From March to July 2024, the production company RUA ESCURA intends to stimulate the look and cinematographic practice, through the use of 16mm film, in the city of Porto.
André Gil Mata, Cláudia Ribeiro and Frederico Lobo will share personal and universal visions and questions about cinema through the viewing and discussion of films, their own experience and the exploration of techniques linked to photochemistry.
This free course takes its main foundations from the past of the film club – a meeting of film amateurs – and opens up the possibility of learning the art of filmmaking to the whole community. Through a program that is free but solid in content, the participants will learn about specific cases in the history of cinema, as well as the mechanics and use of 16mm cameras, sound capture and the lighting of a film.
The aim is to guide participants in the search for their own cinematic vision, without following dogmas, encouraging each one to find their own path, here through cinema.
At the end, each participant will be challenged to make a short 16mm film.