João Niza Ribeiro

Fiction / HD / 23' / 2022

On a night like indistinguishable from the previous or the next, Carlos sees himself locked out of his bedroom. Beyond the door, a rat as taken over, without a courtesy call or warning. Carlos is forced to deal with a progressively eroded reality, unable to face what lies inside his bedroom.

With João Negrão, José Rato, Manuela Nabais, Hugo Almeida, Albino Bastos, Paulo Barbosa Script and Directing João Niza Ribeiro Cinematography Tiago Carvalho Sound Manuel Mendes Production Design Ana Meleiro Editing José Magro, Joana Góis, João Niza Ribeiro Sound Editing and Mix Manuel Mendes Colorist Tiago Carvalho Design Bruno Rodrigues Music Ricardo Fernandes


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Grand Prix International Short - Cork International Film Festival, Ireland'22

First Prize | Iberoamerican Danzante Award - Festival Internacional de Cine Huesca, Spain'23

Best Cinematography - Festival Ibérico de cinema de Badajoz, Spain'23

Honorable Mention, Positively Different Short Film Festival, Greece'24


Curtas de Vila do Conde, Portugal'22
66th Cork International Film Festival, Ireland'22
Cartagena De Índias International FIlm Festival - FICCI, Colombia'23
Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca, Spain'23
DokuFest, Kosovo'23
Burgas IFF, Bulgaria'23
FIC Badajoz, Spain'23
DokuFest, Kosovo'23
Shorts México, Mexico'23
Star Film Festival, Croatia'23
Un Festival C’est Trop Court, France'23
Cine ECO Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental da Serra da Estrela, Portugal'23
Dili International Film Festival, East Timor'23
Verín Short Film Festival FICVIAXIV, Spain'23
Curt'Arruda, Portugal'23
ShortCutz Ovar, Portugal'23
Entre Olhares, Portugal'23
Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey'23
Baku International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan'23
Leeds International Film Festival, UK'23
Macau International Short Film Festival, Macao'23
Stockholm Independent Film Festival, Sweden'24


Ciclo de cinema: Imaginaires Documentaires @ Videodrome, France'24
Ciclo de cinema: Imaginaires Documentaires @ Beaumettes, France'24