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Curtas Vila do Conde 2017 – International Film Festival

Now in its 25th year, the Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival is open for submissions for 2017, from any part of the world.

The Festival is calling for new short films produced in 2016 or 2017, in film (35mm or 16 mm) or digital (DCP or vídeo files).

Curtas Vila do Conde is a very competitive film festival and each year awards are announced in thirteen (13) categories, five (5) of which are international.

Animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films and music videos, no longer than 60 minutes (unless noted exceptions), are all eligible for submission in the following competitions:

  • International (fiction, documentary and animation);
  • Portuguese (Portuguese films of fiction, documentary and animation);
  • Experimental (films that defy narrative and technical conventions);
  • Music Videos (music videos for Portuguese bands or artists, or directed by Portuguese authors until 30 minutes);
  • Curtinhas (films for kids until 30 minutes);
  • Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad).

The Festival is organized by Curtas Metragens CRL – Cooperativa de Produção Cultural CRL and based in Vila do Conde, Portugal. Its 25th edition is scheduled for 8th to 16th of July 2017.

Curtas Vila do Conde 2017 Submission Fees

Submission fees start at 7 Euro for entries until 18th January 2017.