Curtas Vila do Conde – International Short Film Festival

Curtas Vila do Conde – International Short Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Vila do Conde, Portugal
Start Month: July


Vila do Conde’s enchanted days

Another edition of Curtas Vila do Conde ended on Sunday, July 12th 2015. It was just like any other past edition: a festive and hospitable ambience that got a cinephile community and an interested audience together as well as several film professionals, like directors, producers, press and programmers. But it was also a very singular edition: the overpowering presence of five awe-inspiring film-concerts and a weekend dedicated to the one who will, most likely, become one of the greatest filmmakers in Portuguese film history: Miguel Gomes. Thus, the entire nine days of the 23rd edition showed why Curtas is special among Portuguese film festivals. Sold out venues, and most of all, an eclectic and excellent programme.

Submission Requirements:

Animations, documentaries, experimental, fictions, and music videos, 16mm, 35mm or video, produced in 2010 or 2011, no longer than 60 minutes, preferably subtitled in Portuguese or English

Submission Deadline: April


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Awards / Prizes:

Portuguese and International Competition
The jury of this competitive section will be composed of distinguished film professionals, which will award the prizes mentioned below:
– Great Prize “Cidade de Vila do Conde”(2.000 euros*) for the best film in competition;
– Animation Award;
– Documentary Award “Manoel de Oliveira”;
– Fiction Award;
– Best Portuguese Short Film (2.000 euros and lab works on the amount of 5.000 euros *);

The Festival audience will award the film with best average points from all films selected in National and International competitions:
– Audience Award (1.000 euros*)

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