Dogs Barking at Birds

Leonor Teles

School is over and there's a hustle in the air. In Porto, tourists fill up the streets and cafés. The old and decadent are now the highlights of the city’s gentrification. Vicente moves around town on his bike and watches the urban changes happening day to day. The town is no longer the same, the world is changing and so is he. Among his family and friends, Vicente lives with anticipation the first days of summer and the beginning of a new life.

FICTION, 20', 16mm, 2019
WORLD PREMIERE: LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Production: Leonor Teles, Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
Distribution: Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency
Country of production: Portugal
Release date: September 2019

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
2019
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA| Orizzonti Short Films Competition | Venice, ITALY BOSPHORUS FILM FESTIVAL | Istambul, TURKEY
SEMINCI - VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL| Official Section | Valladolid, SPAIN
VIENNALE – VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Vienna, AUSTRIA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DO RIO DE JANEIRO - CURTA CINEMA | Competição Internacional | Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
30TH STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Short Competition | Stockholm, SWEDEN
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - SEVILLA EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL | Seville, SPAIN
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MAR DEL PLATA | Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL | Short Films Competition | Zagreb, CROATIA
ANTOFACINE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL | Antofagasta, CHILE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AMIENS | Amiens, FRANCE
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL | Leuven, BELGIUM
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES VERÍN VIA XIV | Selección Oficial | Verín, SPAIN
PASSAGGI D’AUTORE - FESTIVAL DEL CORTOMETRAGGIO MEDITERRANEO | Sant'Antioco, ITALY

NATIONAL FESTIVALS
2019
PORTO POST/DOC FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL | Porto, PORTUGAL

A Pleasure, Comrades!

José Filipe Costa

1975, the year after the Carnation Revolution. Eduarda, João and Mick come from Northern Europe to work in the co-ops in the occupied farms of central Portugal. Like many others, they come to help with the land and the livestock, give medical appointments, family planning classes, show sexual education films and participate in the traditional dances. They bring a great deal of questions, but the “comrades from the South”, in turn, have more questions than answers:

- Comrades, do you want to know how we behave? Do you want to know who we are? How we treat our women and children? How we interact with each other and how we love? Come! We will find each other peculiar, and we will surely disagree on many things, but it’s all part of this revolutionary celebration!

DOC, 105’, 1.85, 2019
WORLD PREMIERE: LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL

Production and Distribution: Uma Pedra No Sapato
Country: Portugal

Awards

Best Original Script at Caminhos Film Festival

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
2019
LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL | Fuori concorso | Locarno, SWITZERLAND
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL | Documentary Competition | London, UNITED KINGDOM
UTOPIA – UK PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVAL | London, UNITED KINGDOM

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
2019
DOCLISBOA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Portuguese Competition | Lisbon
CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS | Caminhos Selection | Coimbra

Party Day

Sofia Bost

Mena lives alone with her daughter Clara. Today is Clara’s seventh birthday. Despite her limited financial resources, Mena still manages to organise a birthday party. But after a phone call from her mother, she becomes distraught and anxious.

FICTION, 17', 16mm, 2019
WORLD PREMIERE: SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE DU FESTIVAL DE CANNES

Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
Distribution: Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency
Country of production: Portugal
Release date: May 2019

Awards

Professional jury award for best short film, Rencontres de Films Femmes Méditerranée, 2019
Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Madruga (shared with her performance on Variações, by João Maia), Caminhos Film Festival, 2019

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
2019
58e SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE DU FESTIVAL DE CANNES | Short film competition | Cannes, FRANCE
HONGSEUNG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | KOREA
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL | Shorts | New York, USA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DO RIO DE JANEIRO - CURTA CINEMA | Compeição Internacional | BRAZIL
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Leeds, UK
RENCONTRES DE FILMS FEMMES MÉDITERRANÉE | Marseille, FRANCE

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
2019
CURTAS VILA DO CONDE | National Competition | Vila do Conde
CURT’ARRUDA | Mostra de Cinema - Fora de Competição | Arruda dos Vinhos
CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL | Selecção Caminhos | Coimbra

Ashore

Leonor Teles

Ashore portrays the life of a singular fisherman in an ancient riverfront community near Lisbon.
Divided between the quiet solitude of the river and the family ties that wash him ashore, the film follows Albertino Lobo, as nature renews itself with each season cycle.

DOCUMENTARY, 80', HD, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE: CINÉMA DU RÉEL

Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
World Sales: FilmDelights (AT)
Distributor France: Docks 66 (FR)
Country of production: Portugal
Release date: 2018

Release in France: Novembro 2018
Release in Portugal: January 2019

Awards

International SCAM Award, Cinéma Du Réel, 2018
Special Mention, FIDADOC Agadir International Documentary Film Festival, 2018 
Special Mention, LES RENCONTRES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES DE CERBÈRE-PORTBOU 2018
Schools Award – ETIC award for best Portuguese competition film, DOCLISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA 2018
Special Mention (International Competition Jury), ESCALES DOCUMENTAIRES FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU DOCUMENTAIRE DE CRÉATION 2018
Prix de La Ville d'Amiens, FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AMIENS 2018
Young Critic Award - Best International First Film, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MAR DEL PLATA 2018
Best fiction feature film | FESTIVAL CAMINHOS CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2018
D. Quijote Award (Jury FIC) | FESTIVAL CAMINHOS CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2018

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
2018
CINÉMA DU RÉEL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DOCUMENTAIRES I International Competition I Paris, FRANCE
L’ACID CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I Acid Trip #2 Portugal I Cannes, FRANCE
EXTENSION L’ACID CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I “Visions Sociales” I La Napoule, FRANCE
SHEFFIELD DOC/ FEST I Official Selection I Sheffield, UK
PLAY DOC FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL I Official Competition I Tui, SPAIN
ISREAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I International Competition I Sardinia, ITALY
ZONES PORTUAIRES REENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES #3 I Official Programme I Saint Nazaire, FRANCE
FIDADOC AGADIR INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL I Agadir, MOROCCO
MOIDF MACAU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL I Portuguese Section I Macao, CHINA
BLACK CANVAS FESTIVAL DE CINE CONTEMPORÂNEO I Section "Day Lights - Neon Nights" I Ciudad de Mexico, MEXICO
MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I International Competition I Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL I International Documentary Competition I Zurich, SWITZERLAND
LES RENCONTRES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES DE CERBÈRE-PORTBOU I Cerbére-Portbou, FRANCE
FESTIVAL REGARDS SUR LE TRAVAIL I Filme de Encerramento I Bruxelas, BELGIUM
ESCALES DOCUMENTAIRES FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU DOCUMENTAIRE DE CRÉATION I International Competition I La Rochelle, FRANCE
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AMIENS I International Competition I Amiens, FRANCE
FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI I Official Selection I Florence, ITALY
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CINEMA | Lusitania - portuguese contemporary cinema | Torino, ITALY
SEMANA DE CINE PORTUGUÊS I Buenos Aires, Argentina DOC.

2019
POINT HELSINKI | Helsinki, FINNLAND
GRABA FESTIVAL | Mendonza, ARGENTINA
SACO, Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo | Oviedo, SPAIN
FESTIVAL DE MÁLAGA | Málaga, SPAIN
CROSSING EUROPE FESTIVAL | Linz, AUSTRIA
JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Jeonju, SOUTH KOREA

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
2018
DOCLISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA I National Competition I Lisbon
PORTO POST/DOC FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL I Programme "Cinema Falado" I Porto
CINE ATLÂNTICO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS DO SÉCULO XXI I Terceira (Azores)
FESTIVAL CAMINHOS CINEMA PORTUGUÊS | Selection Caminhos | Coimbra

THEATERS I Portugal
Cinema Trindade | Porto
Cinema Ideal | Lisboa
Cinema City Alvalade | Lisboa
Cinema City Leiria | Leiria
Cinema City Setúbal | Setúbal
Cinema NOS Fórum Madeira | Madeira
Cinema NOS Alma Shopping | Coimbra
Cinema NOS Almada Forum | Almada
Cinema NOS Amoreiras | Lisboa
Cinema NOS Alameda Shop & Spot    

THEATERS I França
Espace Municipal Jean Vilar | Arcueil
Le Figuier Blanc | Argenteuil
L’Atalante | Bayonne
Les Studios | Brest
Gaumont Pathé | Evreux
Café Des Images | Hérouville-Saint-Clair
Le Casino | Lavelanet
Le Klub | Metz
Utopia | Montpellier
Le Méliès | Port-De-Bouc

Djon Africa

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

Miguel Moreira, also known as Tibars, also known as Djon África, learns that genetics can be cruel when his physiognomy - as well as some of his strong personality traits - denounce him, straightaway, as his father’s son; someone he has never known.
This intriguing discovery leads him to try to find out who this man is. All he knows about him is what his grandmother, with whom he has always lived, has told him. A raving curiosity makes him decide to go look for him. Following the journey of John Tibars to meet his father we will also encounter the territory of the dream that haunts memories, desires or mythologies of a good part of those who maintain their cultural roots and the genesis of their identity in the African continent. Tibars lives two identities in conflict and at the same time in harmony. What’s living in a ghetto in Portugal and being an African without being it? This ambivalence finds a projection of a lifetime in this adventure. Africa appears here with a whole load of imagination, in the projection not only of the place, but also of its essence, of its belonging.

Fiction, 95’, HD, Colour, 3:2, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Production: Terratreme Filmes (PT)
Co-production: Desvia (BR), OII (CV) e Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
World Sales: Still Moving (FR)
Distribution Brazil: Vitrine Films (BR)
Distribution Portugal: Terratreme (PT)
Distribution Normway: NY Portugisisk Film Cinemateket Bergen (NO)
Distribution United Kigdom: ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts (UK)
Distribution Germany: Steppenwolf (DE)
Countries of production: Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal
Broadcast: RTP1 (2020)
VOD: Mubi, GuideDoc

Release in Brazil - October 2018
Release in Portugal - November 2018
Release in Norway: May 2019
Release in United Kingdom: August 2019
Release in Germany: October 2019

Awards

Sophia Awards / Best Original Song | PORTUGUESE CINEMA ACADEMY 2019
FIPRESCI Award (International Federation of Film Critics) | FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL URUGUAY 2018
Honourable Mention (By the International Feature Film Competition Jury) | FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL URUGUAY 2018

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2018 I “Hivos Tiger” International Competition I Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2018 I Lincoln Center Film Society and The Museum of Modern Art I New York, UNITED STATES       
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I First Films International Competition I San Francisco, UNITED STATES
FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL URUGUAY 2018 I Feature Films International Competition I Montevideo, URUGUAY
BAFICI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE 2018 I Section “Entities and Characters” I Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
CURAÇAO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2018 I Official Programme I Willemstad, CURAÇAO
FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION, NEW VISIONS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM 2018 at Institute of Comtemporary Arts (ICA) I Section “Islanders” I London, UNITED KINGDOM       
OLHAR DE CINEMA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA 2018 I Opening Film I Curitiba, BRAZIL
OSLO PIX 2018 I Section “Discovery Pix Perler” I Oslo, NORWAY 
KINO OTOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Section “Art Kino Odeon” I Isola, SLOVENIA 
FILMFEST MUNCHEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Section “International Independents” I Munich, GERMANY 
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA ENTRE A CHINA E OS PAÍSES DE LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA at CINEMATECA PAIXÃO 2018 I Official Programme I Macao, CHINA
ROFFA MON AMOUR FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I "New Directors" I Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS 
TRANSATLANTIK FESTIVAL 2018 I Official Programme I Poznań, POLAND 
MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Feature Films Competition I Maine, UNITED STATES
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Secção “World” I Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Feature Film Competition I Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Panorama Section I Jerusalem, ISRAEL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I International Competition I Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
ANONIMUL FESTIVALUL INTERNATIONAL DE FILM INDEPENDENT 2018 I Feature Film Competition I Bucharest, ROMANIA
KUGOMA FÓRUM CINEMA MOÇAMBIQUE 2018 I Opening Film I Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
AFI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Official Selection I Washington DC, UNITED STATES
AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL COLOGNE 2018 I New Films I Cologne, GERMANY
CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Alberta, CANADA
CPH PIX 2018 I New World Views I Copenhagen, DENMARK
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Panorama: Contemporary World Cinema I Vancouver, CANADA
SEMINCI CINE DE AUTOR VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Official Selection I Valladolid, SPAIN
AFRICAN IN MOTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
AFRICAN CULTURE AND FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Hamburg, GERMANY
CINE ATLÂNTICO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS DO SÉCULO XXI I Terceira (Azores), PORTUGAL
KINO XENIX FILM CLUB 2018 I Zurich, SWITZERLAND
THIS HUMAN WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Vienna, Austria
PLATEAU - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA | Opening Film | Praia, CAPE VERDE
GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2019 | Section: Five Continents | Göteborg, SWEDEN
BODO FILM FESTIVAL | NORWAY NEW ZEALAND AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL | Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
AUGEN BLICKE AFRIKA | Hamburg, GERMANY
CINEMATHEQUE BERGEN | Bergen, NORWAY

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
CINE ATLÂNTICO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS DO SÉCULO XXI I Terceira (Azores)

THEATERS I Portugal
6 CITIES - 7 THEATERS
Cinema Ideal | Lisbon
Cinema Medeia Saldanha Monumental | Lisbon
Cinema Trindade | Oporto
Alma Shopping | Coimbra
Cinema City Alegro Alfragide | Amadora
Cinemacity Leiria | Leiria
Cinema City Setúbal | Setúbal  

THEATERS I Brasil
24 CITIES - 40 THEATERS
Cine Vitória | Aracaju
Cine Líbero Luxardo | Belém
Belas Artes | Belo Horizonte
Cine Brasília | Brasília
Espaço Itaú Cinema | Brasília
Cine Guarani | Curitiba
Cinema Do Dragão – Fundação | Fortaleza
Cultura Goiânia | Goiânia
Lumière Bougainville | Goiânia
Cine Topázio Jaraguá Shopping (2 rooms) | Indaiatuba
Lumière Royal | Londrina
Cine Art Pajuçara | Maceio
Casarão Das Ideias | Manaus
Cinépólis Natal Shopping | Natal
Cine Arte UFF | Niterói
Cine Cultura Palmas | Palmas
Cine Bancários | Porto Alegre
Cinemateca Capitólio Petrobras | Porto Alegre
Cinemateca Paulo Amorim | Porto Alegre
Cinema Do Museu | Recife
Derby - Cinema Da Fundação | Recife
Cine Teatro Recreio | Rio Branco
Espaço Itaú Cinema – Botafogo | Rio De Janeiro
Estação Net Rio (2 rooms) | Rio De Janeiro
Instituto Moreira Salles Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro
Espaço Itaú Cinema - Glauber Rocha (2 rooms) | Salvador
Saladearte UFBA | Salvador
Espaço Miramar | Santos
Playarte Metrópole | São Bernardo Do Campo
Cinearte Petrobras | São Paulo
Cinesystem Morumbi | São Paulo
Espaço Itaú Cinema | São Paulo
Instituto Moreira Salles Paulista | São Paulo
Playarte Marabá | São Paulo
Cine Teresina Shopping | Teresina
Cine Metrópolis | Vitória
SESC Gloria | Vitória

The Case of J.

José Filipe Costa

A courtroom is a theatre and a death may be staged. Two policemen are accused in a court of law of the unlawful murder of J. J.’s mother is questioned by the police officers’ defense attorney, to determine who her son was: was he really who he is said to have been? Found beside his body is a gun and drugs.


Fiction, 20’, HD, 2017
WORLD PREMIERE: INDIELISBOA

Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
Co-Production: Imagem-Tempo (BR)
Distribution: Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency

Awards

Best Fiction Short-Film I VER CINE FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA BAIXADA FLUMINENSE 2018 | Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Honorable Mention | Shortcutz Ovar 2018 | Ovar, PORTUGAL

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
2017
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SÃO PAULO | Curta Kinoforum I São Paulo, BRAZIL
DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I Official Programme I Delhi, INDIA
LATINO AND IBERIAN FILM FESTIVAL EM Yale I Portuguese Short-Films I Connecticut, UNITED STATES 
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA VITÓRIA I "Cinema e Negritude" I Vitória, BRAZIL

2018
VER CINE FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DA BAIXADA FLUMINENSE I Mostra Panorama Nacional I Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT I IndieLisboa: 15 ans de Cinéma Libre I Brest, FRANCE


PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
2017
INDIELISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE LISBOA | National Short-Films Competition | Lisbon
O DIA MAIS CURTO I Viseu
TOPOGRAFIAS IMAGINÁRIAS “LISBOA, CIDADE DO SUL” | Lisbon

2018
DESOBEDOCS I Cinema
INSUBMISSO I Viseu, Vila Real, Braga, Coimbra and Évora
ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO DO INST. POLITÉCNICO DE SETÚBAL I 6a Semana da Comunicação Social I Setúbal
CINEAVANTE at Festa do Avante I Atalaia, Amora and Seixal

Batrachian's Ballad

Leonor Teles

“Simultaneously strange and familiar, distant and near, disquieting and seductive, outsider and cosmopolitan, Gypsies are shrouded in an aura of ambiguity. They cannot be said to be invisible, as they hardly go unnoticed.”

Daniel Seabra Lopes in Deriva Cigana, 2008

Like the Gypsies, ceramic frogs don't go unnoticed to a careful observer. Batrachian's Ballad comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that intervenes in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling about a xenophobic behaviour.

Documentary, 11’, Colour, Super 8mm, 2016
WORLD PREMIERE: BERLINALE

Producers: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
International sales: Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency
Broadcast: TVCine2 2016, RTP2 (Cinemax) 2017, RTP2 2019
VOD: Filmin, GuideDoc

Awards

Golden Bear Award | BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Firebird Award | HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 
International Amnesty Jury Honourable Mention I INDIELISBOA  FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE LISBOA 2016 
Best International Short-Film I FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE BELO HORIZONTE 2016 
Best Short-Film I CURT’ARRUDA FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ARRUDA DOS VINHOS 2016 
Cervantes Award for Most Innovative Short-Film I MEDFILM MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016 
Revelation Award I FESTIVAL CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2016 
Best Documentary Short-Film I PRÉMIOS SOPHIA ACADEMIA PORTUGUESA DE CINEMA 2017 
“Norman Award” International Competition Great Award I STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER FESTIVAL FOR EXPANDED MEDIA 2018

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Competition “Berlinale Shorts” I Berlim, GERMANY
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Competition I Hong Kong, CHINA 
BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I International Competition I Bucareste, ROMANIA 
VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Short Films Competition I Vilnius, LITHUANIA 
OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Section “Winner from other film festivals” I Oberhausen, GERMANY 
MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SPLIT 2016 I Official Competition I Split, CROATIA 
BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Programme I Toronto, CANADA 
MOSTRA DE CINEMA PORTUGUÊS EM MACAU 2016 I Official Programme I Macao, CHINA 
EDIMBURGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Shorts Section “Fragments of the City” I Edinburgh, SCOTLAND 
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 2016 I Programme “Radicals & Reactionaries” I Palm Springs, UNITED STATES 
LIMA INDEPENDIENTE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE 2016 I Programme “Iberoamérica Ahora” I Lima, PERU 
T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I European Short-Films Competition I Wroclaw, POLAND 
GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Section of Documentary Short-Films I Guanajuato, MEXICO 
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Section “Package Shorts” I Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 
BERLINALE SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 I Friedrichshain, GERMANY 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SÃO PAULO 2016 I Nominated “Critic’s Week” I São Paulo, BRAZIL 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE BELO HORIZONTE 2016 I International Competition I Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL 
MAKEDOX - CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Competition Short DOX I Skopje, MACEDONIA 
TENERIFE SHORTS 2016 I International Competition I Tenerife, SPAIN 
DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Short-Films I Duhok, KURDISTAN 
PERSO PERUGIA SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Programme I Perugia, ITALY 
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Documentary Short-Films Competition I Hamptons, UNITED STATES
INDIECORK INDEPENDENT FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 I Section “World Shorts” I Cork, IRELAND
2MORROW FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Official Programme I Moscovo, RUSSIA 
STUFF FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Short-Films Official Selection I Mexico City, MEXICO 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MORELIA 2016 I Berlinale Spotlight I Morelia, MEXICO 
HANOI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Berlinale Spotlight I Hanoi, VIETNAM 
MOLODIST KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I International Short-Films Competition I Kiev, UKRAINE 
KAOHSIUNG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Programme “Portugal Shorts from Portugal Film Agency” I Kaohsiung, TAIWAN 
INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR 2016 I International Competition I Winterthur, SWITZERLAND 
L’ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE BARCELONA 2016 I Official Short-Films Section I Barcelona, SPAIN 
MEDFILM MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Competition I Rome, ITALY 
JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO RECIFE 2016 I International Short-Films I Recife, BRAZIL 
FESTIVAL LES ÉCRANS DOCUMENTAIRES 2016 I First Films Selection I Arcueil, FRANCE 
KASSEL DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL 2016 I Short-Films Competition I Kassel, GERMANY 
PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL 2016 I Short-Films I Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 
SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016 I Portuguese Short-Films I Macao, CHINA 
PANORAMA INTERNACIONAL COISA DE CINEMA 2016 I International Short-Films Competition I Salvador da Bahia, BRAZIL 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FICÇÃO DE KALPANIRJHAR 2016 I Berlinale Spotlight I Calcutta, INDIA 
KLEX KUALA LUMPUR EXPERIMENTAL FILM, VIDEO & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 I Berlinale Spotlight I Kuala Lumpur, MALASIA 
TENT LITTLE CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016 I Berlinale Spotlight I Calcutta, INDIA 
VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I International Competition I Vilnius, LITHUANIA 
FRAMES - PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I “Social Tales” I Göteborg, SWEDEN 
FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA EUROPÉEN 2017 I Documentary I Lille, FRANCE 
GO SHORT – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS 2017 I “La Notte” Event I Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS 
BEST OF INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL 2017 I La Ciotat, FRANCE
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Programme “Modes 2” I Vancouver, CANADA 
KINEMASTIK INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Official Programme I Valletta, MALTA 
AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Section “Shorts of the World” I Beyoğlu-İstanbul, TURKEY
ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST 2017 I Portuguese Films Focus I Roma, ITALY 
SHORTS UP SHORT FILMS COME TO LIFE 2017 I Bucareste, ROMANIA
GLASGOW  SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I International Competition: Tribal Instincts I Glasgow, SCOTLAND 
FRONT DOC - FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA 2017 I Short-Films I Aosta, ITALY 
IBERTIGO - MUESTRA DE CINE IBEROAMERICANO DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA 2017 I Official Programme I Canary, SPAIN 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LEBU 2017 I Lebu, CHILE 
KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2017 I Berlinale Spotlight I Kochi, INDIA
ETHNOGRAFILM PARIS 2017 I Official Programme I Paris, FRANCE 
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Programme “World Shorts” I Busan, SOUTH KOREA 
MOIDF FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE MACAU 2017 I Short-Films I Macao, CHINA 
DOTDOTDOT - OPEN AIR KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2017 I Focus: Millionaires in Time I Viena, AUSTRIA
DES COURTS L’APRÉS-MIDI 2017 I Official Programme I Marseille, FRANCE
LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Section “Europe in Short” I Ljubljana, SLOVENIA 
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2017 I New Belgrade, SERBIA 
MEDITATION SCREENING FIELD at HAN SHAN ART MUSEUM 2017 I CHINA 
STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER 2018 I International Competition I Stuttgart, GERMANY 
SEMANA DEL CORTO METRAGE DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 2018 I Madrid, SPAIN
L’ALTERNATIVA BARCELONA FESTIVAL DE CINEMA INDEPENDENT 2018 I Special Screening I Barcelona, SPAIN
RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I Section “Festival Darlings” I Riga, LATVIA
SEMINCI SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE
VALLADOLID 2018 I Valladolid, SPAIN
FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT 2018 I IndieLisboa: 15 ans de Cinéma Libre I Brest, FRANCE
MOSTRA DE CINEMA PORTUGUÊS NA FEIRA INTERNACIONAL DO LIVRO DE GUADALAJARA 2018 I Guadalajara, MEXICO

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS
INDIELISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE LISBOA 2016 I Short-Films I Lisbon, PORTUGAL 
CURTAS VILA DO CONDE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA 2016 I National Panorama I Vila do Conde, PORTUGAL
SEMANA DO ONZE 2016 I IndieLisboa Extension I Vila Franca de Xira, PORTUGAL 
ARROIOS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 I Competition Films I Lisbon, PORTUGAL 
FICA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA E ARTE 2016 I Mação, PORTUGAL 
VISTACURTA CINECLUBE DE VISEU 2016 I Novíssimos I Viseu, PORTUGAL 
CURT’ARRUDA FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ARRUDA DOS VINHOS 2016 I Official Competition I Arruda dos Vinhos, PORTUGAL  
MICAR MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA ANTI-RACISTA 2016 I Oporto, PORTUGAL 
MOSTRA-ME DOCUMENTÁRIOS SOBRE DIREITOS HUMANOS 2016 I Sintra, PORTUGAL 
CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS FESTIVAL 2016 I Caminhos Selection I Coimbra, PORTUGAL 
PERIFERIAS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE MARVÃO 2016 I International Amnesty Day I Marvão, PORTUGAL 
PORTO/POST/DOC 2016 I Section “School Trip Mini” I Oporto, PORTUGAL 
DESOBEDOC MOSTRA DE CINEMA INSUBMISSO 2016 I Oporto, PORTUGAL
SANTACURTAS 2016 I Santa Cruz, PORTUGAL  
MOSTRA-ME MOSTRA DE DOCUMENTÁRIOS SOBRE OS DIREITOS HUMANOS 2016 | Sintra, PORTUGAL  
CÓRTEX FESTIVAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SINTRA 2017 I National Competition I Sintra, PORTUGAL  
FEST NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS FESTIVAL 2017 I Nexxt and National Competition I Espinho, PORTUGAL
CINEMA PORTUGUÊS NOVOS OLHARES NA CINEMATECA PORTUGUESA 2017 | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FRONTEIRAS 2017 I Vila Real de Sto. António, PORTUGAL 
A GULBENKIAN E O CINEMA PORTUGUÊS NA FUNDAÇÃO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN 2017 I Lisbon, PORTUGAL  
TI MILHA 2017 I Pombal, PORTUGAL
CINEMA NO PÁTIO NOVO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS GNRATION 2017 I Braga, PORTUGAL
“CARTA BRANCA” FIKE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS 2017 I Évora, PORTUGAL 
CINEMA CONTEMPORÂNEO PORTUGUÊS NO CINETEATRO CURVO SEMEDO 2017 I Montemor-o-Novo, PORTUGAL 
SHORTCUTZ OVAR I Ovar, PORTUGAL  
DARC DESTERRENSE ASSOCIAÇÃO RECREATIVA E CULTURAL 2018 I Cinema na Cave I Lisbon, PORTUGAL

On The Side

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

On the Side

It's a possible portrait of Portugal in 2015.
A time when there is no longer work for some and no leisure time for others.

Documentary, 35’, HD, 2015
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: DOK LEIPZIG

With: Isabel Cardoso, Miguel Moreira and Mário Monteiro, Monique Montenegro, Salvador and Ana Lisboa
Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Sound: Rúben Costa
Production Manager: Emídio Barbosa
Production: Patrícia Faria | Best XXI
Co-Production: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes

Awards

Award for Best Portuguese Short Film | INDIELISBOA 2015 | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
SOPHIA AWARD (Portuguese Cinema Academy) | Best Short Documentary 2016 I Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Screenings

FESTIVALS
Cinéma du Réel - Festival International de Films Documentaires 2016 | Paris, FRANCE
DOK Leipzig 2015 | Leipzig, GERMANY
IndieLisboa 2015 | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife 2015 | International Competition | Recife, BRAZIL
IFF Message to Man 2015 | Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA
Caminhos Film Festival Português 2015 | Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Plateau - IFF of the City of Praia 2015 | Praia, CAPE VERDE
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2016 | Helsinki, FINLAND
Frames - Portuguese Film Festival 2017 | "Social Tales" | Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Córtex - Sintra's Short Film Festival | Sintra, PORTUGAL

Desobedoc Mostra de Cinema Insubmisso 2016 | Oporto, PORTUGAL

CINEMA
Cinema Ideal | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Cinema Charlot | Setúbal, PORTUGAL
Auditório Fernando Lopes Graça | Almada, PORTUGAL
Teatro Sá da Bandeira | Santarém, PORTUGAL
Special Session Nimas, with "Li Ké Terra" | 2018 | Lisbon, PORTUGAL

TV
TVCine2 | 2015

OTHER SCREENINGS
Centro Cultural da Malaposta | Odivelas, PORTUGAL
Centro Cultural Cartaxo | Cartaxo, PORTUGAL
Cinema Passos Manuel | Oporto, PORTUGAL
Centro Cultural Caldas da Rainha | Caldas da Rainha, PORTUGAL

The Indispensible Practice of Vagueness

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

“To beget something new through things which aren’t exactly new.”

Manuel Castro Caldas

Ar.Co embodies each person’s geography, it escapes normalisation. Each individual’s experience is his own. This film is my experience, our experience. Pieced together from the school’s archive, from recordings of classes by Manuel Castro Caldas and from conversations at home.

João Miller Guerra

Documentary, 45’, HD, 2014
WORLD PREMIERE: DOCLISBOA

Directors: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Editing: Tomás Baltazar
Sound editing: Carlos Abreu
Colour correction: Andreia Bertini
Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato
In partnership with: Ingreme
Commissioned by: Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual

Screenings

DOCLISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA 2014 | National Competition | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
CINEMATECA PORTUGUESA 2014 | CICLO ANTE-ESTREIAS I Lisbon, PORTUGAL
FESTIVAL CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2015 | “Caminhos” Selection | Coimbra, PORTUGAL
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ODEMIRA 2015 | Official Selection | Odemira, PORTUGAL 
PANORAMA MOSTRA DO DOCUMENTÁRIO PORTUGUÊS 2015 | Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Commercial theatrical release in 8 cities all over the country

Trading Cities

Luísa Homem and Pedro Pinho

In 2008, the growing tourism industry of Cape Verde was frozen. The building of many hotels and resorts by foreigner companies had to be stopped due to a shortage of sand. The sand industry, primary resource for the production of concrete, had reached a dramatic level, endangering the beaches. This event caused a huge euphoria among the businessmen of Mauritania. A great number of trucks started to flow to the Nouakchott port, where many boats sail out to feed the tourist constructions in Cape Verde. Trading Cities starts in Lisbon on a cargo ship. We will undertake an Atlantic route that re‐enacts these daily travels, in order to highlight the physical and social transformations in the landscape that these exchanges produce.

Documentary, 138', Colour, 16mm, 2014
WORLD PREMIERE: FID MARSEILLE

Producers: Leonor Noivo, Joana Gusmão, João Matos, Filipa Reis, Rita Hermínio, Inês Luz
Production: Terratreme Filmes (PT) and Uma Pedra no Sapato (PT)
VOD: GuideDoc

Awards

Coup de Coeur Award I FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM INSULAIRE DE L’ÎLE DE GROIX 2017

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
FIDMARSEILLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 | International Competition | Marseille, FRANCE
FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2014 | International Competition I Florence, ITALY  
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE CABO VERDE 2014 | Ilha do Sal, CAPE VERDE
PLATEAU FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DA PRAIA 2014 | Competiction I Cidade da Praia, CAPE VERDE
BAFICI BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE 2014 | Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
ART OF THE REAL FILM SOCIETY LINCOLN CENTER 2015 I Official Programme I New York, United States
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON EM PARCERIA COM O INSTITUTO CAMÕES 2015 I Sreening I London, United Kingdom
FILMER LE TRAVAIL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL 2015 | International Competition I Poitiers, FRANCE 
ETHNOCINECA ETHNOGRAPHIC AND DOCUMENTARY FILMFEST 2015 | Official Programme I Vienna, AUSTRIA
FESTIVAL FILMER A TOUT PRIX 2015 | International Competition | Bruxels, BELGIUM 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DA FRONTEIRA 2015 | Bagé, BRAZIL
DOCSS FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA URBANO 2015 I Festival Filmer Le Travail Programme I Sassari, ITALY 
DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE HAMBURG 2016 | Official Programme I Hamburg, GERMANY 
EXTENSÃO DOCLISBOA MACAU 2016 | Official Programme I Macao, CHINA
MEDIAWAVE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC GATHERING 2016 | International Competition | Szombathely, HUNGARY
FCAT FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO DE TARIFA E TANGIER 2016 I Official Programme I Sevilla, SPAIN 
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM INSULAIRE DE L’ÎLE DE GROIX 2017 I International Competition I Groix, FRANCE
CINEMA LUSCO FUSCO 2018 I São Paulo, BRAZIL

PORTUGUESE FESTIVALS

DOCLISBOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA 2014 | National Competition | Lisbon, PORTUGAL 
PORTO/POST/DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2014 | Competition “Há Filmes na Baixa” | Oporto, PORTUGAL
CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2015 | Caminhos Selection | Coimbra, PORTUGAL

Fragments of a Participant Observation

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

While observing others, Paula is also, herself, observed.
" – Know the difference between an old maid and a spinster? The old maid doesn’t have a choice. "

Documentary, Portugal, 2013, 32’, HD'
WORLD PREMIERE: INDIELISBOA

With: Paula C. Togni, Monique Montenegro, Verônica Silva
Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Pedro Pinho
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Sound: Rúben Costa
Editing: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Production: Marta Lança
Secretariado de Produção: Raquel Morte
Producer: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2013
IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Nacional de Curtas-Metragens) | Lisbon, Portugal
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira (Competição Nacional de Curtas-Metragens) | Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Ciclo de Cinema “(E) ou (I) migrar : uma viagem cinematográfica #1 Terra Estrangeira” no Centro InterculturaCidade | Lisbon, Portugal

The End of The World

Pedro Pinho

A day at the beach, just before the summer holidays. A recently arrived girl who causes some curiosity. A whisper. A disruption - power goes out, a general blackout - maybe it was an accident, maybe it's only a pretext for a night together.

FICTION, Portugal, 2013, 62’, HD
WORLD PREMIERE: BERLINALE

With: Iara Teixeira, Eva Santos, Manuel Gomes, Indalécio Gomes
Production: Vende-se Filmes / Terratreme
Director: Pedro Pinho
Image: Vasco Viana, Pedro Pinho
Sound: João Gazua
Editing: Luísa Homem
Colour Grading: Andreia Bertini
Sound Editing and Mixing: Tiago Matos
Production Manager: Daniela Soares
Producers: Filipa Reis and Leonor Noivo

Awards

Prémio D. Quixote para o Realizador | Caminhos do Cinema Português
Prémio Melhor Fotografia | Caminhos do Cinema Português Nomeado para Melhor Filme | Globos de Ouro 2014

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2013
Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival (Generation 14Plus) | Berlin, Germany
IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Nacional de Longas-Metragens, Cinema Emergente) | Lisbon, Portugal
Moscow International Film Festival (Portugal Euphoria) | Moscow, Russia
Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curitiba (Competitiva Internacional de Longas-Metragens) | Curitiba, Brazil
FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival (Novo Cinema) | Espinho, Portugal
FESTROIA – Festival Internacional de Cinema (Cinema Português) | Setúbal, Portugal
Seoul International Youth Film Festival (Teen’s Eye) | Seoul, South Korea
BorDocs – Tijuana Foro Documental | Tijuana, Mexico
Festival do Rio (Mostra Expectativa) | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Seattle Latino Film Festival | Seattle, USA
Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" (Youth on the March) | Minsk, Belarus
(Com) Vivências – Centro Cultural de Cascais | Cascais, Portugal
Semana de Cine Portugués | Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014
CineEco – Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental da Serra da Estrela (Competição Internacional de Longas-Metragens) | Seia, Portugal
Caminhos do Cinema Português (Youth In Revolt) | Coimbra, Portugal
European Union Film Festival | Hong Kong, China
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay (Competencia de largometrajes nuevos realizadores) | Montevideo, Uruguai

2015
Inquietudo – Festival de Cinema de Língua Portuguesa | Vienna, Austria
Ciclo de Cinema Documental “Linhas de Fuga, Fragmentos de uma outra Lisboa”, Padaria do Povo | Lisboa, Portugal
DocSS - Festival Internazionale del Cinema Urbano (Programma IndieLisboa) | Sassari, Italy

2017
Meetings of Young European Cinema | Sofia, Bulgaria
Frames – Portuguese Film Festival (Social Tales) | Göteborg, Sweden
Close-Up – Observatório de Cinema “Infância e Juventude”, Casa das Artes | Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

2018
Overnight Film Festival | Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Bela Vista

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

BELA (Beautiful). Pleasant, delightful, agreeable. Perfect for the end for which it’s destined. Wholly caters to our desires and pleasure. Chosen, distinct. Noble, generous. Proper. Ideal of beauty.

VISTA (Sight). Act or result of seeing. All that can be seen from a given location. The appearance of that which is observed. Representation of a given place through painting, engraving, photography, etc. Presence. Way of seeing and positioning oneself in relation to a topic. Window, opening, that through which the exterior can be observed. Eye.

BELA VISTA. Neighborhood, city of Setúbal, Setúbal district, Portugal.

DOCUMENTARY, Portugal, 30’, HD, 2012
WORLD PREMIERE: DOCLISBOA

Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra and Pedro Pinho
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Production Manager: Daniela Soares
Sound: João Gazua
Editing: Filipe Jorge
Editing Consultant: Luísa Homem
Colour grading: Andreia Bertini
Sound editing: Ruben Costa
Sound mixing: Branko Neskov
Production Manager: Daniela Soares
Production:
Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes

Awards

Mejor Cortometraje de la Competencia Internacional | FIDOCS – Festival Internacional deDocumentales en Santiago
Mención Honorifíca | MiradasDoc – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2012
Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Portuguesa de Curtas-Metragens) | Lisbon, Portugal
Extensão Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinemaem Cabo Verde | Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

2013
FIDOCS – Festival Internacional de Documentales en Santiago (Competencia Internacional) | Santiago, Chile
FESTROIA – Festival Internacional de Cinema (Cinema Português) | Setúbal, Portugal
MiradasDoc – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora (Concurso Internacional) | Tenerife, Spain
FIDBA – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires (Competencia Oficial de Cortometrajes | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Extensão Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinemaem Cabo Verde | Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

2014
ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna (Filme Im Programm) | Vienna, Austria
Ekotopfilm - International Festival of Sustainable Development Films (Sustainability and Us) | Bratislava, Slovakia
Arquiteturas Film Festival | Lisbon, Portugal

2015
Mostra do Cinema Português – Instituto Camões | Cáceres, Spain

2016
Milano Design Film Festival/Festival on Festival – XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition (Arquitecturas Film Festival Lisboa) | Milan, Italy

2017
Frames – Portuguese Film Festival (Social Tales) | Göteborg, Sweden

Cat's Cradle

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

“Things happen, they occur and we either take advantage or we don’t. There’s a children’s game that, in Portugal, goes by the name cat’s cradle: the children tie a rope in a circle, then someone’s hand does this, someone else comes along and complicates it somehow, some finger complicates it even more, yet another one comes and twists his intertwined fingers and pulls his hand, and a new figure is formed. This game is called cat’s cradle. I think that what we have, in life, is a perpetual children’s game with the cat’s cradle, that life presents us with a problem, we look to see what we can get out of it, then we stick our fingers in it, we go like this and something else comes out. At best, the ability we can hope to achieve is that of becoming children again, and be able to truly see how the cat‘s cradle turns out.”
Agostinho da Silva

DOCUMENTARY / FICTION, Portugal, 2012, 57’, HD
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: IDFA

With: Joana Santos
Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Pedro Pinho
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Sound: João Gazua and Rúben Costa
Editing: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Production Manager: Daniela Soares
Production: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes

Awards

Prémio de Melhor Curta-Metragem Portuguesa | IndieLisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema 
Prémio Revelação | Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2012
IndieLisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Nacional e Internacional de Curtas-Metragens, Cinema Emergente) | Lisbon, Portugal
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira | Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
FESTROIA – Festival Internacional de Cinema (Cinema Português) | Setúbal, Portugal
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival (Reflecting Images Panorama) | Amesterdam, Netherlands
Festival dei Popoli – Festival Internazionale del Film Documentario (Concorso Internazionale) | Florence, Italy
FORUMDOC.BH – Festival do filme documentário e etnográfico, Fórum de Atropologia e Cinema| (Mostra Competitiva Internacional) | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2013
Black Movie Film Festival (Tous Les Garçons S’Appellent João) | Genebra, Switzerland
Santander Cultural – Mostra de Cinema Português Contemporâneo | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Shortcutz Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal
Olhar de Cinema – Festival Internacional de Curitiba (Competitiva Internacional de Longas-Metragens) | Curitiba, Brazil
BorDocs – Tijuana Foro Documental (Competencia de largometrajes internacionalesIbero-Americanas) | Tijuana, Mexico
The Portuguese Conspiracy (IndieLisboa Film Festival London Sessions) | London, United Kingdom
Festival Traces de Vies – Festival de Cinéma Documentaire | Clermond-Ferrand, France
Doxs! Documentaries for children and youth (European Film Prize Grosse Klappe) | Duisburg, Germany
Kino Muranow – Mostra Kino.pt – Instituto Camões na Polónia | Warsaw, Poland
VI Semana dos Realizadores (Secção IndieLisboa) | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017
Frames - Portuguese Film Festival (Social Tales) | Göteborg, Sweden
Cinemateca Portuguesa (Cinema Português: Novos Olhares - I) | Lisbon, Portugal
Close-Up – Observatório de Cinema “Infância e Juventude”, Casa das Artes | Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

2018
IberoDocs – Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival Scotland | Glasgow, Escócia

Nada Fazi

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

Three PhD Students do a thesis research on “10 years of Social Reinsertion at Casal da Boba neighborhood”. The film camera used in the research is suddenly stolen. While it is transferred from one hand to another it ends up recording a crime.

Nada Fazi (It's inevitable, in creole) is a shared look at pieces of a neighborhood's daily life. An external view switched into an intimate trip through a young group's experiences.

Fiction, Portugal, 2011, 20’, HD'
WORLD PREMIERE: MOLODIST KYIV IFF

Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Miguel Tomar Nogueira
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Sound:
João Gazua Editing: Pedro Ribeiro
Production: Daniela Soares
Producer: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes
Financed by: EDP Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Awards

Best Portuguese Film Award | Fantasporto – Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto
Audience Award | Córtex – Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Sintra

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2011
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (Short Films Competition) | Kiev, Ukraine

2012
Fantasporto – Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto (Prémio do Cinema Português) | Oporto, Portugal
FESTin – Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa (Inclusão Social) | Lisbon, Portugal
FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro | Faro, Portugal
Festival ImigrArte - Solidariedade Imigrante| (Direito à Habitação) | Lisbon, Portugal
Aye Aye Film Festival (International Competition) | Nancy, France
Córtex – Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Sintra (Competição Nacional) | Sintra, Portugal

2013
NAFF – NOT A FILM FESTIVAL – 1ª Mostra de Cinema em Benfica | Lisbon, Portugal

2016
Plateau – Festival Internacional de Cinema | Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde

2018
Córtex – Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Sintra (Sessão de Filmes Premiados) | Sintra, Portugal  


OTHER SCREENINGS
2013

Mostra de Cinema Português Contemporâneo | Porto Alegre, Brazil

Generation Orchestra

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

Generation Orchestra is a portrait of the impact of an initiative by the same name on students from the Miguel Torga School, in Amadora. The initiative was inspired by the international project Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, the apex of the National Network of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela.

Ana, Daniel, Diogo and Mónica take part in Generation Orchestra and devote themselves to a project that breaks with the formatted context of public schooling and becomes an indispensable part of their lives. From the onset, starting with Drama classes, we discover their dreams, their relationship with music and their sense of truly belonging to a group.

Documentary, Portugal, 2011, HD, 63' - Version TV, 56’
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: CINÉMA DU RÉEL

Com: Diogo Dias, Ana Hespanha, Ionut Daniel Tofanesco, Monica Tofanesco, Rita Loureiro, Juan Maggioranni, Osvaldo Ferreira, Marco Lima, Hugo Dias

Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Script: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Sound: João Gazua
Editing: Mariana Gaivão
Production: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2012
Cinéma du Réel – festival international du film documentaire (Sélection internationale) | Paris, France
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira | Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
FUMO – Festival Urbano de Música e Outras Coisas | Setúbal, Portugal
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival | Pärnu, Estonia
Festival de Cinema Avanca – Encontros Internacionais de Cinema, Televisão, Vídeo E Multimédia | Avanca, Portugal
Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Portuguesa de Médias e Longas-Metragens) | Lisbon, Portugal
MOVICA – Mostra de Vídeo e Cinema Africano | Oporto, Portugal
Caminhos do Cinema Português (Competição de Documentário) | Coimbra, Portugal

2017
Sole Luna alla Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo (Programma Bam) | Palermo, Italy


OTHER SCREENINGS
Ciclo “Os Filmes Libertam a Cabeça”, Centro Cultural Malaposta | Odivelas, Portugal
Centro Cultural do Cartaxo | Cartaxo, Portugal
Académico de Torres Vedras | Torres Vedras, Portugal
Various Schools – Plano Nacional de Cinema | Portugal

Li Ké Terra

Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra and Nuno Baptista

Li Ké Terra (Our Home) tells the story of Miguel and Ruben, two Cape Verdean immigrant descendants who live in Portugal but have no legal documents. They are torn between the desire to be a full Portuguese citizen and the obstacles they find in their day to day. Proud of being who they are they keep on dreaming of their future expressing at the same time their wishes for a better life.

Above all, Miguel and Ruben lead us to one question: What kind of identity has a stateless person?

Documentary, Portugal, 2010, 65’, HD - TV Version, 56’
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: CINÉMA DU RÉEL

With: Miguel Moreira and Rúben Furtado
Directors: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra and Nuno Baptista
Script: Filipa Reis
Cinematography: João Pedro Plácido
Sound: Rúben Costa
Editing: Nuno Baptista
Production: Pedro & Branko
Executive Production: Vende-se Filmes
Coproduction: DOCTV-CPLP, Pedro & Branko and Filipa Reis

Awards

Grande Prémio CGD para Melhor longa metragem portuguesa | Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema
Prémio Escolas | Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Mención Honorifíca | MiradasDoc – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2010
Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema (Competição Portuguesa de Médias e Longas-Metragens) | Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Cinéma du réel festival international du film documentaire (Sélection internationale) | Paris, France
PANORAMA – Mostra do documentário Português | Lisbon, Portugal
Krakow Film Festival (Festival Award Winners) | Krakow, Poland DOK.FEST MUNCHEN – International Documentary Film Festival (DOK.International) | Munich, Germany
Mediawave International Film and Music Festival (Competição Internacional) | Szombathely, Hungary
DOCKANEMA – Festival do Filme Documentário | Maputo, Mozambique
CINEMIGRANTE – Festival Internacional de Cine y Formacion em Derechos Humanos de Las Personas Migrantes (Migrantes y Derechos Humanos) | Buenos Aires, Argentina
MOVICA – Mostra de Vídeo e Cinema Africano | Oporto, Portugal
MiradasDoc – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora (Concurso Internacional) | Tenerife, Spain
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival (Zoom Rights Youth Programme) | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sottodiciotto Film Festival (Da questa parte del mare/Voci e immagini dei giovani migranti) | Turin, Italy

2012
Cinesul Iber-American Film and Video Festival (Viagens e Fronteiras) | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Culture Unplugged (We Speak Here) | Online Festival
Festival ImigrArte (Migrações e Fronteiras) | Lisbon, Portugal

2013
Black Movie Film Festival (Tous Les Garçons S’Appellent João) | Genebra, Suíça Extrema’doc Cine Documental | Cáceres, Spain
Plateau – Festival Internacional de Cinema (Filme de Abertura) | Praia, Republic of Cabo Verde
Close-Up – Observatório de Cinema “Infância e Juventude”, Casa das Artes | Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Maputo Dancing Dump

Marco Pasquini

Suares is a group leader and an amazing dancer.
He presents us to his friends and introduced us to the world of trash in Hulene neighborhood, in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. While they are cooking in large garbage cans, they tell us how they organize the work and establish hierachies and the microeconomics of this place. A setting that is far from being sad, especially when in the midst of the garbage they improvise choreographies.

Documentary, 52’, Italy/Portugal, 2010
WORLD PREMIERE: DOK LEIPZIG

Director: Marco Pasquini
Author: Roberto Galante Production: Federico Schiari-Suttvuess (IT)
Co-Production: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes (PT)
Financed by: RAI (IT) e RTP2 (PT)

Screenings

FESTIVALS
2010
DOK LEIPZIG – Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental e Animação (International Competition) | Leipzig, Germany
DOCKANEMA – Festival do Filme Documentário (Ritmos Urbanos) | Maputo, Mozambique

2011
RISING STARS – Itinerant Cinema in Egypt | Cairo, Egypt

2012
MOVICA – Mostra de Vídeo e Cinema Africano | Oporto, Portugal
Vende-se Filmes
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