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Sukayna Najmudin

Having the opportunity to attend Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival was invaluable for me as a member of a community cinema as it gave me a great insight into the areas of the film industry that were unknown to me. Before the festival I had never seen a Portuguese film and I left a fan. Festivals are the perfect platform for exhibitors to discover new content and to connect them with filmmakers, to provide perspective on their work. In particular not-for-profit cinemas often have the ability to be more adventurous with their programming and festivals are a great opportunity to find gems that may not make it to commercial cinemas.