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.
HELENA ESTRELA | PORTUGAL | 2018 | 18 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Through saline paths, hand in hand, two lovers wander. Whoever sees them feels afraid of the echoes from the past. A fervent summer atmosphere rises. A song from the tides faints and invades the beach.
Estas Mãos São Minhas (These Are My Hands)
ANDRÉ MIGUEL FERREIRA | PORTUGAL | 2019 | 8 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
For the last nineteen years, Adelaide Ribeiro goes on the same trip twice a week. These Are My Hands is the result of the documentation of what makes this ritual essential for the director’s grandmother, and of the analysis of the deep connection that binds them.
JORGE JÁCOME | PORTUGAL | 2019 | 23 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
”Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.” Pedro Penim
3 Anos Depois (3 Years Later)
PAULO PATRÍCIO | PORTUGAL | 2018 | 13 MIN | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A woman returns.
As night falls,
a storm’s coming.