Óscars 2015 - The Nominees

20 January 2015
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 Two short films, presented in the latest edition of Curtas Vila do Conde, are in the list of nominees to the prestigious Academy Awards.


 "The Dam Keeper" by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, winner of an Honorable Mention at Curtinhas competition, is nominated for Best Short Film Animation and "La Lampe au Beurre de Yak (Butter Lamp)" by Wei Hu, screened in Vila do Conde in the "Short Matters" program, is in the running for Best Short Film!

The winners will be announced at the official ceremony on 22 February.

European Film Awards

5 December 2014
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Once again, the winner of Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee For The European Film Awards is one of the nominees for the awards that will be revealed on December 13th in Berlin.This year's award was for "Panique au Village: La Bûche de Noël” by Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier.

Estaleiro production in 64th Berlinale

21 January 2014
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The short film "Fernando who received a Bird from the Sea", by Felipe Bragança and Helvécio Marins Jr. , was selected for the Berlinale, the International Film Festival of Berlin , held 6-16 February in Germany .

The film will be screened at the 9th edition of the Forum Expanded, a parallel section to the Festival which this year has the theme the question " What do we know when we know where something is? ". This section of the festival starts on February 5  and  will present about 50 works from 20 countries around the world .

Nuno Rodrigues , co-director Curtas Vila do Conde and the producer of the film, will join the jury of the Festival , which awards a Golden and a Silver Bear, the DAAD Short Film Prize as well as the Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards.

"Fernando who received a Bird from the Sea" is a little Portuguese-Brazilian song. Fernando spends his time between a cafe in the neighbourhood and his small house in Porto. Coming from Brazil he receives a small present that makes him imagine paradise.

The story is inspired by one of the characters from the last job of Helvécio Marins , "The Song of the Nightingale", filmed in 2012 in the north of Portugal . "The character of Fernando drew attention because he almost didn’t spoke or interacted.  He was always looking to the horizon ... We started to dream about the possibility of the man imagining other lives. At certain time, Fernando spoke of travel, and that he have been gone to other places and has finally come back to Portugal. That idea of this trip took us to this desire to develop a dialogue between what would be this imaginary Portugal and Brazil ", says Felipe Bragança .

The film, produced by Curtas Metragens CRL in the Estaleiro project, involved a team of film students from Portugal and Brazil. The world premiere of the short film took place in the latest edition of Curtas Vila do Conde, in 2013.

The Mother and The Sea in Rotterdam Film Festival

17 January 2014
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The film "The Mother and the Sea", by Gonçalo Tocha, was selected for the Rotterdam Film Festival to be held from January 22 to February 2 in the Netherlands. The documentary will be shown in My Own Private Europe section, which aims to rediscover the identity of Europe through the personal view of several European filmmakers.

The film was also chosen to open the 13th edition of the Festival of Documentaries of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which will happen between 14 and 28 February in New York. The Portuguese documentary will be shown on the first day of the festival which this year will feature 30 international films. 

The documentary, produced by Curtas Metragens CRL in the Estaleiro project with the participation of a team of cinema students from Porto, describes the day-to-day of “fisherwomen” in the beach of Vila Chã, in Vila do Conde.

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