Preparatory work has already started for the fourth edition of the Sea Film Festival.
The Sea Film Festival, promoted and organized by the Ílhavo Maritime Museum, is scheduled for April 17-21. Until then, there is already a set of activities that make the festival move, namely in the scope of school projects and with the very short film contest “New Sights Lumière”, inspired by the films of the Lumière brothers made at the beginning of cinematic art.
This is a creative challenge because it prevents competitors from utilizing some of the technological possibilities of today's media, forcing them to focus only on the narrative component that the moving image contains.
The works must be submitted by March 15th, following the rules of participation, and in this year's edition there will be a pre-selection of the very short films that will be in the final phase of the contest. All filming that mirrors the Sea theme, lasting up to two minutes, in one plane, in black and white or color, without sound, without physical or optical, fictional or documentary camera movements, is allowed.
The finalist works will be exhibited during the Sea Film Festival, followed by awards in the following categories: from 12 to 15 years old; from 16 to 18 years old; documentary, from the age of 19; and fiction, from the age of 19.
At this moment, the RiaMar Memories Contest is also underway, aimed at students in the 3rd cycle of Basic and Secondary Education in the schools of Ílhavo and Aveiro. Dedicated this year to the theme “Sea and Lagoon”, this is a competition that distinguishes video interviews in order to promote student interaction with people, memories and maritime occupations in the region.
Sea Film Festival
The Sea Film Festival, promoted by the Ílhavo Maritime Museum, in partnership with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century of the University of Coimbra, has as its thematic referent the Sea, exploring the multiplicity of expressions that the moving image has developed around the maritime universe. This film festival is a project co-financed by the ERDF through the 2020 Center - part of the "Territories with History: the Sea, Fisheries and Communities" Project.