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antonio (2020)

creative documentary, portugal, 2020, 10 mins, digital HD,

1:2.39, 25fps, colour, optical stereo, language: portuguese



15 year old from Lisbon, obsessed with ballet - selected to represent his country on an international platform. Antonio's preparation with dictating rigour, mental discipline and dedication clashes with the amalgamating forces of academia, family and early teenage life.


idea, sound, camera, direction: Siddharth Govindan

film with: Antonio Ferreira

producer: Docnomads

edit: Andres Cornejo Pinto

translation: Tatiana Chalhoub, Diego Quindere de Carvalho, Rebeca Alvaro, Martim Tiexeira, Tomas Quental

supervisors: Victor Candeias, Tiago Hespanha, Margarida Cardoso

post-production supervisors: Pedro Marques, Elsa Ferreira

acknowledgements: Maria Brás Ferreira, Tamás Almási, Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional, Vo'Arte Association

This film was made as part of the Docnomads program, funded by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

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FEST PT - New Directors New Films - Espinho, Portugal
Official Selection - In Student Competition NEXXT (2 Aug 2020 – 9 Aug 2020)

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