|Clermont-Ferrand is a festival entirely dedicated to short films, with three competitive sections: the international competition, the Labo competition (dedicated to experimental cinema) and the national competition, directed exclusively at French short films.|
The films ESTILHAÇOS, by José Miguel Ribeiro and CAMPO DE VÍBORAS, by Cristèle Alves Meira, are in the international competition. The films A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X by Gabriel Abrantes and THE DOCKWORKER'S DREAM by Bill Morrison are in the Labo competition.
ESTILHAÇOS is a film about how the war settles in the body of the people who live through it and how it contaminates other human beings.
CAMPO DE VÍBORAS is an inexplicable drama that takes place in a village in northeastern Portugal: an old lady is found dead in a garden full of vipers. The rumours about what must have happened start to spread quickly. The film A Brief History of Princess X brings a story of the infamous "Princess X”, a work of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi. It started out as a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte 's equally infamous great-grandniece, Marie.
Finally, The Dockworker's Dream, inspired by the diversity of the Portuguese heritage, takes the viewer on a journey along the river, to ports, factories, cities and families through the unknown.
|In last year's edition, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival received around 100,000 viewers. This year, Portugal is competing with 65 short films, which you can find out about on the website, ordered by number of entries, country and category. Unselected films will be part of the catalog of the Short Film Market.|