The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France begins today with several Portuguese films in competition and a Portuguese one on the jury, illustrator Susa Monteiro.
“Casa de Vidro” by Filipe Martins and “Red Hill“, with British production, by Laura Carreira, based in Scotland, are in the international competition.
It is in the jury of the international competition, composed of five elements, that is the Portuguese Susa Monteiro, who has dedicated herself exclusively to illustration and comics since 2005, after having worked in theatre and cinema.
In the list of films in the national competition of the festival of Clermont-Ferrand comes “How Fernando Pessoa Salvou Portugal“, a co-production between France, Portugal and Belgium, of the North American Eugène Green, with Portuguese cast.
In addition, the Short Film Agency will be present in the festival market, “where it participates since 1999, ensuring the promotion of Portuguese production through a promotional stand and a set of daily activities of dissemination of its catalogue, comprising more than 400 national films, together with more than 3000 professionals who meet each year in the market, “according to that entity.
In parallel to the festival, in the Euro connection co-production forum, whose mission is to find partnerships between European producers, investors, sponsors and televisions, “Portugal will be represented by Vanessa Ventura, from the production company Animales, and the filmmaker Mónica Santos”, recently nominated for a prize César, from the French Film Academy, for “Entre Sombras”, a short that he signed with Alice Eça Guimarães.
“Producer and director are currently funding the new animated short film ‘, O Casaco Rosa’. The project will be presented at a pitching session on February 9th,” says Agência da Curta Film, whose presence in Clermont-Ferrand is supported by the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, Camões Institute and the Embassy of Portugal in Paris.
The program of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival also includes the Angolan film “Lúcia em Cielo semáforos” by Ery Claver and Gretel Marin.
Considered one of the most important in the short film, the festival of Clermont-Ferrand will celebrate the 41st edition from 01 to 09 February in France.