The first IndieJunior session of the festival takes place on April 27 at Culturgest's Large Auditorium, at 10.30 am, followed, at 2 pm, by a session devoted to high school classes, with the film 17 Girls by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin. At the same time, but at São Jorge Cinema , Screening Room 3, IndieJunior for elementary school.
Still at São Jorge Cinema, Screening Room 3, at 4 pm it is time for Observatory short films session 1. At 6.45 pm, the Emerging Cinema Short Films 1 will be screened. The film Spectres by Sven Augustijnen. In Screening Room 2, The Flock of the Lord by Romuald Karmakar will screen at 4.30 pm. The film includes meetings in Marktl am Inn, birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI, on the weekend of his inauguration, and scenes of Rome, eleven days before, when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square for a farewell to the late Pope John Paul II.
The Small Auditorium of Culturgest will receive About Canto by Ramon Gieling, at 4.45 pm, followed by the International Short Competition 2 at 7 pm. The first session of the National Competition Shorts will be at Culturgest's Large Auditorium, at 7.15 pm. At 9.30 pm, the Large Auditorium will receive João Salaviza's short film Rafa, winner of the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin International Film Festival, followed by Nana by Valérie Massadian, an impressive feature film debut, signed by an exceptional photographer, where a very independent child returns home and finds neither her mother nor her grandfather, with whom she lives. A sense of abandonment fills the screen, while Nana has not yet realized the cruel emptiness that the adult world can provide.
A youthful spirit invades the São Jorge Cinema, with the screening of Azazel Jacob's Terri, at 9.45 pm. Terri is overweight, always late for school and his motivation is so little that goes from pajamas. Psychologists say that he is depressed, but Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly), counselor of those who are on the outside, welcomes him in his office for enlightening conversations. El Estudiante by Santiago Mitre (São Jorge Cinema, Screening Room 3, 9.30 pm) tells the story of Roque, who just arrived from the countryside to the University of Buenos Aires. Student life seemed like a good opportunity to meet girls, but it is with politics that he falls in love.
Thursday Till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor is a road-movie that offers a weekend in family, but the moment is tarnished by the realization that this will be their last time together. Watch it at Londres Cinema, Screening Room 1, at 9.30 pm.
The IndieMusic section presentes Inni by Vincent Morisset, at Manoel de Oliveira Screening Room, at 7.15 pm. It is a concert film on Sigur Rós, filmed over two nights at Alexandra Place in London, England, toward the end of the band's 2008 tour. PLEASE BE ADVISED: strobe lighting and flashing images are used during sigur rós’ live performance footage. At midnight, we will visit the history of the punk movement in the multi-racial context of recent social and political upheavals experienced in three African countries (South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe), with Punk in Africa by Deon Maas and Keith Jones.