Brief CV: : José Bogalheiro is a Coordinator Professor [Full Professor] in the Film Department of the Theatre and Film School (ESTC), where he has held several management positions since 1981. He is currently the Vice-President and Director of the Film Department.
He studied Journalism at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He graduated in Psychology from the Higher Institute for Applied Psychology (ISPA). He completed the Film Course at the Film School of the National Conservatory. He has a PhD in Psychology, specializing in Psychoanalysis, from the University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences (ISPA-IU).
He is currently lecturing at ESTC. He teaches curricular units in the Film Undergraduate Programme (“Aesthetics” and “Psychology and Film”), in the Master’s in Cinematographic Project Development (“Independent Production and Markets”) and in the Arts PhD – Performative Arts and Moving Image (“Image”).
Research Interests: Following his film studies and a first professional experience at Equipa TV/Cinema of the Secretaria de Estado da Emigração [Emigration State Office] (1977-78), he worked in several positions within the film industry, with emphasis being placed on his work as a producer at Trópico Filmes (1985-1995).
As a fellow researcher of the Italian government, he developed a research on the “Point of view in cinema and cinematic neorealism”, at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia de Roma (1979-81). His subsequent teaching activity has centered around a question posed to contemporary cinema production “Is there an example of modern cinema that has not made its trip to Italy?”. His PhD thesis focus on the film experience as a paradoxical experience for the spectator or in the “verse and reverse of the image”, to which he has recently been dedicating himself.
Bogalheiro, José. (2014) Empatia e Alteridade: A Figuração Cinematográfica Como Jogo. Lisboa: Sistema Solar / Documenta, 2014. ISBN: 9789898566409
Additional Information: He represents the Film Department internationally, namely at CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, since 1990. He was a member of the Executive Committee of GEECT – Groupement Européen des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (1993-97) and a member of the Monitoring Committee of the project VISIONS – an European documentary studio, devoted to training and production of documentary projects (1992-99), where he took part in the discussion on film teaching as well as in the activities promoted at the associations to which most important film schools are affiliated.