Human Nature
Natureza HumanaNatureza Humana
Portugal, Germany / Fiction / 16mm / 25'

In an apartment in a city under curfew, a day expands from early Spring to late Summer. A couple’s longing to start a family is shaken by a pervasive feeling of uncertainty.

Featuring: João Vicente, Crista Alfaiate

Maria Marques, Marco Paiva, Mafalda Jara, Lucas Branco Lima

Directed by: Mónica Lima

Written by: Gonçalo Branco, Mónica Lima

Director of Photography: Faraz Fesharaki

Editing: Francisco Moreira

Art Direction: Cláudia Lopes Costa

Assistant Director: Duarte Coimbra, Ana Mariz

Gaffer: Moritz Friese

Music: Gonçalo Sousa

Sound and Sound Design: Paulo Lima

Sound Mix: Alex Leser

Grading: Marco Amaral

Production Manager: Frederico Mesquita

Production Coordinator: Joana Vaz da Silva

Executive Producer DFFB: Andreas Louis

Producers: Filipa Reis, Luise Hauschild

Co-producer: Mariam Shatberashvili

Produced by:
Uma Pedra no Sapato

Co-produced by: New Matter Films, German Film and Television Academy Berlin

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

Promotion and International Sales: Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency

Distribution (Portugal): Uma Pedra no Sapato

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Design: Ilhas Studio

Festivals and Awards

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition (NL 01.2023)

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Award

REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival

Official Competition (CA 03.2023)

Grand Prize

New Directors/New Films

(US 03.2023)

Achtung Berlin Filmfestival

Short Film Competition (DE 04.2023)

Best Short Film

Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International

International Short Film Program (DE 04.2023)

Golden Harvest Film Festival

Golden Choice of the Year (TW 05.2023)

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

Iberoamerican Short Film Section (MX 06.2023)

Vienna Shorts

Current Comments (AT 06.2023)

Tabor Film Festival

International Competition (HR 07.2023)

Curtas Vila do Conde

National Competition, International Competition (PT 07.2023)

Best Portuguese Film

Audience Award of the National Competition

Lago Film Fest - International Festival of Independent Cinema

International Competition “Humans after all” (IT 07.2023)

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