Thanks to the victory in InMyShorts section at Queer Lisboa, a new title will be part of The Open Reel catalogue and will be available very soon, thanks to the agreement stipulated between The Open Reel and the Festival, for Sales and Festivals booking.
AFTER OUR IDOLS, by Ricardo Penedo (Portugal, 2013, 30′)
“We can tell that our idols, naturally exalted by poetry, outshine, in memory’s light, those who really are our continuous models: our family. Without asking permission, this turning point is now guiding me in a quest for the calmness of the spirit with my true loved ones” (Ricardo Penedo).
Ricardo Penedo was born in 1989 in Lisbon. He has a degree in Cinema, Scriptwriting, at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and signed several short films, as writer, director, producer and art director.
The jury composed by producer Maria João Mayer (Filmes do Tejo), film director Carlos Conceição (Carne, Versailles) and international sales Cosimo Santoro (The Open Reel) has also decided to give a special mention to Belgian production Atomes, directed by Arnaud Dufeys.