Porto/Post/Doc: industry-oriented activities promote projects from Porto

Industry Screenings at Porto/Post/Doc — organised by the festival in partnership with Filmaporto — will take place on 21 and 22 November at Passos Manuel. These private screenings are aimed at agents from the film industry and present a selection of works originating in Porto, the north of Portugal and Galicia that are seeking a worldwide premiere. Among the selected projects are four films supported by Filmaporto’s Grants in 2021: “O Pão” by Lúcia Prancha, “Grito” by Luís Costa, “O Pátio do Carrasco” by André Gil Mata and the animated film “Quase me Lembro” by Dmitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima.

The festival, which runs until 26 November, includes a range of activities intended exclusively for film industry professionals — programmers, festival artistic directors, sales agents, distributors and others. The principal objective of these meetings between professionals from around the world is to provide opportunities for promotion, distribution and internationalisation of national projects, growing Porto as a location for film production.

For the second year in a row, the project Working Class Heroes — which aims to support audiovisual production in and about Porto — invites three filmmakers to present a proposal for a film about the working community in Porto in front of an international jury. The winning project will be produced during a two-year artistic residency in the city. In this edition, Jorge Quintela, Mariana Gaivão and Mónica Martins Nunes will present their projects “Bunker”, “Vigília” and “Não Há Dia que Não Venha”, respectively, in a public event at Maus Hábitos, on 22 November at 17h30.

On the day before, 21 November, at 19h30, the festival dedicates a screening to the three directors at Passos Manuel, with the films “Sobre El Cielo” by Jorge Quintela, “Ruby” by Mariana Gaivão and “Sortes” by Mónica Martins Nunes.

Dedicated to documentary cinema, Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival also includes competitive sections — International, Cinema Falado, Cinema Novo and Transmission — themed programmes, retrospective sections, films for children and teenagers, and spaces for debate, workshops and parties.