

At 15 she began her professional training at Arte 6, an acting academy run by Brazilian actress Thaís de Campos.

On television she participated in projects like “Anjo Selvagem” and “Ana e os 7”, but it was her participation in one of the biggest television phenomena in Portugal, “Morangos com Açúcar” in 2004, with the character Sofia, a young woman suffering from domestic violence, that gained her the most visibility.

In 2014 she moved to Barcelona where she made projects such as the short film “Leave out all the Rest”, directed by Laia Palacios.

Currently living between Madrid and Barcelona, cities where she continues to train as an actress and participate in projects related to the seventh art whenever her work in the area of marketing and sales allows it.

 

 Luís Miranda

He is an independent film and audiovisual director and producer, screenwriter and teacher. Director of 130 cinematographic and audiovisual works (short and long form). 2 Best Short Film Awards, 6 Honorable Mentions (Directing), multiple official selections and nominations (Best Film, Best Direction) in more than 100 participations in film and video festivals and screens. 6 films distributed commercially. Holds more than 750 credits in film and audiovisual production. Founder of Miranda Filmes and Hiperfocal Filmes. Teacher of Cinema and Video at Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis and at Escola Superior Artística do Porto. Master in Contemporary Art Practices (theme: author’s cinema – FBAUP), Degree in Art and Communication – Audiovisual (ESAP) and Bachelor in Cinema and Video (ESAP).

 

Roberto Merino

Roberto Merino Mercado was born in 1952 in Concepción, province of Chile. He studied Mathematics at the local university, but has devoted himself to theater since childhood. After the Military Coup in Chile, he went into exile abroad. Initially, in the then Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and, from 1975 on, in the city of Porto (Portugal). He artistically directed Teatro Experimental do Porto (TEP) until 1978, returning on two more occasions to this professional company. Later, he worked at the Cultural Services of Funchal City Hall and with the Grupo de Teatro Experimental do Funchal. Since 1982 he has directed the Superior Course in Theater at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto. He also collaborates as a teacher at the Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, since 1991. He was a teacher at Balleteatro Escola Profissional for three decades. As a professional playwright and director, he has worked at TEP, Seiva Trupe, Teatro Art’Imagem, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (UP) and Faculdade de Direito da UP, among other stages.