Albufeira hosts university film exhibition “Sophia Student 2022”

Peter Webber, the director of the film “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, is confirmed to attend one of the masterclasses

Albufeira will become, from the 4th to the 13th of March, the stage of Sétima Arte, in the area of ​​university cinema, by hosting the exhibition “Sophia Student 2022”.

To this end, the Municipality signed, last Wednesday, February 2nd, a protocol of collaboration with the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema – Associação Portuguesa de Cinema – Associação
Portuguese of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, in an initiative that aims to encourage and motivate future filmmakers, stimulate educational institutes and their teaching staff and encourage debate and the sharing of experiences, through the presence of several national and international experts.

“This is excellent news for Albufeira, as it represents the beginning of a path on which we are taking the first steps, in the sense of promoting the seventh art and encouraging the young generations of Albufeiras, instilling in them a taste for cinema, namely by Portuguese films”, underlines the mayor of Albufeira.

The candidate films for the “Sophia Student 2022” Awards were produced, in Portuguese, by students from higher and technical education establishments during the 2020/2021 academic year.

José Carlos Rolo highlights that this is an excellent opportunity for young people in the county to see the result of the work developed by future filmmakers, attend lectures and have contact with national and international directors and, eventually, “let themselves be infected by the fascination of the profession ”.

At the same time, he adds, “Albufeira has excellent centrality and all the necessary infrastructure to host events related to the seventh art, in what we consider to be a clear bet on the development of the culture/tourism binomial”.

In turn, Paulo Trancoso, president of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, thanked the Municipality for the trust in hosting the Sophia Student Awards, in Albufeira, in an initiative that aims to contribute to the decentralization of the promotion of cinema as a cultural vehicle. “I hope this is the beginning of a long history of an event that will promote Albufeira and the Algarve region nationally and internationally”, he concluded.

The detailed presentation of the program is scheduled for the 4th of March, at a Press Conference, scheduled for 15:00, which will be attended by several film directors.

However, we can say that the program, which will take place in Albufeira, from the 4th to the 13th of March, includes several masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and round tables, under the theme “Realization in Cinema”, as well as debates dedicated to “Cinema Tecnológico” (cinema of the future).

Peter Webber, the director of the film “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, is confirmed to be in one of the masterclasses.

The Sophia Awards 2022 Gala is scheduled for March 13, at 15:00 pm, at the Albufeira Municipal Auditorium.