The Portuguese cinema, despite its natural economic weaknesses, has given clear signs of a great creative strength, expressing a remarkable freedom of its filmmakers. Therefore, many newly made films defy genres and formats, showing how great cinema is always done on the borders of fiction and documentary. The Portuguese competition of Curtas Vila do Conde shows us that creative freedom in a set of films which place again Portuguese short film on the radar of international festivals. The official selection is online.
Now dedicated to Portuguese productions, the Music Videos Competition of Curtas Vila do Conde brings the long nights back with the screening of these films that prove that they are an experimentation of the potential of moving images combined with pop music. The official selection for Curtas Vila do Conde 2016 is online.