Porto students programme a Film Festival at IndieJúnior Allianz

I programme a Film Festival! it’s an IndieJúnior Allianz section done in partnership with Rivoli Theatre that brings together, for the first time, 3 groups of students from different school cycles who were challenged to programme films for school screenings.

The films selected by the students are presented together with the ones chosen by IndieJúnior Allianz programmers, creating three school screenings that gather the preference of varied generations.

The students have made their choices and they will be at IndieJúnior Allianz to talk with the public about them.

In the school screenings these young programmers will be present at the following three sreenings:

January 30, 10h30, Grande Auditório do Rivoli – preschool screening/+ 3 years

I programme a Film Festival! by preschool students from Liceu Francês, from kindergarten theacher Helena António.

The Pocket Man/Le petit bonhomme de poche

Ana Chubinidze, Animation, , France, Switzerland, Georgia, 2016, 7’

A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend – an old blind man.

Rain or Shine

Felix Massie, Animation, United Kingdom, 2016, 6’

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step. It’s a perfect day until Ella steps outside. Everywhere she goes it rains.

Silence! For Pete’s Sake!/Ruhe. Zumdonnerwetternocheinmal!

Kai Pannen, Animation,Germany 2016, 8’

A little peace and quiet is all Mr. Bumble wants, but his friends keep making too much noise.

The House/Domek

Veronika Zacharová, Animation, Czech Republic, 2017, 5’

In Domek, a family leaves their home and thus begins the house’s journey to find its family.


January 30, 14h15, Pequeno Auditório do Rivoli –3.º cycle screening

I programme a Film Festival! by the 9.º grade students from Colégio Luso-Francês,  under the guidance of teacher Ana Domingos

Hello Salaam

Kim Brand, Fiction, Netherlands, Holanda, 2017, 15’

Sil (10) and Merlijn (11) are about to go on a big journey: they will visit a refugee camp on Lesbos for a week. From their mothers – who both work in refugee camps – they’ve heard the stories about the children who live there. Now they want to see and experience it for themselves. First encounters such as handing out food and careful greetings soon become playful gatherings and good conversations in several languages. Is this the start of a friendship?


Megacomputeur, Animation, France, 2017, 2’

Two dumb robbers try to rob a grocery store, but nothing will happen as planned.

Heads Together/Kop Op

Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw, Job Roggeveen, Animation, Netherlands, 2016, 21’

A surreal story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each others life. This leads to funny but also enriching situations. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?

In a nutshell

Fabio Friedli, Animation, Switzerland, 2017’, 6’

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.


Hannes Thor Arason, Fiction, Iceland, 2017, 15’

An elderly man goes about his daily routine until his grandson shows up and is eager to play football with him. Their mismatch on the football pitch is quickly apparent, with the youngster running rings around his senior. The old man with a bruised ego and full of reminiscence of his youth begins to prepare for their next encounter.


February 2, 16h00, Pequeno Auditório do Rivoli – Secundary screening

I programme a Film Festival! by the professional course class from Professional School Bento de Jesus Caraça, under the guidance of teacher Vitorino Santos.


David M. Lorenz, Fiction, Germany 2016, 7’

A couple on holiday in Berlin. Everything is perfect, but then he wants to take a selfie… The ending of a relationship as seen through a mobile phone.


Marc Briones, Alan Carabantes, Animation, Spain, 2016, 3’

Exchange of glances in the subway. How many opportunities will you let slip? Darrel will do everything to not let this one go.

Step Outside/Wenn du rausgehst

Nuria Gómez Garrido, Fiction, Germany, 2017, 26’

Jana is fourteen. To win her ex-boyfriend Leo back she sends him a photo of her breasts. However, Leo forwards the photo to other friends, and suddenly everybody seems to know it. All by herself now, Jana has to find a way to deal with the bullying.

The Impact of Music on Youth

Hugo Santos, Portugal, Animation, 2016, 3’

A delightful reflection on the importance of music.