In 2020, the Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema will take place from July 7th to 11th. The artists confirmed sofar for the 3rd edition are:

Lucrecia Martel
Filipa César + Coletivo Cadjigue
Karrabing Film Collective
Susana de Sousa Dias
Ben Russell
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay + Hagar Ophir
Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

The Summer School intends to be an advanced course of new practices of cinema, combining a critical thought with the contact with great creators of film and contemporary art. The diversity of procedural approaches, as well as the decisive themes of the present world, will be presented by directors/artists of great international relevance, assisted by thinkers, critics and academics who will discuss the work developed during the week. The Summer School is structured in six days, and each day is dedicated to one of the directors/artists who, at different times and with different structures, will be in direct contact with the participants, in a creative and informal environment.

Besides the workshops, the Summer School has also an open program, mostly comprised of screenings and exhibitions openings from the directors or artists present in Porto. This program is offered to the city and its lively cultural audience.


Key Points

  • An international summer school aimed for artists and filmmakers.
  • A faculty composed of internationally recognized artists/directors and academics/thinkers.
  • An intensive regime, for a week, with contact with several creative agents of contemporary cinema.
  • Use of the technical and artistic resources of the School of Arts (material for capturing images and sound, post-production laboratories for image and sound, exhibition space, library).
  • The Summer School will take place in various cultural spaces of the city (Serralves, Municipal Gallery, Teatro Rivoli)
  • The city of Porto, as a tourist destination of great cultural impact.


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