Projetos de Investigação

Os projetos de investigação desenvolvidos no âmbito do Departamento de Cinema e Artes dos Media integram o CICANT.


CICANT – The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies results from the combined efforts of faculty of the  School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) of Lusófona University towards the goal of creating a unit which allows for the integration and harnessing of the research activities conducted within it. CICANT is geared towards innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of communication and media research, promoting theoretical and applied research in its three main subject areas: Media Technologies and Literacies (MTL); Media, Society and Culture (MSC); and Media Arts and Creative Industries (MACI), that are a natural follow-up to previous work developed in the unit CICANT was a part of (CIC.Digital).

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Programas Internacionais - ULHT

Erasmus + Master Kino Eyes

This two year MA programme is a brand-new highly intensive fiction film making masters degree supported by ERASMUS+

Media Programme ASBP: Audiovisual Strategic business planning, MBS: Media Business School

Positioning audiovisual companies to compete in the expanding digital market

Consórcio Erasmus: CAMKA

Cinema and Media Knowledge Alliance

Essemble - Nomadic Realities and Digital Filmmaking

ESSEMBLE is a training programme aimed at the dissemination of digital film production techniques and the uses of virtual imaging amongst students from four different European film and media

Projeto CIAKL II - European course in entrepreneurship for the creative industries.

The new technologies drive new behaviors by consumers and the new forms of financing through venture capital in response to the lack of subsidies impose new rules for a growing sector that is considered strategic.

Erasmus Mundus Master DocNomads

Master in Documentary Film Directing ERASMUS MUNDUS



Projeto CIAKL I - European course in entrepreneurship for the creative industries.

The new technologies drive new behaviors by consumers and the new forms of financing through venture capital in response to the lack of subsidies impose new rules for a growing sector that is considered strategic.

Media Programme – Media Mundus

CIDOC – Cities in documentary is a continuous training project which main objectives are: a) the training of European and non European audiovisual professionals in the areas of documentary production and distributio


Land care of desertification affected areas: from science towards application – a multimedia prototype



CICANT results from the combined efforts of all teachers in the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies towards the goal of creating an autonomous research unit which will allow for the integration and harnessesing of all the research activities conducted within the school. This unit promotes theoretical and applied research on all its subject areas, particularly focusing on knowledge transfer and exchange with industry and similar centres in Portugal and in Europe.


Film and media schools in Europe represent a unique heritage of skills and competences. For decades these schools have educated professionals for a very complex market underpinned by high levels of entrepreneurship and technical innovation. The CIAKL projects focus on the relation between education and innovation by promoting the transfer of innovation and knowledge between different European film schools and companies posted along the value chain for this particular industry, while at the same time implementing teaching strategies focused on entrepreneurship that can foster employability amongst film and media graduates in Europe and promoting the matching of companies needs and students projects in the cultural industries.

Film represents a unique European heritage and a cultural plus that should be valued. The program addresses clear innovation skills gaps that were identified in this area of training, but goes beyond that by ensuring that these schools distinctive training strategies focused on project development and creativity can be successfully transferred to the industry via innovative learning and knowledge distribution and collaboration platforms. CIAKL project main objective is the transfer of creative and innovative skills and knowledge between European training organizations working in the area of film and media teaching and companies in the film, ICT and media industry, via the development of new curricula, courses and teaching materials amongst consortium members. CIAKL project sees film and media schools as engines of creativity that can highly benefit from the innovation brought about by learning technologies and a change in students and staff mindset that promotes business and entrepreneurship oriented attitudes. 

The project is developed along three axes:

  1. Learning technologies – by promoting the joint development of curricula, courses and materials supported on learning technologies;
  2. Collaboration – by promoting the creation of shared knowledge spaces between academia and business companies integrated in the consortium, but also between and with other stakeholders in the target industry;
  3. Mobility – by promoting networking, joint infrastructure and applications for training, and both students, staff and trainers’ mobility between members of the consortium.

The Consortium that promotes the project integrates a strong linguistic and cultural variety of members that assure the European dimension of the project and its adherence to the general learning environment in this area in Europe. Future impacts of the project include the dissemination amongst European training organizations in this area of all materials and solutions developed throughout the project and the consequences staff and students mobility will have in terms of employability and the generation of new attitudes towards entrepreneurship and innovation.