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Quarta-Feira, 27 de Julho de 2016

Yorn microCURTAS to reward small fixes of horror filmed with mobile phones or tablets

In the year in which MOTELX – the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival –celebrates its tenth anniversary, Yorn is again associating itself with the festival as Principal Sponsor, enhancing the brand’s natural connection to the cinema and lending its name to one of the awards: Yorn microCURTAS, small fixes of horror filmed entirely by mobile phone, smartphone or tablet.

With a view to promoting Portuguese horror cinema through the use of new film production technologies, Yorn microCURTAS will select the most terrifying films that have a maximum length of two minutes. Applications are open until 26 August.

To take part, interested applicants simply need to visit the Facebook pages of MOTELX ( or Yorn (, fill out the form provided and, after they are declared eligible by the organisers, await votes.

All short films that accumulate a minimum of 50 votes will be judged by MOTELX organisers in order to arrive at 30 finalists. The jury, composed of three members appointed by MOTELX and Yorn, will select the winner who will be announced during the 10th Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, to take place between 6 and 11 September at the São Jorge Cinema.

The first prize is an HD Portable Projector – the ZTE SPRO2 Smart Projector – a Vodafone exclusive in Portugal that enables users to view audiovisual content anywhere and display it on a screen or wall. The second prize is a Sony Xperia E5 smartphone.

The full competition rules can be found on the MOTELX site.