Maria Mire (Maputo, 1979). Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Her artistic and research work, focuses mainly on the perception of moving image. Has a PhD in Art and Design by FBAUP in 2016, with the thesis “Phantasmagorias: the moving image in the field of contemporary artistic practice”. She is teacher and co-director of the Cinema/Moving Image Department of Ar.Co, in Lisbon. She also teaches at the PhD in Media Art and Communication, at ULHT, as well at the Master in Arts of Sound and Image at ESAD.CR. She has been part of several collaborative artistic projects, including Coletivo Embankment, Plataforma Ma or Patê Filmes. Has developed several collaborative projects of critique and artistic speculation with Aida Castro. She directed the film “Parto sem dor”, that was part of the official selection of INDIELISBOA 2020, Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português and PORTO FEMME – International Film Festival, where she received the Prize for Best Documentary of the National Competition.