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Douro Film Harvest

douro film harvestOdd title, interesting film festival coming up in September in the Douro Wine Valley, a World Heritage Site.

For five days, the festival will screen previously unseen films, independent films and others that have already been awarded prizes, which will be competing for the Turismo do Douro prize.

The festival runs from Tuesday, 07 September 2010 – Saturday, 11 September 2010.

Sophia Loren will travel to Portugal to receive the Casta D’ouro Lifetime Achievement Award, on September 11, at 6 p.m., in the Ribeiro Conceição Theatre, in Lamego. They’ll throw a “Tawny Tribute” to the actress, showing “Two Women” and “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”

There will also be a few interesting workshops at the festival. Laurence Bergreen, author of “Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu” will provide a master class on how to write books suitable for film adaptations, and Edson Athayde and manager/strategist António Alaby will also visit the Quinta do Portal, in Sabrosa, to provide a workshop and master class, respectively, establishing a bridge between advertising, writing and cinema. Don’t laugh, it worked quite well for Peter Mayle.

Find out more about the festival in English: Douro Film Harvest

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