“Abismo”, by Leonor Noivo, was the selected project to represent Portugal at Euro Connection 2014 on 4 and 5 February 2014, in Clermont - Ferrand (France). As usual, the Portuguese projects were evaluated by the festivals representing Portugal in Euro Connection: Curtas Vila do Conde and IndieLisboa.
Next December 7, Berlin receives the 26th edition of the European Film Awards, assigned by the European Film Academy. “CUT”, by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller is Curtas Vila do Conde nominee.
Rome is the city chosen for the international premiere of "The Mother and the Sea" by Gonçalo Tocha, a production by Curtas Metragens CRL. The film was selected to the competition Cinema XXI of the Rome Film Festival, that will be held between the 8th and 17th of November. Shot at the Vila Chã beach, this project talks about the tradition of the fisherwomen, a peculiar phenomenon of this region. "The Mother and the Sea" was produced by a team of film students of Porto.
Several Portuguese short films were awarded last weekend in different Spanish film festivals: “Luminita” by André Marques; “Má Raça”, by André Santos and Marco Leão; “Mahjong” by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata; and “Outro Homem Qualquer” by Luís Soares.
A special program of Portuguese films will be held at Seville Film Festival (Spain) and in Amiens Film Festival (France). Both programs were organized by the festivals in collaboration with Curtas Vila do Conde Festival and the Portuguese Short Film Agency.
Several Portuguese short films were selected for the next Festival of Locarno. All of them had première at the 21st Curtas Vila do Conde. The Locarno Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals and takes place from 7 to 17 August in the Swiss town of Locarno.
List of awarded films at the 21st Curtas Vila do Conde. The best film in competition was Portuguese: "Carosello", by Jorge Quintela.