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In 2020, the festival had been rescheduled for October, due to the covid-19 pandemic, but this year the board resumes its usual schedule, with the 29th edition scheduled for July, between the 16th and the 25th.
The international festival dedicated to short films reveals that it will highlight four directors in non-competitive sections: the Portuguese Jorge Jácome, the Iranians Ali Asgari, and Farnoosh Samadi, and the Greek Jacqueline Lentzou.
There are four filmmakers of a new generation, whose work reveals a contemporary and avant-garde approach, punctually disruptive, which crosses the borders of genres and dares to experience the limits of cinematographic language.
The festival will also showcase a selection of works by director Ali Asgari and filmmaker Farnoosh Samadi, both Iranians and whose work has aesthetic resonances with Asghar Farhadi’s cinema.
From Jacqueline Lentzou, one of the new voices of Greek cinema and whose films have already been in Berlin and Locarno, the Portuguese festival highlights the choice of the family and in particular adolescence as themes of the author’s cinema.