Chances are that the film by Leonor Teles about Porto is the best candidate for best European short
Leonor Teles took up an artistic residency in Porto and conveyed to the screen Porto's people and scene. The result is the film "Cães que ladram aos pássaros" [Dogs barking at birds]", which was awarded the Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2019, on 8 September in Venice.
The film was announced today as a best candidate for Best European short film, in the scope of European Film Awards, which will be announced on 7th November, during the European Film Awards, to be held in Berlin, Germany.
The film was commissioned by Porto City Hall in the framework of the Cultura em Expansão ["Expanding Culture", free translation], a concept created by Paulo Cunha e Silva, former councilman for Culture, to extend culture to those who have fewer opportunities to be near the cultural processes or activities, will for the first time include all parishes of Porto.