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 that starts this Monday, 9 January, and will remain open until 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.
Also at Batalha, Filmaporto will host events organised by film industry bodies, acting as a point of exchange for film professionals. As such, in partnership with the Centro de Cinema, Filmaporto will provide rooms for holding test screenings, press screenings, meetings and other initiatives.