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Paulo Viveiros

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Paulo Viveiros, born on the island of Terceira (Azores), is an associate professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, where he is the director of the master's degree in Animation Arts and the degree in Digital Animation and one of the five members of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Re:Anima, a master programme held by Universidade Lusófona, Aalto University and Luca School of Arts. He teaches seminars on visual culture, history of cinema and contemporary art in different doctorate, masters and undergraduate courses.

He has a doctorate in cinema with a thesis on "The spatial composition in digital cinema", and a master's degree in video art on the work of Bill Viola from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He was awarded a PhD scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Foundation for Science and Technology.

He has published a book on the aesthetic and theoretical history of cinema, "The Image of Cinema", in Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, as well as essays in various publications on cinema and art in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. In 2021 he published the Plano Nacional de Cinema's pedagogical dossier, "The Trilogy of Childhood" on the short animated films by Regina Pessoa.

Between 2011 and 2014 he moderated the Lisbon Talks seminar at IndieLisboa.

Since 2014 he has been a jury for ICA competitions. He is a member of the editorial board of the online peer-reviewed journal International Jornal of Cinema and Media Art.


2008: PhD in Communication Sciences - Cinema. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.

1997: Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.

1992: Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.