Venice chooses DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS

The European Film Academy and Venice Film Festival congratulate:

Venice Short Film Candidate
DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS
CÃES QUE LADRAM AOS PÁSSAROS
by Leonor Teles
Portugal 2019, fiction, 20 min.

School is over and there's a bustle in the air. In Porto, tourists fill up the streets and cafés. The old and decadent are now highlights of the city’s gentrification.
Vicente moves around town on his bike, watching the urban landscape modify day by day. The town is no longer the same, the world is changing and so is he. Among his family and friends, Vicente lives with anticipation the first days of summer and the beginning of a new life.

DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS was selected by the festival's main competition jury consisting of jury president Susanna Nicchiarelli, film director (Italy), Mark Adams, artistic director (UK), Rachid Bouchareb, director (France), Alvaro Brechner, director (Uruguay) and Eva Sangiorgi, artistic director (Italy). The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film' at the 32nd European Film Awards.

The EFA Short Film Programme is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

The next candidate for 2019 will be presented in co-operation with the International Short Film Festival in Drama.

When the annual cycle is completed, a committee appointed by the EFA Board will nominate five short films from this list. Afterwards, the more than 3,600 EFA Members – film professionals from all over Europe – will vote for the overall winner that will be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin.

Berlin, 7 September 2019