Filmaporto Funding Programme: Neves and Pascaud Grants

In 1906, Neves & Pascaud was the first company to present films to the public in Porto. It was also the entity responsible for the opening of at least four movie theaters, including the important Cinema Batalha in 1947.

António Neves was a local businessman, a symbol of our city’s vibrant industry and entrepreneurship. His French partner, Edmond Pascaud, came to Porto and brought with him the cinematographic knowledge he had acquired in Paris.

Filmaporto decided to create two scholarships to support film production and named them after these unique figures. Through these grants, we will finance, within a year, five projects made entirely in the city.

The Neves scholarship is open to artists, directors and producers living in the municipality of Oporto, while the Pascaud scholarship is for artists, directors and producers living outside the municipality.

The five grants, worth 20,000 euros each, will be awarded, through a competitive application process, to fiction and documentary films, series, experimental films and essays.

The application phase runs from May 29 to June 23 2023.

Beginning in March, Batalha Centro de Cinema will host monthly Filmaporto Screenings dedicated to filmmakers from Porto and projects filmed in the city. The screenings, which will take place on the final Thursday of each month at 7.15pm, will be free to attend.

The works shown will be selected by Filmaporto via an Open Call open between 9 January and 27 September.

The call is open to shorts and feature films produced by filmmakers resident in Porto or filmed in the city in the past two years. The films must not have been previously shown in public screenings in Porto, nor should they have a planned commercial release at the time of submission. Proposals should be submitted by email in line with the Open Call guidelines.

Open Call guidelines

Filmaporto Screenings at Batalha


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