Nicole Noia, 26 years-old filmmaker and photographer based in Porto, Portugal. What does this say about me? Absolutely nothing. So I’m going to tell a little bit more about myself, so you can understand where my work comes from.  

I’m from a small town in Northern Portugal called Vila das Aves — which I’m quite proud being from. I spend a lot of time looking through windows, and also a reasonable amount of time thinking about how nostalgic it makes me feel. I came from a very nostalgic family, and it was looking to my family archives of VHS, Super 8, and photographs that portray our stories, over the years, that I discovered I'm passionate about stories told from a personal perspective and family portraits on film. With a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Porto and a specialisation on Multimedia, I've been working at Canal180 since 2018, focusing mostly on digital communication. I'm responsible for the communication and editorial planning, while I also film, edit, photograph, write and produce contents for Canal180's digital platforms. My passion for the archives motivated me to study for a masters in Documental Cinema, which I recently finished at ESMAD.
My first film Women of my people was exhibited at IndieLisboa and Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festivals. I’m now preparing the premiere of my second short-film I fear the end of things.

photo credits: Ferdows Faghir

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