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Curtas travels around the country with award-winning films

14 October 2020
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The 28th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival ended last October 11th, with the closing ceremony and announcement of the awarded films. This year, as in the previous ones, Curtas Vila do Conde tours the country again with a selection of some of the best films of this edition. The "Best of Curtas" will screened some of the awarded films, and the "Curtinhas" session, dedicated to the youngest, is composed of small and fun films thought for the whole family.

The extensions of the 28º Curtas Vila do Conde depart on October 15th and will last until February 2020, in different cities throughout the country: Lisbon, Porto, Silves, Vila Real, Viseu, Odivelas, Madeira, Pombal and Évora.

 

In the program "Best of Curtas" will be presented the films "Elo" by Alexandra Ramires (winner of the prize for Best Animation), "Hidden" by Jafar Panahi (winner of the prize for Best Documentary), "Dustin" by Naïla Guiguet (winner of the prize for Best Fiction) and "Physique De La Tristesse" by Theodore Ushev ( winner of the prize for Public).


For the little ones, the session "Curtinhas" presents a selection of this festival competition where the jury itself is composed of children: "Au Large" by Mathilde Pepinster, "Black & White" by Jesús Pérez and Gerd Gockell, "The Witch and the Baby" and "O 28" by Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle and Fabien Meyran, "Tobi and the Turbobus" by Verena Fels, Marc Angele, "Mathilda and the Spare Head" by Ignas Meilunas and "Luce & Me" by Isabella Salvetti.

 

In Lisbon and Porto, the Cinemateca Portuguesa and the Cinema Trindade, after having received the 17 films of the National Competition, are now showing a special program of two sessions. At the Cinemateca Portuguesa, the first session includes the films "Noite Turva" by Diogo Salgado, "O Rio Invisível" by Pham Ngoc Lân, "Dustin" by Naïla Guiguet, "Hidden" by Jafar Panahi. At Trindade Cinema, the program aligns with "Our Kingdom" by Luis Costa, "The Invisible River" by Pham Ngoc Lân, "Dustin" by Naïla Guiguet, "Hidden" by Jafar Panahi. The second session, scheduled at the Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Trindade, includes "Elo" by Alexandra Ramires, "South" by Morgan Quaintance and "Physique De La Tristesse" by Theodore Ushev.


Extensions Calendar:


LISBON

Cinemateca Portuguesa

15, 16 Oct - Special Program



PORTO

Cinema Trindade

19, 20 Oct - Special Program



SILVES

Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório

24 Oct - "Best of Curtas”, “Curtinhas”



VILA REAL

Shortcutz Vila Real

3 Nov - "Best of Curtas”



VISEU

Shortcutz Viseu

6 Nov - "Best of Curtas”



ODIVELAS

Centro Cultural Malaposta

Dec - "Best of Curtas"



MADEIRA // FUNCHAL 

Screenings Funchal

5 Dec - "Best of Curtas”



POMBAL

Auditório Municipal de Pombal

13, 20, 27 Feb 2021 - "Best of Curtas”, "My Generation", "Curtinhas”"



ÉVORA

Direção Regional da Cultura do Alentejo

19, 20 Feb 2021 - "Best of Curtas”, "My Generation", "Curtinhas”



Awards 28th Curtas Vila do Conde

11 October 2020
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The 28th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde was announced today at the closing ceremony of the festival. "The Unseen River" by Vietnamese Pham Ngoc Lân was the winner of the International Competition Great Prize. In the National Competition the big winner of the Best Film Award was Diogo Salgado with "Noite Turva". Discover the remaining winners below.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 

GREAT PRIZE 

Best film in competition, worth 2.000 euros

GIÒNG SÔNG KHÔNG NHÌN THAY
THE UNSEEN RIVER
Pham Ngoc Lân · Vietname/Laos · 2020 · FIC · 23’

 

Prizes for the best film in competition in each category

 

Animação

ELO
Alexandra Ramires · Portugal/França · 2020 · ANI · 12’ 

Documentário

HIDDEN
Jafar Panahi · França/Irão · 2020 · DOC · 19’

Ficção

DUSTIN
Naïla Guiguet · França · 2020 · FIC · 20’

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

For the film of the International Competition with the best average vote in the audience poll

PHYSIQUE DE LA TRISTESSE

Theodore Ushev · Canadá · 2019 · ANI · 27’

 

PORTUGUESE COMPETITION

BEST FILM

Prize

2.000 euros

 

Prize Pixel Bunker

2.500 euros, in services, sponsored by Pixel Bunker Lda

NOITE TURVA
Diogo Salgado · Portugal · 2020 · FIC · 14’

 

PRIZE Kino Sound Studio

4.000 euros in post-production services awarded to the best director, sponsored by Kino Sound Studio

 

ARMOUR
Sandro Aguilar · Portugal/Canadá · 2020 · DOC · 30’

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

SPA – Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores

For the film in the Portuguese Competition with the best average vote in the audience poll, 1.500 euros, sponsored by SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores

 

O NOSSO REINO

Luís Costa · Portugal · 2020 · FIC · 15’

 

VILA DO CONDE SHORT FILM CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

One of the jury awards will be chosen as candidate to the nominees for the European Film Awards, short film category

 

NHA MILA

Denise Fernandes · Portugal/Suíça · 2020 · FIC · 18’

 

TAKE ONE! COMPETITION

The best film in the Take One! Competition will be awarded the following prizes:

 

PRIZE Showreel

1.500 euros in services and rental of equipment, sponsored by Showreel

 

PRIZE Instituto Português do Desporto e da Juventude

600 euros, sponsored by the Instituto Português do Desporto e da Juventude (IPDJ)

 

PRIZE Restart

Training and/or means of production and post-production with technical equipment or spaces, 500 euros, at Restart

 

PRIZE Agência da Curta Metragem

The awarded film will be distributed and promoted by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, including its submission (and respective fees) to an international circuit of film festivals. 

I DON’T LIKE 5PM
Francisco Dias · Portugal · 2020 · DOC · 9’
Escola das Artes – Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Honourable Mention:

CORTE
Afonso Rapazote, Bernardo Rapazote · Portugal · 2020 · FIC · 29’
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema

PRIZE Blit

Prize for the best portuguese director, 2.000 euros, in services, sponsored by Blit

CORES DE OUTONO
Lucas Tavares · Portugal · 2020 · DOC/EXP · 7’
Ubi Cinema – Universidade da Beira Interior

 

MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

PRIZE Coloreffects

For the best film in the Music Videos Competition, Sony equipment (Camera + lens),  worth approximately 1,150 euros, offered by Coloreffects

BATIDA APRESENTA: IKOQWE – VAIVAI
Pedro Coquenão, Manuel Lino · Portugal · 2020 · 3’

 

EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION

 

PRIZE Experimental

Para o melhor filme da Competição Experimental

For the best film in the Experimental Competition

 

SOUTH
Morgan Quaintance · Reino Unido · 2020 · DOC/EXP · 28’

 

CURTINHAS COMPETITION

PRIZE

For the best film in the Curtinhas Competition, elected by a group of thirteen children, aged between 8 and 12

 

TO: GERARD

Taylor Meacham · EUA · 2020 · ANI · 7’

 

Menção honrosa M/3

BLACK & WHITE

Jesús Pérez, Gerd Gockell · Suíça/Alemanha · 2020 · ANI · 5’

 

Menção honrosa M/6

TOBI AND THE TURBOBUS

Verena Fels, Marc Angele · Alemanha · 2019 · ANI/FIC · 7’

 

Menção honrosa M/10

LUCE & ME

Isabella Salvetti · Itália · 2019 · FIC · 10’

 

 

MY GENERATION

The film with the best average resulting from audience voting in the festival and high school screenings will be the winner of My Generation

 

I, JULIA

Arvin Kananian · Suécia · 2020 · FIC · 15'

A new version of Curtas, with more venues and an online program starts this Saturday

2 October 2020
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The 28th edition of Curtas de Vila do Conde starts this Saturday, October 3rd. A festival with a special format, committed to the new times, but where the actuality and urgency of the program are again the main focus of the event that wants to be the stage for the dissemination of what is best done, experienced or reinvented in short format cinema. With simultaneous extensions to Porto, Lisbon and Faro and a program with more than 200 films and exclusive content available online, Curtas de Vila do Conde reaffirms the importance of meeting, cinema, theater, in a time where social interactions are compromised. A well justified concern in a selection that puts, side by side, consecrated directors and new voices and that rehearses a transversal look for what is done in film schools, in the international panorama and inside the doors of the country. Identities, history, feelings of belonging, individual freedoms and acquired rights are some of the strong dishes of the more than 261 films that will mark the different sections of the festival. 

Marking the beginning of Curtas the national premiere of Casa de Antiguidades, first feature film by João Paulo Miranda Maria. A story about prejudice and racism in the South of Brazil, interpreted by the historical António Pitanga. In focus will also be the work of Spanish artist Isaki Lacuesta, multi-verse with a body of work that crosses several artistic languages. Along with the selection of films, the festival proposes an exhibition of the author at Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática. With opening on October 3, at 16h00, the set of pieces in exhibition highlights the diversity of the work of the Catalan artist and filmmaker, including some unpublished. Special word also for the New Voices section, created this year and dedicated to the young directors Elena Lopez Riera, Ana ElenaTejera and Ana Maria Gomes.
Section opened in 2019, Cinema Revisitado bets on special programs that visit the history of cinema. A look at the work of Jean-Luc Godard as head of Fox's press office and a special session on One Week, by Buster Keaton, are some of the bets for 2020. Note of attention also for the program The Greats Don't Leave the Short, with works by João Pedro Rodrigues, Yorgos Lanthimos, Jonathan Glazer and José Luis Guerin. In the Short Feature Film section, it will also be possible to watch one of the most talked about films of the year First Cow, by Kelly Reichardt, and the previews of Heirs of Saramago: ep. Valter Hugo Mãe e Vencidos da Vida, the next film by Rodrigo Areias. The Stereo section is marked by the premiere in the continent of Guanche, a cine-concert by The Legendary Tigerman, Pedro Maia and Íris Cayatte. 
The 28th edition of Curtas also integrates a national and international competition with the best that has been done during the last year, an experimental competition that looks at the most irreverent and challenging side of cinema, a music video competition and a competition composed of films made in a training context. For the youngest and families, Curtinhas continues to bet on training and fun for children and young people, with a vast program of sessions, which includes a selection of films made by students from schools in the region.
The complete program of Curtas de Vila do Conde, as well as the details about the online program, can be consulted in the event's website or in the mobile application available for download at Apple Store and Google Play. The online edition of the festival is available at: https://online.curtas.pt.

Curtas with more than 150 films available online

28 September 2020
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Looking to the future, Curtas migrates partially to online for a month, allowing everyone to live the festival safely in their homes.

In addition to the sessions in Vila do Conde, Porto, Lisbon and Faro, Curtas regards the online as an opportunity to extend its programming to the whole country.


The digital pass of Curtas gives access to more than 150 films, including short and feature films of fiction, animation, documentary and experimental, and exclusive content, such as conversations with the directors of the competition and special programs, and even some films only available in the online version.


Each film is available the day after its premiere in Curtas, and for a period of two weeks, or until it reaches a maximum capacity of 524 spectators.


For those who follow Curtas abroad it will also be possible to access around 60 of the films in the programme and all the interviews made with the directors.


Digital pass (access to the whole programme online): 10€

Short films:  1.20€

Feature Films: 2.40€

Available only from 3 October, at http://online.curtas.pt.

National and European Panoramas

24 September 2020
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Curtas presents several panoramas that are attentive to the most interesting works in some European countries, namely Poland and Romania.

In the same way, Panorama Nacional presents a selection of short films recently produced at a Portuguese level, making it possible this year to watch films by David Pinheiro Vicente (winner in 2018 of the award for Best Portuguese Short Film in Curtas), Clara Jost, João Fazenda and the duo Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela. 


The European Panorama Poland will be screened on October 3rd at 5pm at the Municipal Auditorium and the European Panorama Romania at the same location on October 9th at 5pm. Panorama Nacional will be screened in hall 1 of the Municipal Theatre on October 9th at 5pm.


NATIONAL PANORAMA

October 9th, Sala 1, Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, 5pm


MESA
João Fazenda · Portugal · 2020 · ANI · 6’

MEINE LIEBE
Clara Jost · Portugal · 2020 · DOC/EXP · 6’

O CORDEIRO DE DEUS

David Pinheiro Vicente · Portugal/France · 2020 · FIC · 15’

A DANÇA DO CIPRESTE
Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela · Portugal · 2020 · DOC/EXP · 37’



EUROPEAN PANORAMA: POLAND

October 3rd, Auditório Municipal, 5pm

THE BRIEFING
Filip Drzewiecki · Polonia · 2018 · DOC · 19’

YOU ARE OVERREACTING
Karina Paciorkowska · Polónia · 2018 · ANI · 4’

BAD NIGHT STORY

Nawojka Wierzbowska · Polónia · 2019 · FIC · 15’
THE HUNT
Mateusz Jarmulski · Polónia · 2018 · ANI · 8’

PLAY
Piotr Sułkowski · Polónia · 2018 · FIC · 13’

THE TOUGH
Marcin Polar · Polónia · 2019 · DOC · 14’

STORY
Jola Bańkowska · Polónia · 2019 · ANI · 5’


EUROPEAN PANORAMA: ROMANIA

October 9th, Auditório Municipal, 5pm

MONSTER
Laura Pop · Romania · 2018 · ANI· 4’

SOMEWHERE

Paul Muresan · Romania · 2018 · ANI · 9’

THE TOWER OF PISA

Bogdan Ilieșu · Romania · 2019 · FIC · 21’

OFFSEASON

Ioachim Stroe · Romania · 2019 · FIC · 18’

LUNA MEA

Claudiu Mitcu · Romania · 2020 · FIC · 18’


Great Directors

24 September 2020
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Short films seem to be back in fashion again, with several renowned authors recently returning to this format. A session that celebrates the short film and presents a set of works by internationally renowned filmmakers who have since established themselves in feature films and who insist on returning to short films.

Whether it is a form of experimentation with the possibilities of cinema, or as a way to get around the constraints of a traditional production, or the immediate result of an increasing ease of sharing a work with the public through new technologies, there are several examples, from works presented at festivals such as Yorgos Lanthimos ("Nimic"), the recording of a cinematic trip by João Pedro Rodrigues ("Potemkin Steps") and José Luis Guerin ("De una Isla") or even Jonathan Glazer's film ("The Fall") which interrupted the BBC's broadcast. 


For many it is a return to a format they adopted at the beginning of their career, a path from short to feature that is part of a director's normal journey. 


It is this path that allows shorts to be a window to the future of their authors, a reflection of a defining time of their cinema.


PROGRAM:

POTEMKIN STEPS
João Pedro Rodrigues · Portugal · 2019 · DOC · 3’

NIMIC
Yorgos Lanthimos · Germany/United Kingdom/USA · 2019 · FIC · 12’

THE FALL
Jonathan Glazer · United Kingdom · 2019 · FIC · 7’

DE UNA ISLA

José Luis Guerin · Spain · 2019 · FIC · 25’

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