BORDERLINE is a filmmaking workshop where 13 young filmmakers travel during a three week journey on a double-decker bus from Paris, France to Guimarães, Portugal in November 2012. The outcome of the project is 5 short films about immigration in Europe.
The project is designed and led by FEST – Associação Cultural and NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema in association with the main partner Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012.
For the last few years, NISI MASA has organized travelling film workshops on trains and boats, through Russia to Vladivostok, across Europe to Istanbul, and around the archipelago in the Baltic Sea. Many of the short films made under the frame of these traveling film workshops have gained a lot of international visibility, brought young filmmakers together across Europe and led to a bunch of experiences of a lifetime.
In November 2012, thirteen young filmmakers (aged 18-32) are taking part on a journey on a double-decker bus for another filmmaking experience in Europe. The specific route from Paris to Guimarães is be tailored to meet the filmmaker’s needs for their cinematic exploration.
The background frame of the trip from Paris to Guimarães lays is the notion that the city with the biggest Portuguese population outside of Portugal is Paris. A vast majority of immigrants arriving to Paris from the 50′s to 70′s came from Portugal.
The 13 filmmakers are taking the trip made by hundreds of thousands of expats – but now the opposite way, back to Portugal. The filmmakers taking part in the project have also the access to use the film archive, but the rest of the form and content of the 5 films made during the project are up to the initiatives given by the participants.
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BORDERLINE / FEST
Ana Sofia Silva
Assistance to production team
Fundação Cidade de Guimarães
Director of Production
Padre Nuno Aurélio, Isabel Fátima, D. Maria Eugénia Ferreira Cintra, Virginia Acebal, Anaïs Tonelli, Jazmin Rosas Espinal, Rémi Veyrand, Txema Muñoz, Esther Cabero, Colin Arthur, Sarah Pooley, Sergio Ojeda, Fidel Castillo, Paqui Fiestas Carmona, Eva Castillo, Helene Stenhaug, Ignacio Morales Arias, Luis Nogueira, Fernando Cabral, Martha Appelt, Ana Cristina Pinto, Rui Pedro Tendinha, Ivo Silva, Hannaleena Hauru, Maartje Alders, Severine Beaudot, Viviana Carlet, Lucía Ros, Mathieu Darras, Wim Vanacker, José Pereira, Sergio Mota, Paulo Mota, Saul Rafael, Fernando Pereira, Manuel Claro, Guillermo García Ramos, Ana Carolina Abreu, Maarte Vens, Ondina Azevedo, Carlos Humberto Cruz, Hotel Errekagain (Iñaki), Fernando Abreu Fernandes, Luis Fernandes, Alfredo Mato, Iratxe Etxebarria, Sebastián Valencia, Manuel Pinto, Maria Isabel Pinto, Maria Alves de Oliveira, João Pinto, Inês Piçarra, Gonçalo Piçarra Pinto, Tiago Guedes, Ricardo Nuno Beja, Iñigo Egizabal Ruiz, José Miguel Beltran, Iban Lertxundi, Maria Julia Pinho, Aude Vandenbrouck, Olivier Boussant, Allik Nabil, Korhili Kasser, Bombeiros Voluntários de Coimbrões, Comandante Manuel Martins, Adjunto Vieira, Dona Rosinha, Gina.
With the Support of
Portuguese Catholic Community of the Sanctuary Notre Dame of Fatima – Paris, Portuguese Catholic Community of Genève – Scouts Group 1308 (Notre Dame of Fatima Church), Cité Des Arts De La Rue, Cieres, Fotokino, European Capital of Culture 2016, Kimuak, Dream Factory Spain, Casa Ludos, Universidade da Beira Interior, Instituto do Design | CAAA
Portuguese Catholic Community of the Sanctuary Notre Dame of Fatima
Portuguese Catholic Community of Genève – Scouts Group 1308 (Notre Dame of Fatima Church)
Cité Des Arts De La Rue | CIERES | Fotokino
Local Production: Virginia Acebal
SAN SEBASTIÁN – DONOSTIA
European Capital of Culture 2016 | Kimuak (Txema Muñoz, Esther Cabero) | Ulia Youth Hostel
Dream Factory Spain (Colin Arthur and Sarah Pooley)
Local Production: Sergio Ojeda
Casa Ludos (Fidel Castillo, Paqui Fiestas Carmona, Eva Castillo)
Helene Stenhaug | Oasis Hostel
Local Production: Helene Stenhaug, Ignacio Morales Arias
Universidade da Beira Interior (Luis Nogueira, Fernando Cabral)
Local Production: FEST, Martha Appelt, Fernando Vasquez, Ana Rodrigues, Diogo Paula, Ana Cristina Pinto
Fundação Cidade de Guimarães 2012 | Instituto do Design | CAAA
Local Production: Rodrigo Areias, Luisa Alvão