Nicole Noia, 25 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 editorial planning and publications in the social media networks, and 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'm currently doing at ESMAD.
My first film Women of my people was exhibition at IndieLisboa and Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festivals.

photo credits: Ferdows Faghir

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