From June, 2-11, 2022, CIAC will be present at FICLA – Algarve International Film and Literature Festival. This is an event with a wide-ranging programme of cinema, conversations, masterclasses and other initiatives about the relationship between writing and the seventh art, with the participation of Patrícia Dourado, Ana Isabel Soares, António Costa Valente, Mirian Tavares and Bruno Mendes da Silva.

On June 3 and 4, at 4 p.m., Patrícia Dourado will teach a Scriptwriting Workshop, at ARCM Association. She proposes to look at the script as a creative practice of thought and composition. Using practical examples from cinema, literature, dance and the new media, some strategies for the creation of narratives will be analysed. The aim is that, at the end, each participant will be able to produce a script proposal.

Ana Isabel Soares is the guest speaker at the “Conference on Film-Theory”, which will take place at the ARCM Association, on June 5, at 3 p.m.. In this communication, the researcher presents the film-essay as a cinematographic genre that is closest to the literary language, which includes documentaries and action films and that can configure aesthetic and political manifestos. On June 8, at 3 p.m., at Fábrica da Cerveja, the book ESCAMA, RÍMEL, CARAPAÇA, by Manuel Halpern, will be presented, with the presence of the author and the intervention of Ana Isabel Soares.

Also at Fábrica da Cerveja, at 4.30 p.m. on June 6, Mirian Tavares and António Costa Valente take part in the “Round Table: Guerrilla Cinema”, together with Fernando Leitão Correia and moderated by Duarte Baltazar (Faro Film Society). Guerrilla Cinema is an expression used to designate low-budget films, very common in countries where there is not enough support for cinema. Besides the more formal and technical aspects, the material aspects or those of political and social positioning will also be addressed. Trying to extend this concept not only to the making of cinema but also to its programming and exhibition, past and future cineclub experiences will also be approached.

Bruno Mendes da Silva integrates the jury of the Official Competition of the Festival, together with Eva Peydró, Mariano Alejandro Ribeiro, Rafaela Jacinto, Rodrigo Areias and Pere Ferré.

FICLA is co-produced by Faro City Council and will take place at IPDJ Faro, Museu Municipal de Faro, Biblioteca Municipal de Faro António Ramos Rosa, CIAC – Arts and Communication Research Centre/University of Algarve, 9th DeVIR/CAPa – Algarve Performing Arts Centre and ARCM – Musicians Recreational and Cultural Association.

More information here.