Batrachian's Ballad
Balada de um BatráquioBalada de um Batráquio
Portugal / Documentary / Super 8 / 11'

“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.

Featuring: Graziella Moretto, Eduardo Gaspar, António Terra, Lília Trajano, Augusto Madeira, Marcelo Gonçalves, Marcello Mello, Lucas Sadalla


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 

Producers: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra


Produced by: Uma Pedra no Sapato

Promotion and Sales: Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency

Funded by: ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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Design: Oficina Arara - Dayana Lucas, Miguel Carneiro

Festivals and Awards

Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival

Berlinale Shorts (DE 02.2016)

Golden Bear


Hong Kong International Film Festival

Short Film Competition (HK 04.2016)

Firebird Award


IndieLisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema

National and International Competition (PT 05.2016)

Menção Honrosa do Júri da Amnistia Internacional


International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Winners of Other Festivals (DE 05.2016)


Edinburgh International Film Festival
Fragments of the City (UK 06.2016)


Curtas Vila do Conde
Panorama Nacional (PT 07.2016)


Melbourne International Film Festival
Package Shorts (AU 08.2016)


Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia
Berlinale Spotlight (MX 10.2016)

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

International Competition (CH 11.2016)


Caminhos do Cinema Português

Selecção Caminhos (PT 11.2016)

Prémio Revelação


Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife

Mostra Competitiva Internacional (BR 11.2016)


Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival

School Trip Mini (PT 12.2016)


FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival

Competição Nacional / Nexxt (PT 06.2017)


Kinemastik International Short Film Festival

(MT 07.2016)


Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF

International Competition (RO 03.2016)


Vilnius International Film Festival

Short Competition (LT 04.2016)


Mediterranean Film Festival of Split

Official Competition (HR 06.2016)


Breakthroughs Film Festival

(CA 06.2016)


Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau

(CN 06.2016)


Palm Springs International ShortFest

Radicals & Reactionaries (US 06.2016)


Lima Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine

Iberoamérica Ahora (PE 07.2016)


Semana do Onze

Extensão do IndieLisboa (PT 07.2016)


FICA, Festival Internacional de Cinema Arte

(PT 07.2016)


Arroios Film Festival - Filmes em Competição

(PT 09.2016)


SANTACURTAS

(PT 06.2016)


T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival

European Shorts Competition (PL 03.2016)


Guanajuato International Film Festival

Selección Oficial Documental (MX 07.2016)


Berlinale Summer Festival

(DE 2016)


Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo, Curta Kinoforum

Critic’s Week (BR 09.2016)


Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte

International Competition (BR 08.2016)

Melhor Curta-Metragem Internacional


MakeDox, Creative Documentary Film Festival

Short DOX (MK 08.2016)


Tenerife Shorts

International Competition (ES 09.2016)


Duhok International Film Festival

Short Films Competition (KG 09.2016)


PerSo, Perugia Social Film Festival

(IT 10.2016)


Hamptons International Film Festival

Documentary Short Films Competition (US 10.2016)


IndieCork Independent Film & Music Festival

World Shorts (IE 10.2016)


2morrow Film Festival

(RU 2016)


Periferias Festival Internacional de Cinema de Marvão

Dia da Amnistia Internacional (PT 08.2016)


vistacurta

Novíssimos (PT 10.2016)


MICAR - Mostra Internacional de Cinema Anti-Racista

(PT 10.2016)


Curt'Arruda, Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos

Competição Oficial (PT 10.2016)

Melhor Curta-Metragem


STUFF MX Film Festival

(MX 11.2016)


Hanoi International Film Festival

Berlinale Spotlight (VN 11.2016)


Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival

Short Films Competition (UA 10.2016)


Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival

Portugal Shorts from Portugal Film Agency (TW 11.2016)


L’Alternativa Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona

Cortometrajes Internacionales (ES 11.2016)


MedFilm Mediterranean And European Film Festival

Concorso Internazionale Cortometraggi (IT 11.2016)

Cervantes Award for Most Innovative Short-Film


Festival Les Écrans Documentaires

Sélection Premiers Films (FR 11.2016)


Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

Short Film Compilation (DE 11.2016)


Pravo Ljudski Film Festival

(BA 12.2016)


The Portuguese Conspiracy

IndieLisboa Film Festival London Sessions (UK 11.2016)


Sound & Image Challenge International Festival

(CN 12.2016)


Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema

Competição Internacional de Curtas-Metragens (BR 12.2016)


Kalpanirjhar International Short fiction film festival

Berlinale Spotlight (IN 11.2016)


KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival

Berlinale Spotlight (MY 11.2016)


MOSTRA-ME – Mostra de Documentários sobre Direitos Humanos

(PT 11.2016)


Desobedoc – Mostra De Cinema Insubmisso

(PT 04.2016)


TENT Little Cinema International Festival

Berlinale Spotlight (IN 12.2016)


Vilnius International Short Film Festival

International Competition (LT 01.2017)


Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu

(CL 02.2017)


Frames – Portuguese Film Festival

Frames Social Tales (SE 02.2017)


Córtex – Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Sintra

Competição Nacional (PT 02.2017)


Cinemateca Portuguesa

Cinema Português: Novos Olhares – I (PT 05.2017)


Akbank Short Film Festival

Shorts of the World (TR 03.2017)


Festival du Cinéma européen de Lille

(FR 03.2017)


Glasgow Short Film Festival

International Competition: Tribal Instincts (UK 03.2017)


Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Berlinale Spotlight (IN 12.2016)


Ethnografilm Paris

(FR 04.2017)


Busan International Short Film Festival

World Shorts (KR 04.2017)


Go Short, International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

European Competition (NL 04.2017)


Macao International Documentary Film Festival, MOIDF

(CN 07.2017)


dotdotdot, Open Air Kurzfilmfestival

Focus: Millionaires in Time (AT 07.2017)


Des courts l’aprés-midi

(FR 07,2017)


Marele Picnic ShortsUP

(RO 07.2017)


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

A Gulbenkian e o Cinema Português - Territórios de Passagem (PT 2017)


Ti Milha

(PT 07.2017)


Cinema no Pátio - novo cinema português / gnration

(PT 2017)


FIKE – Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora

(PT 11.2017)


Roma Creative Contest

Focus on Portugal (IT 09.2017)


Vancouver International Film Festival

Modes 2 (CA 09.2017)


Ciclo de Cinema Contemporâneo Português no Cineteatro Curvo Semedo

(PT 2017)


Shortcutz Ovar

(PT 2017)


Mostra Internacional de Cinema FRONTEiRAS

(PT 10.2017)


Ibértigo: Muestra de cine iberoamericano de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

(ES 10.2017)


Best of International Short Films Festival

(FR 10.2017)


Frontdoc International Documentary Festival

(IT 11.2017)


Ljubljana International Film Festival

Europe in Short (SI 11.2017)


Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Rerun at Cinema La Notte (NL 04.2017)


Alternative Film/Video

(RS 12.2017)


Han Shan Art Museum - Meditation Screening Field

(CN 2017)


Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition) (DN 02.2018)

Norman Award for Best Short Film in International Competition


Cosmic Rays Film Festival - Wherever You Go, There You Are

(US 03.2018)


La Fête du court métrage à Marseille

(FR 03.2018)


Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid

Berlinale (ES 04.2018)


Filmes na Cave, DARC Desterrense Associação Recreativa e Cultural


(PT 2018)


Seminci – Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid

Portugal: País Invitado (ES 10.2018)


Riga International Film Festival - Festival Darlings

(LV 10.2018)


L’Alternativa Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona

Hall Focus (ES 11.2018)


Cine Atlântico Cinema Português do Século XXI

(PT 11.2018)


Côte Ouest – Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest

IndieLisboa: 15 ans de Cinéma Libre (FR 11.2018)


Mostra de Cinema Português na Feira Internacional do Livro de Guadalajara

(MX 11.2018)


NexT International Film Festival

(RO 11.2018)


Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Portuguese Women Directors (PT 01.2019)


SACO – Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo

(ES 03.2019)


MicroCinema: Short Films from Portugal

(US 03.2019)


Planalto, Festival das Artes

(PT 05.2019)


Concorto Film Festival

Focus on Portugal (IT 08.2019)


FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival

FeKKstival: IndieLisboa (PT 08.2019)


Semana das Culturas Estrangeiras – Instituto Camões

Histórias de Vida: Cinco Realizadoras Portugueses (FR 09.2019)


Mostra de Cinema Português

(PT 09.2019)


Filmes no Terraço, AFTM – Associação do Filme, Televisão e Multimédia da Madeira


(PT 10.2020)


Mostra de Cinema Português de Vila Franca de Xira

(PT 11.2020)


International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - Online

(DE 05.2020)


Prémios Sophia 2017

Academia Portuguesa de Cinema (PT 03.2017)

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