FFA featured in Público
Figueira Film Art was referenced in the cultural section of P3, one of the online platforms of the newspaper “Público”. Learn more about what has been published.
“The first edition of the Figueira Film Art, which runs from 8 to 14 september, in Figueira da Foz, will feature 118 films from eight countries in a contest, the organization announced.
In a press release, the organization of the event highlights “the greatest increase of the makers and producers registered”, stressing that it is the first edition of the event, twelve years after the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival was held for the last time.
Those 118 films, associated to categories of feature film, short documentary, fiction and video clip, all in a contest, were selected among the films and videos submitted, the number of entries hasn’t been said.
The promoters of Figueira FIlm Art also said that the full schedule will be published in August.
However, according to information released, on September 10, there will be a conference about Restauration and Heritage on the event schedule, where a film restored by Cinemateca Portuguesa about Figueira da Foz will be screened for the very first time. Two days later, on September 12, the Figueira Film Art will honor Aristides de Sousa Mendes, with the presence of family members of the Portuguese consul and the director and producer of “Aristides de Sousa Mendes – “O Cônsul de Bordéus”, which will be screened as a guest film on the same day.
In April, during a public presentation of the event, promoted by a non-profit association, the promoters said the festival aims to focus on independent film “with a bet on films and filmmakers guests, without excluding the possibility of screening previews”.
At the same time, Luís Albuquerque, the General Director of Figueira Film Art, announced his intention to have a theme on each night of the festival: “We’ll give due emphasis to the importance of documentary and environmental film, independent to the contemporary Figueira cinema, and of course, a little intervention by the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, among others”, he explained.
The movie screenings are planned for seven rooms – two auditoriums of CAE, the Santos Rocha Municipal Museum, the The Museological Nucleus of Salt, two bars and a cultural association of the city.
According to Luís Albuquerque, the first edition of the festival aims to “not only bring people to cinema, but also bring cinema to people”, and there are also collectives screenings of some of the 14 parishes of Figueira da Foz.
Translation by: Larissa Kusuki