The Colo Cinema for babies is one of the main highlights of the third edition of the IndieJunior film festival that takes place in Porto between today and Sunday with 43 sessions.
Aimed at children under three, the first session of the Cinema de Colo is on Saturday at 10:30, with new sessions at 11:15 and 12:00, and on Sunday at the same time. The tickets are free with a ticket pickup on the spot and on the day of the session.
The financial reinforcement of the Municipality of Porto for five thousand euros allowed to increase the number of sessions in the IndieJunior, which grew to 43 sessions and that this year has the theme ‘The Place’.
The films return to the Rivoli Theater and the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library and are extended for the first time to the Casa das Artes, in collaboration with the Cineclube do Porto and the Rectory of the University of Porto. Already after the festival, on February 15 and 16, IndieJunior also presents a ‘concert-film’ in partnership with Casa da Música.
Among the feature films that will be shown in the competition and which will be in competition, the organization highlighted ‘In My Room’, a 70-minute documentary for over 15 years, by Ayele Albenda, which addresses ‘the actuality of the’ youtubers’, showing over four years the lives of six teenagers who decide to show the world how to live on their skin.
‘In my room’ is also the starting point of a debate, on Thursday, at the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, which seeks to reflect on the importance of social networks in today’s life, realizing the advantages and disadvantages of them and the reason why they are so appealing ‘.
The debate will bring together the radio broadcaster César Nóbrega, youtuber Inês Guimarães and the psychologist Lígia Ferros, in moderation of the coordinator of the Education and Mediation Service of the City Museum in the City Hall of Porto, Graça Lacerda.
Another highlight is ‘Mary and the Flower of the Sorceress’, a 103-minute Japanese animation for over eight years, by Hiromassa Yonebayashi, a former collaborator of Miyazaki, which will be shown at the House of Arts on Saturday at 18: 00.
In the feature film competition, a film for over 10 years by Guillaume Brac, whose action takes place in a natural park with a river beach, is also highlighted for ‘Ilha do Tesouro’.
IndieJunior’s programming includes short sessions on the ‘hero in the feminine’, highlighting the organization for ‘Rua das Flores’, about the relationship of friendship between two girls, or the ‘Belly of Mariana’, about pregnancy in adolescence.
The event also includes workshops and activities, talks with filmmakers and a ceremony and closing party that takes place at 17:00 on Sunday at the Teatro Rivoli.