"Dogs Barking at Birds" finalist of European Film Awards

22 October 2019

"Dogs Barking at Birds" by Leonor Teles is in the race for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. Winners are known on December 7th.

Portuguese director Leonor Teles' latest short film, "Dogs Barking at Birds", is nominated for the European Film Awards in the category of Best Short Film. These awards recognise the excellence of films produced in Europe and are delivered annually by the European Film Academy, which is composed of about 3500 cinema professionals. The 32nd European Film Awards will be held in Berlin, Germany, on December the 7th.

"Dogs Who Bark At Birds" follows the summer days of Vicente and his family, forced to leave their home in central Porto, due to real estate speculation and had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival last September.

Produced by Uma Pedra no Sapato and promoted internationally by the AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency, "Dogs Barking at Birds" was commissioned and financed by the Municipality of Porto, within the scope of the project Cultura em Expansão, and entirely shot in the city of Porto.

After “Batrachian’s Ballad” (Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale 2016), this is the second short film by Leonor Teles, director who debuted at the commercial circuit earlier this year the long “Ashore” - Prix International de la SCAM at the Cinéma du Réel, Prix de la Ville d'Amiens at Festival d'Amiens (France) and Mejor Opera International Prima at Mar del Plata Festival (Argentina).

Alto Patrocínio


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