Manoel de Oliveira at the Opening Ceremony of FIKE 2008 |  01 10

A tribute to the Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira will be the great moment at FIKE 2008 - Evora International Short Film Festival Opening Ceremony. As one of the great names of World Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira will be honored for his contribution to Cinema and the Portuguese Culture.

Author of a large number of films whose importance is still partly to discover, Manoel de Oliveira recently returned to short films with the completion of tree films "Do Visível Ao Invisível", "Romance de Vila do Conde" and "O Vitral e a Santa Morta" which were recently screened at the Festival of Venice.

Celebrating the Cinema of Manoel de Oliveira and his contribution to the Cinematographic Art and Culture is the aim of this tribute.

Brasil will be guest at next edition of FIKE 2008 - Évora International Short Film Festival

A delegation of Brazilian producers and directors will be present at the next edition of FIKE with a special program of Brazilian cultural activities at the Festival. A selection of short films presented by the Atibaia Audiovisual Festival and Santa Maria Audiovisual Festival will be presented out of competition in the Festival.

FIKE and some cultural agents from Brazil signed an agreement last January in order to promote a close relation between their Festivals (Difusão Cultural de Atibaia and Atibaia Municipality). This Brazilian Delegation is also supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture trough its Audiovisual Secretariat. One of the main goals of this initiative is the promotion of closer contacts and experiences between Portuguese and Brazilian cinematographic agents.

The seventh edition of FIKE 2008 - Évora International Short Film Festival is organized by SOIR Joaquim António de Aguiar, University of Évora Film Society and Mixreel will take place next November and is supported, among others by the Municipality of Évora, University of Évora and ICA - Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual and Ministry of Culture.