23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Here are the projects selected for the Portuguese Film Fund and PLOT

We’re ready to announce the projects selected for the Portuguese Film Fund, support for Portuguese films in the post-production phase, and for the PLOT – Professional Script Lab, Portuguese and foreign script development laboratory.

With the pitching session taking place on May 4th (Culturgest, Sala Industria & Debates, 14h – 18h, free entrance to the general public), these will be the projects applying for the Portuguese Film Fund:

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Rui Esperança, doc., short, prod.: Fora de Campo Filmes

AVE RARA / RARE BIRD
Vasco Saltão, fic., short, prod.: Terratreme Filmes

CARTA A ELBA / LETTER TO ELBA
Helder Faria, Flávio Ferreira, Alejandro Vásquez, Daniela Cajias, Carmen Tortosa, doc., curta/short, prod.: Fado Filmes

COLMEAL
Márcio Laranjeira, Sérgio Braz d’Almeida, fic., short, prod.: Márcio Laranjeira, Sérgio Braz d’Almeida

MOÇO / DRIVING BY THE PEASANTS’ LAND
Bernardo Lopes, fic., short, prod.: Fado Filmes, Promenade

O SOLDADO NOBRE / SOLDIER NOBRE
Jorge Vaz Gomes, doc., feature doc., prod.: Kintop

RAPOSA / REYNARD
Leonor Noivo, doc., short, prod.: Terratreme Filmes

SUSPENSÃO / POISE
Luís Soares, anim., short, prod.: Filmes do Gajo

The jury will be composed of musician David Santos/Noiserv (Portugal), director and artistic consultant Fabianny Deschamp (Portugal, France), delegate programmer and critic at BFI London Film Festival Maria Delgado (United Kingdom, Spain) and Weronika Czołnowska, responsible for the industry side of the New Horizons Film Festival (Poland). A maximum of five projects will get the funding and those will be announced on May 5th.

On the same public session on May 4th, the fiction feature projects selected for the PLOT – Professional Script Lab, promoted in partnership with Squatter Factory, will be publicly presented and will receive mentorship in the writing process of the respective scripts:

A KIND OF JULIA
Bruno Mello, fic., feature, Brazil, prod.: Nostro Film

ANA AND THE FUTURE
Xacio Baño, fic., feature, Spain, prod.: Frida Films

DINOSAUR
Javier Ferreiro, fic., feature, Spain, prod.: Amor y Lujo

HANNAH
Ian Capillé, fic., feature, Brazil, prod.: If You Hold a Stone

LUNA
Francisco Carvalho, fic., feature, Portugal, prod.: Uma Pedra no Sapato

THE GO-BETWEEN
Jeongeun Choi, fic., feature, South Korea, United Kingdom, prod.: n/a

THE SECRET OF A WANDERER
Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, fic., feature, Portugal, prod.: n/a

WHAT COMES NEXT
Alexandre Peralta, fic., feature, Brazil, prod.: Mayra Ometto

The four mentors will be Eliane Ferreira (Muiraquitã Filmes, Brazil), filmmakers Dominga Sotomayor (Chile), Fernando Eimbck (Mexico) and Thomas Matthews (USA).

We can’t forget to mention the usual Lisbon Screenings, promoted in partnership with Portugal Film – International Portuguese Film Agency, an activity behind closed doors that takes place between the 3rd and 5th of May, which aims to give visibility to Portuguese cinema, concentrating in the same place international films, producers, directors and decision makers. There will be 14 films in total (eight feature films and six short films), eight of which will be released and looking for a world premiere and six looking for an international premiere. About 30 international programmers and other industry professionals will attend this year’s Lisbon Screenings.

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