3rd edition of the Porto/Post/Doc Festival from November 26 to December 4

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The third edition of Porto/Post/Doc - International Film Festival is back in Porto from November 26 to December 4, at the Teatro Rivoli, Cinema Passos Manuel and Maus Hábitos.

This will be a Porto/Post/Doc with an international dimension focused on the new forms of contemporary cinema, with special emphasis on documentary. In 2016, the focus is sensory cinema through the retrospective that the festival devotes to SEL.

SEL is an experimental film laboratory at Harvard University and is currently one of the most vibrant and creative places in contemporary cinema through a sensory approach to the world. The other focus of the festival is devoted to Eryk Rocha, son of the director Glauber Rocha. Eryk Rocha will be present at this 3rd festival edition to showcase a full retrospective of his films, as well as to debut his latest project in Portugal: Cinema Novo, a documentary about the movement that changed Brazilian cinema which was awarded at the last Cannes Film Festival.

The Porto/Post/Doc Festival aims at capturing the world from the perspective of film and bring it to the city. The first two editions of Porto/Post/Doc celebrated the best of contemporary cinema. The third edition will run from November 26 to December 4 at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli, Manuel Passos and Maus Habits. The Port/Post/Doc will feature a selection of more than 50 films, various debates, masterclasses, Q & A sessions, parties, concerts and many other events. A unique experience of artistic sharing and enjoyment for the general public and professionals.

For the first time, the organization promotes an agenda targeted at the youngest, the Mini. The festival's educational project, School Trip, has already proven to be key in linking Porto/Post/Doc with schools, showing films and promoting masterclasses and workshops. This time, School Trip promotes the Mini, with cinema sessions and workshops for the youngest. The invited filmmaker of this Mini first edition is Leonor Teles, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the last Berlinale, with Balada de um Batráquio (Ballad of a Batrachian).

Porto/Post/Doc has been supported by the Câmara do Porto since inception and, this year, for the first time, the demarcated Region of Vinho Verde will sponsor the Porto/Post/Doc Vinho Verde Award.

According to the director of the event, Dario Oliveira, something that is of the utmost importance for the festival is to "bring back the pleasure of watching movies in the right place, which is not a computer screen, it is not an iPad, it is not a television set, it is the screen of a movie theater."