Dili

Dili

East Timor

7 EDITIONS IN DILI

(shown here in chronological order)

26 SELECTED FILMS FOR DILI

(shown here in alphabetical order)

3x3

6

Short film

min

3x3

A night watchman spends time on a basketball court throwing balls. He has become an expert. He shows-off his abilities to a janitor who, like him, is also there all night. An award-winning comedy achieved without a single line of text.

Portugal

Nuno Rocha

2009

Cabelo de Identidade

14

Documentary

min

Cabelo de Identidade

A documentary on afro hair that is also a documentary on black identity.

Portugal

Sofia Riço Calado

2019

Feral

13

Animation

min

Feral

A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animation film.

Cape Verde

Daniel Sousa

2013

Jose Nia Istória

6

Animation

min

Jose Nia Istória

One Man's inspiring story of hope, resilience and survival amidst the brutal fight to free East Timor.

Timor-Leste

Wendy Chandler

2013

Macau Sâm Assi

5

Short film

min

Macau Sâm Assi

Macanese Patuá is a vanishing creole language that is spoken informally in Macao (China) with a vocabulary drawing on Portuguese, Malay, Singhalese, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Macao’s theatre group Doci Papiaçam di Macau has been preserving this unique dialect for over 20 years through humorous plays performed in Patuá. This Is Macao is the group's patuá version of a Portuguese original "Lisboa é Assim" song.

Macau, China

Dóci Papiaçám di Macau

2011

O Cágado

10

Animation

min

O Cágado

There was once a man quite sure of himself. Everyday he would have a morning stroll. On one such occasion, he spotted something he had never seen before: a tortoise.

Portugal

Pedro Lino and Luis da Matta Almeida

2012

O Menino e o Mundo

80

Animation

min

O Menino e o Mundo

The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

Brazil

Alê Abreu

2013

Papagaiu

5

Short film

min

Papagaiu

Two young boys recycling waste from the Tasitolu beach in Dili (Timor-Leste) to make kites to play with during the windy afternoons in August.

Timor-Leste

Victor de Sousa

2013

Virgem Margarida

90

Feature Film

min

Virgem Margarida

Newly independent Mozambique, 1975. The revolutionary government, wishing to eradicate all traces of colonialism, rounds up prostitutes and sends them to a reeducation camp in an isolated forest. There, they are to be transformed into the new women of the new country. In the process, a 14-year-old virgin named Margarida is taken by mistake. This is her story.

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

2012

A Bola

5

Short film

min

A Bola

An amusing look at condom use in Mozambique, where around 20 million condoms are distributed annually with a large number of them used by children to make football balls.

Mozambique

Orlando Mesquita

2001

Domingo Tropical

15

Short film

min

Domingo Tropical

Maputo, Mozambique. Lisa, Babu, Gito, and Nuno are street kids. On sundays they spend their time at the Funfair, looking for a chance to jump on a ride.

Mozambique

Fabian Ribezzo

2014

Foi o Fio

5

Short film

min

Foi o Fio

A yarn ball woman, an old woman who spends her days looking out the window and a seller of clothes that fall from the clotheslines are connected by a thread. The three women lead the actions of other characters and the inevitable fate of a woman with her husband at her back. Shortlisted to NYPSFF 2017.

Portugal

Patricia Figueiredo

2017

Luanda, A Fábrica da Música

56

Documentary

min

Luanda, A Fábrica da Música

The young poets live in a Luanda musseque (slum) in permanent construction. Dj Buda is one of them and everyone wants to get onto his machine cranking out Kuduro rhythms. Buda creates electrifying electronic rhythms that sing loudly into the classic Frank Sinatra-style microphone. Each kid sings his/her story in his/her own way, words and style. The result of these Buda sessions is a cacophonic polyphony that tells about life in Angola. This film is a hymn to how Angolans are creating, producing, selling and consuming their own music. A cry for independence, for voice, for Angola!

Angola

Inês Gonçalves & Kiluanje Liberdade

2009

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

52

Documentary

min

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

The Angolares are the oldest inhabitants of the Island of São Tomé where, according to the legend, they arrived after a shipwreck. Once the masters of the island, they were defeated at the end of the 19th century and are now only found in a small fishing community. Between the myths and legends of this island ‘s stunning beauty, this documentary shows us the stories and culture of the Angolares people.

São Tomé and Príncipe

Ângelo Torres

2005

O Espinho da Rosa

97

Feature Film

min

O Espinho da Rosa

A thriller about Prosecuting Attorney David Lunga, whose success is overshadowed by the terrifying secrets of Rosa, a beautiful but mysterious woman with whom he falls in love. What mysteries does she hide? As the macabre facts unravel, David comes face to face with his own demons and is driven to prove his innocence, recover his reputation and, above all, clear his own conscience. A ghost thriller not for the faint-hearted.

Guinea-Bissau

Filipe Henriques

2013

Olhos do Farol

15

Animation

min

Olhos do Farol

In a rocky island exposed to the elements, a lighthouse keeper lives alone with his daughter. With no other company, the girl develops a unique complicity with the sea, which brings her toys to the shore. Following the rhythm of the waves, these objects will unveil previous events, memories that the tide cannot erase. Awarded in Cineport and Lucas festivals.

Portugal

Pedro Serrazina

2010

Requília

16

Short film

min

Requília

Every day, a seven year old boy takes the bus to school with his nanny. One morning he bumps into an old man wearing ragged clothes that spends his days reading books. The story of an unexpected friendship between a little boy and an old bum, cutting across generations and social classes.

Brazil

Renata Diniz

2013

Women are Heroes

9

Documentary

min

Women are Heroes

Brazilian trailer of Women are Heroes, documentary by artist JR paying tribute to women that play a vital role in our societies, through urban art projects focusing on their eyes.

Brazil

JR

2009

Animalz

4

Short film

min

Animalz

An exuberant fantasy in which 8 to 14 year-old dancers were encouraged to bring out the animals in themselves. The kids emerge from the sea like the original amphibians and colonise a forest, marking out their territory in a break-dance celebration of Nature and her feral sons.

Portugal

Sérgio Cruz

2006

Eu Sou de Lá

25

Documentary

min

Eu Sou de Lá

A film on the lives of African migrants in Brazil. When Sansara moved to a different neighborhood, she noticed a flourishing community of African students living near her house speaking in a funny Portuguese accent. Curious to know more about her new neighbors, she decides to meet them and hear more about their stories and aspirations, as well as the challenges of living in Southern Brazil.

Brazil

Sansara Buriti

2014

Ilha das Flores

13

Short film

min

Ilha das Flores

This Brazilian surrealist short film follows the path of a tomato from farm to dump site, with a criticism of the consumer society along the way. Isle of Flowers is often mentioned as one of the 100 best short films and documentaries of the XX century.

Brazil

Jorge Furtado

1989

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

65

Documentary

min

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

A Red Bull Music Academy production filmed with the fast-beat of a music video. From Portuguese fado, Angolan kuduro, Cape Verdean morna, Brazilian baile funk, hiphop or rock, this film sheds light on a new movement being born out of the cultural mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Portugal

Red Bull Music Academy

2006

North Atlantic

15

Short film

min

North Atlantic

An isolated air-traffic controller in an island of the Azores archipelago receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic. As their engagement unfolds, it emerges that their new found friendship may not last through the night.

Portugal

Bernardo Nascimento

2010

O Gigante

11

Animation

min

O Gigante

A giant carries a little girl in his heart. His heart is like a large window from which the little girl discovers the world we live in. One day she will have to leave.

Portugal

Julio Vanzeler and Luis da Matta Almeida

2012

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

12

Animation

min

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout.

Mozambique

Nildo Essá

2013

Vejo-te Quando Lá Chegares

15

Short film

min

Vejo-te Quando Lá Chegares

Baldo waits for a call by a public phone booth, perhaps the most important call of his life. Xavier needs to use that phone to save someone else's life. These two conflicting interests will have them clash and define both their futures for ever.

Guinea-Bissau

Filipe Henriques

2005

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