The short films "How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal" and "Between The Shadows" were preselected for the short list of the César Awards, in France, announced the Académie des Arts et Technique.
The film by Eugène Green, "How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal", is selected to the Best Short Film award in a selection that includes a total of 24 films. The film is a result of a co-production between Noodles Production, O Som e Furia and Les Films du Fleuve, which premiered worldwide in the last edition of Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival and was featured in the Signs of Life program of the Locarno Film Festival.
The presence of Portuguese cinema in the Césars is extended to the category of animation cinema. "Between The Shadows", by Alice Eça Guimarães and Mónica Santos, was preselected to the Best Animated Film Award in short format. Produced by Animals, Vivement Lundi! and Um Segundo Filmes, the film won the Público Award in the latest edition of Curtas Vila do Conde.
The list of 12 nominees also includes three short films presented at Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival: "La Mort, Père & Fils" by Denis Walgenwtiz and Winshluss, "Raymonde or L'Évasion Verticale" by Sarah Van den Boom (awarded with the Audience Award of the International Competition) and "La Chute" by Boris Labbé (winner of the Grand Prix of the International Competition).
Created in 1976, the César Awards are given annually to the best French productions and co-productions. The final list of nominees for the awards will be announced on January 23rd by the Academy of Arts and Techniques du Cinéma.