Highlights of the day : July 16th

16 July 2017
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25th Curtas Vila do Conde ends today, with the announcement of the winning films. The awards ceremony takes place at 5pm, where we will also feature two shortcuts:

After knowing the awarded films, they will be, once again, exhibited, with sessions at 5pm, for the Curtinhas Competition, and at 6.30pm, 9.15pm and 10.30pm for the International, National and Experimental Competition.

Before that, at 3pm, we repeat Saturday's National Competition session and, at 4pm, we hold the last Meeting Wiht Directors.

The day ends at Cacau Café-Bar, with the Staff Night.

The tickets are being sold at Teatro Municipal, Auditório Municipala and at the Online Ticket Office.

Highlights of the day : July 15th

15 July 2017
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This Saturday, Curtas Vila do Conde promotes the debate "Portuguese Cinema: doubts, certainties and expectations", a conversation about the current political context of the national cinema and the consequences of the change made on the Cinema Law, at 6pm at the Auditório Municipal.

The In Focus retrospective on F. J. Ossang continues today with a double session. At 3pm we will show every short-cut by the director, followed by a debate with F. J. Ossang himself and the investigator Nicole Brenez. At 11.30pm, and closing this year's In Focus section, we exhibit the film "Dr. Chance", starring the portuguese actor Pedro Hestnes. In this story, Angstel switches forged portraits, under the orientation of his mother, Milady. His connections include other obscure subjects, causing he rage of a rival gang. Angstel falls in love with Ancetta, a prostitute, e runs away with her to the north of Chile.

The National Competition, continues today. At 9.15pm we will show three more movies of this year's selection: "Cedrim", by Diogo Vale, "Longe da Amazónia", by Francisco Carvalho and "Farpões Baldios", by Marta Mateus. At 8pm we repeat yesterday's session. Still within the competitions, highlight to the two International Competition sessions, at 5pm and at 10.30pm, and to the Experimental Competition, 6.30pm. 

The Carte Blanche continues today, featuring the choices by João Faria, Paulo Furtado and Sabrina D. Marques: "Coffee and Cigarettes", by Jim Jarmusch; "Kaleidoscope", by Len Lye; "Visa de Censure No.X", by Pierre Clémenti.
 
The Meetings with Directors continue today, with sessions that promote the dialogue with directors from the International and Experimental Competition, at 2pm, and from the National Competition at 4pm. 

Today's Stereo section presents a concert by the portuguese band Mão Morta. This year, their mythical album "Mutantes S21" turns 25, and so, 9 years later, they return to Curtas Vila do Conde, to celebrate the work that put them in the spolight of portuguese music.
The day ends at Café do Parque, with a DJ Set by The Legendary Tigerman.

The tickets for the festival are being sold at Teatro Municipal, at Auditório Municipal and at the Online Ticket Office. 

Highlights of the day : July 14th

14 July 2017
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The In Focus retrospective continues today, with another movie by te French filmmaker F. J. Ossang. "Le Tresor Des Iles Chiennes" tells the story of a world after the atomic era. An engineer disappears, together with his consortium (Kyro'Corp) and his discovery: a new energy source, fueled by the fusion of two primary substances. Ulysses, Kyro'Corp's heir, organizes an expedition to the only place where these substances exist.

The National Competition, one of the most awaited moments of the festival, continues today. At 9.15pm we will show three more movies of this year's selection: "Das Gavetas Nascem Sons", by Vítor Hugo, "Oú En Êtes-Vous, João Pedro Rodrigues", by João Pedro Rodrigues and "Coelho Mau", by Carlos Conceição. At 8pm we repeat yesterday's session. Still within the competitions, highlight to the two International Competition sessions, at 5pm and at 10.30pm, and to the Experimental Competition, 6.30pm. 
 
The Carte Blanche continues today, featuring the choices by Pedro Marta Santos and Cláudia Marques Santos: "La Jetée", by Chris Marker and "Toby Dammit", by Frederico Fellini.
 
The Meetings with Directors continue today, with sessions that promote the dialogue with directors from the International and Experimental Competition, at 2pm, and from the National Competition at 4pm. 

The Cinema Expandido sessions continue today, with a talk between Filipa César and Louis Henderson about capitalism and colonialism and how is to possible to deconstruct institutionalized speeches.
 
Today's European Panorama will feature films from the United Kingdom, at 6pm at Auditório Municipal. Before that, at 2pm at the same place, the free cinema sessions will keep on going, with a selection of fun movies to all the family.  

Today's Stereo section presents a concert by the portuguese band Capitão Fausto, a usual presence at the festival. The portuguese band preforms at the 25th Curtas Vila do Conde to play, live, their most recent album, "Capitão Fausto Têm Os Dias Contados". In this show, the rock band introduces itself in a different format, playing songs like "Corazón", "Amanhã Tou Melhor" and "Morro na Praia", while revisiting moments of the making of these songs, through the documentary "Pontas Soltas" (Loose Ends). To see at midnight, at Sala 1 in Teatro Municipal.

The day ends at Barcearia, with Sérgio Gomes and BREAKS lda..

The tickets for the festival are being sold at Teatro Municipal, at Auditório Municipal and at the Online Ticket Office. 

Curtas Vila do Conde at Festival Scope

13 July 2017
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Between the 13th and 30th of July, the online platform Festival Scope will make available, for free, seven films that are part of the 25th Curtas Vila do Conde selection: "Coelho Mau" by Carlos Conceição; "Où En Êtes-Vous, João Pedro Rodrigues?" by João Pedro Rodrigues; "The Watershow Extravaganza" by Sophie Michael; "Burning Mountains That Spew Flame" by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado; "This Is Not an Olive Tree" by Carlos Arteiro; "Chika, the Dog from the Ghetto" by Sandra Scheissl; and "All Small Bodies" by Jennifer Reeder. 

The visualization is free, but limited to 300 tickets per movie.

Highlights of the day: July 13th

13 July 2017
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The National Competition, one of the most awaited moments of the festival, continues today. At 9.15pm we will show three more movies of this year's selection: "A Sonolenta", by Marta Monteiro, "Soltar", by Jenna Hasse and "Coup de Grâce", by Salomé Lamas. At 8pm we repeat yesterday's session. Still within the competitions, highlight to the two International Competition sessions, at 5pm and at 10.30pm, where we will keep on showing the best of international contemporary cinema.  

The Experimental Competition continues today. In this section, cinema conventions are challenged, going beyond the known techniques. To see at 6.30pm. 

The Carte Blanche continues today, featuring the choices by António Rodrigues, José Vieira Mendes and Rui Pedro Tendinha: "The Discipline of De", by Gus Van Sant, "Parabéns!", by João Pedro Rodrigues, and "Petit Tailleur" by Louis Garrel.
 
The Meetings with Directors continue today, with sessions that promote the dialogue with directors from the International and Experimental Competition, at 2pm, and from the National Competition at 4pm. 
 
Today's European Panorama will feature films from the Netherlands and at the Auditório Municipal, the free cinema sessions will keep on going, with a selection of fun movies to all the family. 

Today, in the Stereo section, we exhibit the film "Minute Bodies", by Stuart A. Staples.
The day ends at Forte de S. João, with Curtas Vila do Conde 25th anniversary party. The party starts with a concert by the Sensible Soccers, followed by a dj set by the 7 Magníficos (The 7 Magnificent)!  

 The tickets for the festival are being sold at Teatro Municipal, at Auditório Municipal and at the Online Ticket Office. 

Highlights of the day : July 12th

12 July 2017
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We are already halfway on Curtas Vila do Conde, and there are many reasons to visit the festival this Wednesday! 
 
The National Competition, one of the most awaited moments of the festival, continues today. At 9.15pm we will show four more movies of this year's selection: "Thursday Night", by Gonçalo Almeida, "Surpresa", by Paulo Patrício, "O Homem Eterno", by Luís Costa and "Os Humores Artificiais", by Gabriel Abrantes, and at 8pm we repeat yesterday's session. Still within the competitions, highlight to the two International Competition sessions, at 10.30pm and at 11.30pm, where we will keep on showing the best of international contemporary cinema.  

It starts today the Experimental Competition, where cinema convetions are challenged, going beyond the known techniques. To see at 6.30pm. 

The Carte Blanche continues today, with a double session! At 3pm we have the choices by Eduardo Brito and Miguel Gomes: "A Story for the Modlins", by Sergio Oskman, and "Le Ventre de L'Amérique", by Luc Moullet. Later, at 9.45pm, the session features the choices by  João Lopes, Valter Hugo Mãe and Francisco Ferreira: "De L'Origine Du XXle Siécle", by Jean-Luc Godard, "Seasons", by Artavadz Pelechian and "A Caça", by Manoel de Oliveira. 
 
The Meetings with Directors start today, with sessions that promote the dialogue with directors from the International and Experimental Competition, at 2pm, and from the National Competition at 4pm. 
Also today, we have the first "Cinema Expandido" session, a cine-talk with João Tabarra and Nicola Brenez titled "Let the Images Speak for a While", that will mix a debate with some of the artists' work, that participated in the exhibition 4.56.20 at Solar – Galeria de Arte Cinemática. 

At the Auditório Municipal, the free cinema sessions will keep on going, with a selection of fun movies to all the family.  

Today's Stereo section has two sessions, with Chassol. The French artist has its premiere in Portugal at Curtas Vila do Conde, presenting its movie "Indiamore", at 6pm at Auditório Municipal. Later, at midnight, the musician presents, in concerto, his most recent project, "Big Sun". 

Todays party happens in Barcearia, with Karlon Crioulo (protagonista de Altas Cidades de Ossadas, de João Salaviza) e Nitronious (Monster Jinx).   

The tickets for the festival are being sold at Teatro Municipal, at Auditório Municipal and at the Online Ticket Office. 

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