Festival Committee

José Luís de Sales Marques

President of the FESTIVAL

Member of the FESTIVAL Committee

President of the Institute of European Studies of Macau

José Luís de Sales Marques is President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM) since 1st January 2002, and also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Industries Fund. He was born in Macau and got his degree in Economics at the University of Porto (Portugal), holding also a Master degree in European Studies by University of Macau/IEEM. Previously he was a high-ranking official of the Macau Government (1983-1993) and Mayor of Macau (1993-2001). He is also very active in civic society, participating at board level in several associations and foundations of the cultural and education sectors. In August 2003, IEEM founded CREATIVE MACAU – Center For Creative Industries, the first dedicated CI organization in Macau and one of the earliest in Asia. 


João Francisco Pinto

President of the Grand Jury Panel of SHORTS

Member of the FESTIVAL Committee

Portuguese News and Program Controller
TDM – Teledifusão de Macau, S.A.

João Francisco Pinto is TDM’s Portuguese News and Program Controller – a position he has held since 2005. His career spans more than two decades, during which time he has worked as a journalist in newspapers, radios and TV. Currently, he is also the President of the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau. Last year, he was elected as chairman of the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) News Group for a 3-year term. João Francisco Pinto has a degree in economics and several courses on journalism taken in Portugal, Macau and the US.


Lok Kong

President of the Grand Jury Panel of VOLUME

Member of the FESTIVAL Committee

Director of the Programmes and Production Division
TDM – Teledifusão de Macau, S.A.

Lok Kong, Director of the Programmes and Production Division of Teledifusao de Macau, S.A. (TDM), joined the company from 1984 till now. For the past 30 years, he worked as Production Assistant, Director, Producer and Department Head, mainly engaging himself in TV Production.


Lúcia Lemos

FESTIVAL Director

Member of the FESTIVAL Committee

Coordinator of CREATIVE MACAU – Center for Creative Industries

Lúcia Lemos holds a BA (Hons) Management of the Arts degree from IEEM and has been working in the CREATIVE MACAU – Center For Creative Industries as Coordinator since its establishment in the year of 2003. She is responsible for running CREATIVE MACAU’s yearly program, which includes the Macau International Short Film Festival, competitions, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and participation in international art and design fairs. She has been invited to be the juror for many local and international contests in art, design, video and, performing arts. Lúcia Lemos is not only an artist but an enthusiastic contributor to the local culture and arts sector. Besides being an art lover, she also participated and won awards in video-art and jewellery competitions.