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Curtas Pro: Film Industry Events 2024 (ENG)

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Open call for the Curtas Pro's events

Curtas Pro, part of Curtas Vila do Conde, is a program dedicated to film industry professionals, offering three intense days of activities, networking, cooperation, and project creation.

The 2024 Curtas Pro event is scheduled to take place on July 15, 16, and 17. It will provide a unique platform for enhancing original film projects that are still in the development phase.

Since 2019, Curtas Pro has included a variety of events related to the film industry, festivals, and professionals in the sector, such as programmers, distributors, buyers, and producers. These events consist of professional meetings and screenings of films in the post-production phase. During Curtas Pro, participants have the opportunity to find answers to technical challenges, as well as questions related to team building and the financial aspects of their film projects.

The program for the 2024 edition will include the following activities:

Animation Co-Production Meetings

Some of the most influential animation producers, nationally and internationally, will present their latest projects. Industry representatives will have access to private meetings.

Industry Screenings*

The exclusive segments are reserved for industry professionals interested in the latest Portuguese-produced short films striving for a global or international debut. This event caters to festival programmers, artistic directors, sales agents, distributors, and other film industry experts. The program results from a partnership with the Portuguese Short Film Agency. Participation in the Industry Screenings is by invitation only and necessitates completing and submitting the following form until June 14th.

In Development*

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Films encompassing fiction, animation, or documentaries that are currently in development have been solicited from Portuguese producers and directors via an open call. Following a rigorous selection process, these chosen projects will be presented to film industry professionals. The most outstanding project will be granted a prize, generously sponsored by Blit, comprising 2,000 euros in post-production services. Attendance for these sessions is strictly by invitation. To participate in the open call, complete the following form until June 14th.

First Impressions*

A panel of critics and industry experts will analyze the opening minutes of a variety of short films. This process serves as a practice run for providing direct feedback from experts, which would typically be given indirectly and not in the presence of the directors or producers. To participate in the open call, complete the following form until June 14th.

Meet the Festivals**

This event is intended to facilitate a structured meeting and networking platform for accredited professionals within the film industry. The event, which includes catering, will provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with fellow industry members, exchange perspectives, and explore potential avenues for collaboration. Throughout the event, attendees will be allocated to twelve distinct tables. To promote dynamic interaction, participants will rotate to a different table every five minutes, allowing them to engage with various individuals and present their projects to a wider audience. If you wish to participate in this event, you may complete the following form until June 28th.

Talks, Workshops, and Masterclasses

The production team of the Festival organizes a series of talks, workshops, and masterclasses for participants in Curtas Pro. Curtas Vila do Conde attracts a significant number of directors, producers, and other industry professionals, allowing for the development of events targeted at aspiring professionals, including final-year students and emerging filmmakers. These events encompass talks, debates, masterclasses, and supplementary activities designed to address educational gaps. Further details will be provided soon.

*Please remember that the deadline for applications is June 14th.

**Please remember that the deadline for applications is June 18th.

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