Year five of the International Children’s and Youth Film Festival of Porto, IndieJunior Allianz, which, between January 26th and 31st, will be back at Invicta. An edition that fits in the palm of your hand and that was designed according to the new rhythms of the city with activities that, from the seventh art, once again create space to learn, imagine and dream. Among the news of the 2021 edition of the festival, the creation of an online program for schools that ensures the continuity of the work that the event has been doing with the younger audience. Through an online platform, teachers and heads of educational institutions will be able to organize cinema sessions in classrooms, appropriate to the age groups of their students. The digital edition serves as a complement to the sessions in the room, which will remain the main space for the enjoyment of cinema.
The IndieJunior Allianz 2021 will also incorporate programming spaces dedicated to families, designing a calendar of sessions aligned with the interests and languages of different age groups. To take place, primarily, at the end of the afternoon and at the weekend, the family programs will include film sessions, a cine-concert reminiscent of the dance floor and the already traditional Lap Cinema, space for children with less 3 years old, which, in 2021, has a new set design in line with the rules that now apply to the arts sector. Continuity also with the program My First Film, which challenges public figures to choose one of the films that has marked its growth. In 2021 we returned to Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, chosen by Manuela Azevedo, lead singer of the Clã band. The session is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st, at 10:30 am at Casa das Artes. Reservations are already available here.
Continuity also for I Program a Film Festival, which brings back to the rooms the choices of children and young people between 6 and 18 years old. This initiative has the participation of four schools in Porto (Carolina Michaelis School Group, Almeida Garrett Secondary School, Luso-Frances School and Osmope) and is organized, in partnership, with the Rivoli Parallel Program and with the support of the Institute Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave and the Professional School of the Youth Center of Campanhã.