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Cristian da Silva Borges


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Assistant Professor at the Department of Film, Radio and Television of the University of São Paulo. PhD in Film Studies at the University of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle (France), and MPhil in Film at the University of Bristol (UK). He was assistant professor at the Federal Fluminense University (Brazil, 2000-03) and visiting professor at the Ibero-American University (Mexico, 2013). Post-doctoral fellowship funded by FAPESP at the University of São Paulo (2009) and visiting scholar at Columbia University (2012) and New York University (Tisch School of the Arts, 2014). As a filmmaker, he made 7 short-films (on 16mm, 35mm, and super-8mm) in 5 countries, which were screened in many film festivals and TV channels in Brazil and abroad. He was one of the founders of the Brazilian Film School Festival, organized exhibitions and books on Agnès Varda, Alain Resnais, New German Independent Cinema, and Harun Farocki, and directed the CINUSP Paulo Emílio (2018-22). President of the Brazilian Society for Film Studies (SOCINE), and vice-coordinator of the Laboratory of Audiovisual Research and Critique (LAICA) of the University of São Paulo, he was coeditor of the Film Journal Laika (, and member of the Executive Council of the Ibero-American section of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CIBA/ CILECT). Currently, he develops researches on the movement of/ within images, and on the relation between film and dance. In 2019, his book "Towards a fleeting cinema: the puzzzle, the mosaic and the labyrinth as keys to filmic composition" was published by Ed. Perspectiva/ FAPESP. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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