Alfaião (2016)

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Production Company: School of Arts, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Genre: Short Documentary | Duration: 13 mins. | Image: Full HD and Color

Sinopsys
In the countryside painted in white by the frost, the birds sing while entrapping the hunter who warms himself in the early sunlight. In the fireplace, the wood crackles in the fire and warms the elderly who are making siesta in company of their cat. We are in the village, where there it is always too hot despite the cold weather and the rain once in a while. This village is Alfaião.

Awards
2017 – Honorable Mention, DO PÃO – International Documentary Film Festival, 2nd Edition, Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal;
2017 – Audience Award, Shortcutz Funchal, Annual Award, 2nd Edition, Funchal, Portugal;
2018 – Best Short Film of February, Shortcutz Caldas da Rainha, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal;
2018 – Best Short Film of May, Shortcutz Covilhã, Covilhã, Portugal;
2018 – Best Short Film European, International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, 5th Edition, Ierapetra, Greece;
2018 – Best Documentary Short Film, FICABC – Atlantic International Film Festival, Barranquilla, Colombia, 4th Edition, Barranquilla, Colombia;

Nominations
2017 – Best Portuguese Short Film, CBA – Cinema Blogger Awards, Annual Award, 5th Edition, Portugal;
2018 – Blooom Award by Warsteiner, Art Priz, 9th Edition, Germany;

Selections
2017 – Encontros de Cinema de Viana, 17th Edition, Award PrimeirOlhar, Viana do Castelo, Portugal;
2017 – M.U.X – Misantropia Utópica Excessiva, 1st Edition, Art Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal;
2017 – À RAIA – Mostra de Cinema Ibérico, 3rd Edition, Documentary, Chaves, Portugal;
2017 – DO PÃO – International Documentary Film Festival, 2nd Edition, Short Film, Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal;
2017 – MOITAMOSTRA – Encontro de Artes em Meio Rural, 17th Edition, Cinema, Screening without Competition, Aldeia da Moita, Portugal;
2017 – Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, 31st Edition, Indigenous Peoples, Pärnu, Estonia;
2017 – FARCUME – Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro, 7th Edition, Documentary, Faro, Portugal;
2017 – FENACIES – Festival de Cine Estudantil, 7th Edition, Documentary, Montevideo, Uruguay;
2017 – Shortcutz Funchal, Edition #18, Shorts in Competition, Funchal, Portugal;
2017 – FIFER – International Ethnographic Film Festival of Recife, 8th Edition, Parallel Section (Out of Competition), Recife, Brazil;
2017 – FENAVID – Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Cruz, 17th Edition, University Section, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia;
2017 – C U V E T E, 1st Edition, Art Exhibition, Aveiro, Portugal;
2017 – BFF – Bushman Film Festival, 1st Edition, Modjé Brown (Out of Competition), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire;
2017 – Noite Triplex, 1st Night, Screening without Competition, Matosinhos, Portugal;
2017 – Ymotion – Concurso e Mostra de Cinema Jovem de Famalicão, 3rd Edition, Competition, Famalicão, Portugal:
2017 – PLATEAU – Festival Internacional de Cinema da Praia, 4th Edition, Short Documentaries, Praia, Cape Verde;
2017 – Nuovi Mondi Film Festival, 6th Edition, Competition, Valloriate, Italy;
2017 – C(H)ORTA – Festival de Curtas do Faial, 2nd Edition, Competition, Faial, Portugal;
2017 – Intimate Lens – Visual Ethnographic Film Festival, 7th Edition, Documentaries, San Giorgio del Sannio, Italy;
2017 – Cinema no Palácio, Cycle 3, Screening without Competition, Lisbon, Portugal;
2018 – International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA, 21st Edition, Short Documentary, Jelenia Góra, Poland;
2018 – Pugnant Film Series, Angels have no Wings, Screening without Competition, Athens, Greece;
2018 – Curtas à Quarta, Session 1, Screening without Competition, Ponte Delgada, Portugal;
2018 – Shortcutz Caldas da Rainha, Session #4, Shorts in Competition, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal;
2018 – Shortcutz Lisboa, Session #303, Shorts in Competition, Lisbon, Portugal;
2018 – SEFF – Smaragdni Eco Film Festival, 11th Edition, Short Film, Rudopolje, Croatia;
2018 – NTFF – Norway Tamil Film Festival, 9th Edition, International Films, Oslo, Norway;
2018 – NOFLASH Video Show, 2nd Edition, Official Selection, Screening without Competition, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America;
2018 – OCFF – Ocean Coast Film Festival, 1st Edition, Portuguese Short Films, Lavra, Portugal;
2018 – UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival, 6th Edition, Official Selection, Screening without Competition, Los Angeles, California, United States of America;
2018 – Shortcutz Porto, Session #232, Shorts in Competition, Porto, Portugal;
2018 – Moviected, 1st Edition, Documentary, Kolkata, India;
2018 – International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, 5th Edition, Short Documentary, Ierapetra, Greece;
2018 – Tourfilm Riga, 11th Edition, Tourism Destination – City, Culture Tourism and Eco Tourism, Riga, Latvia;
2018 – Curta Arte – Festival de Curtas-Metragens, 1st Edition, Official Selection, Screening without Competition, Cascais, Portugal;
2018 – Mostremp – Mostra de Cinema Rural del Pallars, 7th Edition, Official Selection, Tremp, Spain;
2018 – Festival Curtas Metragens, 2nd Edition, Official Section, Portalegre, Portugal;
2018 – Shortcutz Covilhã, Session #06, Shorts in Competition, Covilhã, Portugal;
2018 – Spiritual Film Festival Contracorriente, 5th Edition, Roots, Bogotá, Colombia;
2018 – Festival Liberdade, 6th Edition, Cinema and Theater, Screening without Competition, Alcochete, Portugal;
2018 – Shortcutz Figueira da Foz, Session #13, Shorts in Competition, Figueira da Foz, Portugal;
2018 – LUNATIK Short Film Festival Leipzig, 1st Edition, Official Selection, Screening without Competition, Leizpig, Germany;
2018 – ISFF – International Shorts Film Festival, 1st Edition, Official Competition, Melbourne, Australia;
2018 – The Unseen Festival, 2nd Edition, Invisible Islands, Screening without Competition, Denver, Colorado, United States of America;
2018 – AegeanDocs – International Documentary Film Festival, 6th Edition, Best International Short Films, Mytilene, Greece;
2018 – Horn Festival, 1st Edition, Official Selection, Jerusalem, Israel;
2018 – LCIFF – Lake City International Film Festival, 3rd Edition, Short Films – International Gwalior, India;
2018 – MôTif Film Festival, 1st Edition, Official Selection, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America;
2018 – Agenda Cultural, Cinema, Screening without Competition, Custóias, Portugal;
2018 – CineEco – Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental da Serra da Estrela, 24th Edition, Short Competition – Portuguese Language, Seia, Portugal;
2018 – Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador, 3rd Edition, Daily Life, Screening without Competition, Quito, Ecuador;
2018 – FICP – Festival Internacional de Cine de la Patagonia, 3rd Edition, Documentary, Trelew, Patagonia, Argentina;
2018 – Short cut, 3rd Edition, Life, Inđija, Serbia;
2018 – FICM – Festival of Cinema and Sea, 5th Edition, Documentary Official Competition, Mirleft, Morocco;
2018 – Marmaris International Short Film Festival, 4th Edition, International Special Selection – Documentary, Screening without Competition, Marmaris, Turkey;
2018 – BGFF – The Bioscope Global Film Festival, 5th Edition, Official Selection Amritsar, India;
2018 – FICABC – Atlantic International Film Festival, Barranquilla, Colombia, 4th Edition, Short Documentary, Barranquilla, Colombia;
2018 – Festival de Curtas Jovem, 1st Edition, Official Selection, Screening without Competition, Chaves, Portugal;
2018 – International Independent Film Festival PUBLICYSTYKA, 25th Edition, Official Selection, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland;
2018 – LIFFY – Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, 4th Edition, Official Selection, New Haven, Connecticut, United Sates of America;
2018 – Veritas Film Festival, 1st Edition, Documentary/Experimental, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, United Sates of America;
2018 – Cooltourall, 2nd Edition, Cinema, Selection, Screening without Competition, Vila Verde, Portugal;
2018 – VIDEOBARDO – Videobardo Film Festival, 7th Edition, Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina;