Since 2017, IndieJunior – International Children’s and Youth Film Festival of Porto visits some venues in the city, such as Rivoli Theater, Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, Casa das Artes and to the rectory of University of Porto for six days, every year, to present the most creative and original children’s films in the world.
The festival integrates an international competition for feature and short films, with around 50 recent films (fiction, documentaries, animations), watched by three juries (official, schools and audience). Several films competing for the awards are selected by students from pre-school to high school, which are part of the “I programme a film festival!” initiative, organised in partnership with the Parallel Program of the Municipal Theater of Porto.
IndieJunior is a great celebration to cinema, a world projected on the big screen where all ideas and dreams come true. Come see!
IndieJunior’s mission is to give its target audience the opportunity to watch films (short and feature, animation, documentary and fiction) that do not reach the regular distribution channels, allowing the encounter with new ways of seeing and thinking the world that author cinema offers. The festival also aims to stimulate the national production of films for children and create an enriching environment for its participants, both in the numerous screenings of the festival and in the parallel activities.