Raquel Freire

Raquel Freire was born in Porto.
She is a filmmaker, writer, screenwriter, producer, activist and mother of a 15 year old child. She studied Law and History and Aesthetics of Cinema at the University of Coimbra. Her films "Rio Vermelho", "Rasganço", "Veneno Cura", "SOS", "This is my face: theater creators", "L'Academie" and "Dreamocracy" premiered in competition at International Film Festivals such as Venice , Turin, São Paulo, Montreal, Gwanju, Leeds, Seoul, ClermontFerrand, Kenya, Vila do Conde, Porto PosDoc, Sweden Film Festival, among others. Raquel was distinguished at Cannes Film Festival by the European Film Foundation as a young European producer.

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Valérie Mitteaux

Former journalist born in Epinal, Valérie Mitteaux created Caravan Films in 2003, with Anna Pitoun, a collective multidisciplinary association. They achieved together several feature films, Caravan 55Kings of the World. More recently she made alone the documentary Girl or boy, my sex is not my gender, co-produced by Arte and released in October 2011 in France and Germany. She made in 2014 The Kiss of Marseille, a film about the coming-out French homophobia and Hens and big cars about the conditions of french gipsies in France. Dreamocracy, filmed in Portugal in collaboration with Raquel Freire, about social movements there, was released in 2015. She is finishing 8, Lenin avenue, a feature documentary about 13 years of a romanian gipsy family in France. In parallel, she is developing two other projects, one on the concept of female "sub-mission", and another with journalist Myriam Guillemaud-Silenko on the first prostitute trade-union in the world, in Argentina.

Marco Martins

Marco Martins was born in Lisbon 1972 and graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He went on to complete his education at New York University in screen writing. He then interned with Wim Wenders, Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, João Canijo and Bertrand Tavernier.

Winner of the Regard Jeune in the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) with his first feature film “Alice” Marco Martins then presented “Um Ano Mais Longo” which was written in collaboration with Tonino Guerra at the Official Competition of the Venice Film Festival. In 2013, his latest collaboration with Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto “Twenty One Twelve- The Day the World Didn’t End” was exhibited at the Louvre Museum and was in competition at the CineMaXXI, Rome Film Festival.