2014 - Down With the Walls
When São Paulo International Short Film Festival began in 1990, we could not imagine the dimensions it would reach nor the development of the Brazilian audiovisual itself, which is now headed to its consolidation as a productive and creative industry connected with the reality – or realities – of the country.
To celebrate our anniversary, we have prepared an exciting program that encourages reflection and discussion of pressing issues. The recent burst of demonstrations and protests is present alongside another important event: this year, the fall of the Berlin Wall also turns 25. Since then, things are accelerating steeply, causing social, political, technological and artistic ruptures that create a sense of constant impermanence, while instigating and demonstrating the human ability to adapt and grow.
One of the great achievements of this period was the partnership network we built. This is perhaps the great quality of the Festival: the ability to gather talents. We have to thank everyone who is part of this network – filmmakers who submit their films, sponsors, collaborators, supporters and a staff that works passionately, sharing with the public a special selection of films every year.
It was with great joy that we celebrated our 25th anniversary!