The vibrant season of 2020 short films inevitably bears the scar of the pandemic in its production and themes. But not only the selection of the Short Film Competition shows the critical effects of the quarantine, but it also branches across varied fields, such as suspense and horror, aesthetic and visual explorations, the understanding of the body, and historical inheritances; both in films from big national capitals as well as cities like Pelotas, Vila Velha and Uberlândia, we’ll see stories of lyricism, catharsis and poetry.

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They almost made me believe that i didn’t exist

Arthur, 26, sends an outburst audio to his friend Rachel wishing to be the protagonist and not a victim of reality. A film about pains, about living and dying, about time – quite scarce, it seems – and about the body

The Uninhabitable Ones

A Brazilian contemporary dance company is about to debut “The Uninhabitable Ones” (Inabitáveis), its newest performance that addresses black homoaffectivity as its theme. Running parallel to the rehearsals, the choreographer builds a friendship with Pedro, a black boy who doesn’t identify himself as a boy.

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A science book: the first epiphany of desire.

The Gift

A man that goes after a birthday gift and a man behind a birthday gift.