Portuguese American Journal

Faial Film Fest 2011 to honor António Macedo – Azores

Faial Island is hosting its 7th Azores Cinema Festival, the “Faial Film Fest 2011” to be held in Horta, from October 30 to November 5.

The festival will feature 33 short-films and 9 feature-films in the categories of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. More than 200 short-films and over 30 feature-film productions were submitted.

Film productor António Madedo will be honored at the festival. He is the producer of 11 feature-films and many short-films in addition to television productions.

His latest production “Chá com Limão” was filmed in 1993, but he is also known for having produced “A Promessa”, “O Principe com Orelhas de Burro,”, “As Horas de Maria,” and “Almada Negreiros Vivo Hoje.”

The Azores Cinema Festival,  the largest cinema event in the Azores, is dedicated to film productions originated in Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, Canary islands, and the community of Portuguese speaking countries.

Renowned producers such as Teresa Villaverde, Edgar Pêra, Rodrigo Areias, Susana Sousa Dias, João Canijo, Sérgio Tréfout, among others, were expected to attend the festival.

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