For celebrating its 20th anniversary, Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency invites portuguese filmmakers to curate short film programs for several film festivals. Some of the festivals that will participate in this initiative are Caminhos do Cinema Português, Porto/Post/Doc, DocLisboa and Queer Lisboa and Queer Porto.
This Carte Blanche aims to revisit national cinema by portuguese filmmakers who will choose films according to the festivals' philosophy where they will be presented. The initiative kicked off last April the 14th at Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro, in Santa Maria da Feira. João Salaviza, João Nicolau and Mariana Gaivão are among the portuguese filmmakers who will curate the programmes.
Filmmaker Cláudia Varejão (Ama-San, Cold Day, Weekend) will be in charge of programming for the 23rd edition of Queer Lisboa and for the 5th edition of Queer Porto. The short films for this programme will be announced in the upcoming weeks.