António Costa Valente Universidade de Aveiro

PhD in Cinema, he's a Professor at the University of Aveiro. He produced and co-directed the first portuguese animated film - "Até ao Tecto do Mundo". He is the CEO of the AVANCA Film Festival since 1997 and CEO of the scientific conference AVANCA|CINEMA since 2010.

As a director and producer, he was awarded about 200 awards at festivals of the five continents.
He is the CEO of the Portuguese Film Academy, national coordinator of INPUT-TV and co-editor of the International Journal of Cinema, among other organizations.