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Diogo Baldaia

In a small and poor village, a local Saint controls the realm of the abyss, making it impossible for dead people to talk to their loved ones who are still living. Ima, a curious dead child, tries to meet the Saint, so he can let her talk to her beloved grandmother.


[2023] IFFR | International Film Festival Rotterdam [The Netherlands]
[2023] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival [Portugal]
[2023] EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul [South Korea]
[2023] Festival Silhouette [France]
[2023] BuSho – Budapest Short Film Festival [Hungary]
[2023] Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF [Romenia]
[2023] Festival du Nouveau Cinéma [Canada]
[2023] vistacurta [Portugal]
[2023] Dili International Film Festival [East Timor]
[2023] Experimental Film Guanajuato [Mexico]
[2023] FRONTDOC [Portugal]
[2023] Molins Horror Film Festival [Spain]
[2023] Cork Film Festival [Ireland]
[2023] L'Alternativa - Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona [Spain]
[2023] Short Waves Festival (Third Award in International Competition) [Poland]
[2023] Screener Short [UK]
[2023] Beijing International Short Film Festival [China]
[2023] Interface Video Art Festival [Croacia]
[2024] San Diego Underground Film Festival (Jury Award) [USA]
[2024] Shortcutz Vila Real [Portugal]
[2024] Cine Clube Caldas da Rainha [Portugal]
[2024] Landshut Short Film Festival [Germany]
[2024] Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris [Lithuania]
[2024] Akbank Short Film Festival [Turkey]
[2024] DKF Interwaves [Poland]
[2024] Moinho Cine Fest [Portugal]
[2024] Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Best Experimental Short Film) [Latvia]
[2024] Athens International Film + Video Festival [USA]
[2024] Chicago Latino Film Festival [USA]

Fiction, Documentary
2023, Portugal, 9'

Script: Diogo Baldaia
Cinematography: Leonardo Simões
Sound: Marcelo Tavares, Rafael Cardoso
Editing: Diogo Baldaia
Production: Diogo Baldaia
Cast: Manuela Baldaia, Paulo Malafaia, Maria de Lourdes