Scene from the film Cold Water
Scene from the film Cold Water
Scene from the film Cold Water
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Cold Water

  • Portugal
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At the ritual celebrations of Saint Bartholomew of the Sea, disillusionment helps the feet enter the cold water. It's like a whisper, indifferent to the distorted music that echoes round the beach. Disillusionment makes these people beg to heaven what they cannot achieve on earth. How many are the dreams they dare not dream?


  • Original Title
    Água Fria
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pedro Neves
  • Cinematography
    Pedro Neves, José Bacelar
  • Editing
    Pedro Neves
  • Music
  • Sound
    Gustavo Bacelos
  • Runtime
    14 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
      • Red Desert Unipessoal Lda
      • Rua do Almada 540
      • 4050-034 Porto
      • Portugal
  • Festivals
    • Doclisboa. Competição Nacional. 2011. Portugal.
    • Curtas Vila do Conde. Competição Nacional 2011. Portugal.
    • Curtas Belo Horizonte. World 's Movements section. 2011. Brasil.
    • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.
    • Mecal Short Film Fest of Barcelona. Documentary Competition. Spain.
    • Regard Sur le Court Métrage. International Competition. Q, Canada.
    • Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira. Portugal.
    • Festival de Avanca. Panorama Nacional. Portugal.
    • Panorama do Documentário Português. Lisboa. Portugal.
    • Shortcutz Porto. Portugal.
    • Documenta Madrid - Documentary Film Festival. Spain.
    • 2ANNAS Short Film Festival. Riga. Latvia.
    • Festival de Cine de Martil. Martil. Marroco.
    • Festival de Court-Métrage de Lille. France.
    • Kinoforum - Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo. Brasil.
    • Euro Shorts (Hungria)
    • L'Alternativa (Barcelona)
    • Extremadoc (ES)
    • Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival. International Competition. Spain
    • Adana Golden Ball Film Festival (Turquia)
    • Lupa - Mostra de Cinema Documental (País Basco)
    • CurtDoc (Girona, ES)
    • Mecal Chile
    • Leiria Film Fest (PT)
    • Competição International. 2012. France.
    • Guadalajara Film Fest. Short-film Competition. 2012. Mexico.
  • Awards
    • Special Mention of Onda Curta Prize in Mecal Short Film Festival. Barcelona. Spain.
    • Special Mention of the Juri in Documenta Madrid. Madrid. Spain.
    • Special Mention of the Juri in Festival de Martil. Martil. Marroco.
    • Europa Award in Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival (Spain) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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