Cold Water


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?

By  Pedro Neves
Documentary Short
Portugal / 14 min.
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Special Mention of Onda Curta Prize in Mecal Short Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
Special Mention of the Jury in Documenta Madrid, Spain.
Special Mention of the Jury in Festival de Martil, Marroco.
Europa Award in Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival, Spain.
Best Director and Best Documentary in Leiria Film Fest, Portugal.


Doclisboa - Competition, Portugal, 2011.
Curtas Vila do Conde - Competition, Portugal, 2011.
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival - International Competition, France, 2012.
Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo - Competition, Brazil. 
Curtas Belo Horizonte - World's Movements section, Brazil. 2011.
Guadalajara Film Fest - Short-film Competition, Mexico, 2012.
Documenta Madrid - Competition. Spain.
Mecal Short Film Fest of Barcelona - Documentary Competition, Spain.
Regard Sur le Court Métrage - International Competition, Quebec, Canada.
Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal.
Festival de Avanca, Portugal.
Panorama do Documentário Português, Lisboa, Portugal.
Shortcutz Porto - Competition, Portugal.
2ANNAS Short Film Festival - Competition, Riga, Latvia.
Festival de Cine de Martil - Competition, Marroco.
Festival de Court-Métrage de Lille - Competition, France.
Euro Shorts - Competition, Hungary.
Kinoforum - Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo - Competition, Brazil.
L'Alternativa - Competition, Barcelona, Spain.
Extremadoc - Competition, Spain.
Filmets Badalona International Short Film Festival - International Competition, Spain.
Adana Golden Ball Film Festival - Competition, Turkey.
Lupa - Mostra de Cinema Documental, Basque Country.
CurtDoc, Girona, Spain.
Mecal, Chile.
Leiria Film Fest, Portugal.
El Mes Mas Corto, Santiago Compostela, Spain.
Amateur Film Festival - Opening, Tunisia.
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Mimo Leiria - Programa Pianola, Portugal, 2012.
Espaço Projecto Lei, Lisboa, Portugal, 2012.
Chainfainalab, Espanha, 2017.
CineAvante, Lisboa, Portugal, 2012.
Grants Story Tailors (Rui Pedro Tendinha curated), Lisboa, Portugal, 2013.
Teatro Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013.
Porto Post Doc, 2014.
Cineclube do Porto, 2016.
Espaço Espiga, Porto, 2017.
IPCI - Instituto de Produção Cultural & Imagem, Porto, 2017.
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Written and Direction

Pedro Neves


Pedro Neves and José Bacelar


Pedro Neves


Gustavo Bacelos


Red Desert