Grande Prémio Vicente Pinto Abreu
THE LAST SHELTER, Ousmane Samassekou
Due to the generosity of the characters and the humanism with which this film is made, the jury decided to award it the Vicente Pinto Abreu Grand Prize. It is a dignified and important portrait in today's society of a certain “Melancholy of Exile”, that does not explore the suffering of those involved, but exposes it fairly and without artifice.
BEATRIX, Lilith Kraxner, Milena Czernovsky
As if it were an everyday contemporary dance performance, the film introduces us, through an original pseudo-documentary approach, to raw female intimacy. The essence of boredom without filters or euphemisms, a non-narrative captured in beautifully composed and framed shots.
COMPETIÇÃO CINEMA FALADO
DISTOPIA, Tiago Afonso
A camera that both chronicles and constructs a community of protest, without artifice or aestheticisation. A witnessing of the unrest and pains of those who see their urban landscape and ways of life traumatically altered.
PRÉMIO CINEMA NOVO BY CANAL180
FRUTO DO VOSSO VENTRE, Fábio Silva
Combining archival footage and family memories, the director frames and juxtaposes emotions, narrative and personal experiences, containing these within a discourse that is both authored and original. The juri praises the quality of the selection of the Cinema Novo competition, and have decided unanimously to award the prize to a tender film that places the spectator in a place of discomfort.
NUEVE SEVILLAS, Gonzalo García Pelayo, Pedro G. Romero
For portraying with mastery and original insight the heart and soul of a city, Seville. For portraying it through the voices, music and artists who wrote, write and rewrite the history of such a multicultural centre, capturing the contrasts and contradictions that are essential to Spanish culture.
KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME, Richard Peete, Robert Yapkowtiz
A guitar, a banjo and an unforgettable voice that the world needs to know. A portrait of Bob Dylan's favourite artist, and her unstable relationships, addictions and descent into poverty. It is imperative that Karen Dalton's legacy and genius reaches new generations.
PRÉMIO ARCHÉ BY COMPANHIA DAS CULTURAS/FUNDAÇÃO PEREIRA MONTEIRO
À PROCURA DA ESTRELA, Carlos Martínez-Peñalver Mas
For its clear idea of language and filmic process, combined with a presentation capable of explaining both the material and symbolic dimensions of the film’s theme and conceptual scope.
GABI, BETWEEN AGES 8 AND 13, Engeli Broberg
For the cinematographic language that involves the spectator on this journey of discovery and affirmation of a child's identity; for the sensitivity and intelligence with which the director explores the theme of sexuality, focusing on the intimacy, authenticity, innocence and maturity of the child; for the emotions, reflections and deep marks with which we left the cinema room.