Director of the short film ‘Azul no Azul’ at Berlinale Talents

29 de January, 2024

Gianmarco Donaggio, director of the short film ‘Azul no Azul’ (Blue in Blue), was selected for the talent development program at the Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Talents.


Aimed at directors, actors, producers, screenwriters, designers, festival representatives, music composers, distribution and sales agents, sound professionals, film critics, etc., Berlinale Talents covers a range of skills related to the world of cinema and beyond (creators of series and Augmented Reality content, for example), such as talks, workshops and think-tanks.


In total, this year’s edition had 3.832 candidates (a record number) from 131 countries, with 202 people selected, including Portugal’s Rafael Morais, Cátia Rodrigues and Bruno Gularte Barreto.

‘Azul no Azul’ is an experimental short film created by Italian filmmaker Gianmarco Donaggio and Portuguese painter Nelson Ferreira.


The film was produced and distributed in collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and a second version was created for the Soares dos Reis National Museum as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the sculpture O Desterrado (The Exiled) by António Soares dos Reis.


The ‘Azul no Azul’ exhibition was on display at the Soares dos Reis National Museum from December 2022 to March 2023. The exhibition brings together watercolour by artist Nelson Ferreira and the film by Italian filmmaker Gianmarco Donaggio, allowing young artists to demonstrate how classical masters influence the creation of contemporary artists with their timeless works.


It’s worth noting that the Berlin International Film Festival takes place between February 15th and 25th, while Berlinale Talents will occur between February 17th and 22nd.