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Curtas Pro 2023

Curtas Pro is the 31st Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival's programme for film industry professionals. Three rigorous days of activities, networking, cooperation, and project creation. Curtas Pro also provides an opportunity to network with other industry experts, share expertises, and seek potential partners. 


The event provides an atmosphere suitable to project presentations, pitching sessions, and informal contacts with a view to internationalization, with the goal of boosting co-production and establishing collaborations between Portuguese and international producers. Curtas Pro also provides an overview of financing options accessible through the Creative Europe programme.


Industry Accreditation

The Industry Accreditation is aimed at professionals of the film and audiovisual industry seeking access to exclusive events of Curtas Pro (11 to 13 July 2023) . Industry Accreditation gives access to:


- All sessions of the festival programme;

- Talks and Masterclasses;

- Industry Screenings (by invitation only)

- Exclusive networking meetings;

- Animated Film Coproduction Meetings;

- Parties and Happy-Hours.


Some activities are subject to limited capacity. The issuing of Industry Accreditation is subject to the criteria and approval of Curtas Vila do Conde. The sending of the completed form does not guarantee the issuing of the accreditation. Those interested should duly fill in the registration form through the Filmchief platform on the following dates:


- 40€ - until 30 April 2023;

- 50 - 1 May to 30 June 2023.


CONTACT

industry@curtas.pt

REGISTRATION / ACCREDITATION

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*Industry Screenings and New Short Films Projects by invitation only.

Animation Cinema Coproduction Meetings

Aware of the enormously successful phase that Portuguese animation cinema is going through and the appearance of internationally recognized talents in this area - as are the cases of world-wide phenomena, Laura Gonçalves, author of “The Garbage Man” and João Gonzalez, author of “Ice Merchants”, which was the first nomination ever of a Portuguese film for the Oscars - this will be the central theme for Curtas Pro 2023.


The aim is to encourage new professional interactions between European producers and distributors of animation cinema, in order to create possibilities for co-productions in projects still in the early stages of development (short and feature films), through meetings and networking moments for project presentations.



ANIMATION CINEMA CO-PRODUCTION MEETINGS 1

11 JUL · TUE · 10:30
Auditório Municipal [90 min]

Overview on new financing opportunities supported by Creative Europe, with a focus on productions, led by Susana Costa Pereira (Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Portugal)

ANIMATION CINEMA CO-PRODUCTION MEETINGS 2
11 JUL · TUE · 14:30
Auditório Municipal [90 min]

THE DANCE OF THE FANCHONOS
Vier Nev

Portugal, ANI, EXP, FIC
Production Company: Cola Animation

BIRDS AND SHELLS
Alessandro Novelli

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: BAP Animation

ALMA'S CONDITION
Sara Naves

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: Sardinha em Lata

THREE COMMA FOURTEEN
Joana Nogueira, Patricia Rodrigues

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: Animais, AVPL

ANIMATION CINEMA CO-PRODUCTION MEETINGS 3
11 JUL · TUE · 17:00
Auditório Municipal [90 min]

PORTO SONORO
Vitor Hugo Rocha

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: BAP Animation

THE MAN WHO DOESN'T EXIST
Ana Cristina Pereira

Portugal, ANI, DOC
Production Company: Animais, AVPL

SILVER SALTS
Filipe Abranches

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: Animanostra

THE MOTHER FACES
Regina Pessoa

Portugal, ANI
Production Company: Ciclope Filmes

Industry Screenings

The Industry Screenings are private screenings for cinema industry agents of new Portuguese-produced short films seeking a world or international premiere. It is an event for all festival programmers and artistic directors, as well as sales agents, distributors, and other film professionals. The programme was created in collaboration with the Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency.


— INDUSTRY SCREENINGS 1
12 JUL · WED · 10:30
Teatro Municipal 2 [77 min]

STRATA INCOGNITA

Grandeza Studio + Locument, 2023

Spain, Portugal, DOC, 16 min


THE HOUR OF THE STAR

Rita Barbosa, 2023

Portugal, FIC, 20 min


SEAGULLS CUT THROUGH THE SKY

Mariana Bártolo, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, 2023

Portugal, France, FIC, 18 min


COMBAT

Rita Pestana, 2023

Brazil, Portugal, FIC, 22 min

INDUSTRY SCREENINGS 2
12 JUL · WED · 14:30

Teatro Municipal 2 [75 min]


I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS CLOSE

Francisca Dores, 2023

Portugal, DOC, EXP, 17 min


THORN

André Guiomar, Mya Kaplan, 2023

Portugal, France, FIC, 15 min


SULFUR

Karen Akerman, Miguel Miguel Seabra Lopes, 2024

Portugal, Brazil, FIC, 14 min


MARIA

Mário Macedo, Dornaz Hajiha, 2023

Portugal, France, FIC, 14 min


THE CONVENT GARDENER

Patrícia Neves Gomes, Portugal, 2023, FIC, 15 min



*O acesso às Industry Screenings realiza-se apenas por convite.

New Short Film Projects

Short film projects in the early stages of development with Portuguese production, covering fiction, animation, documentary, and experimental genres. This pitching and networking event aims to promote partnerships between Portuguese and international production companies around short film projects. Aside from the pitching sessions, it is also a unique opportunity for producers and participants to make informal meetings.

Blit Award - New Short Films Projects

Award for the best project, worth €2,000 in services, sponsored by Blit.


NEW SHORT FILMS PROJECTS 1
13 JUL · THU · 10:30
Teatro Municipal 2 [60 min]

THE DARK KNOT AT THE CENTER

Inês Pedrosa e Melo, 2024

Portugal, United States, DOC


IMITAÇÃO DE VIDA

Luís Nunes, 2024

Portugal, FIC


THE HUNTERS

David Pinheiro Vicente, 2023

Portugal, France, FIC


STONE BEACH

Sofia Bost, 2024

Portugal, France, FIC


NEW SHORT FILMS PROJECTS 2
13 JUL · THU · 12:00

Teatro Municipal 2 [60 min]


UNDER THE MOUNTAIN'S SHADOW

Diogo Salgado, 2023

Portugal, France, EXP


MY SENSES ARE ALL I HAVE TO OFFER

Isadora Pedro Neves Marques, 2024

Portugal, FIC


LIGHT IN DARKNESS

Mariana Santana, 2023

Portugal, FIC


IN THE DARK

Inês Nunes, 2023

Portugal, FIC


NEW SHORT FILMS PROJECTS - AWARDS CEREMONY
13 JUL · THU · 17:00
Solar - Cinema ao Ar Livre [60 min]



*The New Short Films Projects sessions are exclusively available via invitation.


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Meet the Festivals

An opportunity for directors, producers, distributors, film schools, to meet personally with several programmers from the most important international festivals in the world where there are short film competitions (Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin, Rotterdam, etc. ) with the purpose of deepening knowledge of the specificities of each event, for a better promotion of its films on the international circuit.


MEET THE FESTIVALS
13 JUL · THU · 14:30
Teatro Municipal Meeting Lounge [150 min]


REGISTRATIONS:

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Meeting the Directors

The films come to life outside the cinema, in the vibrant atmosphere of Curtas Vila do Conde. The day after their premieres, the festival promotes meetings with the directors of Director's Factory - North Portugal and of the International Competition, which is a unique opportunity for the audience and professionals to know the motivations and the world of short films.

These encounters allow you to meet the directors and discover different aspects of their work, through a conversation in which they share their inspirations, problems, and aesthetic decisions, and in which the audience can also participate and ask questions to discover the creative process of each film.


MEET THE DIRECTORS: DIRECTORS' FACTORY - NORTH PORTUGAL

09 JUL · SUN · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


MEET THE DIRECTORS: CI 1, CI 2 AND CI 3

10 JUL · MON · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


MEET THE DIRECTORS: CI 4 AND CI 5

11 JUL · TUE · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


MEET THE DIRECTORS: CI 6 AND CI 7

12 JUL · WED · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


MEET THE DIRECTORS: CI 8 AND CI 9

13 JUL · THU · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


MEET THE DIRECTORS: CI 10 AND CI 11

14 JUL · FRI · 15:30

Teatro Municipal Meeting the Directors Lounge [60 min]


Video Library


Limitada a profissionais, a Videoteca dispõe de um conjunto de títulos do programa da edição corrente do Curtas Vila do Conde, com dados técnicos, sinopses e contactos de cópia.


Exclusive to professionals, the Video Library has a set of titles from the current edition of Curtas Vila do Conde with technical data, synopses and copies’ contacts.

10 - 15 JUL · 10:00 - 18:00
Teatro Municipal Piso 2


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