Balkan Dox

A Present Light

Luz de presença

2019 — 19 min / Colour



On a rainy night, a sad man leaves his home to deliver a letter to someone who recently left him. At a corner, he meets a woman who warns him about the slippery road. This is how I met Diana. Suffering from a heartbreak, Gonçalo falls from his motorbike.

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Directors' Biography

Diogo Costa Amarante was born in Portugal where he graduated in Law. In 2007, he was awarded the Ibermedia - best talent grant to study Documentary filmmaking and Cinematography at the Catalonia Film and Audiovisual School, Barcelona University. His first film “Jumate/Jumate” was selected in several film festivals and was awarded, among other prizes, best spanish documentary in the International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid, Spain.

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Diogo Costa Amarante


Diogo Costa Amarante


Jorge Quintela


Diogo Costa Amarante


Luís Silveira

Screenings & Awards

Berlinale, Germany, 2021

Hamburg IShFF, Germany, 2020

Vila do Conde, Portugal, 2019