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Filipa Reis



Filipa REIS (1977) and João MILLER GUERRA (1974) live and work together in Lisbon, Portugal. They directed the documentaries "Fora da Vida" (Best Portuguese Short Film IndieLisboa 2015), "Bela Vista" (Best International Short Film FIDOCS 2013 and Honorable Mention MiradasDoc 2013), "Cama de Gato" (Best Portuguese Short Film IndieLisboa 2012 and Revelation Prize at Luso-Brazilian Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira 2012), "Orquestra Geração", "Nada Fazi" (Best Portuguese Film Fantasporto 2012 and Audience Award Cortex Short Film Festival Sintra 2012) and "Li Ké Terra" ( Best Portuguese Feature Film DocLisboa 2010 and Special Jury Mention MiradasDoc 2011 ). Their films were presented at international festivals such as Cinéma du Réel, IDFA, DokLeipzig, Bordocs, ForumdocBH, Festival dei Popoli, Olhar de Cinema, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, FIDBA, Dok.Fest, Molodist, Parnu, and others. Their first feature fiction film is currently in post-production. Together they have the film production company, Uma Pedra No Sapato, responsible for films such as, "Balada de um Batraquio", by Leonor Teles, who won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.

2015 Fora da Vida, Documentary, 35 ', Portugal
2014 Indespensável Treino da Vagueza, Documentary, 31 ', Portugal
2013 Fragmentos De Uma Observação Participativa, Documentary, 32 ', Portugal
2012 Bela Vista, Documentary, 30 ', Portugal
2012 Cama de Gato, Fiction, Documentary, 57 ', Portugal
2011 Nada Fazi, Documentary, 20 ', Portugal
2011 Orquestra Geração, Documentary, 63 ', Portugal
2010 Li Ké Terra, Documentary, 65 ', Portugal

Djon Africa, Feature Fiction Film, in post-production


Generation Orchestra

Orquestra Geracao (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 63 min

Generation Orchestra is a portrait of the impact of an initiative by the same name students from the Miguel Torga School, in Amadora.



Li Ké Terra

Li Ké Terra (Orig.) / 2010 / Portugal / 65 min

The story of Miguel Moreira and Ruben Furtado, two Cape Verdean immigrant descendants who live in Portugal but have no legal documents...



The Indispensable Practice of Vagueness

O Indispensável Treino da Vagueza (Orig.) / 2014 / Portugal / 45 min

“To come to a new through things that are not exactly new.” Manuel Castro Caldas



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With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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