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Awards 27º Curtas Vila do Conde

14 July 2019
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The 27th Curtas Vila do Conde awards were announced last July 14th at the festival's Closing Ceremony. Elena López Riera won the DCN Beers Great Prize of the International Competition with "Los que Desean". "Ave Rara", by Vasco Saltão, was the Best Film of the Portuguese Competition.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Great Prize
DCN Beers
Best film in competition
LOS QUE DESEAN
Elena López Riera · Switzerland/Spain · 2018 · FIC · 24'

 
Awards for the best film in each category in the competition:
Animation
PURPLEBOY
Alexandre Siqueira · Portugal/France/Belgium · 2019 · ANI · 14'

 
Documentary "Manoel de Oliveira"
DEMONIC
Pia Borg · Australia · 2019 · DOC · 28'

 
Fiction
LES EXTRAORDINAIRES MÉSAVENTURES DE LA JEUNE FILLE DE PIERRE
Gabriel Abrantes · France/Portugal · 2019 · FIC · 20'

 
Poças Audience Award
PANIQUE AU VILLAGE - LA FOIRE AGRICOLE
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar · Belgium/France · 2019 · ANI · 26'

 
PORTUGUESE COMPETITION
BEST FILM
OralMED Award
2.000 euros
+
Pixel Bunker Award
2.500 euros, in services
AVE RARA    
Vasco Saltão · Portugal · 2019 · FIC · 34'

 
Best Director · Kino Sound Studio Award
4,000 euros in post-production services
Mariana Gaivão
for the film    
RUBY
Portugal · 2019 · FIC · 25'

 
Audience Award
SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores
LES EXTRAORDINAIRES MÉSAVENTURES DE LA JEUNE FILLE DE PIERRE
Gabriel Abrantes - France/Portugal - 2019 - FIC - 20

 
Movistar+ Prize 
PURPLEBOY
Alexandre Siqueira · Portugal/France/Belgium · 2019 · ANI · 14'

 
VILA DO CONDE SHORT FILM CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
LES EXTRAORDININAIRES MÉSAVENTURES DE LA JEUNE FILLE DE PIERRE
Gabriel Abrantes · France/Portugal · 2019 · FIC · 20'
 
TAKE ONE COMPETITION!
Best film
EM CASO DE FOGO
Tomás Paula Marques · Portugal · 2019 · FIC · 23'
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
Blit Award · Best Director
Maria Teixeira
for the film
INSIDE ME
Germany · 2019 · ANI/DOC · 5'
Filmuniversitat Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Germany)

 
MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION
Fujifilm Prize
MESA PARA DOIS NO CARPA – DAVID BRUNO
Francisco Lobo · Portugal · 2019 · 4'
 
EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION
Experimental Award
SUSPENDED ISLAND
Jane Wilson, Louise Wilson · United Kingdom · 2018 · DOC · 16'
 
CURTINHAS COMPETITION
MAR Shopping Matosinhos Award
BUTTERBOO (BAMBOULE)
Emilie Pigeard · Belgium/France · 2018 · ANI · 9'

 
Honourable Mention (M/3)
A TIGER WITH NO STRIPES (LE TIGER SANS RAYURES)
Raul Robin Morales Reyes · France/Switzerland · 2018 · ANI · 9'
Honourable Mention (M/10)
KIDS
Michael Frei · Switzerland · 2019 · ANI · 9'

 
MY GENERATION COMPETITION
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat · France · 2018 · FIC · 17'

Curtas starts this Saturday with Bacurau

3 July 2019
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The 27th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde starts this Saturday, July 6th. The festival will take to Vila do Conde more than 250 films in a show of the most creative and innovative is happening at the moment with the cinematographic language, in permanent dialogue with other forms of artistic and cultural expression.

To mark the start, the preview of Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, a dystopian tropical western that won the jury award at this year's Cannes festival. With performances by Sónia Braga and Barbara Colen, among others, Bacurau is an impressive allegory of the current Brazilian political situation.

 
 In focus in this Curtas will also be the works of the North American Todd Solondz, the greatest figure in independent cinema and a sharp critic of contemporary American society; and of the Portuguese-Angolan Carlos Conceição. It will also be possible to watch, in the From Short film to Long section, the premiere of the first two episodes of Luz Vermelha, a series by André Santos and Marco Leão and Knives and Skin, by Jennifer Reader. 
This year, particular attention to discovering and revisiting forgotten, ignored or undervalued works, in an operation to rescue memory and cinephilia that is the most recent section of the festival: Revisited Cinema. The first programme presents works on José Régio and works by Sergei Parajanov, António Reis, the duo Joe Dante and Jon Davidson, Disney productions in Technicolor or the beginning of John Rambo's saga.

 
In the Stereo section, special attention is given to the return of Thurston Moore, one of the founding members of Sonic Youth, to Portugal, to play a selection of Maya Deren's films live. Tiago Cutileiro and Marta Navarro will accompany with an original score the classic O Gabinete do Dr. Caligari, os Montanhas Azuis (Marco Franco, Norberto Lobo and Bruno Pernadas) play before the choices and images of the visual artist Pedro Maia, while the London collective The Heliocentrics will accompany the film Heaven and Earth Magic by Harry Smith, one of the most significant filmmakers of vanguard and animation. On the musical level, he also notes the debut of the documentary Mutantes S.21 - 25 years later, about the celebration of the anniversary of the Mão Morta album, and for the performance BrainBows, a sensorial experience by experimental filmmaker Rainer Kohlberger. 

 
In the parallel activities, Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática proposes a revisitation to one of the most iconic works in the history of cinema, The Office of Dr. Caligari, with original works by Daniel Blaufuks, Eduardo Brito, Rainer Kohlberger and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha.

 
The 27th edition of Curtas also includes a Portuguese and international competition with the best that has been done during the last year in the seventh art, an experimental competition that looks at the most irreverent and challenging side of cinema, a competition of musical videos and a competition of films made in a school context. For young people and families, Curtinhas continues to invest in training and entertainment for children up to the age of 9, with a vast programme of sessions and workshops which, this year, includes for the first time a selection of films made by students from schools in the region.
Between 6 and 14 July, Curtas will return to the Municipal Theatre of Vila do Conde, the Municipal Auditorium and the Solar Gallery. The complete programme can be found in short films.

Open Call - Meet Festivals

27 June 2019
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The Open Call for the Meet the Festivals is now open!
This program is part of the Curtas Pro Section of the 27th Curtas Vila do Conde and will happen on Thursday, 11 of July 2019 from 15:00 to 17:00 at Hotel Brazão.

Meet the Festivals gives directors, producers, distributors and schools direct access to one-to-one meetings with twelve key international festival programmers and industry representatives attending the 27th Curtas Vila do Conde. This is the best occasion to enrich your insight on the specificities of each event in order to best promote your films and discover screening opportunities in the festival circuit.

The application form can be submitted until July 4th 2019.

Maximum capacity: 24 participants

For more information: industry@curtas.pt or +351 252 638025. 

Solar inaugurates exhibition "O Caso Caligari"

26 June 2019
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Caso Caligari is the title of the exhibition that will mark, in Vila do Conde, the centenary of one of the milestones of German expressionist cinema:  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, by Robert Wiene.

 The exhibition will include unpublished works by Daniel Blaufuks, Eduardo Brito, Reiner Kohlberger and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha created for Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática. Each invited artist will present a work whose source, inspiration, resonance or reference is the film of Wiene, from its pre- and post-history, to the production or criticism, including the biographies of its creators and the materiality of its support. Opened on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 7pm, Caso Caligari aims to celebrate the film through contemporary artistic creation between the cinematic image and the expanded cinema, thus reflecting on the cinematic visions that can still be created from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

 
The challenge launched by the organization to the four artists was to create a proposal that would combine an approach to Wiener's cinematographic work and the very peculiar space of the gallery. Daniel Blaufuks, a visual artist who works in photography, video and cinema, was part of the Portuguese Competition of Curtas twice and Solar's programming with the exhibition Viagens com a minha tia in 2009. For this exhibition, he proposes a long-lasting video essay, From Caligari to Jud Süss, where he contrasts the film honoured with Jud Süss, a work born of the very effective National Socialist propaganda machine. Eduardo Brito has been part of the Portuguese Competition of Curtas three times and is represented by Agencia with the films "Penúmbria", from 2016, and "Declive", from 2018, having also collaborated in several projects of Curtas Metragens CRL. In July, in Vila do Conde, he presents a video installation on three channels: Curiosities of the Cabinet (each story is always a remake of another story). Reiner Kohlberger, German artist, performer and director, has been participating regularly in the Experimental Competition and will integrate, this year, the Stereo programming with the Brainbows performance. In Caso Caligari he will show DDDM, which works on the limits of technological paraphernalia, video and sound, and, at the same time, those of perception, physical, intellectual and emotional reaction of the spectator. Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, musician, composer and artist, was part of the Stereo do Curtas program in 2018, with a show resulting from an artistic residency with the American Moor Mother, in addition to the performance at Solar, parallel to the exhibition Ruins/Rites/Runes integrated in the exhibition of Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, in 2015. At Solar presents a new formula of Anoxia, a work that works with sound and video image in double projection. 

 
The exhibition will also feature a parallel programme developed in partnership with the 27 Curtas Vila do Conde, including a round table discussion on cinema expressionism and the emergence of this movement in its time, with the participation of Abílio Hernandez Cardoso, retired professor of English literature and film history and aesthetics; António Roma Torres, film critic, psychiatrist and author of literary works on cinema and theatre plays; and Nuno Faria, professor, curator, artistic director of the Museu da Cidade do Porto. The conversation will be moderated by Daniel Ribas, researcher, programmer and film critic. A film-concert will complement the parallel activities, with the premiere of an original soundtrack commissioned by the composer-interpreter, Tiago Cutileiro and cellist Marta Navarro. It will also be possible to see the exhibition on a guided tour with the presence of most of the artists with works on display, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, starting at 4pm.

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