Young director from Quarteira wins award at film festival

Caminhos do Cinema Português is a generalist festival focused on contemporary Portuguese cinematography

The young director from Quarteira, Bernardo Lopes, won the revelation prize at the XXVI Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, with his short film “Moço”, shot between Alte and Salir. The City Council has already come to congratulate the filmmaker. 

This prize was awarded for his work in the short film “Moço”, shot between Alte and Salir, in December 2018, a production to which the municipality was associated, through the Loulé Film Office. The film premiered on IndieLisboa last August.

This is the second film that Bernardo Lopes has made in the municipality and which takes the municipality's name to festivals around the world. The short film “Ivan”, shot in Quarteira in January 2017, won three awards in the United States – Grand Jury Prize in Laughlin, Best Film at the New York Portuguese Short Film Festival and Best Director at the Chelsea Film Festival, also in New York .

“We are pleased with this distinction, which publicly recognizes the talent of yet another young person in our municipality. Bernardo Lopes is part of this new generation of creatives who, through his passion and his work, has stood out in the most diverse areas at national and international level», underlines the mayor of Loulé Vítor Aleixo.

The mayor also highlights the fact that the short film “Moço” had as its backdrop two towns in the interior of the municipality.

«Without a doubt that cinema and other areas of the audiovisual world have also been an important vehicle in the promotion of our territory and, in this case in particular, of a mountainous area characterized by beautiful landscapes, a rich natural heritage, and excellent cuisine and by friendly people who know how to receive», he says.

The Caminhos do Cinema Português is a generalist festival focused on contemporary Portuguese cinematography, being a unique event in Portugal, for the way it promotes cinematographic exhibition, discussion and practice.