Filmaporto launches 2nd edition of grants for films made in Porto

Porto City Council, in its latest Board Meeting, approved the award of five grants, worth 20,000 euros each, within the framework of the support programme of Filmaporto —film commission for films made in Porto. Shorts and feature films in fiction, documentary or animation, experimental cinema, video essays and series are eligible for the grants. Applications may be submitted between May 16 and June 3, 2022.

For the second year running, three Neves grants and two Pascaud grants will be awarded, aimed at two different groups of candidates. The awards are named after the founders of Neves & Pascaud – the first film production company to present films to audiences in Porto. The three Neves grants are open to artists, directors and producers resident in the municipality of Porto. The two Pascaud grants are open to artists, directors and producers who reside outside the municipality. Applications will be evaluated by a jury comprised by Ana Moreira (actress and visual artist), Joana Gusmão (producer and programmer) and Samuel Barbosa (film director and producer).

This support programme aims to encourage films produced entirely in Porto and promote the hiring of companies and technicians linked to the city’s audiovisual sector. In the 2021 edition, five projects were selected from a total of 53 applications. The jury was comprised by Américo Santos (film club, producer, distributor, programmer and owner of Cinema Trindade), Paulo Cunha (historian, teacher and researcher) and Filipa Reis (producer and director). The Neves grants were attributed to the projects “Quase me lembro”, by Dimitri Mihajlovic and Miguel Lima, “O Pátio do Carrasco”, by André Gil Mata, and “A Hora da Estrela”, by Rita Barbosa. The Pascaud grants were awarded to “O Pão”, by Lúcia Prancha and “Grito”, by Luís Costa.