October, 2021


TSF, a news platform in Portugal, wrote an article after interviewing Sofia about her short film SAMANTA: MÁ OU SANTA and her own motivations towards making Portuguese cinema more inclusive.

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Sofia’s was invited to “Curto Circuito”, a magazine TV show in Portugal where she talked with the hosts about her award-winning short film SAMANTA: MÁ OU SANTA.

Sofia (in the middle) with hosts Maria Correia (left) and Luana do Bem (right)

You can watch the interview under “Media” – “Interviews”.

Besides, a few articles about Samanta: Má Ou Santa have been published:



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SAMANTA: MÁ OU SANTA won a total on 10 awards, including “Best Film of 2021” and “Best Acting” for Sofia’s performance as “Samanta”!!!

The short is now going to represent Portugal in the International Film Contest Filmapalooza 2022, in Washington DC, USA.

Here’s a list of all the awards we won at the 48 Hour Film Project Awards Ceremony:

  • Best Film of 2021
  • Best Directing
  • Best Acting
  • Best Photography
  • Best Writing
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Editing
  • Best Use of Character
  • Audience Award
  • Inclusive Cinema Award – winning this award was very special for Sofia, considering her efforts in making Portuguese cinema more accessible for people with hearing loss, raising her voice to influence film professionals to adopt inclusive tools (such as the use of captions, something Sofia firmly believes should be mandatory). Furthermore, the short Samanta: Má ou Santa represented an equally important theme when we speak about inclusion: gender equality.

The film was also nominated for:

  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Cast

More info on SAMANTA: MÁ OU SANTA in the September, 2021 article.

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