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ABOUT - SAO TOME FESTFILM

ABOUT FESTIVAL

São Tomé FestFilm - São Tomé and Príncipe International Film Festival, created and promoted by ASSECOM (São Toméan Association of Entertainment and Multimedia Communication - Cultural and Artistic), founded by a group of students from São Tomé and Portuguese.
The Festival aims to develop and streamline projects in the areas of cinema, television, video and multimedia, through the provision of educational activities such as workshops and conferences in the areas mentioned, and also to put São Tomé and Príncipe on the route of the International Cinema, in the quest to make it a meeting point for all those who enjoy cinema. The festival wishes to awaken in the young people the interest for free creation valuing the historical and cultural origins of São Tomé and Príncipe through the cinema, as well as the Portuguese language.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

- To promote the growth of amateur and professional cinema in São Tomé and Príncipe, in an attempt to bring the universe of cinema closer to the country in a more concerted way;
- Encourage authoring in the fields of film, video, television and multimedia;
- To promote the circulation of works and authors in national and international territory;

- Encourage the creation of new content for television and cinema, enhancing quality audiovisual creation at the local level;

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ASSECOM-CA is a non-profit Youth Association, founded on May 15, 2011 by young students from São Tomé and Portugueses, with a common goal of promoting and disseminating the culture of São Tomé, by taking part in activities that relate to religion and politics, giving priority to social and cultural activities through the use of dynamic tools with the use of information technologies, in order to support the technological education of citizens, facilitate and improve their access to culture, promote the protection of heritage cultural center of São Tomé.

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Organizer of AVANCA - International Meetings of Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia since 1997 and of the 'AVANCA | CINEMA, International Conference of Cinema - Art, Technology, Communication' since 2010. The Cine-Club of Avanca Avanca, of more than half a hundred films, between series, short films and feature films, which received around one hundred and fifty awards in festivals on all five continents, being recently co-director of the first feature of the Portuguese animation “Hasta el Ceiling of the World” that had its anti-debut in São Tomé and Príncipe.

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