Djon Africa

by 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’, 3:2, 2018

Production: Terratreme Filmes
Co-production: Desvia, OII e Uma Pedra no Sapato
World Sales: Still Moving
Countries of production: Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal
Release date: 26th Janary 2018

Awards

JURADO ACCU / FIPRESCI & HONOURABLE MENTION I Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay 2018

Screenings

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2018 I Hivos Tiger Competition International I Rotterdam,
NETHERLANDS
47TH NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2018 I Lincoln Center Film Society and The Museum of Modern Art I New York, USA
SAN FRANCISCO FILM FESTIVAL 2018 I First Feature Films International Competition I San Francisco, EUA
FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL URUGUAY 2018 I International Feature Film Competition I Montevideo, URUGUAY
FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION, NEW VISIONS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM 2018 I Institute of Contemporary Arts I London, UK
BAFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2018 I “Entities and Characters” Section I Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
OLHAR DE CINEMA International Film Festival I Opening Film I Curitiba, BRAZIL
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL I Vancouver, CANADA

Ashore

by 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

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

Awards

International SCAM Award, Cinéma Du Réel, 2018

Screenings

40TH CINÉMA DU RÉEL International Documentary Film Festival 2018 I International Competition I Paris, FRANCE 
PLAY DOC Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental 2018 I Official Competition I Tui, SPAIN  
ACID TRIP #2 PORTUGAL Cannes Film Festival 2018 I Cannes, FRANCE
ISREAL Sardinia Film Festival 2018 I International Competition I Sardinia, ITALY
SHEFFIELD DOC/ FEST 2018 I Sheffield, UK

The Case of J.

by 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, 2016

Production: Uma Pedra no Sapato
Release date: May 2017

Screenings

VITÓRIA 24TH FILM FESTIVAL 2017, BRAZIL
KINOFORUM SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL 2017, BRAZIL
INDIELISBOA 2017, PORTUGAL
DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017, INDIA
LATINO AND IBERIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT YALE 2017, USA
O DIA MAIS CURTO AT VISEU 2017, PORTUGAL

Batrachian's Ballad

by 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’, 2K, 2016

Directed by: Leonor Teles
Script, Editing, Cinematography: Leonor Teles
Sound: Bernardo Theriaga
Sound Editing: Joana Niza Braga
Sound Mixing: Branko Neskov
Colour Grading: Andreia Bertini
Produced by: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Production Company: Uma Pedra no Sapato
Promotion & Sales: Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency

Awards

GOLDEN BEAR | BERLINALE 2016
FIREBIRD AWARD | HKIFF 2016
HONORABLE MENTION (AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JURY) | INDIELISBOA 2016
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM | BELO HORIZONTE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
BEST SHORT FILM | CURT'ARRUDA 2016
CERVANTES AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT | MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2016
PRÉMIO REVELAÇÃO | FESTIVAL CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2016
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM | SOPHIA AWARDS (ACADEMIA PORTUGUESA DO CINEMA)
NORMAN AWARD - BEST FILM IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION I STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER 2018

Screenings

BERLINALE SHORTS 2016, GERMANY
BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016, ROMANIA
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016, CHINA
VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016, LITHUANIA
INDIELISBOA 2016, PORTUGAL
INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN 2016, GERMANY 
MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL SPLIT 2016, CROATIA
ARROIOS FILM FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL
BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA
MOSTRA DE CINEMA PORTUGUÊS EM MACAU, CHINA
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND
SEMANA DO ONZE, PORTUGAL
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST, USA
FICA - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA E ARTE, PORTUGAL
LIMA INDEPENDIENTE 2016, PERU
CURTAS VILA DO CONDE, PORTUGAL
T-MOBILE NEW HORIZONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, POLAND
GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, MEXICO
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA
BERLINALE SUMMER FESTIVAL - FRIEDRICHSHAIN, GERMANY 
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
BELO HORIZONTE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, BRAZIL
MAKEDOX - CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, SHORT DOX COMPETITION, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
TENERIFE SHORTS - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2016, SPAIN
DUHOC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016, IRAQ
VISTACURTA - CINECLUBE DE VISEU, PORTUGAL
PERSO PERUGIA SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION) 2016, USA
INDIECORK, IRELAND
CURT'ARRUDA - FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ARRUDA DOS VINHOS, PORTUGAL
MICAR (SOS RACISMO), PORTUGAL
2MORROW FILM FESTIVAL, RUSSIA
STUFF FILM FESTIVAL, MEXICO
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT - 14TH FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MORELIA, MEXICO
KAOHSIUNG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, TAIWAN
MOLODIST - KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, UKRAINE
JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO RECIFE 2016, BRAZIL
FESTIVAL LES ÉCRANS DOCUMENTAIRES, FRANCE
MOSTRA-ME - DOCUMENTÁRIOS SOBRE DIREITOS HUMANOS, PORTUGAL
MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2016, ITALY
INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND 
PANORAMA INTERNACIONAL COISA DE CINEMA DE SÃO SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL 
PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL 2016, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
L’ALTERNATIVA 2016, FESTIVAL CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE BARCELONA, SPAIN
KASSEL DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, GERMANY
CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL
SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, CHINA
VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, LITHUANIA
FRAMES - PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVAL, SWEDEN
CÓRTEX - FESTIVAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE SINTRA, PORTUGAL
FEST - NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL
SHORTS UP BUCAREST, ROMANIA
FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA EUROPÉEN DE LILLE, FRANCE
GO SHORT – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
BEST OF INTERNATIONAL  SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL, FRANCE
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA
GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND
FRONT DOC - FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA, ITALY
MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FRONTEIRAS VILA REAL DE STO. ANTÓNIO, PORTUGAL
IBERTIGO - MUESTRA DE CINE IBEROAMERICANO DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN
ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST - FOCUS ON PORTUGUESE SHORT FILMS, ITALY
KINEMASTIK INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, MALTA
PERIFERIAS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE MARVÃO, PORTUGAL
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MORELIA, MEXICO
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT - HANOI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, VIETNAM
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT - KALPANIRJAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL, INDIA
LES ÉCRANS DOCUMENTAIRES, FRANCE
THE PORTUGUESE CONSPIRACY, UK
PORTO/POST/DOC, PORTUGAL
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT - KLEX KUALA LUMPUR EXPERIMENTAL FILM, VIDEO & MUSIC FESTIVAL, MALASIA
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT - TENT LITTLE CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, INDIA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LEBU, CHILE
AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, TURKEY
BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT AT KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENALLE, INDIA
ETHNOGRAFILM PARIS, FRANCE
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, SOUTH KOREA
A GULBENKIAN E O CINEMA PORTUGUÊS, PORTUGAL
MACAO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MOIDF, CHINA
DOTDOTDOT - OPEN AIR KURZFILMFESTIVAL, AUSTRIA
DES COURTS L'APRÉS-MIDI, FRANCE
TI MILHA, PORTUGAL
CINEMA NO PÁTIO - NOVO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS GNRATION, PORTUGAL
CARTA BRANCA - FIKE - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS DE ÉVORA, PORTUGAL
CINEMA CONTEMPORÂNEO PORTUGUÊS - CINETEATRO CURVO SEMEDO, PORTUGAL
SHORTCUTZ OVAR, PORTUGAL
LJUBJANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SLOVENIA
GO SHORT EXTENSION LA NOTTE - ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO, SERBIA
MEDITATION SCREENING FIELD AT HAN SHAN ART MUSEUM, CHINA
STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER 2018 I GERMANY
SEMANA DEL CORTO METRAGE DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 2018 I Madrid, SPAIN

The Indispensible Practice of Vagueness

by 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

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 2014
PANORAMA 2015
DOC ALLIANCE 2015
CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL 2015
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ODEMIRA 2015


Commercial theatrical release in 7 cities all over the country

Trading Cities

by 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, 139', 16mm, 2014

Direction, Image, Editing: Pedro Pinho, Luísa Homem
Sound: Raquel Marques, Rita Hermínio
Sound Mixing: Miguel Martins
Color Grading: Andreia Bertini
Production: Leonor Noivo, Joana Gusmão, João Matos, Filipa Reis, Rita Hermínio, Inês Luz
Produced by: Terratreme Filmes, Uma Pedra no Sapato

Screenings

FIDMARSEILLE 2014 | International Competition | Marseille, FRANCE
FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI 2014 | Florence, ITALY
CABO VERDE INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2014 | Ilha do Sal, CAPE VERDE
PLATEAU - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DA PRAIA 2014 | Cidade da Praia, CAPE VERDE
BAFICI – BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE 2014 | Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
ART OF THE REAL 2015 | Film Society Lincoln Center | New York,
USA HITCHCOCK CINEMA, ARTS ONE 2015 | Queen Mary University of London | London, UK
FILMER LE TRAVAIL 2015 | International Competition I Poitiers, FRANCE
ETHNOCINECA 2015 | Vienna, AUSTRIA
FILMER A TOUT PRIX 2015 | International Competition | Bruxels, BELGIUM
7o FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DA FRONTEIRA 2015 | Bagé, BRAZIL
DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE HAMBURG 2016 | Hamburg, GERMANY
EXTENSÃO DOCLISBOA MACAU 2016 | Macau, CHINA
MEDIAWAVE FESTIVAL 2016 | International Competition | Szombathely, HUNGARY
DOCLISBOA 2014 | National Competion | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
PORTO/POST/DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2014 | Competition – Há Filmes na Baixa | Porto, PORTUGAL
CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2015 | Caminhos Selection | Coimbra, PORTUGAL
PORTO/POST/DOC 2015 | Há Filmes na Baixa! | Porto, PORTUGAL

Isa

by Patrícia Vidal Delgado

Isa is a young outreach worker who uses forum theatre as a tool to promote awareness and discussion of social issues. The gulf between theory and practice widens when her work is mirrored by her reality.

Fiction, 15’, 2K, 2014

Starring: Sofia Furtado, José Carlos Cardoso, Rita Cruz, Gany Ferreira

Writer/Director: Patrícia Vidal Delgado
Continuity: Leonor Teles
Director of Photography: Eberhard Schedl
Gaffer: António Milheiro
Sound Recordist: António Pedro Figueiredo
Makeup Artist & Special Effects Makeup: Magda Casqueiro
Film Editor: Tomás Baltazar
Sound Editor: Ruben Costa
Head of Production: Daniela Soares
Production Assistant: Mariana Carvalho
Producer: Filipa Reis | Uma Pedra no Sapato

Awards

SECOND PLACE | FICTION | FARCUME BRASIL 2015
SPECIAL MENTION | UNCIPAR - JORNADAS ARGENTINAS E INTERNACIONALES DE CINE Y VIDEO INDEPENDIENTE 2015

Screenings

NEW YORK PORTUGUESE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL CULTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL "IN THE PALACE" 2015
CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2015
UN FESTIVAL C'EST TROP COURT 2015
CINEMED 2014
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA LUSO BRASILEIRO 2014

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