PhD in Communication and Culture (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Brazil) and in Music (Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro, UNIRIO, Brazil). During the first PhD, one-year doctoral stage at University Paris 3, France, under supervision of Michel Chion. M.A. in Literature (Fluminense Federal University, UFF, Brazil) and B.A. in Communication – Cinema and Journalism (UFF, Brazil). Luíza Alvim has taught in the Department of Methodology in Communication Faculty at UFRJ and she has also taught Cinema History in the Department of Cinema and Audiovisual at UFF. She is now Postdoctoral Fellow in the Music Department at UFRJ. Since her first PhD, she has been researching music and sound in cinema and she has many publications in the field, such as the book “A música no cinema de Robert Bresson” (“Music in the cinema of Robert Bresson”). In her current project she researches the use of preexisting music in Brazilian Cinema Novo.
Mariana Nunes graduated in Theater Interpretation at the na Faculdade de Artes Dulcina de Moraes (Brasília-DF), studied acting for TV and cinema at Instituto del Cine (Madrid-SPA) and has a long career in cinema as an actor in films such as Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017 ), Pelé – The birth of a legend (Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist, 2017), São Jorge (Marco Martins, 2016), Overgod (Gabriel Mascaro, 2019), among many others .
Rafael de Luna Freire, Ph.D., is a Film Professor in the Film and Video Department and in the Film and Audiovisual Graduate Program at Federal Fluminense University (UFF), in Niterói, Brazil, where he is the Head of the Audiovisual Preservation University Laboratory (LUPA), the first film archive in Brazil dedicated to small-gauge film. Rafael has been active in the Film Preservation field for more than fifteen years. He was Head of Documentation at the Film Archive of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art (Cinemateca do MAM) and is a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservation (ABPA). Rafael coordinated the project of restoration of the feature film Antes, o verão, directed by Gerson Tavares in 1968, and he is the creator of the blog www.preservacaoaudiovisual.blogpost.com, the oldest website in Portuguese dedicated to film preservation. Finally, he was responsible for the local organization of the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A. at the New York University (MIAP-NYU), in Rio de Janeiro, in 2018.
As a film scholar, Rafael has published many books and articles on the history of Brazilian cinema.