July 19 : Highlights of the Day

19 July 2018
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Experimentation is the word of the day. On July 19, Curtas presents a session programmed by Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria (within the New Spain exhibition), a seminal short by François Ozon and a show by Moor Mother and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha.

For today, Curtas presents the second session of the program "Many Symbols and No Meaning", curated by Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria (within the scope of the exhibition New Spain). The session, held at 11:30 p.m., brings together a number of very special and out-of-place films, bold and unique choices of Amatria that escape the hegemonic discourses of industrial productions.

Minutes earlier, North American artist Moor Mother takes to the stage along with Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (HHY & The Macumbas) to present an unprecedented show, created from the afro-futuristic aesthetic of Sun Ra and an artistic residence in Vila do Conde . The visual part will be in charge of the directors André Tentugal and Vasco Mendes.

At the end of the afternoon, the festival features a very special session of the Parisian school La Fémis: here you can find one of the first films by François Ozon, the short film "Victor", in the Municipal Auditorium of Vila do Conde.

July 18 : Highlights of the Day

18 July 2018
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Back to music, Joana Gama and Luís Fernandes present an audiviosual show with ensemble and visuals by Miguel C. Tavares. Also today, Curtas presents the Avant-garde Midnight Madness, a carte blanche by Yann Gonzalez.

The intersection between music and cinema will once again occupy the Municipal Theater with a show by Joana Gama and Luís Fernandes, more ensemble, and audiovisuals by the director Miguel C. Tavares. The show takes place at 11:00 p.m.

For the most daring, the festival presents at 23:30 a carte blanche by Yann Gonzalez that promises to be the craziest and sexiest session of this edition: Avant-garde Midnight Madness.

During the afternoon, at 3:00 p.m., the New Spain exhibition at the Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery hosts a guided tour by the artists and curators.

Also today, start the conversations with the directors of the International, Experimental and National Competitions begin, taking place during the afternoon at Vila do Conde Municipal Theater's Lounge.

July 17 : Highlights of the Day

17 July 2018
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Yann Gonzalez presents "Un couteau dans le coeur", his last film, premiered in Cannes. Also today, starts the National Competition with the best of Portuguese cinema produced between 2017 and 2018.

French director Yann Gonzalez will at Vila do Conde to present his latest film, "Un couteau dans le coeur", which will be screened today at 11:00 p.m. With a backgroud of the pornographic industry of the late 1970s in Paris, the feature film tells the story of Anne, producer of B-series porn movies. In an unmistakable style that has been maturing since the beginning of her career, the French director combines the drama of a failed love affair and serial murder, halfway between the erotic and the police.

The National Competition also starts today at 8:00 p.m., bringing together the best short-films produced in Portugal between 2017 and 2018. In this session will be screened: "Aquaparque", by Ana Moreira, "Pas de Confettis" by Bruno Ferreira, and also "Anteu", by João Vladimiro.

Take One!, dedicated to the production of cinema in a school context, goes on with two sessions of cinema in the afternoon and also a talk that will bring together representatives of several European universities.

July 16 : Highlights of the Day

16 July 2018
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On the third day of Curtas Vila do Conde, the festival presents a session dedicated to the format of music videos.

On the third day of Curtas Vila do Conde, the festival presents a session dedicated to the format of music videos, in a national selection, integrated in the Stereo programming. The session will take place at 11:30 pm at the Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde.

In the National Panorama of the 2018 edition, Curtas will exhibit three short films signed by Portuguese filmmakers: "Russa" by João Salaviza and Ricardo Alves Jr., which premiered at the Berlinale; " Anjo "by Miguel Nunes, and "Os Mortos", by Gonçalo Robalo. The single session takes place at 8:00 pm in the main theater.

For the first time in 2018, Curtas extends the Take One! Competition, dedicated to discovering the best of film schools, to six other European countries, besides Portugal. The competition starts today with national and international sessions taking place during the afternoon.

The International Competition, which brings together several carefully selected short films from around the world, goes on with three sessions throughout the day.

July 15 : Highlights of the Day

15 July 2018
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On the second day, the Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival features two films and a session dedicated to Produções Curtas.

This Sunday, Curtas Vila do Conde presents two long-metranges. The first one will be shown at 9:30 pm, has the signature of the filmmaker Romain Gavras, "Le Monde est à toi", and integrates the section From Short to Long. The second, part of the retrospective that the festival dedicates to the filmmaker Nadav Lapid, will be shown at 11:00 pm: "The Kindergarten Teacher". Both sessions take place in Room 1 of the Municipal Theater.

Before that, at the end of the day, the festival presents a special session entitled Produções Curtas that integrates the films "Rio Entre As Montanhas" by José Magro, produced under the 72 Hour Film Project of the festival Hancheng Jinzhen; "Circo do Amor" by Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, a film produced with the support of ICA - Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual for fiction short films, and "Náufragos" by Pedro Neves, produced within the Animar 13 workshops. The last two were shot in the county of Vila do Conde.

At 6:30 p.m., the festival presents a showcase of the students of ESMAD / P.Porto, under Take One !, taking place in Room 2 of the Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde.

July 14: Highlights of the Day

14 July 2018
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Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival starts this Saturday, July 14, with several highlights.

The day begins with the opening of Curtinhas - minifestival section within the festival - and the screening of the film "The Incredibles 2: The Super Heroes", at 3 p.m., at Vila do Conde Municipal Theater.

At 4:00 p.m., the New Spain exhibition opens at the Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática, hosting works by seven emerging Spanish artists: Carla Andrade, Inés García, Laida Lertxundi, Lois Patiño, Natalia Marín and Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón. The exhibition is commissioned by José Manuel Lopéz and Nuno Rodrigues.

The screening of "Diamantino" by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt will mark the official opening session of the 26th Curtas Vila do Conde at 18:00, also at the Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde.

At 11:00 pm, the psychedelic rock trio Black Bombaim joins the percussionist João Pais Filipe in an unprecedented composition for "Dragonflies with Birds and Snake", directed by Wolfgang Lehmann.


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