Vila do Conde IFF is one of the major cultural and film events in Portugal. Since 1993 the Festival has been focusing on the latest trends in contemporary cinema. Its main attraction are the short films, but it has developed into a multidisciplinary festival. The competitive section presents a careful selection of internationally produced short films, with an emphasis on fiction, animation, documentary, experimental films and music videos. A selection of the most recent Portuguese short films is also presented offering to new filmmakers an ideal opportunity to find ways into the international sphere.