11:00am – 1:00pm ET
4:00pm to 7:00pm (UTC +1)

1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
5:00pm to 8:00pm UTC

11:00AM – 1:30PM EST
3:00pm – 5:30pm UTC

9:00AM-11:30AM EST
2:00pm – 4:30pm UTC

Welcome to the 2020 DocLisboa Filmmaking Seminar!

We’re excited to all gather together to explore radical filmmaking practices through collectively built research and conversation. This seminar will take the shape of four open dialogues that will engage the work of four artists presented at Doclisboa’20.

Watch Nebulae Filmmaking Seminar Essays exploring and responding to the work of four filmmakers at DocLisboa ’20.


Ana Elena Tejera

Panamanian film director and actress. She studied psychology, performing arts and documentary film-making. She specialised in screenwriting, found footage and film restoration at the School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Madrid. She later worked on the restoration of part of Panama’s film archive at the Catalonia Cinematheque. Her first feature film, Panquiaco (2020), premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.


Daniel Kötter

Film-maker and musical theatre director. His works combine experimental film techniques with performative and documentary elements. They have been shown worldwide at numerous film and video art festivals, in galleries, theatres and concert halls. He is currently working on a series of spatial performances and 360° films on the landscape and social consequences of the extractive industry in Germany, West Papua, DR Congo and Estonia.


Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom began making movies in 1980. Making as practice, a daily application. Ongoing remixology. 100+ movies, many redacted. Since 2000 a steady drip of bio docs. The animating question of community: how can I help you? Interviews with media artists for three decades. 30 books, written, edited, co-edited. Local ecologies. Volunteerism. Opening the door.


Tatiana Mazú González

Documentary and experimental film director and visual artist. Feminist activist who once wanted to be a biologist or geographer. Today, her imaginary explores the links between people and spaces, microscopic and immense, personal and political, childhood and darkness. Directed, among others, Río Turbio (official selection at FIDMarseille 2020, where it won the Georges de Beauregard International Prize) and Caperucita roja (2019).

Nicolás Carrasco

Producer, film critic, programmer and distributor based in Lima, Peru. Has attended the Locarno Critics Academy (2015), Talents Buenos Aires (2016) and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (2019). Member of the Círculo de Crítica y Estudios Cinematográficos del Perú, has published texts and interviews for Indiewire, Desistfilm, Cinencuentro, Otros Cines Perú, and the film magazines La vida dure (Argentina) and Ventana Indiscreta (Peru). Worked as programming assistant at Transcinema – International Festival of Cinema (2015 – 2016), and as a programmer for MUTA – International Festival of Audiovisual Appropriation (2017 – 2018). He was assistant director and production coordinator in “Videofilia (y otros syndromes virales)” by Juan Daniel Fernandez Molero, winner of the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival (2015). He currently works as a producer and distributor with his production company Walden Films.

Pedro Tinen

Film programmer, curator and critic. Brazilian Short Film Programming Coordinator for the Sao Paulo Short Film Festival, and a member of the selection committees in the MixBrasil Festival and the Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival. Has also collaborated with the Busan Short Film Festival in South Korea and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in the UK, and was selected for the Locarno Industry Academy International in 2020. Master in Media Studies by the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and member of the Brazilian Society of Film Studies (Socine).

Lucía Salas

Lucía Salas is an Argentinian film critic, programmer, filmmaker, and translator based in Spain. She is one of the editors of La vida útil magazine, the co-host of the belated radio show We Can’t Go Home Again and can be read in Con Los Ojos Abiertos, Jugend ohne film and Kinoscope. She has work in several film festivals as a film critic and programmer and is currently on the selection committee at Berlin’s Critic’s Week and the pre-selection committee in Documenta Madrid. As part of the filmmaking collective LaSiberia Cine she made the films Implantación (2016), Los exploradores (2016), and Implantación (2011). She studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Aesthetics and Politics at CalArts, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Communications-CINEMA program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.


Cristina Rubio

Graduated in Journalism (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), in Hispanic Philology (Universitat de Barcelona) and Master in Creation Documentary at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she is currently doing a doctorate in Communication with a thesis on documentary cinema. Has worked in written and audiovisual media, as well as managed academic and institutional projects.


Four open dialogues will engage the work of artists presented at Doclisboa’20. Selected participants will come together to react to and unpack the work of the invited film-makers. All will be encouraged to combine knowledge, raise questions and share epiphanies to guide our thinking on the abundance of compelling images and sounds we are encountering together.

We’ll cooperatively deconstruct preconceptions and find useful ways to approach the relevant questions and meaningful insights that these films have to offer.

Together we’ll compile highlights from these dialogues and publish a small series of short essayistic responses that will capture the group’s shared learning from these collaborative sessions.

Full Seminar Schedule


Orientation – Welcome!

Lucia Salas commentary on Mike Hoolboom (20 mins)

 Breakout! Open Conversation – 20 mins

 Production for Contributions – 10 mins 

 Review & Editorial Process – 20 mins


Nicolás Carrasco commentary on Ana Elena Tejera (20 mins)

 Breakout! Open Conversation – 20 mins

 Production for Contributions – 10 mins 

 Review & Editorial Process – 20 mins


Pedro Tinen commentary on Daniel Kotter

 Breakout! Open Conversation – 20 mins

 Production for Contributions – 10 mins 

 Review & Editorial Process – 20 mins


Cristina Rubio commentary on Tatiana Mazu Gonzalez

 Breakout! Open Conversation – 20 mins

 Production for Contributions – 10 mins 

 Review & Editorial Process – 20 mins


Conversation with Mike Hoolboom led by Lucia Salas


Conversation with Ana Elena Tejera led by Nicholas Carrasco


Conversation with Daniel Kotter led by Pedro Tinen


Conversation with Tatiana Mazu Gonzalez led by Cristina Rubio

Program I

Language, Not Territory – Mike Hoolboom

Runtime – 9 minutes

Scrapbook – Mike Hoolboom

Runtime – 18  minutes

Skinned – Mike Hoolboom

Runtime – 8 minutes

Introduction to Alchemy – Mike Hoolboom

Runtime – 3 minutes

Panquiaco – Ana Elena Tejera

Runtime – 85 minutes

Program II

Río Turbio – Tatiana Mazú Gonzalez

Shady River

Runtime – 78 minutes

Rift Finfinnee – Daniel Kötter

Runtime – 80 minutes 

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