“Rites, gatherings and celebrations for sustainable cultures”

Heritales – International Heritage Film Festival is a cultural project that seeks to disseminate narratives of material and immaterial heritage. Of the many ways to achieve this, Heritales relies mainly on the seventh art of the cinema while also promoting other artistic forms such as photography, interactive media, games, theatre and performances.

The project encourages cultural sustainability by promoting a broad interpretation of what can be understood as cultural heritage, fostering new ways of education, international scientific collaboration, encouraging intercultural dialogue and outreach to an international audience.

In this third edition, Heritales focuses on the topic of “Rites, gatherings and celebrations for sustainable cultures”, inviting films, documentaries and other artistic works that explore cultural celebrations and social gatherings as ways to promote sustainability of cultures and places, communities and environments.

Our aim is to promote the circulation of these works around the world, so in the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Heritales goes on tour, multiplying the sites where the Festival will take place and finally “breaking the walls” of the city.

By embracing the practice of itinerant cinema, over the course of one year (from April 20018 to May 2019), we aim to show more than 25 films and documentaries in various international locations. The culmination of the festival will see a final gathering in June 2019  in the UNESCO´s world heritage city of Évora (Portugal). Then, we will celebrate  the winners of the three awards given to the best short, best medium and best long documentary.

We invite you to participate in a great number and share this experience with us and with the filmmakers that we will try to convene at each screening, so please stay tuned on our website Facebook and Twitter for more news to come!