54 Varick St. at Laight St.
Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, $15 (two-day pass $25), 7:30
Portugal’s most famous filmmaker might be Manoel de Oliveira, who is still making movies at the age of 105, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a slew of significantly younger directors on the rise in the European nation. The N.Y. Portuguese Short Film Festival, which was started in 2011 by the Arte Institute as part of its mission to “serve as a platform for intercultural inspiration and as a catalyst for an innovative artistic dialogue between the many communities in New York and Portuguese artists,” will showcase many of those up-and-coming auteurs this weekend in New York, Lisbon, and Cascais. Tribeca Cinemas will screen nine short works each night, beginning Friday with José Trigueiros’s God by the Neck (Dios Por El Cuello), Josemaria RRA’s Ptolmus, Luís Costa’s Fontelonga, 1997 Moscow International Film Festival Best Young Actor winner Afonso Pimentel’s To Dust (Pó), Luís Soares’s Any Other Man (Outro Homem Qualquer), André Miranda and Diogo Leitão’s Schizophonia (Esquizophonia) (with popular star João Reis), Rui Falcão’s Balance (Balança), André Braz’s Soul (Alma), and Vasco Mendes’s No Mistakes; Saturday’s lineup consists of Ricardo Martins’s What Love Means to Me (O Que Eu Entendo Por Amor), David Bonneville’s Gypsy (Cigano), Ana Cardoso, Filipe Fonseca, Liliana Sobreiro, and Luís Catalo’s Alda, Filipe Coutinho’s Homecoming, Cláudia Alves’s The Postman (El Cartero), Filipa Ruiz’s As the Days Went By, Nuno Serrão’s The Third Attempt, and Sam Andrês’s Chaos Et Equilibrium. The opening night program will be followed by an after-party ($15, free with festival ticket) featuring Brick City Riot, the musical duo of DJ Mavric and drummer Carlos Ferreira. The five-person jury that selected the films will also choose one work to take home the $1,000 prize.