Short Film Festival in Angola Pays Tribute to Director Abel Couto.


The 5th Kianda International Short Film Festival (FESC-KIANDA), which takes place in Luanda from April 18 to 26, will recognize filmmaker and director Abel Couto. The government claims that the honor is a result of his career supporting Angolan television and the seventh art.

36 short films depicting diverse aspects of the nation’s reality will be exhibited at the event, according to Vânio de Almeida, the director of FESC-KIANDA, who made this announcement at a press conference.

There will be awards in 25 categories, including best picture, producer, editor, director, actor, actress, costume design, and cinematography which will take place at the Guimarães Rosa Institute.

The festival will promote national production in addition to the marketing and promotion of audiovisual and cinematic works, bringing together representatives of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Abel Couto was the winner of the National Prize for Culture and Art/2017, in the discipline of audiovisual, and is the author of the films ‘A Shot in the Night’, ‘A Parada dos king bois’, ‘Zeca do Sete’, ‘A Rapariga da Praia’ and ‘Fúria de amor’, produced in the 80s. MGM/OHA/DOJ

The 4th edition of the festival foresaw a tribute to the Angolan Asdrubal Rebelo. It was held under the “Cinema as a source of development”. During the 4th edition of the festival, it also featured 36 films from the countries of the Portuguese Language Community (CPLP) that were shown.

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