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Curtas Vila do Conde: Call for entries!

14 October 2021
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Submissions are now available for the 30th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, which will take place between July 9 and 17, 2022.

New short films produced in 2021 or to be produced in 2022 are accepted, within the duration limit of 60 minutes (unless otherwise noted), on film (35 or 16 mm) or digital (DCP).

Submissions are available for various categories and in the various competitions of the festival: International Competition, National Competition, Experimental Competition, Curtinhas and Music Videos.

Once again, Curtas Vila do Conde is part of the OSCAR® Qualifying Film Festival List festivals. The Grand Prix of the International Competition and the Award for Best Film in the Portuguese Competition are eligible for consideration in the OSCAR® Academy Awards® Best Animation/Fiction (Live Action) categories.

One of the films awarded by the jury will also be chosen as the nominee for the European Film Awards, in the category of short film, organized annually by the European Film Academy.

Euro Connection 2022: Submissions are open

1 September 2021
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Submissions of short film projects are now open for the 14th edition of Euro Connection, which takes place on 1 and 2 February 2022 during the Short Film Market at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival.

Euro Connection is a platform that aims to help partnerships between European producers and distributors in the production of short films.
Producers who wish to present a project at Euro Connection must send their application via email by October 20, 2021 to their country representative. In Portugal, the associated festivals are IndieLisboa and Curtas Vila do Conde.
All projects must meet the following requirements:
- Short animation, fiction, creative documentary, VR project;
- The lenght must not exceed 30 minutes;
- The project must have part of its financing guaranteed by a third party (external source);
– The producer must be open to international co-productions (suitable project or intended for co-production);
– Filming or production should start from June 2022.
A European jury of 3 industry professionals from different nationalities will then elect up to 13 projects to go to the final and pitch during the festival. The list of finalists will be released to the winners by the end of November 2022.
All entries must be sent to:
Miguel Dias – mdias@curtas.pt
Miguel Valverde – miguel.valverde@indielisboa.com
See here the regulation and the registration form.

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

Awards 29th Curtas Vila do Conde

25 July 2021
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The 29th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde was announced today at the closing ceremony of the festival. "VO" by French Nicolas Gourault was the winner of the International Competition Great Prize. In the National Competition the big winner of the Best Film Award was Leonor Noivo with "Madrugada". Discover the remaining winners below.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 

GREAT PRIZE 

Best film in competition, worth 2.000 euros

VO
Nicolas Gourault · France · 2020 · ANI/DOC · 20’

 

Prizes for the best film in competition in each category

Animation

I GOTTA LOOK GOOD FOR THE APOCALYPSE
Ayce Kartal · Turquia/França · 2021 · ANI/DOC · 6’

Documentary

FARRUCAS
Ian de la Rosa · Espanha/EUA · 2021 · FIC · 17’

Fiction

L’ENFANT SALAMANDRE
Théo Dégen · Bélgica · 2020 · FIC · 26’

 

FRICON AUDIENCE AWARD

For the film of the International Competition with the best average vote in the audience poll

DAVID

Zach Woods · EUA · 2020 · FIC · 11’

 

VILA DO CONDE SHORT FILM CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

One of the films awarded by the Jury will be chosen as a candidate for the nominations for the European Film Awards, in the category of short film, organized annually by the European Film Academy

VO

Nicolas Gourault · França · 2020 · ANI/DOC · 20’

 

PORTUGUESE COMPETITION

BEST FILM 

Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa Prize

1.500 euros

 

Pixel Bunker Prize

2.500 euros, in services, sponsored by Pixel Bunker Lda

MADRUGADA
Leonor Noivo · Portugal · 2021 · FIC/DOC · 28’

 

Canon AUDIENCE AWARD

For the film in the Portuguese Competition with the best average vote in the audience poll, 1.500 euros

O LOBO SOLITÁRIO

Filipe Melo · Portugal · 2021 · FIC · 22’

 

Kino Sound Studio AWARD

4.000 euros in post-production services awarded to the best director, sponsored by Kino Sound Studio

 

TERCEIRO TURNO
Mário Macedo · Portugal · 2021 · FIC · 19’

 

COMPETIÇÃO EXPERIMENTAL

Centro de Arte Oliva AWARD

Best Film in the Experimental Competition, worth 1.500 euros

SURVIVING YOU, ALWAYS

Morgan Quaintance · United Kingdom · 2020 · EXP · 18’

 

HONORABLE MENTION

BAKI TADU É

Kate Saragaço-Gomes, Calum MacBeath Morgan · India/ Denmark/Portugal · 2021 · EXP · 13’

 

TAKE ONE! COMPETITION

The best film in the Take One! Competition will be awarded the following prizes:

 

PRIZE Showreel

1.500 euros in services and rental of equipment, sponsored by Showreel

 

PRIZE Instituto Português do Desporto e da Juventude

600 euros, sponsored by the Instituto Português do Desporto e da Juventude (IPDJ)

 

PRIZE Restart

Training and/or means of production and post-production with technical equipment or spaces, 500 euros, at Restart

 

PRIZE Agência da Curta Metragem

The awarded film will be distributed and promoted by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, including its submission (and respective fees) to an international circuit of film festivals. 

FRUTO DO VOSSO VENTRE
Fábio Silva · Portugal · 2021 · DOC · 20’

 

PRIZE Blit

Prize for the best portuguese director, 2.000 euros, in services, sponsored by Blit

(IN)QUIETUDE

Ana S. Carvalho · Portugal · 2021 · FIC · 15’

 

CURTINHAS COMPETITION

PRIZE

For the best film in the Curtinhas Competition, elected by a group of 12 children, aged between 8 and 12

 

VANILLE

Guillaume Lorin · France/Switzerland · 2020 · ANI · 29’

 

Honorable Mention M/3

KIKI LA PLUME (KIKI O PASSARINHO)

Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin · 2020 · France · ANI · 6’

 

Honorable Mention M/6

UMBRELLAS (GUARDA-CHUVAS)

José Prats, Álvaro Robles · França/Espanha · 2020 · ANI · 12’

 

Honorable Mention M/10

À LA MODE (NA MODA)

Jean Lecointre · França · 2020 · ANI · 9’

 

 

MY GENERATION COMPETITION

The film with the best average resulting from audience voting in the festival and high school screenings will be the winner of My Generation

O TEU NOME É

Paulo Patrício · Portugal/Belgium · 2021 · DOC/ANI · 24’

 

 

MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

AWARD

For the best film in the Music Videos Competition

STEREOBOY - YIPMAN
Luís Sobreiro · Portugal · 2021 · 9’

 

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.

 

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