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New CLIT film festival in unusual locations in Setúbal

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A new film festival, with the screening of ninety films produced in forty countries, including world premieres and Oscar nominees, runs, from October 8th to 17th, at various locations in the city of Setubal.

CLIT – Cinema in Unusual and Temporary Places, organized by Associação Cultural Festroia, with the sponsorship of the Setúbal City Council, shares the pleasure of cinema in a journey through various genres, from romance to comedy and suspense.

Casa da Baía, Capricho Setubalense, Bocage Auditorium, Inatel, Setúbal Hotel, and Tourism School, and the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal campus are the privileged locations of this new festival, which also includes masterclasses in cinema, debates, plastic arts, and dance.

CLIT, with three distinct sections – “Stimulate yourself!”, “Activate yourself!” and “Discover it!” –, opens on the 8th, at 9.30 pm, at Casa da Baía, with a double session in which the animation “O clitoris”, by Canadian Lori Malépart-Traversy, and the documentary “Sacred Water”, by Belgian Olivier Jourdain, is shown.

The section “Stimulate yourself!” takes place at the Casa da Baía and presents a selection of first works by new national and foreign filmmakers, grouped in animation, visual arts, beauty and acceptance, new Russian values, short films made by men and authored by women.

The “Activate yourself!” section, of a competitive nature, will be hosted on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, which has the exclusive sponsorship of the Active Citizens Program/EEA Grants, managed in Portugal by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, is focused on social and environmental issues.

Protection of the oceans, mental health, women’s rights, refugees, climate action, agroecology, and the impacts of robotics and artificial intelligence on society themes explored in the films on display, which set the tone for debates with the presence of guests in all sessions.

The “Discover it!” section, also a competition, was designed for the more adventurous public, with exhibitions in undisclosed spaces, which challenges participants to embark on a discovery of places, fueled by clues provided in the application for mobile devices and on the festival’s social networks.

The director of the CLIT festival, Luís Humberto Teixeira, points out that this section seeks to break the public’s habits of watching cinema at home, accentuated by the confinements caused by the pandemic, “introducing an element of surprise and transforming spectators into discoverers”.

The last day of the festival, on October 17th, reserves two masterclasses of the FX Animation Barcelona 3D & Film School, to be held at the Hotel and Tourism School of Setúbal, specifically “From talent to success, keys to the evolution of those who perform”, by Fàtima Vilà, and “Post-production and VFX for Independent Films” by Viviana Niño.

CLIT – Cinema in Unusual and Temporary Places culminates in the Bocage Auditorium, with the awarding of prizes to the films in competition and a tribute to Paulo Trancoso, producer and president of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, for his cinematographic and environmental career.

All sessions of this festival have free entry. Full program here.

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