Marina Estela Graça Universidade do Algarve

Marina Estela Graça is full Professor at the University of Algarve (Portugal) where she develops research in animation theory and has set up and coordinates the Moving Image BA program. She was, also, a lecturer and researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark, from 2003 to 2006.

Her publications include a book on poetics of animated films, entitled Entre o Olhar e o Gesto (SENAC, Brazil, 2006), and articles published in international scientific journals. She supervises master and PhD students and participates in jury committees, conferences, seminars and scientific commissions in her field of research.

She has directed two animated short-films: Interstícios (2001) and Claro Azul Ausente (2005).

Marina was the vice-president of Casa da Animação (Porto, Portugal) from June 2011 to June 2015.