Catarina Mourão studied Music, Law and Film (MA Bristol University). In 1998 she founded AporDOC, Portuguese Documentary Association. Since 2000 she has been teaching Film and Documentary since. With another filmmaker (Catarina Alves Costa) she started Laranja Azul, an independent production company for creative documentary and visual arts in Lisbon. She is currently doing her practice based PhD in Film at the University of Edinburgh, working with family archives and old family albums, but also shooting in present time.
Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.