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NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2018


The Arte Institute is pleased to present the VIII Edition of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival in New York City on May 30 and 31, 2018 at Lincoln Center and Tribeca Film Center.

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).


May 30

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  


May 31

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:



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