Figueira Film Art 2018
The organization of Figueira Film Art provides information on the 5th Edition of the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, which runs from August 27 to September 2, 2018.
Total number of films submitted:
253 entries from 40 countries.
• Fiction – 20
• Documentary – 16
• Fiction – 49
• Documentary – 19
Video Clip – 53
Schools – 96
Sponsor of FFA: On Friday, August 31, at the CAE, the sponsor of the festival will be honored, which this year is Dr. Paulo Fragoso, President of the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema, followed by a colloquium on the subject of: “Audiovisual support in Portugal” with the presence of some familiar faces from 7th Art.
Casino Figueira, August 29: As usual, the organization FFA will honor three more Figueira natives with a certificate in areas that concern Arts and Culture in general. For this edition, Gonçalo Cadilhe, Alexandra Curado and Dr. Gouveia de Carvalho were chosen.
Partnership with Magenta: As in past year, there will be a painting contest about the 7th Art in partnership with Magenta, for which it will be held an exhibit of the paintings in Room Number 3 from CAE.
Opening Ceremony: Will be held at the CAE, on August 27, with the screening of the film “French Cancan”, produced by Jean Renoir, in 1954. This film is part of the great cycle of French Cinema which Leopardo Filmes started in Cinema Nimas on July 12, and will be released only on September 15. This will be a pre-release at Figueira Film Art, reminding that this film is considered a masterpiece in Cinema, where a restored version will be screened.
This screening will be preceded by a press conference scheduled for 9:30pm.
Closing Ceremony: Will be held at the CAE, on Saturday, September 1st, where the FFA award will be handed to the winning films. On Sunday, September 2nd, the winning films of the 5fth edition of FFA will be screened. Once more, the Jazz Orchestra of CAE will enhance the event.
SUPPORTS: Câmara Municipal da Figueira da Foz, Centro de Artes e Espetáculos da Figueira da Foz, Casino Figueira, Hotel Sweet Atlantic SPA, Octagono, Glassdrive, Olaias Restaurant and Fordoc.
Translation by: Larissa Kusuki