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Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival

Curtas Vila do Conde Festival Internacional de Cinema
Praça José Régio, 110-1
4480-718 Vila do Conde
Portugal
phone +351-252-63 80 27
http://festival.curtas.pt
email: info@curtas.pt

Year of Foundation 1993

Event Date from 03 October 2020 till 11 October 2020

Event Date

in Vila do Conde, Portugal

International Competition

Sections International Competition, Portuguese Competition, Experimental Competition, Music Videos Competition, Take One! Competition, Curtinhas Competition, Special Programs

Category Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry fiction, animation, documentary, experimental films up to 60 min, completed in 2019/2020

Genre Animation, Children & Youth, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Family, Experimental

Subtitles

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Early: 31 December 2019 (11 Euro)
Regular: 29 February 2020 (13 Euro)
Late: 30 April 2020 (15 Euro)

Fees 11-15 Euro

Attendance Figures 20,000

Prizes/Awards INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Great Prize (winner: Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards)
Animation Award
Manoel de Oliveira Award (Best Documentary)
Fiction Award
Audience Award

PORTUGUESE COMPETITION
Best Portuguese Short
Best Director Award
Audience Award

EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION
Best Experimental Film Award

CURTINHAS COMPETITION
Curtinhas Award

TAKE ONE! COMPETITION
Take One! Award

MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION
Best Music Video

German Films

2019

International Competition
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) by Scott Calonico (GB/DE/US)
TWO SISTERS WHO ARE NOT SISTERS by Beatrice Gibson (GB/DE/CA/FR)

Experimental Competition
ADA KALEH by Helena Wittmann
IT HAS TO BE LIVED ONCE AND DREAMED TWICE by Rainer Kohlberger (DE/AT)
PATTERN COGNITION (MUSTERERKENNTNIS) by Thorsten Fleisch
A RETURN by James Edmonds
TRANSFORMATION SCENARIO by Clemens von Wedemeyer (DE/LV)
UMBRA by Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell

Take One! Competition
INSIDE ME by Maria Teixeira

Curtinhas ¬ Children¹s Competition
BAT (FLEDERMAUS) by Julia Ocker
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey
CAT LAKE CITY by Antje Heyn
CROWLEY ¬ COWBOY UP by Andre Hörmann
FLY (FLIEGE) by Julia Ocker
NEST by Sonja Rohleder
THE VISIT (DER BESUCH) by Christian Werner

Short Matters!
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX by Ulu Braun
CONTAINER (KONTENER) by Sebastian Lang
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (GB/DE/CH)

Cinema Revisitado
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI) by Robert Wiene

Number of Films Shown ca. 200

Specific Characteristics The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation An important cultural event in Portugal and an excellent showcase for innovative short films.

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