This year, the Festival will brings us thirteen shorts films by Portugal’s most promising filmmakers.
The event will take place at Lincoln Center and Tribeca Film Center in New York • Lincoln Center – Howard Gilman Theater
144 West 65th Street
May 30 at 7 PM
• Tribeca Film Center
375 Greenwich St, New York
May 31 at 7 PM
The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF) was the first Portuguese short film festival in NYC and the US. The Festival shows the work of the new generation of young Portuguese directors.
By organizing the Festival annually in several countries, the Arte Institute intends to expand and win new audiences for the Portuguese cinema worldwide.
The Director of Arte Institute and the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Ana Ventura Miranda says that “The Portuguese Cinema has develop very much in the past years, especially the short film format and that the NYPSFF showcases the new directors but also the country itself and its creativity”.
The Arte Institute will continue to take the VIII Edition NY Portuguese Short Film Festival to all these countries, taking the vanguard of Portuguese cinema and opening new avenues of cultural cooperation.
The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival already been projected on 5 continents, 23 countries and 53 cities: New York, New Bedford, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Providence, San Diego and Rhode Island in United States; Lisbon, Porto and Cascais in Portugal; Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo and Brasilia in Brazil; Sidney in Australia; Johannesburg in South Africa; Luanda in Angola; Berlin in Germany; Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Montreal and Kingston in Canada; Macau in Republic of China; Paris in France; Mindelo in Cape Verde; Malabo in Equatorial Guinea; New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kolkata and Chandigarh in India; Nairobi in Kenya; Maputo in Mozambique; Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and Lublin in Poland; Brno in Czech Republic; London in United Kingdom; Szeged and Budapest in Hungary; Bucharest, Cluj and Timisoara in Romania; Dakar in Senegal; Bangkok in Thailand and Hanoi in Vietnam.
The short films were selected and submitted to a distinguished jury composed of figures of American, Portuguese and Brazilian film experts, as Ryan Balas (Director), Lia Fritz (Actress and Director) and Leticia Santinon (Curator).
Ivan by Bernardo Lopes
Iris by Paulo Renato Arroyo
GRIND by Yuri Alves
Vertical Time by Patrícia Andrade
On the following film by José Lobo Antunes
Vhils - Debris, Macau by José Pando Lucas
Fall by Nádia Santos
Tartus by Leonor Abreu and Francisco Mineiro
Portuguese Inspirations by António Freitas and Fábio
The Author by Rui Neto
Laura by Tânia Diz
The Hat by Alexandra Alves
First breath after coma by Casota Collective
Please find more information about the movies at the festival website: