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Curtas Vila do Conde on tour

19 July 2019
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The 27th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival ended last July 14 with the announcement of the winners. As in previous years, after announcing the winners, the Festival presents a tour around the country, with a selection of some of the best films of this edition. The "Best of Curtas" will showcase some award-winning films, and the "Curtinhas" session is dedicated to the youngest and will be composed of small and fun films designed for the whole family.

The tour starts on July 22 and lasts until November, in different cities throughout the country: Coimbra, Leiria, Braga, OPorto, Lisbon, Matosinhos, Setúbal, Viseu, among many others.


The "Best of Curtas" program includes the films "Los Que Desean" by Elena López Riera (International Competition Grand Prize, DCN Beers Prize), "Nefta Football Club" by Yves Piat (Best Short Film of the My Generation competition), "Panique Au Village - La Foire Agricole" by Stéphane Aubier and Vicent Patar (Audience Prize Poças, of the International Competition), "Purpleboy" by Alexandre Siqueira (Best Animation of the International Competition and Movistar+ Prize) and "Mesa para dois no Carpa - David Bruno" by Francisco Lobo (Fujifilm Award at the Music Videos Competition).


The "Curtinhas" session presents a selection of the Curtinhas competition where the jury itself is composed of children: "Butterboo" by Emilie Pigeard (winner of the MAR Shopping Matosinhos Prize), "Kids" by Michael Frei (Honorable Mention M/10), and "A Tiger With No Stripes" by Raul Reyes (Honorable Mention M/3). In addition to these, the session also includes the films "Sam's Dream" by Nolwenn Roberts, "The Kite" by Martin Smatana and "Matches" by Géza M. Tóth.


In Lisbon, Cinemateca Portuguesa receives a special program that will take place on July 25th. This session includes the films "Los Que Desean" by Elena López Riera, "Ave Rara" by Vasco Saltão (Best Film of the National Competition, OralMED Prize + Pixel Bunker Prize) and "Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures De La Jeune Fille De Pierre" by Gabriel Abrantes (Audience Award SPA of the National Competition, Fiction Prize of the International Competition and the Vila do Conde Short Film Candidate to the European Film Awards).

Tour Calendar:


Teatro José Lúcio da Silva

22 Jul - Curtinhas


Teatro José Lúcio da Silva

24 Jul - Best of Curtas



Teatro Académico Gil Vicente

24 Jul - Curtinhas (18h30) // Best of Curtas (21h30)


Fila K Cineclube

30 Jul - Best of Curtas

Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto

23 Out - Best of Curtas



Cinemateca Portuguesa

25 Jul - Best of Curtas (programa especial)

Zero em Comportamento
Auditório da Biblioteca Orlando Ribeiro, em Telheiras
26 Out - Curtinhas 



Casa Allen (Cineclube Porto)

7 Ago - Best of Curtas


Shortcutz Vila Real

3 Set - Best of Curtas


Shortcutz Viseu

6 Set - Curtinhas (15h) // Best of Curtas (22h)
20 Set - Curtinhas



Praça de Bocage - Sessão ao ar livre

14 Set - Best of Curtas



27, 28 Set - Curtinhas



Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório

28 Set - Curtinhas // Best of Curtas



Teatro Constatino Nery

11 Out - Best of Curtas



Centro de Artes de Sines

18 Out - Best of Curtas

19 Out - Curtinhas


Shortcutz Funchal
19 , 20 Out - Curtinhas
7 Nov - Best Of Curtas

Academia Almadense
24 Out - Best of Curtas 


Centro Cultural Malaposta

10 Nov - Curtinhas

16 Nov - Best of Curtas