Sum of All Arts
Alka Pande, Helder Beja, Saskia Rao-de Haas with Sadhana Rao
Writing Across Cultures
Christopher Kloeble, Helder Beja, Helen Burns with Anna Solding
Hélder Beja is a Portuguese writer, reporter and arts curator. He moved to Macau in 2010 and in 2012 he co-founded the Macau Literary Festival, acting as its Programme Director until 2018, curating literature sessions as well as film screenings, visual arts exhibitions and music acts. He won a prize for Best Short Story in a Macau Daily Times competition in 2012, with “Slow Fire”. His first film, Once Upon a Time in Ka Ho, premiered the same year. Hélder is now preparing his second film, as a result of his master degree in Visual Anthropology: an archive-film using footage of movies made by Portuguese filmmakers in Macau and other Asian territories (Goa, East Timor) since the 1930’s. He keeps contributing for several publications, writing about Asia-related topics. Beja is also the co-coordinator of the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators annual conference. He co-wrote a feature film and TV series titled Projecto Global, scheduled to be released internationally in 2024.