Dawn

Leonor Noivo

Fiction / 16mm / 28’ / 2021

Maria starts to show signs of wanting to belong somewhere else: scales appear on her skin, roots appear on her legs, and she hears the sound of water - she dreams of being a fish. One day her daughter comes across her disappearance and reconstructs, through the memory of her gestures and meetings with her mother, a possible explanation for her escape.


with Alexandra Espiridião, Ana Teresa Magalhães, Lilia Trajano, Isabel Costa directing and script Leonor Noivo directing assistant Vasco Saltão image Vasco Viana, Paulo Menezes aip sound Olivier Blanc, Rafael Cardoso, Nuno Carvalho editing Mariana Gaivão, Raul Domingues color correction Paulo Menezes sound editing and mix Hugo Leitão production Joana Bravo, João Gusmão

    Best Film - Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal'21

    Hamburg Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards - 38. Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Alemanha'22

    Young Jury of the International Competition - Silhouette Short Film Festival, France'22

    Award for the Best experimental Film - Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival, Russia'22

    • Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Portugal'21
    • Porto Femme, Portugal'21
    • Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'21
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands'22
    • Mostra Ampla, Portugal'22
    • 21st Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain'22
    • FemCine, Chile'22
    • Mediawave Film Festival, Hungary'22
    • Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Germany'22
    • BioCine, Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción, Chile '22
    • Bašta Fest, Serbia'22
    • Not So Happy Film Festival, Sweden'22
    • Silhouette Short Film Festival, France'22
    • Busho Film Festival, Budapest'22
    • SPIFF, Russia'22
    • Concorto Film Festival, Italy'22
    • Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan'22
    • Curt´Arruda - Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal'22
    • CineEco, Portugal'22
    • Family Film Project, Archive, Memory, Ethnography, International Film Festival, Portugal'22
    • Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Women's Film Festival, Portugal'22
    • Entre Olhares, Portugal'22
    • Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia'22
    • Exground filmfest, Germany'22
    • Kassel Film Festival, Germany'22
    • She Makes Noise, Spain'22
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands'22
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