In 2023, IndieJúnior Porto is moving to Batalha Film Center and the theme of the edition will be the sea, and not for nothing. This year, the FILMar project, operationalized by Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema and supported by the EEAGrants 2020-2024 programme, will play a prominent role in several aspects of the festival.
FILMar has been promoting, since 2020, the rediscovery and reinscription of titles of the most different genres, exemplifying how the sea was structuring for the history of cinema produced in Portugal. Besides cinema sessions and a special workshop for teachers, one of the activities developed together will be the EUmar, in which students from the Inês de Castro High School, in Vila Nova de Gaia, are participating. The activity started last Wednesday, with a visit to ANIM – National Archive of Moving Pictures, a specialized department of the Portuguese Cinematheque and where the FILMar lab is located, where they could contact with the preservation and digitalization process of films that they will work on in a school context, between now and the festival.
The visit, that started in the morning with a walk through all the spaces guided by the researcher and responsible for the FILMar project, Tiago Bartolomeu, ended in the end of the afternoon, after watching some of the restored films that will be exhibited in the next edition of the festival.
The photos of the visit are available in the Facebook Album.