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Sofia P. Caldeira

Sofia P. Caldeira is an PhD Auxiliar Researcher at CICANT. She holds a BA in Art & Multimedia (Animation) by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, an MA in Anthropology (Visual Cultures) by the NOVA University of Lisbon, and a Communication Sciences PhD from Ghent University, Belgium (2020), funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her research focuses primarily on feminist media studies, politics of gender representation, social media, self-representation practices, and everyday aesthetics. Sofia’s research has been published in journals such as Social Media + Society, Feminist Media Studies, and Information Communication & Society. She currently serves as the Young Scholar Representative of ECREA’s Digital Culture and Communication section.

Edmundo Cordeiro

Edmundo Cordeiro completed his PhD in Communication Sciences in 2003. He is Associate Professor and Researcher (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, CICANT). Currently, teaches film theory, film aesthetics and script writing. He published «Actos de Cinema» (Angelus Novus, Coimbra, 2005), on the aesthetics of Gilles Deleuze, and completed a post-doctoral research about the filmmakers Pierre Perrault and Pedro Costa, at Université de Montréal (Canada) and at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, which was published in the book «Pedro Costa e Pierre Perrault. Intercessão, Força Ficcional, Força Documental» (Creative Space/Amazon, Lisboa, 2013). He also published «Géneros Cinematográficos» (Edições Universitárias Lusófona, 2007).

He directed the film «Todas as Cartas de Rimbaud» (2017), about the Portuguese philosopher Maria Filomena Molder, and was ‘script-doctor’ for the film “O Capacete Dourado” and screenwriter for “Na Escola”, “O Rebocador”, and “Amor Amor”, directed by Jorge Cramez (2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016).

Sound of Metal wins 2 Oscars!

The Belgian-American production “Sound of Metal” received 6 Oscar nominations and carried home two Oscars. The film depicting the life of a drummer, turning deaf on tour, won Best Sound and Best Editing. Sound of metal was produced by LUCA alumnus Bert Hamelink, also responsible for the success of ‘The Rider (2017) of Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. Bert is the co-founder of the Belgian production company ‘Roses are blue’, merging into the company CAVIAR and as CEO extending the international ambition. Trailer here.

IADT short nominated for BAFTA Student Awards

IADT short “To All My Darlings” is shortlisted for BAFTA Student Awards 2021. So far it won the Audience Award for Best Short at the Dublin International Film Festival, Spirit of the Festival Award at the Catalyst Film Festival and Best Cinematography Award the RTS Award – Irish Region. Read all about it here.

FILMEU promotes series of “guest talks” on artistic research

Recently and in the context of its work package 6 on research and innovation, FilmEU – The European University of Film and Media Arts – promoted a series of talks with experts from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds on the topic of artistic research. These talks are part of the project’s initiative towards the development of a joint research agenda focused on artistic research.

FilmEU Open Day

Join us live on facebook know more about the FilmEU Alliance and be part of this ambitious project. 27th May – 1:30 pm Western European Time
  • What is FILMEU? What opportunities for teachers and students
  • Schools Presentation
  • What’s happening in the near future – agenda for the months to come

Stories From Isolation Winners Announced

The winners for the Stories From Isolation competition have been announced at a live online ceremony this week, attended by the Chair of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power. The Stories From Isolation is an internal competitive process for IADT students studying the Film & New Media undergrad programmes, providing the students an opportunity to capture their experiences of COVID-19 and lockdown over the past 14 months, from their point of view. The idea was to allow the students to present a unique personal response to these unprecedented times, as they perceived them.

FilmEU is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative!

FILMEU has just been accepted as one of the official partners of the New European Bauhaus Initiative. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to help deliver the European Green Deal. The core values of the New European Bauhaus are thus sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness.

Andrew Power

I am the Academic Registrar and Chief Academic Officer at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). I am responsible for the administration of our programmes and for the student journey from recruitment to graduation. Prior to this appointment I was the Founding Head of the Faculty of Film, Art, and Creative Technologies at IADT. Outside of my executive role in IADT I have served on a number of boards in the arts, education, and cultural sectors. I currently serve on the board of the National Museum of Ireland. I have authored and/or edited a number of books on changes technology and society. I am a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

The Royal Irish Academy, IADT and FilmEU co-organize important conference

The future of media: experience, models, practice‘ is an important conference where the future of public service media in Ireland will be discussed. This event is organised by the Royal Irish Academy in association with IADT – Institute of Art, Design + Technology Dún Laoghaire and FilmEU. Three panel sessions will discuss and debate themes on the three goals identified in the terms of reference for the Future of Media Commission; to identify the current Irish experience, to consider the extent to which the current models of delivery are the appropriate ones for the next ten years, and to review best practice in other comparable jurisdictions. It’s a free online conference on May 6. Booking is essential, register here.

Péter Szitás

I graduated in Literature in 2007 on BA and in 2009 on MA level in the J. Selye University in Slovakia. In the year 2007 my professional career started as a teacher of literature. Between 2009-2013 I had the privilege to become a student of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where I obtained a BA degree in International Studies. In 2011 I spent an autumn as a trainee in the European Parliament in Brussels. I finished my PhD. degree in 2016. In my thesis I investigate the connections of literature and philosophy in Samuel Becket’s masterpiece, the Endgame. Between 2018-2020 I finished an MA in International Security and Defence Policy. I am a former adjunct professor of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (SVK) and the J. Selye University in Komárno (SVK). Since 2021 I have been a member of the SZFE staff.

Silvia Deisler

Teacher, marketing manager and copywriter. At present, she works at the Film and Media Institute of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, and also teaches English as a foreign language in various institutions. She graduated from J. Selye University in Komárno, Slovakia in 2017 with a PhD in Literature and Film Studies. In her research, she focuses on the puzzle effect in contemporary literature and film, and her published book, Puzzle-hatás [Puzzle Effect], proves this interest as well. Besides teaching and literary research, Deisler has also worked in marketing for the last 8 years.

Patrícia Sequeira Brás

Patrícia Sequeira Brás concluded her doctoral research ‘The Political Gesture in Pedro Costa’s Films’ in 2015, at the Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She taught at Queen Mary and Birkbeck at University of London. The broader interest in the relationship between politics and cinema that motivated her doctoral work continues to shape her new research projects. Her current research interests include first-person testimonies and re-enactment in documentary film genre, feminism and gender studies, film temporality, and visual coloniality.

Jodie Baltazar

A life of multidisciplinary, experimental art practice encompassing music, performance, film, sculpture, and social practice. Over twenty years experience producing and managing film/media/software projects and products in the fields of advertising, entertainment, art, and education. Ten years of teaching including four at the International BA program in English (Film directing & Videogames, Cinematography) at the Warsaw Film School. Has insight into the challenges students and schools face in super-diverse and second-language programs. Holds an MFA in Cinematic arts (Film/TV) from the University of Southern California & a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Topics of artistic interest or research have included critical study of games; human/animal/plant/machine relationships; interactive aesthetics; Eastern European animation; No wave music; Women electronic composers; Film noir; Science fiction; Children’s TV/film. I care deeply about ecology, progressive pedagogy, health, inclusion, diversity, and tolerance. I adore robots, primates, monsters, mushrooms, dirt, ink, paper, kimchi, Toshiro Mifune, and weird children. Strengths: creative thinking, problem-solving, writing, organizing, optimism.

Christophe Van Eecke

Christophe Van Eecke is a philosopher and art historian. He is the author of Pandaemonium: Ken Russell’s Artist Biographies as Baroque Performance (2015), which was awarded the Research Prize of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, and of Only Connect: Five Exercises in Aesthetics (2011). He has co-edited (with John Hill and Karel Vanhaesebrouck) a special issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television on Ken Russell (2015) and (with Elisabeth Wesseling) Intergenerational Desire in Children’s Literature (2017; special issue of International Research in Children’s Literature). He has published widely on art and cinema. His scientific publications further include a chapter in Neo-Victorian Humour (eds. Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben, 2017) and articles in Neo-Victorian Studies, Mythlore, and Marvels & Tales. Christophe is Visiting Professor at LUCA School of Arts (Genk, B). He is also a filmmaker.

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