The Nothing Factory

Pedro Pinho

Fiction / 16mm / 178’ / 2017

One night, a group of workers realizes that their administration has organized the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff.
Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy their workplace. So when the administration vanishes to their great surprise, they’re left with a half-empty factory...
As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.

N O T H I N G

Director Pedro Pinho Screenplay Pedro Pinho, Luisa Homem, Leonor Noivo, Tiago Hespanha Cinematography Vasco Viana Editing Cláudia Oliveira, Edgar Feldman, Luísa Homem Original soundtrack José Smith Vargas, Pedro Rodrigues Sound director João Gazua Sound editor and mixer Tiago Raposinho, Carlos Abreu Color correction Andreia Bertini with José Smith Vargas, Carla Galvão, Njamy Sebastião, Joaquim Bichana Martins, Daniele Incalcaterra Producers João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha Production Terratreme Filmes Internacional Sales Memento Films International Distribution – Portugal Terratreme Filmes and Portugal Film Distribution – France Météore Films

    • Prix de la critique internationale - Prix FIPRESCI - Festival de Cannes '17
    • CineVision Award - FILMFEST MÜNCHEN '17
    • Special Jury Award For World Cinema - Duhok International Film Festival '17
    • Zukor Adolf Díj / Adolph Zukor Prize - Jameson Cinefest Miskolc Internacional Film Festival '17
    • Best Sound - Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife '17
    • Giraldillo de Oro - Festival de Cine de Sevilla esto es Cine Europeo '17
    • Best Film - L'Alternativa, Independent Film Festival of Barcelona

    Adelaide International Film Festival Competition, Australia'17
    Around The World In 14 Films, Germany'17
    Bergen International Film Festival, Norway'17
    BFI London Film Festival, UK'17
    Bogota Film Festival, Colombia'17
    Busan International Film Festival, South Korea'17
    Calgary International Film Festival, Canada'17
    California Institute Of Arts (CalArts), USA'17
    Cineuropa, Spain'17
    Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia'17
    CPH:DOX - Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark'17
    Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq'17
    États Généraux du Film Documentaire, France'17
    Festival de Cannes - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Compétition Internationale, France'17
    Festival de Cine de Mar del Plata, Argentina'17
    Festival de Cine de Sevilla esto es Cine Europeo, Spain'17
    Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez, France '17
    Festival do Rio - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil '17
    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada '17
    Festival international du film de la Roche-sur-Yon, France '17
    Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, France '17
    Festival Márgenes, Spain '17
    FICUNAM - Festival Internacional de Cine Unam, Mexico '18
    FICValdivia - Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdívia, Chile '17
    FIFIGROT - Festival Groland à Toulouse, France '17
    Film Festival Cologne - Cologne Conference, Germany '17
    Filmer A Tout Prix, Belgium '17
    Filmfest München, Germany '17
    Filmmaker Festival, Italy '17
    Göteborg Internaitional Film Festival, Sweden '18
    IFF Pacific Meridian -International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Russia '17
    International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic '17
    International Film Festival Kinenova Skopje, Makedonia '17
    Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil '17
    Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel '17
    L’alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain '17
    Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia '17
    Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Belarus '17
    Miskolc IFF - Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival - Competition, Hungary '17
    Muestra de Cine Europeo de Lanzarote, Spain '17
    Muestra de Cine Europeo de Segovia, Spain '17
    MUVI - Festival Internacional de Música no Cinema, Portugal '17
    New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland '17
    Prishtina International Film Festival, Kosovo '17
    Rencontres Cénema Gindou, France '17
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival / Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης, Greece '17
    Torino Film Festival, Italy '17
    Toronto International Film Festival, Canada '17
    TRANSCINEMA - Festival Internacional de No-Ficción / International Non- Fiction Film Festival, Peru '17
    Université d’été Européene des Mouvements Sociaux – Cinéma American Cosmograph, France '17
    Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival, Austria '17
    Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa, Spain '17
    5ª Semana de Cine Portugués em Buenos Aires, Argentina '17