FEST brings free cinema to downtown Porto!

FEST - New Filmmakers | New Films Festival, will be held from June 19th to 26th, in Espinho, but not before taking the action to Porto. On June 2nd and 3rd, FEST WARM UP PORTO unravels a ambicious programme that will take films to various parts of the city, with short film sessions, film conversations and even a masterclass on film distribution.

Access to all sessions is free and the programme, in addition to allowing the public access to great works by new directors, includes many surprises:

The sessions will take place at Rectory of U.Porto, UPTEC PINC, FNAC (Stª Catarina) and train stations between Porto and Aveiro.



Rectory of U.Porto - June 2nd

7:00 PM  - Masterclass "Distribution of Cinema" with Filipe Pereira | Rectory of U. Porto
In this masterclass Filipe Pereira, Fest Director will explore many of the reasons why it is absolutely essential for young professionals from the audio visual world to participate in major film events; Several essential alternatives and concepts will be addressed and should be taken into account when defining a content distribution strategy through the international festival circuit; An overview of the international and national festival circuit will be presented; Methods to ensure job selection; Networking techniques and presence in "large scale" events.
The masterclass ends with a case study on FEST, which is largely organized as an introduction to this world, incorporating not only competitions and exhibitions of works, but also includes various training activities, direct contact with the international film industry and funding forums.  This masterclass is free. Registration HERE

10:00 PM –  Outdoor Cinema  | Praça dos Leões
In the open, in one of the busiest downtown squares, nothing fits so well with a post-dinner café, than a movie or two. Or five! Among thrillers, documentaries about unusual artists, fattening in a healthy way and by love, madness is highlighted, in a session that will not leave anyone indifferent.

Rectory of U.Porto - June 3rd

3:00 PM - Children's Session | Rectory of U. Porto
FEST takes the younger audiences to the Rectory of the University of Porto, for a session as original as their imagination. In the world of “everything is possible”, 7 short films appear, with caring grandparents, reservoir puppies and even a retrospective (mini, the size of the intended audience!) of the works in animation of director Pedro Lino.