FIKE JURY / IMAGE STATION \\
History, Faculty of Arts of Lisbon. Secondary School Teacher. Journalist and film critic, 1983/89. Between 1990 and 2005 he was part of the so-called 'Madragoa group', which encompassed the various areas of cinematographic activity – production, distribution and exhibition – and which had a decisive impact on the cinema scene in Portugal for more than a decade. He was thus linked to the premiere and editing of more than five hundred films, including more than a hundred Portuguese films, in the direction of Atalanta Filmes; And to the movie theater schedule that profoundly altered the panorama of independent exhibition among us in the 1990s; as well as the production of more than a hundred films and their international circulation.
In 2006 he founded Midas Filmes. He produced dozens of features, shorts and documentaries. And it made it the most relevant film distributor and publisher among us. In 2014, Midas' work also resulted in the reopening of the Ideal cinema, in Lisbon.
Doctorate in Communication Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela with a thesis on Documentary Cinema, he is a professor of Higher Education, journalist, filmmaker and cultural programmer. He coordinates the recently created Master's Degree in Cinema and Digital Culture at Instituto Universitário da Maia (ISMAI). Over the years he has taught courses in Cinema and Communication Sciences in several higher education establishments, namely the University of Porto, Catholic University and the Superior School of Music, Arts and Entertainment (ESMAE) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. As a journalist, he worked in the Press, Radio and Television, namely in RTP, where he spent 25 years. He made documentaries, among others, about General Humberto Delgado, Mário Cláudio, Martins Sarmento, Miguel Torga, Eugénio de Andrade, Nadir Afonso, Teixeira Gomes and Fernando Lanhas. He signed hundreds of news pieces covering a wide variety of stories. Awarded and distinguished several times in different areas, namely with the Gazeta de Televisão of the Clube de Jornalistas and with the Special Prize of the University of Santiago de Compostela, it has published numerous articles on Cinema, Culture and Media. Programmer responsible for the Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia area of Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture, as well as the cycle of Photography and Documentary Cinema Imagens do Real Imaginado at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.
Abel Rosa, photography director, editor and director.
Graduated in professional photography by the IPF in 2001, and in camera and lighting by Restart in 2005.
He participated in several projects of fiction, documentary, video clips, performances, educational projects, advertising, institutional and entertainment, switching between photo direction, camera, editing and directing functions.
Since 2019, he has been responsible for making the videos for the “Estação Award Image”, thus integrating the team whose mission is to encourage the photojournalism and the respective critical sense that it provides.