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The festival dedicated to independent production cinema will run until February 3, mainly online, and with some screenings, through restrictive distance measures.
The Portuguese co-production “Spirits and rocks: An Azorean myth”, by the Swiss-Turkish director Aylin Gökmen, will be shown today at the festival in the short film program.
It was through the mobility program Doc Nomads Erasmus and a master’s degree that filmmaker Aylin Gökmen arrived in Portugal, discovering in the Azores the connection she wanted to explore in the film, between people and nature.
The film was shot in the archipelago, in particular on the island of Pico, in 2018, and served as the final master’s project of the director, but it was only in 2020 that it was sent to the film festivals, having premiered at the Locarno Festival, in Switzerland.
At the Sundance festival, also in the short film competition, there is the Brazilian ‘Inabitable’, by Matheus Farias, while in the international competition of fictional features is ‘A Nuvola Rosa’, by Iuli Gerbase, another Brazilian production.