July 8 : Day Highlights

8 July 2013
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On the third day of Curtas 2013, the Festival kicks off in strength with the International Competition (in Room 1). The Portuguese Panorama is still taking place and begins the Take One! Competition and the European Panorama. The Municipal Theatre also will see the first concert of the week (White Haus) and the second session with Estaleiro films.

The main highlight of the day is the premiere of new the Estaleiro films. After Gonçalo Tocha, it's time to present three new projects (21:00, Room 1): Mahjong, by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata (about Varziela, a Chinatown in Vila do Conde); Helvécio Marins Jr . and Felipe Bragança (about a Portuguese who receives a bird from Brazil and imagines the paradise), and André Tentúgal (a fiction about the lost memory of a woman). Also in highlight, the Festival presents a concert - with inspiration from the 70’s New York – by White Haus (00:00, Room 1), a new project of João Vieira (X-Wife).

At night, the International Competition (22:30, Room 1) starts with the first competitive session and the second session of the Portuguese Panorama is screened (21:45, Room 2), with films by Sandro Aguilar, Bruno de Almeida and André Gil Mata. However, the Festival day begins at 11:00 with the first session of the European Panorama: today dedicated to Lithuania. Still at the afternoon, it is presented the first school short films, in the Take One! Competition (18:30, Room 2). 

July 7 : Day Highlights

7 July 2013
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On the second day of Curtas Vila do Conde, the highlights divide between Curtinhas (with films for kids), the beginning of Take One! (student films), new session From Shorts to Features (with a film by Antonin Peretjatko), a special session and the first session of the Portuguese Panorama. Finally, the Festival promotes the world premiere of the new Estaleiro film: today with the new feature film by Gonçalo Tocha.

At 11 am, a session is screened for Ages 3 at Curtinhas Competition. Also at 15:30 the session is screened for Ages 6. Many good films to delight the kids. Also during the afternoon, is screened, in world premiere, the documentary "The Story of An Error", by Joana Barros (17:00, Room 1), a project that investigates the "doença dos pezinhos" which has particular focus in the area of Caxinas in Vila do Conde. At night, the first session of the Portuguese Panorama (21:45, Room 2), with films by André Santos / Marco Leão, João Lopes and Ico Costa.

The evening sessions with feature film screen two very different films. In section From Shorts to Features (22:45, Room 1), in national premiere, it shows "La fille du 14 juillet", by French filmmaker Antonin Peretjatko, an amusing comedy about French nationalism. By early evening, Gonçalo Tocha presents, in world premiere, one of the new Estaleiro films: "The Mother and the Sea", which the filmmaker shot in the beaches of Vila Cha, watching the last fisherwomen.

The Take One! today introduces two panorama sessions: ESMAE (15:00, Room 2) and Catholic University (17:00, Room 2). Also at the night ends with a session of VideoRun Restart with the presentation of all the films (23:30, Room 2).

July 6: Day Highlights

6 July 2013
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Welcome to the 21st Curtas Vila do Conde! On the first day of the festival, we start our programme with Curtinhas (a mini-festival for kids) and two screenings of feature films in the evening: "In The Fog", by Sergei Loznita (Official Opening) and "Passion", by Brian de Palma.

The evening promises to be exciting with two feature films in national première. In the first case, also part of the Official Opening session (21:00, Room 1), it will be screened the second feature film by Sergei Loznitsa, author of the Festival (he directed a film commissioned to the 20 years of Curtas). "In The Fog" is a foray into the history of the filmmaker (the Nazi invasion in the USSR) and goes back to work the Soviet latent violence. The film was awarded at Cannes and is a major work of contemporary European cinema. Immediately afterwards (23:30, Room 1), it is presented - also in national première - the new film by Brian De Palma, "Passion", a return to form for the author with a corporate thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.

During the afternoon, there will be screened two Curtinhas sessions: the first session for "Parents and Children" (15:30) and immediately after (17:00) a session to M9. These short animated films are an excellent gateway to cinema. The little ones will love!

See all programme in our AGENDA.

Meetings with Directors - Curtas 2013

3 July 2013
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Continuing an evente started in 2012, Curtas Vila do Conde promotes daily encounters with Portuguese directors. These debates directors who have films at the Portuguese competition or at Estaleiro sessions are a opportunity to discuss the films with the Festival’s audience. This activity is promoted by Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency.

Meetings Calendar:

-Tuesday, 9 – 16:00: Gonçalo Tocha, João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Felipe Bragança e André Tentúgal.
-Wednesday, 10 – 16:00: Paulo d’Alva, Sérgio Ribeiro, Filipa César, Tiago Rosa-Rosso e Ivo M. Ferreira.
-Thursday, 11 – 16:00: André Guiomar, Pedro Caeiro, David Bonneville e André Marques.
-Friday, 12 – 16:00: João Viana, João Pedro Rodrigues, Pedro Bastos e João Nicolau.
-Saturday, 13 – 16:30: Jorge Quintela, Carlos Conceição, Telmo Churro e Carlos Amaral.

These meetings take place at the Lounge Curtas, Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde.  

Presentation Party Curtas 2013

26 June 2013
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Curtas Vila do Conde returns to Armazém do Chã to make presentation party of the 21st edition. In a year of resistance the festival will occupy, from 18h until 04h, the whole building of Rua José Falcão, n º 180, offering an extensive programme of concerts, djs, dinner and other surprises ... Admission is 5 euros.

With: O ABOMINÁVEL; LOS CIGANITOS by NUNO PINTO & SÉRGIO GOMES; DEE BROKEN ft. RED STRING; DJ KITTEN (WHITE HAUS/X-WIFE); EVOLS; MISMASH by PEDRO TENREIRO ft. MÁRIO MICAELO, MIGUEL DIAS & NUNO RIVIERA; MONSTER JINX DJ SET ft. NITRONIOUS & TASEH; SENSIBLE SOCCERS; STEREOBOY; SUPER CAMARIMBA; TEMPER; TMSQ b2b MONSTA SOUNDS.

+info: Armazém do Chá 

Annecy Awards will be screened at Curtas

17 June 2013
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Yesterday were announced the winning films of another edition of the Annecy Film Festival, the most prestigious festival in the world of animated films. Among the list of winners are several short films that will be shown in the next Curtas Vila do Conde.

The major highlight is the film "Subconscious Password" by Chris Landreth, author already awarded with an Oscar won the Cristal for Best Short Film. It is one of the films in the international competition of next Curtas. Also "Pandas" (Special Mention in Films from Schools) and "Gloria Victoria" (FIPRESCI Prize) are selected for this competition.
Also some films that will be shown in competition Curtinhas (films for children) were awarded yesterday: "Room on the Broom" (Crystal for Best TV Production), "Rabbit and Deer" (Junior Award for film school) and "L'Automne de Pougne" (Award for TV Special Production).

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