Portuguese short film selected for Euro Connection 2018

7 December 2017
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The short film Link, by Xá and produced by Bando à Parte is one of the 15 projects selected among the 24 finalist films nominated this year that will be pitched during Euro Connection 2018.


The next edition of Euro Connection will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2018 during the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market (France).

 

Here is the full list of projects selected by the Euro Connection 2018 European correspondents:

Machines of Loving Grace, Viki Alexander (Horse&Fruits), Austria
Dusk, Laura Vandewynckel (Walking the Dog), Belgium
The Man in Two Minds, Mathias Broe (73collective), Denmark
Dark Side of the Earth, Urmas Reisberg (Exitfilm), Estonia
Baby With a Playlist, Juho Luukkainen (Kaiho Republic), Finland
Above The Law, Bryony Dunne (Kennedy Films Ltd.), Ireland
Yashar’s Journey, Sébastien de Monbrison (Les films de l’autre cougar), France
What We Know So Far, Sylvain Cruiziat (eeproductions UG), Germany
Just a Map, András György Dési & Gábor Móray (Focus Fox), Hungary
The First Lessons, Beppe Leonetti (Incandenza Film), Italy
Perpetual Child, Stephanie Sant (Shadeena Entertainment), Malta
Whose Daughter Are You?, Astria Aakra (Big Spoon Animation AS), Norway
Link, Xá (Bando à Parte), Portugal
Mountain Flood, Kristijan Krajncan (EnaBanda), Slovenia
Bacha Posh, Bahar Pars (Nordisk Film Production), Sweden

Euro Connection is the European Short Film Co-production Forum taking place each year at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market. This business platform aims at fostering partnerships between European production companies, funders and broadcasters for short film projects.

 

Curtas Vila do Conde presents special program at Kasseler Dokfest

3 November 2017
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On November 18th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival will present a special programme at Kasseler Dokfest with several films produced by Curtas Metragens CRL: "Strokkur" by João Salaviza, "Exodus" by Nicolas Provost, "Undisclosed Recipients" by Sandro Aguilar, "Night Without a Distance" by Lois Patiño and "The Dockworker's Dream" by Bill Morrison. The session International film festivals in profile: Curtas Vila do Conde will be presented by Mário Micaelo, co-diretor of the festival. 

The festival, dedicated to documentary films, runs from November 14 to 19 in Germany.

Euro Connection 2018

1 October 2017
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Applications for Euro Connection 2018, the co-production forum for short films that takes place every year during the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival are open until October 20. In Portugal, the associated festivals are Curtas Vila do Conde and IndieLisboa.

3 New Portuguese Short Films in the Theaters

5 September 2017
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The short films "Small Town" by Diogo Costa Amarante, "Bad Bunny" by Carlos Conceição and "Farpões Baldios" by Marta Mateus, awarded and screened in several film festivals, will premiere on September 14 in the portuguese theaters with distribution by Midas Filmes.


"Small Town", by Diogo Costa Amarante, a co-production by Curtas Metragens CRL, won this year's Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin Film Festival. This programme also includes two films that premiered this year in Cannes: "Bad Bunny", a fiction by Carlos Conceição on the relationship between two brothers, and "Farpões Baldios", the first film of Marta Mateus, which reflects on rurality and work.


The three films were presented at Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, where Marta Mateus received the Grand Prize of the International Competition.

25th Curtas Vila do Conde Screening Tour

22 July 2017
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The 25th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival ended last July 16th with the award ceremony. As usual, the screening tour of the festival will screen, in different parts of Portugal, some of the short films awarded at the festival.


These sessions, which started on July 17th and will continue until October, will present a selection of national and international films for adults and children in different cities: Braga, Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, Vila Real, Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Setúbal, Castro Verde, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia.

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.

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