Jury of the School Films

José Rodrigues

Portugal

Professor of Arts and Technology, José holds a PhD in Multimedia in Education.
For 12 years, he was a university professor, teaching initial training courses for teachers and Masters students of Visual and Technological Education.
He was president of APEVT from 2006 to 2016, and Director of the Teacher Training Centre of this scientific association between 2009 and 2016.
He also works as an instructor in the area of Arts and Technologies and has guided numerous teacher training courses over a period of more than 18 years.
He is the author of school textbooks and of the book “Analyse, Explore & Create”. He currently develops editorial and training projects, and collects animated, mobile and pop-up books.
In 2014 he was Commissioner of the 7th International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira.
He participates regularly in national and international meetings and conferences that cover art, animation, illustration, technology and education, either making presentations or guiding workshops. He currently has more than 30 articles published in journals and events.
A member of the Organising Committee of CINANIMA – International Animated Film Festival of Espinho since 1998, he is also the Coordinator of the Festival’s Educational Service.
He has participated in several juries in the fields of arts and education and has been a jury member at film festivals such as “Curtas Sadinas”, “IFF – Immersive Film Festival 2015”, “FEST 2016” and “Shortcutz Ovar 2017”.

Pedro Mota Teixeira

Portugal

Pedro Mota Teixeira has a PhD in Communication Sciences, specializing in the Audio-visual branch, from the University of Minho (2013); a Master’s in Multimedia Art (2007) and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design (2001) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. He received a Socrates / Erasmus scholarship, which allowed him to study at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France (2001).
An Associate Professor at Superior School of Design, of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) since 2011, he is the Director of the Department of Art and Communication, and Audio-visual Laboratory Coordinator. He teaches in the Graphic Design degree course, and the Master’s courses of Illustration and Animation (since 2010), and Digital Design (2016). He has regularly published and presented scientific papers in the audio-visual and digital animation fields since 2009. He is Co-Founder and has been Organisation Chair of the International Conference of Illustration and Animation since 2012. He holds the title of Specialist in the Audio-visual field (according to decree-law 206/2009), awarded by the School of Technology of IPCA, a consortium of the Northern Portuguese Polytechnics, and the APD (Portuguese Association of Design), in 2011.
Along with his teaching activity in higher education, he has worked as a director in animated film, music video clips, advertising and motion graphics for television and cinema, for entities such as RTP 1, RTP 2, SIC, TVI, Porto Canal, Porto Digital, Portuguese Football Federation, Lisbon Oceanarium, Porto City Hall, Dr. António Cupertino Miranda Foundation, Valentim de Carvalho, Universal Music Portugal, Porto Metro, etc; and for artists like Blind Zero, Boss Ac, Mind the Gap, Mário Laginha, etc. Noteworthy projects are “Story of a Caramel” (2007), which features actor Antonio Feio in his first and only role in the field of voice-acting for animation movies (with ICA support), and television title sequences for “Planet music”, “Surf Total”, “My Mother in Law is a Witch”, “Superbatatoon”, “Top Buracos”, “Camilo em Sarilhos”, among others. He is also the creator of the mascots for Lisbon Oceanarium and the Portuguese Football Federation.

Paulo Galindro

Portugal

Born in 1970 and with a degree in Architecture, Paulo Galindro is the author of several illustrated books, created in partnership with some of the most prominent writers in Portugal and abroad, such as Luís Sepúlveda, António Mota, David Machado, and others. His work has earned him various awards. He teamed up with Natalina Cóias to create the Pintarriscos illustration collective.