Bela Vista

DOCUMENTARY, Portugal, 30’, HD, 2012


BELA (Beautiful). Pleasant, delightful, agreeable. Perfect for the end for which it’s destined. Wholly caters to our desires and pleasure. Chosen, distinct. Noble, generous. Proper. Ideal of beauty.

VISTA (Sight). Act or result of seeing. All that can be seen from a given location. The appearance of that which is observed. Representation of a given place through painting, engraving, photography, etc. Presence. Way of seeing and positioning oneself in relation to a topic. Window, opening, that through which the exterior can be observed. Eye.

BELA VISTA. Neighborhood, city of Setúbal, Setúbal district, Portugal.


Directors: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

Script: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra and Pedro Pinho

Cinematography: Vasco Viana

Production Manager: Daniela Soares

Sound: João Gazua

Editing: Filipe Jorge

Editing consultant: Luísa Homem

Colour grading: Andreia Bertini

Sound editing: Ruben Costa

Sound mixing: Branko Neskov

Production Manager: Daniela Soares

Production: Filipa Reis | Vende-se Filmes



Ekotopfilm- International Festival of Sustainable Development Films 2014 | Bratislava, SK

Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa 2014 | Lisbon, PT

Ethocineca - Ethnographic and Documentary FilmFest Vienna 2014 | Viena, AU

Miradasdoc - Festival Internacional y Mercado de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora 2013, Canárias, ES

Fidba - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires 2013 | Buenos Aires, AR

FIDOCS – Festival Internacional Documentales 2013 | Santiago, CL

FESTROIA – International Film Festival 2013 | Setúbal, PT

DocLisboa 2012 | Short Film National Competition | Lisbon, PT 



Portuguese Cinema Screenings - Camões Institute | Cáceres, ES

CINEMA E UTOPIA, Museu do Dinheiro | Lisbon, PT


Centro Cultural Vila Flor 2014 | Guimarães, PT 


Auditório Municipal de Castro Verde | Castro Verde, PT

Casa da Cultura | Setúbal, PT

“Arquitectura e Cinema” | Auditório da Ordem dos Arquitectos | Lisbon, PT

“Novos e Novíssimos do Cinema Português”, Cinema Nimas | Lisbon, PT

DocLisboa (extension) | Praia, CV



Cinema commercial release at City Alvalade, 2013 | Lisbon, PT

Cinema commercial release at Auditório Charlot | Setúbal, PT


TVCine2 | 2015


Award for Best International Short Film, International Competition of Short Films “Monsieur Guillaume”, FIDOCS – Festival Internacional Documentales 2013 | Santiago, CL

Menção Honrosa | Miradasdoc - Festival Internacional y Mercado de Cine Documental de Guía de Isora 2013 | Canárias, ES


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