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.