Miguel Dias is director and programmer of the Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival. He is also director of the Portuguese Short Film Agency for the promotion and international distribution of Portuguese short films. He was producer and organiser at the film, audiovisual and multimedia department of “Porto 2001, European Capital of Culture”, and of the “Odisseia Nas Imagens” (Odyssey in Images) festival, at the Passos Manuel cinema in Porto and at the Solar film art gallery in Vila do Conde. He has been an event manager at Estaleiro and Campus, has produced several short films and has been responsible for organising several film cycles in Portugal and abroad. He is the founder of the Cineclub de Vila do Conde, member of the board of directors and responsible for the programme from 1991 to 1996. He has also been a member of the board of the Portuguese Federation of Cineclubs and a member of the jury at several international film festivals.