Portuguese Film Screenings 2019 to kick off in three Romanian cities next week

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3, 4 December, Cinema Dacia, Cluj-Napoca

4, 5 December, Library of UPT, Timișoara

4 December, Cinema Elvire Popesco, Bucharest

 

New York Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF), the first Portuguese short film festival in the United States and the The Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival, featuring productions from countries where Portuguese is the official language will be screened this year in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara next week.

NYPSFF promotes the newest trends in Portuguese cinema and young Portuguese directors, aiming to bring Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. During its nine editions, the festival has been screened in the United States, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Angola, Australia, Poland, Canada, Germany, China, Mozambique, UK, Thailand, France, Kenya, India, Hungary, Senegal, Czech Republic and Romania.

This year’s edition consists of 15 short films curated by a jury nominated by Arte Institute in New York. The variety of themes is meant to encourage intercultural dialogue.

The Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival – FCCPLP brings forward short films produced in countries where Portuguese is the official language and to showcase the directors behind the various films of countries where Portuguese is the official language.

This year’s edition consists of 5 productions from São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Cape Verde, Portugal and Brazil.

The themes defining this edition are women’s status, immigration, traditions, customs and beliefs.

New York Portuguese Short Film Festival and The Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival will be screened in Romania, in Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara and Bucharest, cities where Portuguese language is taught, according to the following program:

  • Cluj-Napoca

NYPSFF – 3 December, 18:30, Cinema Dacia;

FCCPLP – 4 December, 18:30, Cinema Dacia;

Free entry.

  • Timișoara

NYPSFF – 4 December, 18:30, Library of UPT;

FCCPLP – 5 December, 18:30, Library of UPT;

Free entry.

  • Bucharest

NYPSFF –  4 December, 18:30, Cinema Elvire Popesco;

FCCPLP – 4 December, 21:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco.

Tickets available on www.eventbook.ro.

 

The screenings will be subtitled in English and in Romanian.

The Romanian subtitles were translated by students at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Bucharest University, with the support of Fernando Pessoa Department, Corina Nuțu and Claudia Vlad, during the Subtitles Workshop, initiated by translator Simina Popa.

Organizers: Arte Institute, Asociația Fala Português!

Romania Journal is supporting the festival as media partner.

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