The Sound and Image Challenge (SIC) is an audiovisual festival organised by Creative Macau - Center for Creative Industries. In 2014, for the 5ht edition of the event (until then labeled as "contest/challenge"), I was invited to become the Executive Producer, on behalf of the Faculty of Creative Industries of University of Saint Joseph.

In 2015, as a consequence of the previous year success, the event was formally upgraded to a festival. This meant that instead of receiving films and awarding prizes, the SIC would have a full week of screenings, talks and concerts. The world heritage theatre D. Pedro V was the chosen venue to host the festival. Directors who were competing in the different categories were invited to come to Macau, establishing a link between the audience, local artists and the competitors. More than 700 films were received, establishing a new record for the festival.

 

Festival Team

2015

  • President of the Festival: Luis de Sales Marques (Instituto de Estudos Europeus de Macau)
  • Director of Competition: Lúcia Lemos (Creative Macau)
  • Executive Producer: João Cordeiro (USJ)
  • Marketing Director: Nuance La U (CM)
  • Production Assistant: Sonia Viseu (CM)

2014

  • President of the Festival: Luis de Sales Marques (Instituto de Estudos Europeus de Macau)
  • Director of Competition: Lúcia Lemos (Creative Macau)
  • Executive Producer: João Cordeiro (USJ)
  • Production Assistants: Sonia Viseu (CM) and Inah Quejano (USJ)

 

WEBSITE: www.soundandimagechallenge.com

 

I also produced the radio advertisement and soundtrack for the promotional video of the festival in 2014 (edited by Miguel Khan).