3rd edition
From 14 to 21 July  2018


For the third consecutive year, during the festival, Curtas Vila do Conde offers an unique opportunity for intensive and specialized training to a group of twelve aspiring film critics. This Film Criticism Workshop responds to the growing need to form new values ​​of film criticism, allowing a dialogue between generations and a platform to develop a critical discussion about the films that will be screened at Curtas Vila do Conde.




The workshop will be composed of two phases: the first one aimed at learning the different modes of criticism and models in the history of cinema and criticism (through masterclasses, debates and conversations with filmmakers); and the second, in tutorial mode, for the accompaniment of the films exhibited at the festival, and other parallel activities, and the production of critical texts. The material produced by the participants will be published in the press partners (Público, À Pala de Walsh and A Cuarta Parede) and the festival's own blog.




The workshop will be guided by festival tutors and by national and international press guests. It has a duration of 7 days, including 22 hours of master classes and 24 hours of tutorials.








Applications are accepted until 30.06.2017 via form


Maximum number of participants: 12


Price: 60 Euros
(Includes the Free-Pass that allows to see all sessions of the festival, except if indicated in the programme)





This is an intensive Workshop where participants are actively involved in the festival, viewing films and writing texts for publication. The Workshop starts on July 14 (Saturday) and lasts until July 21 (following Saturday), with daily tutorials sessions, film screenings, participation in debates and a daily masterclass with guests.




Tutors: Daniel Ribas e Paulo Cunha (editorial coordinators of Curtas Vila do Conde)


Guest Speakers: Nadav Lapid, Peter Zorn (filmmaker and curator European Media Art Network), Jorge Mourinha (Público), Carlos Natálio (film critic at À Pala de Walsh), Laurence Boyce (film critic) and José Manuel Lopez (curator)


Topics: film review and interviews techniques, modes of film criticism, contemporary cinema, experimental cinema, cinematic art)