António Valente

António Valente holds a doctorate in cinema, teaches at the University of Aveiro, UTAD and has been a guest professor at several higher education institutions. He gave lectures and seminars at universities in Austria, Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, USA, France, Ireland, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom, Sao Tome and Principe and Switzerland.

He produced and co-directed the first feature film of the Portuguese animated film “To the Top of the World”, several times awarded in the USA and Canada.

As a director and producer, he has participated in over a hundred films that have been honoured with around two hundred awards at festivals.

Filmmaker, director of the AVANCA Film Festival since 1997 (, and the scientific conference "AVANCA | CINEMA, International Conference Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication" since 2010.