Frames Shorts is the competitive segment of the Frames Portuguese Film Festival. Promoting the development of new cinematographic content and innovation through sharp short movies, it provides a platform for a multitude of young directors looking for a breakthrough and the opportunity to show their work beyond borders.
Em Caso de Fogo (In Case of Fire)
TOMÁS PAULA MARQUES | PORTUGAL | 2019 | 23 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
It’s summer in the Portuguese countryside, where the local festivities take place. Chico is haunted by a hate crime committed in his village against a boy who was secretly close to him. Throughout this journey, Chico, pressured by his friends, tries both to follow their social standards and hide his fears and desires.
Entre Sombras (Between the Shadows)
MÓNICA SANTOS, ALICE GUIMARÃES | PORTUGAL | 2018 | 13 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself.
JOÃO SALAVIZA, RICARDO ALVES JR. | PORTUGAL | 2018 | 19 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Russa returns to Bairro do Aleixo in Porto, visiting her sister and friends with whom she celebrates her son’s birthday. In this brief reunion, Russa returns to the collective memory of her neighbourhood where three of the five towers still remain standing.