Bruno Carnide

Hello, I'm Bruno Carnide an independent film director. I've directed several fiction, documentary and animation short films, that won dozen awards and have been exhibited in hundreds of film festivals around the world.
These are some of my short films, please enjoy!

MANUEL | Short Doc

This is a documentary about the moving and inspiring story of Manuel, a small coffee producer in the island of Sao Tome and Principe.
His name is Manuel. 71 years old. Widowed. Carpenter. Owner of a coffee lot at Roça Monte Café (Sao Tome and Principe). Land from which everything springs, without asking permission.
Manuel has a wide and broad smile, with lines of poems. He tells a unique story of a country that has forgotten how it was when it produced coffee. He still cultivates, dry, roast and grind it. But life does not wear him out. Manuel doesn’t drop his arms. He enjoys all that the land offers him, like a blessing. A seed is wealth. A berry. A vanilla pod. Manuel is impossible to describe in words, much less in photographs. It misses the wet weather that sticks to the skin. It lacks the smell of wet earth and freshly fried plantain. It absents the sound of children screaming out there lack. Above all, it lacks Manuel’s permanent laugh. Manuel is one of the few people producing coffee in São Tomé and Príncipe. (en)

Chama-se Manuel. 71 anos. Viúvo. Carpinteiro. Dono de um lote de café, na Roça de Monte Café, em São Tomé e Príncipe. Terra de onde tudo brota sem pedir permissão. Manuel é de sorriso largo e rasgado, com uma fala de poema. Conta uma história única de um país que esqueceu o que era produzir o café. Ele ainda o cultiva, seca, torra e mói. Mas a vida não o desgasta. Manuel não baixa os braços. Aproveita tudo o que a terra lhe dá como se fosse uma bênção. Uma semente é uma riqueza. É impossível descrever Manuel em palavras. Falta o tempo húmido que cola à pele. Falta o cheiro a terra molhada. Falta o som das crianças a gritar lá fora. Acima de tudo, falta a sua gargalhada permanente. Manuel é uma das poucas pessoas a produzir café em São Tomé e Príncipe. (pt)

Production: coffeemuseum.com
Director: Bruno Carnide
Producers: Cristina Barros & Rui Silva
Photography, Edition, Sound: Bruno Carnide

AWARDS & SELECTIONS
– Winner Best National Documentary – São Tomé FestFilm, Sao Tome and Principe 2015
– Winner Video Category – Jovens Criadores, Portugal 2015
– Special Recognition – Development Film Festival, India 2015
– Nominated for Best National Documentary – CinEuphoria, Portugal 2017
– Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival, United States 2019
– ShortCutz Viseu, Portugal 2018
– NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, United States 2017
– ClujShorts Film Festival, Romania 2017
– Mov’Ilha, Portugal 2017
– Cinemax Curtas – RTP2, Portugal 2017
– Cine-Teatro Estarreja, Portugal 2017
– Golden Tree Film Festival – Germany 2016
– RATMA Film Festival, England 2016
– Samawa Cinema, Iraq 2016
– Festin, Portugal 2016
– Arouca Film Festival, Portugal 2016
– Curtas em Flagrante, Portugal 2016
– ShortCutz Lisboa, Portugal 2016
– Teatro Aveirense, Portugal 2016
– Festival Acaso, Portugal 2016
– CinAntrop, China 2016
– Planos Film Festival, Portugal 2016
– ShortCutz Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal 2016
– Teatro Miguel Franco, Portugal 2016
– Jovens Criadores, Portugal 2015
– Development Film Festival, India 2015
– São Tomé FestFilm, Sao Tome and Principe 2015

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