Seven divers and an ocean. A lot of oxygen in order to face the deep waters of Brazilian short filmmaking. A flashlight in hand to find, in this sea of cinematographic possibilities, works that express the richness of our production. Just like the seabed, rich in diversity - each dive posed a challenge. Forms, movements and expressions of each short film provoked reflections upon each of the seven members of our selection committee.
Evaluation of the 567 entries received this year took a little more than three months. These films came from 25 states of our nation and also from Brazilians who filmed abroad. Directors who are already engaged in feature length movie production, talents establishing their careers, collective productions, indigenous filmmakers and newcomers; all of them are featured in the Brazilian programs. Vitality is a registered trademark of this production.
Throughout this dive, each entry has been seen by at least four divers who gathered in three meetings for broad debate about the movies. What makes the process of the Short Film Festival selection unique is that the members of the selection committee, renewed each year, are distinct in nature, have different world views and are all committed to the audiovisual and culture.Divided into five showcases (Brazilian Showcase, São Paulo Panorama, Students Showcase, KinoOikos Showcase and Kinoforum Workshops), Brazilian programs encourage their viewers to reflect on the richness of this production and to recognize the multiplicity of its ways. We hope to also stimulate the formation of more divers because this ocean belongs to us all.