11 Short Films from Portugal
The Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto, Camões, Institute for Cooperation and
Language, and the Arte Institute present the VII Edition of the NY Portuguese
Short Film Festival on December 8, 2017 at Cinema Carlton in Toronto.
This year, the Festival will brings us eleven shorts films by Portugal’s most promising
20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
December 8 – 7.00 PM
NEW YORK PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVAL
The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF) was the first Portuguese film festival in NYC
and the US. The Festival shows the work of the new generation of young Portuguese directors.
By organizing the Festival annually in several countries, the Arte Institute intends to expand
and win new audiences for the Portuguese cinema worldwide.
The Director of Arte Institute and the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Ana Ventura Miranda
says that “The Portuguese Cinema has develop very much in the past years, especially the
short film format and that the NYPSFF showcases the new directors but also the country itself
and its creativity”.
The Arte Institute will continue to take the VII Edition NY Portuguese Short Film Festival to all
these countries, taking the vanguard of Portuguese cinema and opening new avenues of
The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival already passed for 5 continents, 21 countries and 44
cities: New York, New Bedford, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Providence and Rhode
Island in United States; Lisbon, Porto and Cascais in Portugal; Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo and
Brasilia in Brazil; Sidney in Australia; Johannesburg in South Africa; Luanda in Angola; Berlin in
Germany; Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Kingston in Canada; Macau in Republic
of China; Paris in France; Malabo in Equatorial Guinea; New Delli, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa,
Kolkata and Chandigarh in India; Nairobi in Kenya; Maputo in Mozambique; Warsaw, Carcow,
Poznan, Wroclaw and Lublin in Poland; Brno in Czech Republic; London in United Kingdom;
Szeged in Hungary; Bucharest in Romania; Dakar in Senegal and Bangkok in Thailand.
The short films were selected and submitted to a distinguished jury composed of figures of
American, Portuguese and Brazilian film experts, as Rúben Alves (Director), Márcio Miranda
Perez (Sao Paulo International Short Festival) and Don Cato (Director).
Carga by Luís Campos
The Wood Craver or The World´s Most Beautiful
Workshop by João Vasco
The Fear Installation by Ricardo Leite
You by Hugo Pinto
Once Upon a Thread (Guest Short Film) by Patrícia
A Room in Lisbon by Francisco Carvalho
Alvanéu by André C. Santos
Manuel by Bruno Carnide
The Amazing Ordinary Man by Paulo Portugal
Ribbon Tooth by Sara Gouveia
Please find more information about the movies at the festival website: www.nypsff.arteinstitute.org/.