FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival announces the full lineup for its 17th edition



– A traditional edition with an 8-day program of physical film screenings in Espinho

The Sacred Spirit by Chema Garcia Ibarra

Hope is the theme of this year’s FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival, as the festival returns for its 17th edition with a traditional format of physical film screenings and Masterclasses in Espinho, October 4-11.

Start by Catherine corsini‘s The divide [+see also:
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, winner of the Queer Palm in Cannes, and closing with The Sacred Spirit [+see also:
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through Chema Garcia Ibarra, the festival sets the tone for a selection of films that have won multiple awards in its feature film competition. The Golden Lynx Competition presents 7 fiction films and 3 documentaries, including Valdimar Jóhannsson‘s Lamb [+see also:
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, zero fuck given [+see also:
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through Julie lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre, pebbles through Vinothraj PS, Franz Böhm‘s Dear future children [+see also:
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, and Enforcement through Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid.

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The Sylver Lynx Competition offers a selection of more than 50 short films divided into Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental sections, welcoming back directors like Laura Rantanen, winner of the Sylver Lynx Award for Best FEST Documentary in 2019, and Tomek Popakul, winner of the award for best animation in 2020. Portuguese short films are honored as usual in the National Grand Prix competition, which has extended to three sessions this year, showing a total of 22 films . Bruno Carnide returns to the festival with O Voo das Mantas, as do Ruben Sevivas with Sobrevoo, Alberto Seixas with Hunting day, Mathilde Calado with Como Gado and Edgar Morais with We will not forget. But this selection of films from the new generation of Portuguese filmmakers also includes festival debuts, like Musgo, duo Alexandra Guimarães and Gonçalo L. Almeida, and Philippe Melo‘s O Lobo Solitaire. Emerging international talent will be highlighted in the NEXXT competition: an 8-session program that includes works from institutions such as FAMU, Film Akademy Vienna, Le Fresnoy and UCLA.

Focusing on new formats, FEST will present its first TV series: two episodes of The Sugar Captains, produced by a FEST veteran Ricardo leite and produced by Maria & Mayer, will be screened at the festival as part of its new section called Echoes. In other non-competitive sections, the FEST will focus on Catalan cinema, in the Saveurs du monde program, and a retrospective on Isabelle Coixetthe work of Be Kind Rewind. The latter will be screened in Porto (Cinema Trindade) and Lisbon (Culturgest), maintaining last year’s strategy of expanding the festival to territories other than Espinho. Isabel Coixet will also be part of the Industry program of the FEST, which this year is organizing a physical edition, with Irvine Welsh, Tony grisoni, Dorte Schneider, Tetsuo nagata and Eddy joseph like some of the confirmed guests. The festival will also offer a special selection of feature and short films online, October 11-18, on Filmin’s streaming platform.

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