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Workshops at 26th Curtas Vila do Conde

6 June 2018
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From 14 July to 22, Curtas Vila do Conde will once again occupy northern coastal city with the best of world cinema. In this edition, Curtas promotes educative formation on the moving images through three workshops: Cinema, in partnership with MAD Summer School, Expanded Cinema and Film Criticism.

Promoted by ESMAD - Escola Superior de Media, Artes e Design in partnership with the festival, the Cinema workshop will take place between July 16 and 20, within MAD Summer School. The final show will intersect music and video and will be premiered during the 2018 edition of Curtas Vila do Conde. American activist Moor Mother and Portuguese musician Jonathan Saldanha (HHY) are joining each other to an artistic residence in July with the young community of Vila do Conde. From the sound work developed by the duo, the participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to collaborate with the directors Vasco Mendes and André Tentugal on the creation of the visual component. Inscriptions are open until June 18 and can be submitted here.

With tutoring by Spanish artists Adriana Vila and Luis Macías (Crater Lab), the Expanded Cinema workshop aims to offer a basis for the different expressions of intervention techniques in live film through 16mm projections and luminous artifacts. The focus will be the manipulation of image and sound content in the celluloid and in the projection apparatus, and the use of instruments of improvisation and cinematographic action. Cut, paste, recompose. The result should be a collective performative film. This workshop will be held July 18 to 20, and inscriptions - limited to 10 participants - can be submitted through this form.

Since 2016, the Film Criticism Workshop has been an important platform for the promotion of critical thinking around the cinema, resulting in texts that are disseminated either in the channels of the festival itself or through various media partners (Público, À Pala de Walsh , A Cuarta Parede, etc). Besides the practical side, the workshop also offers several masterclasses with cinemas and renowned theorists. Mark Rapapport, Thomas Elsaesser, Nicole Brenez, Miguel Gomes, Jorge Mourinha or João Tabarra were some of the personalities that passed by the workhsop in previous editions. The third edition of the workshop will take place between 14 and 21 July and will be attended by Navad Lapid, Peter Zorn (filmmaker and curator of the European Media Art Network), Jorge Mourinha (critic and journalist of Público) and Carlos Natálio (critic in À Pala de Walsh), among others. Entries can be submitted until June 15 through this form.