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Joaquim Pavão’s award-winning film in New York

The film ‘Before the Night Comes – Speaks of Antigone’, which Joaquim Pavão made during the ‘Creative Film Workshops’ of the AVANCA International Film Festival, won four awards at the Red Carpet Film Awards in New York.

According to a press release from the Cine-Club of Avanca, the film was honoured at this North American event with the best actress award (Isabel Fernandes Pinto) and best cinematography (José Oliveira). Both prizes were awarded in the short film category.

This was the second prize that Isabel Fernandes Pinto received as the protagonist of this film. Last September, the actress was awarded the Best Actress Award at the 3rd European Cinematography Awards (ECA), which took place in Warsaw, Poland.

In these prizes, the film ‘Before the night comes – Speaks of Antigone’ was still distinguished as better sound design and better music.

Director of Photography José Oliveira, the winner with this AIP Cinema 2018 film for best short film director, was also nominated for the Best Photography Award, at the American awards of the AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2018, and was the winner in his category, at the English Falcon International Film Festival awards.

In this English event, the film by Joaquim Pavão was still the winner of the best short film award and best director.

Previously the film had been nominated for the Sophia awards in the short fiction category of fiction.

Based on Eduarda Dionísio’s ‘Before the Night Comes’, this film was adapted by Isabel Fernandes Pinto and Rui Pena, who star in the film together with the choreographer Claudinei Garcia.

The director Joaquim Pavão is also the author of the music and film editing, with production by António Costa Valente, involving Fugir Do Medo, Filmógrafo and Cine-Clube de Avanca.

Meanwhile, Joaquim Pavão is filming a new curated film by Álvaro Moreira and in the context of the International Museum of Sculpture of Santo Tirso.

The 22nd AVANCA 2018 International Film Festival ran from July 25 to 29, in Estarreja, Aveiro, with the participation of 54 films, including 18 world premieres.

Organized by the Cine Clube de Avanca and the municipality of Estarreja, the festival was supported by the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, the Ministry of Culture, the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth and the Region of Tourism of the Center, among other entities.

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