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Curtas travels around the country with award-winning films

26 July 2021
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The 29th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival ended on July 25th, with the closing ceremony and announcement of the awarded films. This year, as in previous years, Curtas Vila do Conde returns to tour the country with a selection of some of the best films of this edition. The "Best of Curtas" will show some award-winning films, the "Curtinhas" section, dedicated to the youngest, is composed of short and fun films designed for the whole family, and "My Generation" presents films that were selected by high school students of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim.

The extensions of the 29th Curtas Vila do Conde start on the 29th of July and continue until November, in different cities across the country: Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Penafiel, Braga, Odivelas, Madeira, Azores, Viseu and much more.

Extension Calendar (updating):

COIMBRA
Gil Vicente Academic Theater
July 29 - Best of Curtas

LISBON
Portuguese Cinematheque
August 6 - Special Screening Awarded Shorts

PENAFIEL
Cinemax Penafiel
August 14th - Best of Curtas
August 15th - Curtinhas

VISEU
short/age . Shortfilms For a New Age
August 20th - Best of Curtas

LEIRIA
Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
September 12th - Curtinhas

BRAGA
Braga Media Arts
September 26th and 27th - Curtinhas

PORTO
Cinema Estúdio
October 22nd - Best of Curtas
November 6th - Curtinhas e My Generation

AZORES (Praia da Vitória)
Ramo Grande Auditorium
October 15th - Best of Curtas
October 16 - Curtinhas
October 17th - My Generation

TORRES VEDRAS
Académico Torres Vedras
November 23rd - Best of Curtas

This weekend Curtas adjusts the schedules of some sessions

22 July 2021
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Due to changes in the contingency rules for the municipality of Vila do Conde announced today, July 22nd, by the competent authorities, the timetable for the sessions and activities of the festival's last weekend had to undergo some adjustments.

Some sessions will be anticipated between half and an hour compared to the time initially communicated.
The new timetables can be found below and are also available on the Curtas Vila do Conde app.

Municipal Theater Room One
Friday 23rd July
- ESMAD Showcase 3:30 pm
- New Voices - 180º Rule, Farnoosh Samadi 5:30 pm
- International Competition 8 7:30 pm
- Stereo - Chão Maior + Igor Dimitri 9:30

Saturday july 24th
- Curtinhas Award Ceremony + "The Kid" 3:30 pm
- From Shorts to Features "The Tsugua Diaries" 5:30 pm
- International Competition 9 8:00 pm
- Stereo - Angelica Salvi + "Shoes" 9:30 pm

Sunday 25th of July
- Award-winning short films 4:00 pm
- Closing Ceremony 6:00 pm
- Awarded Films 1 8:00 pm
- Award-winning films 2 9:30 pm

Municipal Theater Room Two
Friday 23rd July
- Conversation with Diogo Costa Amarante 5:00 pm
- Experimental Competition 4 7:00 pm
- Revisited Cinema - Sunset Boulevard 8:30 pm

Saturday july 24th
- Short M/3 11:00 am
- New Voices - Shorts and Conversation with Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi 5:00 pm
- Cinema Revisited - Semaine de la critique 2 7:00 pm
- Cinema Revisited - Singin'in the Rain 8:30 pm

Sunday 25th of July
- Award-winning short films 11:00 am
- From Shorts to Features - Strive, Strive, Strive 4:30 pm
- Awarded Films 2 7:00 pm
- Awarded Films 1 9:00 pm

Vila do Conde Municipal Auditorium
Friday 23rd of July
- Efa Shorts Nominated Tour 03:00

Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery
Friday 23rd of July
- My Generation 1 9:15 pm
Saturday july 24th
- My Generation 2 9:15 pm

Curtas 2021: Be Your Selfie

6 July 2021
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Curtas Vila do Conde and Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery team up for a special solo exhibition by Diogo Costa Amarante "Be Your Selfie".

In parallel with the festival, Solar – Cinematic Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Portuguese director and artist Diogo Costa Amarante, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2017.

The inauguration of Be Your Selfie is scheduled for July 17th and features a set of 13 unpublished video pieces, designed specifically for the gallery space. The exhibition will be on display until the end of August.

As a complement, the festival also presents a carte blanche to the filmmaker with several short films of his choice and a conversation with the director, preceded by the premiere in Portugal of his latest film, A Present Light.

 

Curtas 2021: Cinema Revisited

6 July 2021
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In this year’s Cinema Revisited Sessions, we suggest a journey from the contemporary cinema to the celebration of anniversaries of decades and even centenarians.

David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, premiered 20 years ago, and is an imaginative catharsis about Hollywood as an inducer of dreams and desires, but also as a carburettor for obsessions and nightmares. Based on this delicate and singular meta-cinematic approach conceived by Lynch, Curtas prepared a program that reflects upon the mecca of cinema in the collective imagination of successive generations, named Hollywood Daydreams and Nightmares, with films such as: Sunset Boulevard, by Billy Wilder, Singin’in the Rain, by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, The Bad and the Beautiful by Vincente Minnelli and Realité, by Quentin Dupieux. Joining the celebration of Semaine de la Critique's 60th anniversary, we will present a program entitled Sweet Sixty, which brings together films by Julia Ducournau, João Paulo Miranda Maria, Bruno de Almeida, Tsai-Ming Liang and François Ozon.

PROGRAM HOLLYWOOD: DAYDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES
MULHOLLAND DRIVE, David Lynch · France/USA · 2001 · FIC · 147’
REALITÉ, Quentin Dupieux · France/Belgium/USA · 2014 · FIC · 95’
THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Vincente Minnelli · USA · 1952 · FIC · 118‘
SUNSET BOULEVARD, Billy Wilder · USA · 1950 · FIC · 110‘
SINGIN’IN THE RAIN, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen · USA · 1952 · FIC · 110’

60th SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM
COMMAND ACTION, João Paulo Miranda Maria · Brasil · 2015 · FIC · 14’
HOME STORIES, Matthias Müller · Germany · 1990 · EXP · 6’
JUNIOR, Julia Ducournau · France · 2011 · FIC · 22’
NAJPIEKNIEJSZE FAJERWERKI EVER (THE BEST FIREWORKS EVER), Aleksandra Terpinska · Poland · 2017 · FIC · 30’
PIÈCE TOUCHÉE, Martin Arnold · Austria · 1989 · EXP · 16’
STAPLERFAHRER KLAUS – DER ERSTE ARBEITSTAG (FORKLIFT DRIVER KLAUS – THE FIRST DAY ON THE JOB), Jörg Wagner, Stefan Prehn · Germany · 2001 · FIC · 10’
THE DEBT, Bruno de Almeida · USA/Portugal · 1993 · FIC · 12’
UNE ROBE D’ÉTÉ, François Ozon · France · 1996 · FIC · 15’
WALKER, Tsai Ming-Liang · Taiwan · 2012 · FIC/EXP · 27’

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