The University of Beira Interior (UBI), in Covilhã, saw three of its students nominated for this year’s edition of the Sophia Student Awards.
“Places of Absence”, by Melanie Pereira, which was produced as a final work of the 2nd Cycle, is nominated for the category “Best Short Film Master’s and Doctorate”. “Alexandria”, by Luís Miguel Pereira and Thiago Cavalheiro, a film produced as the conclusion of a degree course, competes in the “Best Short Fiction Film” category. In the “Best Poster” category, the work developed by the designer Beatriz Dias for the film “Desguarnecidos”, by Madalena Trindade, is in competition.
The 8th edition of the Sophia Student Awards takes place between 4 and 13 March, in Albufeira, at the Municipal Auditorium and Municipal Gallery João Baixote. This recognition, promoted by the Portuguese Film Academy, aims to “encourage and reward future filmmakers” as well as “stimulate educational institutions and their teaching staff to share the results of the work developed in a school context”.