School of Arts with 5 nominations in the Sophia Student Awards 2024

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 15:39
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On January 16, the nominees for this year's Sophia Student Awards, an initiative organized by the Portuguese Film Academy (APC), were announced.

The 10th edition of the Sophia Student Awards will be held from February 22 to 25, 2024, in Albufeira, and features five films from the School of Arts, nominated in four of the six categories of the competition: Best Poster, Experimental, Fiction and Master's and Doctorate.

"Memories in Motion" by Gabriel Andrade, designed by Pedro Silva, was nominated for best poster. "Oxímora Vida..." by Fernando Sá Machado was selected in the Best Experimental Short Film competition. The films "Caixa Aberta", by Guilherme Afonso, and "Kintsugi", by Martim da Cunha, were nominated for Best Fiction Short Film. The film "Coast", by Francisco Dias, was nominated for Best Master's and Doctoral Short Film.

The nominees can be consulted here.

More information on the nominated films:

MEMÓRIAS EM MOVIMENTO” by Gabriel Andrade
PEDRO SILVA, author of the poster

Synopsis: On April 1st, 2022, my grandfather passed away, and I got lost. I think my path changed when, a few days after his death, someone gave me a small VHS camera. "Memories in Motion" is a visual journey that leads the viewer to reflect on their momentary presence on earth and raises questions about the nature of a memory. On this journey, we discover that memories are more than static photographs in our minds. They are alive and constantly moving, transforming as we evolve as individuals. They influence us and move us forward.

MEMÓRIAS EM MOVIMENTO

OXÍMORA VIDA…"
Fernando Sá Machado

Synopsis: Rascal, a vagabond, embarks on a contradictory psychological journey to get out of the ego bubble in which his self-loathing and isolation have placed him. After his metamorphosis, his soul mate, Paloma, makes him realize that life is as complicated as it is simple - and that all he has to do is live.

OXÍMORA VIDA

CAIXA ABERTA"
Guilherme Afonso

Synopsis: A director, an actress and a crew hitchhike through northern Portugal with friends and strangers in order to create a film. The itinerary is a series of locations as random as the movie they want to make. There is no movie yet. The idea develops as expectations change and the dialogues build naturally in each location.

caixa aberta

KINTSUGI"
Martim da Cunha

Synopsis: We follow two brothers (David and Henrique) on a road trip after their mother's funeral. During the trip, the two relive childhood moments, open up about their lives and discuss a defining moment.

kintsugi

Coast
Francisco Dias

Synopsis: One winter's night, the sea once again threatens the apartment tower where two neighbors live. The next day, their children come to pressure them to leave everything behind.

litoral

 

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