Project facts

Duration: 2016-06-01 - 2021-01-29
Project coordinator: Codirector Nicola Schiavotiello Codirector María Zozaya-Montes
Funding bodies: Depending on the year
Subject areas: Digital Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Tangible Heritage, Technologies - Scientific processes, Urban Heritage


Heritales project was born to disseminate diverse narratives that deal with Cultural Heritage. Its programs had different forms of action: screening sessions with subsequent debates with the presence of the directors, parallel activities such as workshops, conferences, and other types of narrative forms through exhibitions, table or video games. Projecting cinema in public spaces, framed in a community outreach strategy, have brought a platform of exchange and sharing between academia, the local community, and the international visitors to Evora city in which its placed. Blending urban spaces with cultural screenings allowed us to show new facades of the town and new faces of the public, creating a different way to exchange cultural experiences. With its awards and strategy, it has significant potential for Cultural Heritage communication and dissemination in the South of Portugal when more parties may come forward to support the festival, has it has happened since 2016.

Impacts & Results

It shows material and immaterial heritage using narratives of artistic and playful nature. It is based on photography, games, theater, performances or interactive media, and mainly on the seventh art of cinema through documentaries, animated films and short films. It considers that the promotion of the different cultures of the world should be shared forever through these supports. It aims to encourage sustainability linked to communities and promote a reinterpretation of what can be valued as cultural heritage, emphasizing the importance of heritage  education.  On the other hand, it wants to encourage new ways of transferring knowledge, encouraging intercultural dialogue and giving way to international scientific collaboration through partnerships.