"Bear Story" won an Oscar

2 March 2016
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"Bear Story" by the Chilean director Gabriel Osorio Vargas won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The animation was screened at Curtas Vila do Conde in 2015, in the section of the festival dedicated to kids: Curtinhas.

Among the winners of the 88th edition of the Academy Awards that had their films at Curtas Vila do Conde are also Asif Kapadia and Pete Docter. The first, Oscar winner for Best Documentary with "Amy", was in Vila do Conde in 1998 to present the film "The Sheep Thief". Pete Docter, Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature with "Inside Out" presented the short film "Mike's New Car" in Curtas Vila do Conde in 2004.  

The award ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took place this Sunday February 28 in Los Angeles.

Portuguese films at Clermont-Ferrand

27 January 2016
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“The Glory of Filmmaking in Portugal” by Manuel Mozos and “The Keeper” by Rodrigo Areias are the films that will represent Portugal in the 38th edition of the largest and most important festival of short films in Europe, the Clermont-Ferrand Festival which starts on 5 February.


Both films are part of the catalog of films of Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency which will again be present at the Market of the Festival, which participates since 1999, ensuring the promotion of Portuguese production through a promotional stand and a set of daily activities.


In addition to the Portuguese films, also the Portuguese flavors and music will be represented in Clermont-Ferrand: the traditional happy hour on the Agency stand will provide a moment of interaction between producers, directors, programmers and other industry professionals; and the Portuguese party, in Baraka Club, will guest The Legendary Tigerman DJ set and other Portuguese Djs.


The Agency’s presence in Clermont-Ferrand is supported by Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Instituto Camões, The Portuguese Embassy in Paris, Câmara Municipal de Vila do Conde and Niepoort.

Producions by Curtas at Rotterdam

28 December 2015
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“The Glory of Filmmaking in Portugal” by Manuel Mozos and “Undisclosed Recipients” by Sandro Aguilar, both films produced by Curtas Metragens, will be presented at the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival, which will take place from 27 January to 7 February 2016.

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

 

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