The 13th Penedo Cinema Circuit closed its submissions last Friday (14) and saw significant participation from the Brazilian film community this year. The event, held along the São Francisco River in Alagoas, Brazil, from November 13th to 19th, received a total of 841 entries.
The next phase involves the evaluation of the submissions by the curators, who will select the short films that will be part of the four showcases comprising the festival. Participants can check the results through the event’s website and social media channels, with the announcement scheduled for August 31st, subject to potential changes in the calendar.
This year, the Penedo Cinema Circuit features three competitive festivals and one non-competitive showcase: the 16th Brazilian Cinema Festival, the 13th Alagoas University Film Festival, the 10th Velho Chico Environmental Film Festival, and the 13th Children’s Cinema Showcase. Each of these festivals presents a diverse selection of films, aiming to stimulate debates and reflections on current issues.
Thus, the Alagoan festival maintains its significance as a cultural event that values and promotes Brazilian cinema while encouraging audiovisual production in Alagoas. The festival reaffirms its position as an essential means of promoting and supporting the seventh art in Brazil.
“The significant participation of the Brazilian film community this year, with an impressive number of submitted works, is a great recognition of the prestige that the festival has gained over time. It’s gratifying to see the filmmakers’ enthusiasm for the Penedo Cinema Circuit, a relevant cultural event in Alagoas that celebrates Brazilian cinema,” highlighted Mellina Freitas, Secretary of State for Culture and Creative Economy.
About the Event
The Penedo Cinema Circuit is organized by the Institute of Cultural, Political, and Social Studies of the Contemporary Man (IECPS), in partnership with the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal) and the Government of Alagoas, through the State Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy (Secult). Additionally, it is sponsored by the São Francisco River Basin Committee (CBHSF) and the Penedo Municipality.
Eduardo Afonso Vasconcelos/Circuit Penedo Press with Daniel Borges/Secult Media