Curtas Vila do Conde screens each year a selection of works by some of the best filmmakers of our time, with varying lengths up to a maximum of 60 minutes in three different categories: animation, documentary and fiction. It is now available the selection for the 2013 International Competition.
For the most assiduous and cinephiles, Curtas Vila do Conde offers a unique Free-Pass. This general ticket guarantees the entry to all sessions of the Festival, including film-concerts and parties. It also gives access to the 17th Short Film Market and a copy of the catalog. Until 31st May, the Free-Pass costs less 25% (33,75 Euros).
For the celebration of the Festival twenty years, it has been published the book: "Pure Cinema: Curtas Vila do Conde Twenty Years After". This book is a reflection on cinema, from twenty interviews and talks with twenty-six authors who have been in Vila do Conde. It intends to be, therefore, a document that discusses the changes and trends in contemporary cinema in its various mutations, calling into question the very definition of what cinema is. The result of this analysis also helps to clarify the identity of Curtas Vila do Conde in the last two decades while film festival contaminated by other art forms.
To celebrate the 20th edition of the festival, Curtas Vila do Conde commissioned a special program of four short films by four directors that are relevant in the contemporary cinema and have a strong relationship with the festival. The films - whose production took place in recent months in the north - were directed by Thom Andersen (about the architecture of Eduardo Souto de Moura), Helvécio Marins Jr. (in the neighborhood of Fontainhas in Porto), Sergei Loznitsa (a documentary on the North Portugal) and Yann Gonzalez (a fiction centered in Vila do Conde).