The Colo Cinema for babies is one of the main highlights of the 3rd edition of the IndieJunior film festival that takes place in Porto between January 29 and February 3 with 43 sessions.
“For six days, IndieJunior Allianz will occupy the city of Porto with a festival that will be extended to 43 sessions of cinema and we will have the Cinema de Colo for the first experience with babies, with films about animals, and the scenario is in the Small Auditorium of Rivoli “, announced today at a press conference Irina Raimundo, of the organization of the event.
Aimed at children under three, the first session of the Cinema de Colo is on Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 AM, repeats at 11:15 AM and 12:00 AM, and on Sunday at the same time. The tickets are free with a ticket pickup on the spot and on the day of the session.
“Non-competitive section consisting of sessions with a maximum duration of 25 minutes, composed by the projection of several short films in an immersive and comfortable environment, all about the babies’ favorite friends – animals”, can be read in the festival program.
The financial reinforcement of the Oporto City Council for five thousand euros allowed to increase the number of sessions in the IndieJúnior, which grew to 43 sessions and this year has as its theme ‘The Place’.
The films return to the Rivoli Theater and the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library and are extended for the first time to the Casa das Artes, in collaboration with the Cineclube do Porto and the Rectory of the University of Porto. Already after the festival, on February 15 and 16, IndieJunior also presents a “concert film” in partnership with Casa da Música.
Among the feature films that will be shown in the competition and which will be in competition, the organization highlighted ‘In My Room’, a 70-minute documentary for over 15 years, by Ayele Albenda, which addresses “the ‘YouTubers’, showing over four years the lives of six teenagers who decide to show the world how to live on their skin, “says Irina Raimundo.
‘Mary and the Flower of the Sorceress’, a 103-minute Japanese animation for over eight years, by Hiromassa Yonebayashi, a former collaborator of Miyazaki, will be shown at the Casa das Artes on February 2 at 6:00 p.m. another film that deserved prominence today at the press conference.
In the competition of the feature films was also highlighted the ‘Treasure Island’, a film for over 10 years, the director Guillaume Brac, and whose action takes place in a natural park with river beach.
IndieJunior’s programming includes short sessions on the “hero in the feminine”, with emphasis on the organization for ‘Rua das Flores’, about the relationship of friendship between two girls, or the ‘Belly of Mariana’, about pregnancy in adolescence.
The event also includes workshops and activities, talks with filmmakers and a ceremony and closing party that takes place at 5:00 p.m. on February 3 at Teatro Rivoli.