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Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand

26 January 2012
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During next week, the film world will meet in two major film festivals. Starting on January 25 and continuing until February 4, it will be hold the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This is one of the most popular festivals for its cutting edge programme, with some of the most innovative works of contemporary cinema. Starting January 27 and continuing until 4 February, the French city of Clermont-Ferrand receives the largest festival in the world dedicated to short film. In both festivals, are present films and authors who have gone through the Curtas Vila do Conde.

The Festival of Rotterdam will screen several Portuguese filmmakers. Miguel Fonseca, who was in Curtas 2011 with the short "I Know You Can Hear Me", will present "The Waves" in the Tiger Awards Competition. The Spectrum section will be presented "Our Man" by Pedro Costa, and "Silêncio de Dois Sons" by Rita Figueiredo, both screened in the Portuguese competition of the 19th Curtas. João Salaviza (with "Rafa"), Gabriel Abrantes (with "Palácios da Pena") and Miguel Seabra Lopes (with "Incêndio") are also selected. Also in this section it will be screened "Dimanches," by Valery Rosier, "Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys," by Jens Assur, and "Mila Caos", by Simon Paetau. All of them were in the international competition of Curtas 2011.

In Clermont-Ferrand, the Portuguese delegation is composed of "Água Fria" by Pedro Neves (Portuguese competition of the last edition) and "Fado of Grown Man", by Pedro Brito. Both are in international competition, where two films shown in Curtas will also be screened: "La Broma Infinita" and "A Morning Stroll". The Labo section will present "How to Raise the Moon" and "Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys." Finally, in the national competition it will be screened "Parmi Nous" and the winner of the Curtas 2011, "Boro in the Box" by Bertrand Mandico.

Representatives of the direction and the programming of Curtas Vila do Conde will be present at both festivals.