Mariana Duarte is a filmmaker, editor and a PhD candidate in Film Practice at Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh), UK. She holds a BA in History from Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil) and graduated from the Kino Eyes Film Masters, with mobility to three European universities: Screen Academy Scotland (UK), Baltic Film School (Estonia) and Lusófona University (Portugal). She directed the short film Newcomers (2013), which premiered at the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. With over eight years of experience as a film and television editor, Mariana's work has been broadcast on RTBF, Globo TV and Discovery Channel and screened at international film festivals. She was selected for the Berlinale Talents in 2022 and is working on the short documentary project Headland, commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) as part of the Bridging the Gap programme. 


2021-present:  PhD Film Practice (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK).
2018-2020: Kino Eyes Film Masters (Screen Academy Scotland - UK, Baltic Film School - Estonia, and Lusofona University - Portugal)
2017-2019:  Visual Anthropology, Media, and Documentary Practices (University of Münster, Germany).
2009:  MA Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Turin, Italy).
2001-2006:  Licence in History (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil).

Headland (writer/director), in development, UK, documentary (creative), Approx. 15min.
Linha/Thread (editor), in development, UK/Brazil, documentary (creative), Approx. 80min.
From Tait to Higgs (writer/director), UK, documentary (factual), 20min.
Três Graças/Three Graces (editor), 2021, Brazil, fiction, 20min.
Hindsight (editor), 2020, UK, drama, 17min.
Faux Detective (editor), 2019, Estonia, drama, 6min.
In-house editor TV Globo, promotions department (trailers), 2014-2018, Brazil.
Helena’s Shadow (editor), 2014, Brazil, television, 56 episodes/45min.
Albergue Carioca (editor), 2014, Brazil, doc-reality television, 16 episodes/45min.
Newcomers (director/editor), 2013, Belgium, documentary (creative), 2013, 15min.
Sparkling Girls (editor), 2012, Brazil, television, 10 episodes/45min.
The Life We Lead (assistant editor), 2011, Brazil, television, 18 episodes/45min.
Slaps and Kisses (assistant editor), 2011, Brazil, television, 2 episodes/30min.


▹ Tutor in Film & Screen Cultures | Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh | September 2023-present.
Supervising undergraduate dissertations for the Design & Screen Cultures 4 course (DESI10052) and teaching seminars for the introductory film studies module on Contemporary Cinema (DESI08010).
▹ Assistant Lecturer in Film Editing | Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon | February 2021-July 2021.
Lecturer for Video and Sound: Multimedia Project undergraduate course (BA Photography).

Research interests: Documentary film, border aesthetics, travelling, displacement and movement in film.

Languages: Portuguese (native), English (fluent) & Italian (intermediate).

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