Arquiteturas team believes this break is a great opportunity to look back at the festival’s last seven editions and provide viewers staying indoors worldwide with a selected retrospective of free streaming films. Each film will be released every Friday, running until next year’s edition, and can be viewed for one week. This initiative aims to provide visibility to the films and the makers and their contribution to initiating great discussions through their build environment stories. A live Q&A with the filmmakers, producers or authors will be announced whenever this is made possible, via the festival’s Instagram and FB pages.
FREE STREAMING AVAILABLE BELOW FROM 10-16 JULY
LIVE INSTAGRAM WITH ANDRÉ VALENTIM July 14 @ 8PM (GMT+2)
APROPOS OF LEIXÕES ARQUITETURAS’16
André Valentim de Almeida e Paulo Martins, 2016, Portugal, 35′
“Apropos of Leixões”, a commission by APDL and University of Porto, is a glance into Leixões harbor throughout the times -from the moment there are moving images representing the area till today- with a special focus on the construction of the new Cruise Terminal and University of Porto’s Research Center building by architecture studio Luís Pedro Silva. Result of an order to mark the inauguration of the new building, the film is divided into two parts: the first, based on a deep file research, looks at the process of construction and expansion of the port and its activity through the ages; the second looks at the construction of the building based on a timelapse (containing 156,000 photographs) in parallel with images of the diverse activities of the port.
ABOUT ANDRÉ VALENTIM DE ALMEIDA
André Valentim Almeida is a director and editor. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Porto and monitor at the University of Aveiro, and scientific coordinator of a video training program for journalists at Agência LUSA. He was a fellow at the first UnionDocs Collaborative at Uniondocs (Brooklyn, USA), and later director of the same program – activity integrated in the PhD work in the area of Interactive Documentary. He is part of the current board of APORDOC.
As a director and editor, his films were shown at several national and international festivals, such as Doclisboa, IndieLisboa, Visions du Réel, FIDMarseille, Jihlava, DOK Leipzig, CPH: DOX, DMZDocs, MoMA, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, TEDx Brooklyn , among others. He made the films Dia 32 (2017, 85 ‘), A Creoula Campaign (2013, 88’) [winner of the 2014 Doc Alliance Selection Award], From New York with Love (2012, 58 ‘), Uma na Bravo Dictatorship (2010, 46 ‘) and New York is a Big Apple (2010, 10’); he has also worked on film commissions with a focus on archive and heritage exploration.