The two films compete with “All Cats are Gray in The Dark” by Lasse Linder, “Genius Loci” by Adrien Mérigeau and “Sun Dog” by Dorian Jespers.
In the main category, for best film, are named “Another Round”, by Thomas Vinterberg, “Berlin Alexanderplatz“, by Burhan Qurbani, “Corpus Christi“, by Jan Komasa, “Martin Eden“, by Pietro Marcello, “The Painted Bird” by Václav Marhoul and “Undine” by Christian Petzold.
“Berlin Alexanderplatz” is also nominated in the category of best screenplay.
“Past Perfect” derives from the theater play “Antes“, by Pedro Penim, in which Jorge Jácome had worked on the visual component. The director rewrote the original text, adapting it to his personal inquiries and the cinematic context.
That year, the short film was part of the Berlin festival and has had a number of awards at around 60 film festivals where it has already been shown.
“Tio Tomás, A Contabilidade dos Dias” is the latest animation by Portuguese director Regina Pessoa, a tribute to a family member.
The film has already won several international awards in countries such as Japan, France and Brazil. In January of this year, he won the Best Short Film award from the Annie Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of animation cinema.
Among the 24 candidates for a nomination for the best short film at the European cinema awards were six Portuguese films: Jorge Jácome and Regina Pessoa’s films, “Invisível Herói“, by Cristèle Alves Meira, “A Mordida“, by Pedro Neves Marques , “The Shift”, by Laura Carreira, and “Nha Mila“, by Denise Fernandes