Besides the several competitions and special programmes, Curtas Vila do Conde will present, like prior editions, an In Focus director. This year, the retrospective is dedicated to the French directorQuentin Dupieux with the Portuguese premiere of three films: "Reality", "Wrong" and "Wrong Cops". In this section, Rubber (which premiered at Cannes in 2010) will also be screened.
Two short films, presented in the latest edition of CurtasVila do Conde, are in the list of nominees to the prestigious Academy Awards. "The Dam Keeper" by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, winner of an Honorable Mention at Curtinhas competition, is nominated for Best Short Film Animation and "La Lampe au Beurre de Yak (Butter Lamp)" by Wei Hu, screened in Vila do Conde in the "Short Matters" program, is in the running for Best Short Film!