Portuguese films making their mark

by Peter D. Marshall

from Portugal News Online.

One Portuguese film has been nominated for a major movie award while nine others are to be featured at the Rotterdam Cinema Festival in Holland, welcome recognition for a country that is striving to thrust its movie industry forward.

One Portuguese film has been nominated for a major movie award while nine others are to be featured at the Rotterdam Cinema Festival in Holland, welcome recognition for a country that is striving to thrust its movie industry forward.

The movie ‘1st Time 16mm’ by Portuguese film-maker Rui Goulart was nominated with an honourable mention at the Cinema Awards in Los Angeles.

It is the film-makers seventh full-length film, this time shot in Portugal, Italy, France and Spain.

Produced in 2008 with the support of Chiado Terrasse Filmes, the movie has now been distinguished with a nomination by one of the main official organisations in the USA in the realm of cinema, the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

‘1st Time 16mm’ tells the story of Miguel, a young film-maker who lives a series of adventures during the filming of his first full-length feature.

Cash-strapped but with an enormous will to succeed the production team chooses the cheapest form of filming, 16mm and go ahead with a project that they are the only ones to believe in.

Read the rest of this article from Portugal News Online.

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