SONICA EKRANO is a documentary film festival dedicated to the music, musicians, sounds and movements at the edges of massification and popularity.
Dedicated solely to “other musics”, SONICA EKRANO allows access to exceptional films portraying artists, sounds, local and global movements, which often slip through the cracks of the wide variety of audiovisual media on offer in our present day - because history is still often created away from the spotlights of the media - in the present as in the past, where these histories sometimes lay dormant for decades until their (re)discovery.
The second edition of this festival continues to provide an opportunity to watch cinematic works which remain (even in an age of digital platforms with on-demand content) hard to access, contributing to an increased audiovisual inclusiveness, striving to present a diversity of geographies and strike a balance between historical perspective and contemporary narratives.
The name SONICA EKRANO, written in Esperanto (meaning “Sound Screen” in English), seeks to reflect both music and cinema as “universal languages”, while also honoring the strong esperantist tradition in the south bank of the Tagus river, particularly in Barreiro, which will host the festival between October 21st and 29th.
Through the course of the 15 sessions, divided between the Castello Lopes cinema in Forum Barreiro, the Cineclube do Barreiro, the Municipal Library and the Augusto Cabrita Municipal Auditorium, we’ll present an equal number of feature-length films, all of which made after 2015, almost half of them being shown in Portugal for the first time and one being a world premiere. Have a look at the programme we prepared for this event, and live it closely, in the right bank of the Tagus.