The portuguese film with the most spectators in the first semester of 2017 was directed by a teacher of the film and media arts department

According to data from the Audiovisual Cinema Institute, Portuguese cinemas have increased their audience by about one million spectators over the same period of 2016. The latest film by our teacher Jorge Paixão da Costa, "Jacinta", contributed to this numbers. The film had 45,200 viewers in theaters and was seen on the portuguese television station TVI on May 12th and 13th by nearly 2 million viewers.