Tiago Hespanha

Documentary / HD / 100' / 2019

The word ‘campo’ (field) comes from the Latin ‘capere’ (to capture). “Campo de Marte” (The Field of Mars) was in the ancient times Rome’s training arena for war. At the outskirts of Lisbon, “Campo” hosts today Europe’s largest military base. In this place military troops train fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy plays the piano for the wild deers lurking in the dark. In here, I saw life manifesting itself with its contradictory and mysterious dimensions. CAMPO reflects on the nature of the mundane and the transcendental, as they reveal themselves inextricably intertwined.

Directing Tiago Hespanha Cinematography Tiago Hespanha, Rui Xavier, Luísa Homem, Cláudia Varejão, Paulo Menezes Sound Eva Boliño, Adriana Bolito, Giorgio Gristina, Tiago Melo Bento Editing Francisco Moreira, Tiago Hespanha Sound Editing and Mix Alejandro Castillo, Eva Valino Colorist Paulo Américo Production Manager Joana Bravo, João Gusmão

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Work in Progress Cinelab Award - First Look - Locarno’18
Best Director in a Portuguese Feature Film Award - IndieLisboa'19
María Pitta Award - Cormorán Film Fest'19
Best Soundtrack - Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Italy'20
Special Jury Prize - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Literatura de Olhão, Portugal'20
Juri Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film - Primavera do Cine Film Festival, Spain'21


Cinéma du Réel, France'19
Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival, China'19
HotDocs, Canada'19
IndieLisboa, Portugal'19
Subversive Festival, Croatia’19
Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Servia’19
Cinemateca Bogotá, Colombia’19
Inconvenient Films, Lituania'19
17th IFF Pacific Meridian, Russia'19
Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo, Brazil'19
Cormorán Film Fest, Spain'19
FIDBA, Argentina'19
15° Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata Festi-Freak, Argentina'19
DOK Leipzig, Alemanha'19
Festival dei Popoli, Italia’19
L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Espanha'19
Cinemed - Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival, França'19
21º Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá, Colombia'19
Worm Rotterdam - Field Recordings, Netherlands'19
7ª Semana de Cine Portugués em Buenos Aires, Argentina'19
Festival do Rio, Brasil'19
Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'19
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Grécia’20
FICUNAM - Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico'20
Festival Internacional de Cinema e Literatura de Olhão, Portugal'20
Ethnocineca, Austria’20
Taipei Literature Film Festival, Taiwan'20
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg, Germany'20
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt'20
Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Italy'20
Seoul Eco Film Festival, South Korea'20
10th Primavera do Cine Film Festival, Spain'21
Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh'22


Teatro Miguel Franco, Leiria'22