The educational project of the Lusófona University is the largest and most important education and training initiative that emerged from within the civil society in contemporary Portugal. Nowadays, this project goes beyond the frontiers of our country and finds echo in similar educational initiatives in Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, being the Lusófona University the institution that leads the wider educational project of "Lusófona Group ". Currently, more than 25,000 students attend the 22 education institutions that comprise the “Lusófona Group" in the various Portuguese-speaking countries.
The educational project of the Lusófona University not limited to its objectives of contributing to a quality higher education in all Portuguese-speaking countries. This project is that and more, it symbolizes a desire to contribute to the development of all these Countries and Peoples through education and scientific research and through that process create a fairer and more developed society. The educational project of the Lusófona University is larger than the small and often ridiculous questions affecting the reality of higher education in Portugal. The educational project of the Lusófona University has clear missions and objectives and proven achievements. In the future as in the past, we will continue to give our contribution so that Portugal and all the Portuguese-speaking countries go beyond the difficulties that so often block them and reach the cultural, scientific and economic wealth that all wish for and certainly deserve.
Lusófona University assumes itself as the leading provider of film and media education in Portugal and an active participant in the european training and research landscape in all the areas.
The Film and Media Arts Department at Lusófona University is committed to providing hands-on specialized skill training, to foster individual and collaborative creative growth, and to serve as a testing ground for the application of emerging film and media technologies. Our Department promotes both initial, continuous and advance training in the different areas of film and media creation and development, besides actively being engaged in several research projects with partners and organizations at a national and international level.
The Film and Media Arts Department offers a state of the art facilities and equipments in the midst of a vibrant environment that nourishes our students talent and their strive for creative and technical fulfillment.
The Department and the students’ productions are regularly funded by the Portuguese Film Institute (ICA) and the university is a full member of CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Televisión and GEECT – Groupement Européen des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, besides being accredited by the EU for the provision of initial and continuous training, it is also integrated under the European Network of Excellence for film and audiovisual training.
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Fernando Lopes movie theater is located on the Campus of Lusófona University (Lisbon, Portugal).
The movie theater is exclusively dedicated to cinematographic exhibition and for eminently academic use and activities of the Film and Media Arts Department. Aware of the need to promote interaction and synergies between academia and society, the Department established a cooperation protocol with Leopardo Filmes for exclusive events open to the general public, as well as such as the regular program of thematic sessions aimed at an academic audience but also film fans. The cinema is equipped with the most modern DCP technology for digital cinema projection and 7.1 audio technology, our institution takes another significant step in consolidating its educational offer in the areas of cinema and media arts, asserting itself as a reference institution in this field in Portugal and in the European Area.