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Ico Costa| Mozambique, Portugal 2017 | 22 min. | OmeU

Tuesday, 08.05.2017, 10 pm tickets
De France | Saal 1

Screened together with Wàsi (Ver) and I am Sheriff.


Nyo Vweta Nafta takes us on a journey to the South East Coast of Africa, immersing the viewer into daily life routines in Mozambique. We observe moments such as a man searching for Nafta on Maputo’s market, a young guy and a young lady driving on a motorcycle through the city discussing their future and a group of adolescents chit chatting about life while climbing on a baobab tree. Shot on 16mm, the charm of these simple daily life situations and conversations drawn in this film become irresistible.


Ico Costa (1983) graduated in Film from the Lisbon’s Theatre and Film School(ESTC), with a passage at the Universidad del Cine (FUC), in Buenos Aires. In 2010 he directs Libhaketi, in Mozambique, which premiers at Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, followed by other festivals and a broadcast on TV5 Monde (France) and RTBF (Belgium). In the same year, he is admitted at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France, and wins a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship. During his studies, he directs Quatro Horas Descalço (2012), which premiers at the Rome International Film Festival, followed by presentations at Indie Lisboa, Bradford (best short film), Cannes’ Critics Week, Locarno (both out
of competition), among many others.
In 2013 he finishes Le Fresnoy with Distinction for his short film Corrente which premiers at Vila do Conde International Short film Festival. In he same year he is admitted at the Locarno Summer Academy, and in 2014, at Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2014 his film Antero premiers at the Indie Lisboa Film Festival, while he starts a collaboration with the production companies Uma Pedra no Sapato and Terratreme Filmes. He works as an assistant director in Susana Nobre’s Provas, Exorcismos and Leonor Teles’ Balada de um Batráquio, which won the Golden Bear for short films at the Berlin Film Festival.He has just finished the short film shot in Mozambique Nyo Vweta Nafta and currently he is in post-production of the documentary Santo Amaro sobre o Mar, shot in Azores Islands. In 2017 he will start the production of the film Vitória.


  • Special Mention - Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen / International Short Film FestivalOberhausen '17
  • Prize Best Short Film - Cinéma du Réel International Documentary Film Festival '17
  • Prize Best Director - NexT International Short Film Festival '17
  • Best Short Film - RIDM - Rencontres internationales du Documentaire de Montréal '17
  • Prize 'Cristian Nemescu' Best Directing International Competition - Next International Film Festival '17
  • Special Mention - Cine Eco - Grande Prémio Lusofonia / Camacho Costa '17
  • Best Cinematography - Žubroffkā International Short Film Festival / Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Krótkometrażowych '17
  • Best International Short Film - London International Short Film Festival ' 18



  • International Film Festival Rotterdam: IFFR - Tiger Awards Competition, Netherlands ’17
  • IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Lisboa –Competição Internacional, Portugal ’17
  • Cinéma du Réel, France ’17
  • Festival de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ’17
  • New Directors/New Films At Film Society Of Lincoln and Moma, EUA ’17
  • TRANSCINEMA - Festival Internacional de No-Ficción / International Non
  • Fiction Film Festival, Peru ’17
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany ’17
  • FCAT - Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa- Tánger, Spain ’17
  • Mediawave – International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary ’17
  • VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival In Vienna, Áustria ’17
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany ’17
  • Next International Film Festival, Roménia ’17
  • Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Canadá ’17
  • Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba, Brasil ’17
  • Festival Fim do Caminho, Mozambique ’17
  • Kugoma - Fórum de Cinema de Moçambique, Mozambique ’17
  • CurtoCircuito - Festival Internacional de Cine, Santiago de Compostela, Spain ’16
  • Tabor Film Festival - International Short Film Festival, Croácia ’17
  • DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo ’17
  • Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2017, Indonesia ’17
  • SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL – MFNF Međunardni Festival Novog Filma, Croácia ’17
  • Silhouette Festival, França ’17
  • Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo, Brazil ’17
  • Riga International Short Film Festival, Letónia ’17
  • DTLA - Downtown Film Festival L.A., USA ’17
  • Festcurtas BH - Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte, Brazil ’17
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK ’17
  • L'âge d'Or Film Festival, Belgium ’17
  • CineEco - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Ambiente da Serra da Estrela, Portugal ’17
  • RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Canada ’17
  • Balinale International Film Festival, Indonesia ’17
  • L'Alternativa » Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain ’17
  • Zinebi - Bilboko Dokumentalen eta Film Laburren Nazioarteko Jaialdia /
  • International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Espanha ’17
  • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany ’17
  • FIDOCS – Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, Chile ’17
  • London International Short Film Festival, UK ’18
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife , Brazil ’17
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival In Sarajevo, Bósnia & Herzegovina ’17
  • Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux, France ’17
  • DOCUMENTAMADRID - Festival Internacional de Documentales de Madrid
  • Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verin, Spain ’17
  • Žubroffkā International Short Film Festival / Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Krótkometrażowych, Poland '17