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The 26th edition of FestCurtasBH - Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, in its almost 30 years of existence, is taking firm and vigorous steps. The editions follow one another in a trajectory that is not - and does not pretend to be - linear: the multiplicity of collaborators, films and proposals are a fundamental part of the strength of the Festival, which was created in 1994, with a five-year break between the second and third editions. The invisible thread that lines its history is the unwavering commitment to the strength and freedom potentially implicit in the short film in its unique condition as cinema. Open to all genres and formats, FestCurtasBH is particularly interested in experimentation and in engaged and inventive film forms. The Festival also emphasizes its research character and has dedicated itself to reflecting on the history of cinema, revolving, together with the films, some of its lines of force and aesthetic and political operations, such as the legitimization, erasure and retaking of works, authors and procedures.

In addition to the screening of contemporary films (which compete in different categories of the Capivara Trophy) and historical films, FestCurtasBH presents seminars, debates, courses, special events and, after the end of the edition, an itinerant program that visits more than 30 cities in the interior of Minas Gerais. The catalog released each year inscribes the Festival's memory and is also an instance of extending and deepening the reflections proposed by each edition through unpublished or restricted-circulation texts, translations, facsimiles and other archival materials.

Entries for the 26th edition are open from June 1st to 30th, via ShortFilmDepot or the Official Website.

The 26th FestCurtasBH - Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival takes place from October 25 to November 3, 2024.

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