Short Film Day

New Voices

After showcasing the works of Ana Maria Gomes, Elena López Riera, Ana Elena Tejera, Jacqueline Lentzou, Jorge Jácome, Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi, Céline Devaux, Chema García Ibarra, Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, João Gonzalez and the Total Refusal collective in previous years, this edition highlights two authors who are linked to Curtas through their films present at the festival in previous years: Spain's Laura Ferrés (who won an award in 2017 for her film "The Disinherited") and Greece's Yorgos Zois.

Both will be present at the festival to present their work, their new feature films, a carte blanche with films chosen by them, and take part in a conversation with the public. 

Laura Ferrés

Known above all for her touching and intimate approach to human emotions and experience, Laura Ferrés' films celebrate the resilience and humanity of ordinary people. Often focusing on stories of social exclusion, the struggle for survival, and family dynamics, her work delves into the complexities of everyday life, capturing - in an incredibly authentic, raw, and meticulously detailed way - moments of vulnerability, connection, and empathy. The program Curtas is dedicating to her will include screenings of "The Permanent Picture" (2023) and "The Disinherited" (2017), as well as a Carte Blanche with the author's choices and a talk.

Laura Ferrés

Laura Ferrés

— [NV] Laura Ferrés 1

13 JUL · SAT · 6 PM

Municipal Theatre 1 [94 min]

· The Permanent Picture (La Imatge Permanent)

— [NV] Laura Ferrés 2: Carte Blanche

14 JUL · SUN · 9.15 PM

Municipal Theatre 2 [86 min]

· Lonely Rivers

· I Am Vertical But I Would Rather Be Horizontal (Sóc vertical però m'agradaria ser horitzontal)

· Foreigner (Forastera)

— [NV] Laura Ferrés 3: Talk

16 JUL · TUE · 15:00

Municipal Theatre 2 [80 min]

· The Disinherited (Los Desheredados)

· Q&A Laura Ferrés

Yorgos Zois

Yorgos Zois' work has been recognised for its innovative and critical approach to the social and existential themes of today's world, from human alienation to power dynamics. Born in 1982, Zois studied Applied Engineering before turning to filmmaking at the Berlin Film Academy. His work has been acclaimed at international festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam, establishing him as a unique voice in contemporary European cinema. As part of Curtas' focus on him, "Arcadia", his most recent feature film, will be screened - in its Portuguese premiere. The director will also be present in Vila do Conde, where he will take part in a talk.

Yorgos Zois

Yorgos Zois

[NV] New Voices: Yorgos Zois

— [NV] New Voices 1: Yorgos Zois Shorts

17 JUL · WED · 7.30 PM

Municipal Theatre 2 [65 min]

· Third Kind

· Eighth Continent (8I ÍPEIROS)

· Out of Frame (Titloi telous)

· Casus belli

— [NV] Yorgos Zois 2: Carte Blanche

18 JUL · QUI · 21:15

Teatro Municipal 2 [86 min]

· Arcadia

— [NV] New Voices 3: Yorgos Zois Talk

19 JUL · FRI · 5.30 PM

Municipal Theatre - Meet the Directors Lounge (3nd Floor) [50 min]

· Q&A Yorgos Zois

— [NV] New Voices 4: Yorgos Zois Feature

19 JUL · FRI · 7.30 PM

Municipal Theatre 2 [110 min]

· Interruption

— [NV] New Voices 5: Yorgos Zois Carte Blanche

20 JUL · SAT · 9.15 PM

Municipal Theatre2 [78 min]

· Le Saboteur

· Cherries (Uogos)

· Aqueronte

· Washingtonia

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