FEST 2022 will have its usual wide range of competitive sections; rewarding and exhibiting some of the most ground-breaking works from around the world.
Each section focuses on a particular genre and format, even if all of them seasoned by an incessant search for new film discourses and new artistic interpretations, a search that is always conscious that it is within the so-called “New Cinema” world that this endless quest persists in its purest form.
One of the main goals of FEST continues to be the promotion and development of Portuguese cinema sustainably, encouraging and promoting new filmmakers and creating new audiences. In the programming of the National Grand Prix, we saw several returns, which is the case of Guilherme Daniel with "Os Abismos da Alma"; Débora Gonçalves with "Happiness and Morbid Things"; and Gonçalo Almeida with "A Rapariga de Saturno", among others. The program counts, for example, with the premiere of "The Event", co-directed by Hugo Sousa from Espinho.
Salomé Lamas, Basil da Cunha, Pedro Almeida, Diogo Costa Amarante, Jorge Quintela, Rita Quelhas, Ico Costa, Pedro Lino, Mariana Gaivão, Bruno Carnide, Ricardo Leite or Bernardo Lopes, you name it, the names that have turned Portugal into a hotbed of cinematic creativity have all been through our scope.
Between 20th and 27th of June all this new talents will be at Espinho. Join them.
National Grand Prix - Official Selection 2022:
"When the Earth Bleeds" João Vicente Morgado (Portugal)
"Vortex" Guilherme Branquinho (Portugal)
"Femogtyve" João Moreira (Portugal)
"Kumaru" Bruno Maravilha, Patrícia Santos & Tânia Teixeira (Portugal)
"The Event" Frank Mosley & Hugo De Sousa (EUA/Portugal)
"Meek" Mariana Bártolo (Portugal)
"Two Sisters" LoTA Gandra (Portugal)
"Block" de João Vaz Oliveira (Portugal)
"They made me believe I was daddy's girl when I was in fact momma's boy" Sol Marques Duarte (Portugal)
"Ultra" João Lourenço (Portugal)
"From a Room to the Cinema to Outside" Leonardo Miranda (Portugal)
"The Abyss of the Soul" Guilherme Daniel (Portugal)
"The Hapiness of Living Dying" Débora Gonçalves (Portugal)
"More than Blood" Sibelle Lobo (Portugal)
"The Girl From Saturn" Gonçalo Almeida (Portugal)
"Kafka" Tiago Iuri (Portugal)
"Beacon" Henrique Brazão (Portugal)
"Nha Sunhu" José Magro (Portugal)