Two Portuguese films in the competition of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

28 December 2015
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The short films “The Glory of Filmmaking in Portugal” by Manuel Mozos and “The Keeper” by Rodrigo Areias, will join the international competition of the most important festival of short films, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, to be held from 5 to 13 February, in France.

Both films, the only Portuguese films selected for the festival, were selected between 7778 works from around the world entered in the festival. 
As in recent years, Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency will be present at the Festival, ensuring the promotion of Portuguese works. The media coverage of the event and the presence of about 3,300 film professionals from around the world make this market an area of extreme importance in the dissemination of Portuguese cinema. 

"Exodus" in World Premiere at IDFA

20 November 2015
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The short film "Exodus", by the Belgian filmmaker Nicolas Provost, will be presented this Friday, November 20th, in world premiere, at the prestigious IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam that runs until November 29th.

 

“Exodus” is a non-narrative film, edited in the form of a slideshow with living pictures in which Provost travels through 4 States in the West of the United States making compositions of landscapes and situations reminiscent of cinematic beauty.

 

The film, a production by Curtas Metragens CRL/ Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery, will be screened in the program Paradocs which presents a showcase of 15 films that go “beyond the frame of traditional documentary filmmaking, on the borders between film and art, truth and fiction, and narrative and design.”

Curtas Vila do Conde 2016: Call For Entries

5 November 2015
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he 24th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, taking place from 9 to 17 of July 2016, announces the call for entries for new short films produced in 2015 or 2016, within the duration limit of 60 minutes, in film (35mm or 16 mm) or digital (DCP or vídeo files).

 

You can submit your new films in the following competitions:

- International (fiction, documentary and animation);

- Portuguese (Portuguese films of fiction, documentary and animation);

- Experimental (films that defy narrative and technical conventions);

- Music Videos (usic videos for Portuguese bands or artists, or directed by Portuguese authors));

- Curtinhas (films for kids until 30 minutes);

- Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad). 

 

Please check the complete regulations before applying.

Online submission at: http://curtas.pt/festival_submissions

 

Curtas Vila do Conde 2016: Call For Entries

2 November 2015
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The online submission for competitions of the 24th Curtas Vila do Conde will be available soon. 


Curtas Vila do Conde is structured in different competitions, to which it will be accepting submissions:

 

- International (fiction, documentary and animation);

- Portuguese (Portuguese films of fiction, documentary and animation);

- Experimental (films that defy narrative and technical conventions);

- Music Videos (music videos from portuguese artists/producers);

- Curtinhas (films for kids until 30 minutes);

- Take One (productions until 30 minutes by Portuguese film students). 

 

In the next days, Curtas Vila do Conde will announce its regulations and details to submit films for the competitions. 

Curtas Vila do Conde nominee for the European Film Awards

29 September 2015
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The European Film Academy announced the list of the 15 short films nominated for the European Film Awards that will take place on December 12 in Berlin.

Once again, the winner of "Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee For The European Film Awards" at Curtas Vila do Conde will compete for Best European Short Film. This year, the choice was "Kung Fury" by David Sandberg.

The list of nominees is available here:
http://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN 

"A Society" by Jens Assur

21 September 2015
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"Eleven strangers are forced to share a confined space on a journey into the unknown. Under severe and uncertain circumstances they face their own prejudices and fears, but have to depend on each other in order to survive. The dynamics of the group creates a reflection of the world outside."


The sort film "A Society", by Jens Assur, presented at 20º Curtas Vila do Conde, is now available online. This is an initiative of several European film festivals fighting against xenophobia in Europe. European film festivals thank Jens Assur for providing his film to spread the word against xenophobia.

Take a few minutes to meet these refugees and please share their story with all your friends and raise your voice against xenophobia and in favour of a European society in solidarity!

Festivals:

Animateka Ljubljana
Berlinale Shorts
Cineuropa
Curtas Vila do Conde
DokuFest Prizren
EMAF Osnabrück
Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
“Festival International du film sur les Droits
Humaines”
Filmfest Hamburg
Filmstelle Zürich
Glasgow SFF
Go Short ISFF Nijmegen
IndieCork FF
IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg
K3 FF
Kino Xenix
Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad
Kratkofil IFF
London SFF
Milano FF
Schweizer Jugendfilmtage
Short Waves
Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival
Solothurner Filmtage
Tampere FF
Uppsala SFF
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Zubroffka SFF

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