The eight projects selected for the 2020 edition of the Portuguese Film Fund, a complementary aid aimed at the post-production of Portuguese films, are already known, with dates confirmed for 29 – 31 August. IndieLisboa also announces a new partnership with Cine Cerca, a scriptwriting residency that aims to accompany Francophone and Lusophone filmmakers in the development of their projects.
The Portuguese Film Fund projects teams will appear before an international jury during IndieLisboa for a pitch that will help to define who will take home the awards, namely: financial aid of €1.500 (School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal (Porto)), sound post-production services (Digital Mix Music and Image), €6.000 for the creation of original music (GDA Foundation), and colour grading services (The Yellow Color).
The selection is comprised of two features and six shorts currently in post-production:
Floating Lovers Sing Dormienti
Diogo Baldaia, short, fiction, experimental, production: Areosa
Gustavo Imigrante, short, experimental, production: Estúdio Imigrante
Margarida Gramaxo, feature, documentary, production: Maus da Fita
César Pedro, short, documentary, experimental
Mário Macedo, short, fiction, production: B’Lizzard
Felipe Bragança, feature, fiction, production: Promenade
Leonardo Mouramateus, short, documentary, production: Satisfyin’ Lover
Helena Estrela, short, documentary, fiction, experimental
On the same pitching session the four feature film projects of Cine Cerca will be presented to the attending film professionals. Cine Cerca is a residency organized by SERENA Productions, developed in two phases at Casa da Cerca – Contemporary Art Centre, in Almada, Portugal. The first phase took place in January 2020 and the second takes place in August 2020, both with the mentorship of Fabianny Deschamps and João Pedro Rodrigues. IndieLisboa joins the first edition of the initiative by integrating the four selected creators in its industry activities with the aim of promoting opportunities for co-production, financing, artistic collaboration and international circulation of their projects currently under development, namely:
Mariana Gaivão, feature, documentary, Portugal, production: Primeira Idade
Louise et sa mère
Agnès Merlet, feature, fiction, animation, France, co-production: Amorce Films
Malo et les fantômes
Maxime Martinot, feature, fiction, France
Lucas Camargo de Barros, feature, fiction, Brazil, production: Fratura Filmes
The jury of the Portuguese Film Fund, the Lisbon Screenings program, and further details of IndieLisboa’s industry activities will be announced in July. The festival takes place 25 August – 5 September and its industry program runs 29 – 31 August.