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Diogo Costa Amarante awarded at Berlinale

20 February 2017
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“Cidade Pequena / Small Town” by Diogo Costa Amarante has won, last Saturday, the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival.


The jury, made by the geran artist Christian Jankowski, the north-american curator Kimberly Drew and by the Chilean programmer Carlos Núñez, took special note of the several framings of the film that “recalls the attention to detail, present on the paintings of the Italian renascence.”


With the director sister and nephew as stars, “Small Town” is based on a real-life episode where Francisco discovers in school that people have head, torso and limbs and, if the heart stops, they would die. This fiction is a thought process about the awareness over death, time and family.

The 20 minute short film, with Curtas Metragens CRL production, premiered in July 2016 on the 24th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival and is part of the distribution catalogue of Agência da Curta Metragem.


Present also at the short film competition that took place at the German capital, between 9 and 19 of February, were “Altas Cidades de Ossadas / High Cities of Bone” by João Salaviza – who won the award in 2012 with “Rafa” – and “Coup de Grâce" by Salomé Lamas. “Os Humores Artificiais” de Gabriel Abrantes was the Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards.

Films from La Semaine de La Critique available at Festival Scope

19 May 2016
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From 20 to 27 May, several short films from the Official Competition of La Semaine de La Critique of Cannes Film Festival will be available for free online viewing around the world in the public platform of Festival Scope: “En Moi” by Laetitia Casta; “Arnie” by Rina B. Tsou; “Ascensão” by Pedro Peralta; “Campo de Víboras” by Cristèle Alves Meira; “Delusion Is Redemption to Those in Distress” by Fellipe Fernandes; “Birth of Leader” by Antoine de Bary; “Limbo” de Konstantina Kotzamani; “Oh What a Wonderful Feeling” by François Jaros; “In The Year of Monkey” by Wregas Bhanuteja; “The Virgin Soldier” by Erwan Le Duc; “Superbia” by Luca Tóth; “From The Diary of a Wedding Photographer” by Nadav Lapid and “Water Steps” by César Augusto Acevedo.


Only 200 tickets per film will be available worldwide.  

"Night Without Distance" Awarded at San Francisco

12 May 2016
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"Night Without Distance" by Lois Patiño won the prize for Best Short Film at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, which took place between April 21 and May 5 in the United States. The film, filmed on the border between Portugal and Spain, is a production by Curtas Vila do Conde and is part of the catalog of films distributed by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency.

"Night Without Distance" was part of the Golden Gate Awards Competition for short films narratives. About the competition, the jury, consisting of the programmer Laura Thielen; the Vice President of Film Acquisition of Fandor, Amanda Salazar; and the journalist and producer Santhosh Daniel; considered that "these well-constructed representations connected us with the world and our own humanity in an unexpected way."
 
Organised by the San Francisco Film Society, the San Francisco Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the Americas.
 
Produced by Curtas Metragens CRL during the Campus project involving a team of film students, "Night Without Distance" premiered in July 2015 at 23rd Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival. Since then, the short film integrated the circuit of international film festivals, including the Locarno Festival, Toronto, New York and Hong Kong.
 
The film focuses on the border between Portugal and Galicia, developing the stories that inhabit these spaces, including the role of smuggling in the development of both countries.

"Night Without Distance" at San Francisco Film Festival

30 March 2016
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The short film “Night Without Distance” by Lois Patiño will be in the 59th edition of San Francisco International Film Festival which takes place between April 21 and May 5 . The film will be screened in the Golden Gate Awards Competition for Narrative Short.


The film was produced by Curtas Metragens CRL in 2015 during the Campus project with a group of film students.

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