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Worshop for critics of cinema

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This is the second edition of this event included in the program of the 25th Festival of Short Films in Vila do Conde.

The history of cinema is already long and centennial. Over the decades, the cinema has lived with a critical discourse about its own condition. Film critics, first rooted in physical publications such as magazines and newspapers, occupied a central place in the construction of a canon on film discourses. Nowadays, the critics is undergoing several changes, mainly by the change of its support, moving from the physical press to the internet, with its democratization, but also with its banalization.
Recognizing the complexity of the new critical paradigm, this workshop meets the need to train and enhance new values of film critics, allowing a dialogue between generations and a platform to develop a critical discussion about the films that are exhibited at Curtas Vila do Conde.
The workshop will be composed of two phases, the first one aimed at learning the different modes of criticism and different models of cinema history through masterclasses and conversations. The second, in tutorial mode, for the accompaniment of the festival and the production of texts. This material produced by the participants will be published on the festival's web platforms, as well as by the press partners. The training will be guided by festival tutors and by national and international press guests. It has a duration of 7 days, including 22h of masterclasses and 24h of tutorials.

It is an intensive course, in which participants are actively involved in the festival, viewing films and writing texts for publication. The Workshop starts on July 7th and lasts until July 14th, with daily tutorials, movie viewing, participation in debates and a daily masterclass with guests.
Daniel Ribas and Paulo Cunha
Guest Speakers
Jorge Mourinha, Javier H. Estrada, Nicole Brenez, João Tabarra, Filipa César, among others.
Topics to be addressed
Techniques of writing and interview, modes of criticism, tendencies of contemporary cinema, experimental cinema, cinematic art.
Entries are accepted until- 31.05.2017

Includes Free Pass that gives access to all sessions of the festival, except for exceptions indicated in the program.

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