Mirage My Bros

Diogo Baldaia

An elementary school class without a teacher, a contract signing with a giant football club and a new year’s eve party.
Three tales tinged with aspiration and the desire to escape express a look into a youth absorbed by the power of dreams and the harshness of reality. A generation facing growth in tension with the future. 


[2017] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (Best Portuguese Short Film Award) [Portugal]
[2018] IFFR | International Film Festival Rotterdam [The Netherlands]
[2018] Glasgow Short Film Festival (Special Mention from the Jury of the International Competition) [UK]
[2018] Issni N’Ourgh International du film Amazigh [Marocco]
[2018] Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [The Netherlands]
[2018] Festival Córtex [Portugal]
[2018] FRONTEIRA – Festival Internacional do Filme Documentário e Experimental [Brazil]
[2018] European Media Art Festival - Osnabrück [Germany]
[2018] VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival (Best Film of the competition Fiction & Documentary) [Austria]
[2018] Hamburg International Short Film Festival [Germany]
[2018] Milano Film Festival [Italy]
[2018] CurtoCircuito [Spain]
[2018] Aesthetica Short Film Festival [UK]
[2018] Entrevues Belfort [France]
[2018] NexT International Film Festival (Cristian Nemescu Award for Best Direction) [Romania]
[2019] Premiers Plans - Festival de Angers [France]
[2019] Ciclo de Cinema Irreal [Portugal]
[2019] Frames - Portuguese Film Festival [Sweden]
[2019] Kyiv International Short Film Festival [Ukraine]
[2019] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2019] Mostra de Cinema Português - EntreOlhares [Portugal]
[2020] NoBudge [USA]
[2020] Depois do Estouro - Sessão de Cinema II [Portugal]
[2020] Cine à Roda [Portugal]
[2020] Shortcutz Guimarães [Portugal]
[2020] Estados da Juventude - Cineclube Zoom [Portugal]
[2021] Cinemax no Nimas [Portugal]
[2021] BuSho – Budapest Short Film Festival [Hungary]
[2023] Cine Clube Caldas da Rainha [Portugal]

2017, Portugal, 24’

Script: Diogo Baldaia
Cinematography: Leonardo Simões
Sound: Nuno Henrique
Editing: Diogo Baldaia
Production: Diogo Baldaia, Maura Carneiro, Manuel Rocha da Silva
Cast: Luis Maza, João Marcelo, Maura Carneiro, Duarte Águas, Ricardo Alves