Frames is a film festival in Sweden showcasing the talent of Portuguese filmmakers, through a carefully curated selection of films. The purpose of Frames is to deepen the dialogue between Swedish audience and the Portuguese community using contemporary film.

The winning director/producer will be awarded a monetary prize of 500€.

How is youth portrayed in Portuguese cinema? Through what images can one define the energy of the new generations, their dreams and fears? Frames Colossal Youth brings into focus the complexities, contradictions, beauty and vigour of the young and adrift, welcoming short film submissions that explore and marvel at youth’s colossal power to disrupt tradition and create new ways of life.

The admission criteria for this year’s Frames Shorts:

• The director or producer of the film is Portuguese, or the film was shot in Portugal;
• The film establishes a connection with this edition’s theme – Colossal Youth;
• It has a maximum length of 30 minutes;
• It was produced between 2021 and 2022.

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