Monday, July 9, 2012
20º Curtas Vila do Conde / 2012 from Curtas CRL on Vimeo.
Since its start in 1993, the Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival has gained a deserved recognition as one of the most important short film festivals worldwide.
In 2012, the Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a vast programme that includes films, exhibitions, concerts, perfomances, workshops and parties.
The Curtas Vila do Conde didn't forget the younger audience and has come up with Curtinhas, a section featuring films for kids.
A retrospective exhibition at the Municipal Theatre, based on the precious assets resulting from the photographic coverage of the last 20 years, as well as a book that compiles interviews with many filmmakers and personalities from the contemporary cinema, collected over the past two decades, are two important details of this Festival, happening between the 7th and 15th of July 2012.
Home of the Festival since 2009, the Municipal Theatre (Teatro Municipal) includes two auditoriums - Room 1 with 550 seats and Room 2 with 150 seats - where all the sessions and film-concerts will be held.
It will also host other main events and functions, such as the aforementioned photographic retrospective, the Curtinhas' Area, the ticket office, shop and bar.
Besides its main home, Curtas Vila do Conde will also take place at two other spaces.
From 29 June to 11 November 2012, The Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery presents the exhibition "2012 A Kubrick Odissey", consisted of several works by contemporary creators inspired by the filmmaker.
Centro Memória – Museu Municipal de Vila do Conde will host part of the "2012 A Kubrick Odissey" Exhibition. These events have free admission.
To learn more about ticket prices, how to get there and where to stay, consult the information page.
A free-pass that includes access to the 16th Short Film Market and a copy of the catalogue, is available for the most assiduous public.
The Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema (International Film Festival) is organized by Curtas Metragens CRL, also responsible for the Portuguese Short Film Agency and Estaleiro.