The documentary ‘Life here, are you?’ By the Portuguese Filipe Carvalho, will open the international festival of music and short films Sound & Image, which starts in Macau on December 4.
“Watching the unfolding of life in the São Domingos mine (Alentejo), the film proposes a utopian path towards the future of that territory and its community,” reads the page of the event, which advances to the ninth edition with 72 short- films and ten music videos.
The documentary, which has already gone through the IndieLisboa festival, will be presented in the “Expanded Cinema” section, which also includes eight short films from the Douro Film Festival, the only super eight-millimetre festival held in Portugal.
The 72 short films unfold in 34 fictions, 13 documentaries, 25 animations. There are films from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Spain, United States, Iran, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Russia, Syria, among others.
There are two animations signed by the Portuguese: ‘Because this is my job’, by Paulo Monteiro, and ‘Ratio between two volumes’, by Catherine Sobral.
The grand jury will be presided over by Miguel Dias, one of the directors of the International Short Film Festival of Vila do Conde, the director of information and programs of Portuguese channels of TDM and the director and producer Detsky Graffam.
The festival, organized by Creative Macau, starts on the 4th and extends until December 9th at the Teatro Dom Pedro V.
Last year, Swedish director Mans Berthas’ ‘Bitchboy’ won the best film and best fiction awards for the eighth edition.