Resulting from a partnership between Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival and Filmaporto, the Working Class Heroes project aims at supporting audiovisual production in the city of Porto, using local technicians and stories of the city. For the first time, an invitation was launched to emerging filmmakers whose line of work corresponds to the philosophy of the festival. The objectives: to make possible the development and production of new cinematographic works; to create an archive of film pieces that bring the filmmakers' voices closer to the local territory and the community, seeking to create a portrait of Porto, from different points of view, year after year.
The final work will be a film (fiction, animation, essay, documentary or experimental work) about the working community of Porto, to be directed and produced during a residency of the filmmaker in the city of Porto, to take place in the year 2023.
The first stage of the project will be launched in 2021, with an invitation to three directors to be revealed in this presentation.