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Copyright © 2013 Accorde Filmes

Gotas de Fumaça

Bibi is a widow who lives alone with her cat in a small apartment. At the age of 70 and living in her own world, she only interacts with her neighbors. In the midst of her loneliness, she decides to help her neighbor Juliet. They end up having a relationship that borders the limits of loneliness and they both have an identification with the anguish of waiting for death.

Film notes

Drops of smoke represents a change of state of being within the narrative, drop (water) vapor (smoke). I decided to use the drops, usually used as ellipsis of time to highlight this process and thus include time within this approach, emphasizing the loneliness and long life of the protagonist. Time as an agent of change, a change of perspective on life and relationship with the perception of other generations. Loneliness is also addressed by the cigarette, great companion for lonely thoughts, their smoke and ashes ratify the transformation state of being. Juliet is the emotional side of the crisis, a tragic and frenetic actress. Bibi represents the rational side of the crisis with her imaginary cat and her social isolation. The two make up a balance and identification within the straits. The solution for this meeting is a rational act to suppress emotional pain. Leaving open the viewer what is real and imaginary within the story.
loneliness ageing

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Awards and nominations

Audience Favorite Actress
2 Jun – 5 Jun | United States
Audience Award - Societal Boundaries
26 Jun – 29 Jun | United States
Best Short Film
9 Jul – 13 Jul | Uruguay
Best Actress
20 Aug – 22 Aug | Brazil
Best Actress
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Italy
Honorable Mention
17 Sep – 20 Sep | Brazil
Best Foreign Short Film
9 Oct – 11 Oct | United States
Best Script
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Brazil
Best Makeup
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Estevez)
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Brazil
Best Film - Audience Award
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Brazil
Best Art Director
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Brazil
Best Short Film
19 Nov – 21 Nov | Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Estevez)
19 Nov – 21 Nov | Brazil
Best Actress
11 Dec – 14 Dec | Brazil
Best Film
11 Dec – 14 Dec | Brazil
Best Medium Length Film
11 Dec – 14 Dec | Brazil
Best Actress - Short Film (Araci Esteves)
2 Dec – 28 Dec | Brazil
Best Female Character
28 Feb – 31 Mar | India
People's Choice Award
28 Feb – 31 Mar | India
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
Festcine Curta Pinhais | 2015
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Brazil
Audience Award
1 Apr – 15 Apr | United States
Best Short Narrative
1 Apr – 28 Apr | United States
Best Fiction Film - May
27 Apr – 29 May | Romania
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
1 Jun – 3 Jun | Brazil
Best Actress
26 Aug – 31 Aug | Brazil
Best Script
26 Aug – 31 Aug | Brazil
Audience Award
26 Aug – 31 Aug | Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
22 Oct – 1 Nov | Brazil
Best Screenplay
Premio Cineclube Jacareí | 2015
7 May – 3 Dec | Brazil
Best Director
Premio Cineclube Jacareí | 2015
7 May – 3 Dec | Brazil
Best Fiction Film
Premio Cineclube Jacareí | 2015
7 May – 3 Dec | Brazil
Best Editing
Premio Cineclube Jacareí | 2015
7 May – 3 Dec | Brazil

Previous screenings

2013
Fenaco: International Short Film Festival
13 Nov – 16 Nov | Cusco, Peru
16 Nov – 24 Nov | Mar del Plata, Argentina
2014
10 Jan – 18 Jan | Dhaka, Bangladesh
31 Jan – 2 Feb | Mumbai, India
6 Feb – 8 Feb | Geneva, Switzerland
14 Feb – 22 Feb | A Coruna, Spain
14 Feb – 15 Feb | Grand Junction, United States
17 Feb – 21 Feb | Iquique, Chile
6 Mar – 20 Mar | Sydney, Australia
27 Mar – 30 Mar | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
28 Mar – 30 Mar | Barcelona, Spain
Colchagua Cine Festival Internacional | 2014
1 Apr – 5 Apr | Colchagua, Chile
Festin: Itinerant Festival of Portuguese Language Film
2 Apr – 4 Apr | Lisboa, Portugal
9 Apr – 11 Apr | Cleveland, United States
21 Apr – 30 Apr | Minsk, Belarus
25 Apr – 27 Apr | Milledgeville, United States
1 May – 3 May | Hagerstown, United States
High Desert International Film Festival | 2014
22 May – 25 May | Pahrump, United States
23 May – 25 May | Istanbul, Turkey
2 Jun – 5 Jun | New York, United States
Audience Favorite Actress
Huesca Film Festival
16 Jun – 21 Jun | Huesca, Spain
Fear No Film at Utah Arts Festival | 2014
26 Jun – 29 Jun | Salt Lake City, United States
Audience Award - Societal Boundaries
9 Jul – 13 Jul | Punta del Este, Uruguay
Best Short Film
29 Jul – 2 Aug | Manizales, Colombia
4 Aug – 12 Sep | Munich, Germany
American Psychological Association Film Festival | 2014
7 Aug – 10 Aug | Washington, United States
10 Aug – 14 Aug | Palena, Italy
Festival de Cine del Conurbano | 2014
20 Aug – 23 Aug | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Festival de Cinema de Santo Angelo | 2014
20 Aug – 22 Aug | Santo Angelo, Brazil
Best Actress
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Taranto, Italy
Best Actress
8 Sep – 21 Sep | United States
Short Round: Short Film Showcase and Networking Event | 2014
13 Sep | Windson, United Kingdom
17 Sep – 20 Sep | Belem, Brazil
Honorable Mention
Access Code Film Festival | 2014
20 Sep | Bangalore, India
Festival Curtas Metragens da Ribeira Grande | 2014
22 Sep – 28 Sep | Ribeira Grande, Portugal
2nd Indian Cine Film Festival | 2014
27 Sep | Lonavala, India
International Mental Health Film Festival
9 Oct – 11 Oct | Faro, Portugal
Muestra Internacional de Mujeres en el Cine y la TV | 2014
9 Oct – 26 Oct | Mexico
9 Oct – 11 Oct | New York, United States
Muestra de Cine Centro e Iberoamericano | 2014
9 Oct – 15 Oct | Managua, Nicaragua
9 Oct – 11 Oct | Atlanta, United States
Best Foreign Short Film
CineEco: International Environmental Film Festival
11 Oct – 18 Oct | Seia, Portugal
20 Oct – 24 Oct | Curitiba, Brazil
FeSanCor: Chilean International Short Film Festival
20 Oct – 27 Oct | Santiago, Chile
22 Oct – 30 Oct | Bogotá, Colombia
4 Nov – 8 Nov | Porto Velho, Brazil
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Rio Bonito | 2014
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Rio Bonito - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Best Script
Best Actress (Araci Estevez)
Best Film - Audience Award
Best Art Director
Best Makeup
14 Nov – 17 Nov | Villa de Leyva, Chile
14 Nov – 23 Nov | London, United Kingdom
Cinetopia | 2014
14 Nov – 22 Nov | Stockholm, Sweden
15 Nov – 29 Nov | Tampico, Mexico
17 Nov – 21 Nov | Prishtina, Kosovo
Festival de Curtas a Hora Do Cinema | 2014
19 Nov – 21 Nov | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Best Short Film
Best Actress (Araci Estevez)
23 Nov – 5 Dec | Campinas, Brazil
24 Nov – 29 Nov | Bagé, Brazil
Euro Film Festival | 2014
1 Dec – 12 Dec | Malaga, Spain
Mica Film Festival | 2014
2 Dec – 28 Dec | Manaus, Brazil
Best Actress - Short Film (Araci Esteves)
Festival de Cinema Do Centro Sul Do Piauí | 2014
11 Dec – 14 Dec | Picos, Brazil
Best Film
Best Actress
Festival Internacional de Cinema do Caete | 2014
11 Dec – 14 Dec | Caete, Brazil
Best Medium Length Film
CinEuphoria Arquivos | 2014
15 Dec – 13 Jan | Lisboa, Portugal
3rd Imphal International Short Film Festival | 2014
19 Dec – 21 Dec | Imphal, India
Ichill Manila Film Festival | 2014
19 Dec – 4 Jan | Manila, Philippines
20 Dec – 27 Dec | New Delhi, India
2015
22 Jan – 24 Jan | Belém, Brazil
Digital Griffix Online Film Festival | 2015
1 Feb – 28 Feb | Montreal, Canada
Arraial Cine Fest | 2015
2 Feb – 5 Feb | Arraial d´Ajuda Porto Seguro. Bahia., Brazil
Sahar International Short Film Festival | 2015
21 Feb | Manchester, United Kingdom
The Monthly Fim Festival | 2015
27 Feb – 28 Feb | Glasgow, United Kingdom
Short of the Month | 2015
28 Feb – 31 Mar | India
Best Female Character
People's Choice Award
8 Mar – 13 Mar | San Felipe, Venezuela
15 Mar – 29 Mar | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Online Film Festival | 2015
1 Apr – 28 Apr | United States
Best Short Narrative
Los Angeles Cinefest | 2015
1 Apr – 15 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
Audience Award
1 Apr – 5 Apr | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Festcine Curta Pinhais | 2015
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Pinhais, Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
1st 12 Months Film Festival | 2015
27 Apr – 29 May | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Best Fiction Film - May
Mostra Dxs Exibidxs | 2015
29 Apr – 30 Apr | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Premio Cineclube Jacareí | 2015
7 May – 3 Dec | Jacareí, Brazil
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Director
Best Fiction Film
It's All About Love International Film Festival | 2015
15 May – 31 May | Lawrenceville, United States
Three Cities Online Festival and Conference | 2015
16 May – 29 May | Los Angeles, United States
Mostra Internacional da Amazônia | 2015
16 May – 20 May | Manaus, Brazil
1 Jun – 3 Jun | Porto Velho, Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
Radical Frame Film Series | 2015
2 Jun – 3 Jun | Berlin, Germany
3 Jun – 7 Jun | Vigo, Spain
Strawberry Shorts Film Festival | 2015
4 Jun – 5 Jun | Cambridge, United Kingdom
International Festival of Local Televisions
17 Jun – 20 Jun | Košice, Slovakia
Visualízame: Festival Audiovisual y Mujer | 2015
27 Jun | Spain
Catalyst Communities Film Festival | 2015
4 Jul – 5 Jul | Linconlnshire, United Kingdom
Oiff Online International Film Festival | 2015
20 Jul – 31 Jul | Online, United States
Whatashort India International Fim Festival | 2015
17 Aug – 18 Aug | India
Festival de Cinema Online | 2015
26 Aug – 31 Aug | Brazil
Best Actress
Best Script
Audience Award
28 Aug – 30 Aug | Bangalore, India
3 Sep – 5 Sep | Sisak, Croatia
Festival de Cine de Paracho | 2015
18 Sep – 20 Sep | Paracho, Michoacán, Mexico
FIC Esmi: Festival Internacional de Cortometraje | 2015
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Bella Vista y San Miguel, Argentina
17 Oct – 31 Oct | Sumaré, Brazil
Cineclube de Boteco | 2015
19 Oct | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Cine Under Salvador: Festival Transterritorial de Cinema Underground | 2015
21 Oct – 23 Oct | Salvador, Brazil
Cineserra: Festival do Audiovisual da Serra Gaúcha | 2015
22 Oct – 1 Nov | Serra Gaúcha, Brazil
Best Actress (Araci Esteves)
Wiper Movies | 2015
1 Nov – 15 Nov | New York, United States
Prvi Kadar | 2015
6 Nov – 12 Nov | East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Nov – 17 Nov | Luanda, Angola
12 Nov – 14 Nov | Três Passos, Brazil
China Women's Film Festival | 2015
20 Nov – 29 Nov | Beijing, China
Mostra Ela Na Tela | 2015
28 Nov – 29 Nov | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fim Festival Imagem-Movimento | 2015
1 Dec – 6 Dec | Macapá, Brazil
Filmmaker International Film Festival | 2015
4 Dec – 8 Dec | Marbella, Spain

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... It is a film trying to show how nostalgia and simple things can help us to continue, to bear up the hard cruel present, how to take the strength from simple memories. I think that the film aims at helping people who thinks of suicide, to continue ...”
6 Aug 2014 | Gilgamesh Nabeel | Ahewar
INTERVIEW
“... Este curta, inédito no Brasil, atualmente percorre diversos festivais e já foi exibido em 15 países sendo premiado em Nova York, Punta Del Leste e Salt Lake City. ...”
10 Apr 2014 | Festival Luz | Portal Comunicare
REVIEW
“... O argumento de Machado consegue captar muito da essência desta solidão que se torna avassaladora nas sociedades contemporâneas e onde aquela ideia e frase feita do viver sózinho no meio de tanta gente é realmente uma realidade trágica e triste. ...”
7 Apr 2014 | Paulo Peralta | CinEuphoria
ARTICLE
Cineasta Uruguaianense filma na capital
22 Aug 2013 | Jornal Cidade
ARTICLE
“... Filmagens do curta "Gotas de Fumaça" em Porto Alegre. ...”
22 Jul 2013 | Portal de Uruguaiana
INTERVIEW
“... Terminam as filmagens do curta "Gotas de Fumaça". ...”
20 Jul 2013 | Fronteira +
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Gotas de Fumaça has received a new award at Cineserra: Festival do Audiovisual da Serra Gaúcha. | more...
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5 June 2015
Gotas de Fumaça has received a new award at 12 Months Film Festival. | more...
31 May 2015
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 16 Nov 2015