Why Are You Image Plus?

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.

Festivals, awards and nominations

IFFR | International Film Festival Rotterdam [The Netherlands]
IndieLisboa - International Film Festival [Portugal]
EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul [South Korea]
Festival Silhouette [France]
BuSho – Budapest Short Film Festival [Hungary]
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF [Romania]
Dili International Film Festival [Timor-Leste]
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma [Canada]
vistacurta [Portugal]

Diogo Baldaia
Manuela Baldaia, Paulo Malafaia, Maria de Lourdes

Diogo Baldaia

Diogo Baldaia was born in Porto and grew up in the city of Maia. He studied at the ESTC where he graduated in Film Directing and Cinematography. He took a master's degree in Visual Arts at KASK Conservatorium. He worked and lived in Brussels before returning to Portugal, where he is currently based in Lisbon. His films have been awarded and shown at national and international film festivals, such as the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Vienna Shorts, Oberhausen, IndieLisboa, etc.


[2023] Why Are You Image Plus? (short) [2021] Alta Morte (short) [2019] Destiny Deluxe (short) [2017] Mirage My Bros (short) [2014] Vulto (short) - school film [2013] Fúria (short) - school film


ScreenwriterDiogo Baldaia
ProductionDiogo Baldaia
EditionDiogo Baldaia


International sales agentPortugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency