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 '17
    • Prix du Jury - Universciné - Filmer a Tout Prix '17
    • Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Prize - Jury Prize - Torino Film Festival '17
    • Best Film - Cineuropa '17
    • Best editing - Premios Fénix '17

    Festival de Cannes - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – Compétition Internationale, France,2017
    Filmfest München, Germany '17
    International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic '17
    Toronto International Film Festival, Canada '17
    BFI London Film Festival, UK '17
    Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel '17
    New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland '17
    Festival de Cine de Sevilla esto es Cine Europeo, Spain '17
    Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, France '17
    Prishtina International Film Festival, Kosovo '17
    Rencontres Cénema Gindou, France '17
    Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez, France '17
    États Généraux du Film Documentaire, France '17
    Miskolc IFF - Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival - Competition, Hungary '17
    Bergen International Film Festival, Norway '17
    CPH:PIX - Copenhagen International Film Festival, Dinamarca '17
    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada '17
    Adelaide International Film Festival Competition, Australia '17
    FICValdivia - Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdívia, Chile '17
    Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival , Austria '17
    Torino Film Festival, Italy '17
    Université d’été Européene des Mouvements Sociaux – Cinéma American Cosmograph, France '17
    IFF Pacific Meridian -International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Russia '17
    Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq '17
    Calgary International Film Festival, Canada '17
    Film Festival Cologne - Cologne Conference, Germany '17
    Festival do Rio - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil '17
    Bogota Film Festival, Colombia '17
    Busan International Film Festival, South Korea '17
    Festival international du film de la Roche-sur-Yon, France '17
    Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia '17
    Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil '17
    Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Belarus '17
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival / Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης, Greece '17
    Festival de Cine de Mar del Plata, Argentina '17
    Around The World In 14 Films, Germany '17
    Filmmaker Festival, Italy '17
    California Institute Of Arts - CalArts, USA '17
    FIFIGROT - Festival Groland à Toulouse, France '17
    International Film Festival Kinenova Skopje, Makedonia '17
    Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia '17
    Muestra de Cine Europeo de Lanzarote, Spain '17
    TRANSCINEMA - Festival Internacional de No-Ficción / International Non- Fiction Film Festival, Peru '17
    Festival Márgenes, Spain '17
    L’alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain '17
    Cineuropa, Spain '17
    Muestra de Cine Europeo de Segovia, Spain '17
    MUVI - Festival Internacional de Música no Cinema, Portugal '17
    Filmer A Tout Prix , Belgium '17
    5ª Semana de Cine Portugués em Buenos Aires, Argentina '17
    Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival, China'17
    Le Caire European FF, Egypt '17
    Festival d'Aubenas, France '17
    Caminhos do Cinema Português, Chile / Argentina '17
    European Showcase DC, USA '17
    International Film Festival and Awards, Macau ' 17
    Kerala International Film Festival, India ' 17
    Chennai International Film Festival, India '17