Awards for 2016

Jury Prize

Best Actor

WINNER

Antes o Tempo Não Acabava: Anderson Tikuna (actor)
"The award for best actor goes to Anderson Tikuna from the film Antes O Tempo Não Acabava by Sérgio Andrade and Fábio Baldo (from Brazil). With his fragile, subtle and powerful performance, Anderson Tikuna offered a multi-faceted depiction of a man honestly negotiating his way through potentially conflicting social and sexual worlds."

Best Actress

WINNER

Rara: Julia Lübbert (actress)
"The award for best actress goes to Julia Lübbert from the film Rara by Pepa San Martin (from Argentina & Chile), a young talented actress who thrilled us with an unsentimental, self-confident and sparkling performance. She's destined to a great future."

Best Short Film

WINNER

1992: Anthony Doncque (director)
"For the performance of the main actor who expresses with sensuality the limbo between the fictional desire and the real experience. For the narrative construction very well prepared through a personal approach to memory, addressing different themes, which highlights the relationship between father and son, surprising us constantly. For the touching way in which the film reveals the discovery of sexuality in the context of the early 90s, the jury decided to award as best short film 1992, by Anthony Doncque."

Best Documentary

WINNER

Irrawaddy mon amour: Valeria Testagrossa (director), Nicola Grignani (director), Andrea Zambelli (director)
"A film that is built through kindness and calm, taking us to a unique world, showing us a community that seeks to resist in a violent social context, organizing itself from the cooperation between individuals, friendship and love, refusing identity standards of gender or sexuality. This film is composed of images of great beauty, a rhythm and a poetic in which conflict and harmony complement each other, showing us a world where we want to be."

Best Feature Film

WINNERS

Antes o Tempo Não Acabava: Sergio Andrade, Fábio Baldo
"The award for Best Feature Film goes to Antes O Tempo Não Acabava, by Sérgio Andrade and Fábio Baldo (Brazil) for its complex vision of what a queer film could be. It questions identities from a sexual, geographical, cultural, ethnic and political point of view and avoids any kind of stereotypes. The film succeeds by forging a very interesting cinematographic aesthetics that combines documentary and fiction in an unusual way so as to allow the characters to become the authors of their own unconventional portraits. The film demonstrates thereby what identities have always been: an ever-changing process resulting from internal and external constructions."

Antônia: Tata Amaral (director) (Tangerina Entretenimento (production company), Coração da Selva (production company), O2 Filmes (production company))

Best Feature Film - Porto

WINNER

Te prometo anarquía: Julio Hernández Cordón (director)
"Julio Hernández Cordón's Te Prometo Anarquía is a beautiful film with great vitality and naturalism - though the film deals with difficult subject matter - street kids surving by selling plasma - it does so with a light touch. The movie invites the viewer in with great subtlety, it allows us to see these though street kids with tenderness and dimension. The film captures innocence and childlike wonder within a harsh urban world. We never lose the culture of skateboarding and discover, in inventive visual ways, the central role of the skateboard. The movie avoids clichés about teenage sexuality and captures a fresh, modern view of the variety of sexual expression and is enhanced by a bold intimate camera. The use of music is surprising and weaves many cultural references into a distinctly Mexican voice."

Audience Award

Best Short Film

WINNER

Pink Boy: Eric Rockey (director)

Best Documentary

WINNER

Best Feature Film

WINNER

Rara: Pepa San Martín (director)

Best Feature Film - Porto

WINNER

In My Shorts Section

Best School Short Film - Porto

WINNER

Viagem: José Magro
Queer Porto 2 - Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer

Best School Short Film - Special Mention

WINNERS

La tana: Lorenzo Caproni
"The Jury decided to give special mentions to 2 films which in a very distinct way unconventionally explore sexuality in all its fantasy. In La Tana, by Lorenzo Caperoni, the author works the predatory and obsessive complexity of the protagonist in a masterly rigorous way. Climax by Fulvio Balmer Rebullida, goes beyond the normative expression of bodies as the main character explores their sexuality in a fun and versatile way. Both films stand out by the freedom with which they explore desire, the body and its limits."

Climax: Fulvio Balmer Rebullida (director)
"The Jury decided to give special mentions to 2 films which in a very distinct way unconventionally explore sexuality in all its fantasy. In La Tana, by Lorenzo Caperoni, the author works the predatory and obsessive complexity of the protagonist in a masterly rigorous way. Climax by Fulvio Balmer Rebullida, goes beyond the normative expression of bodies as the main character explores their sexuality in a fun and versatile way. Both films stand out by the freedom with which they explore desire, the body and its limits."

Jury Prize - Special Mention

Best Short Film

WINNER

Como en Arcadia: Jordi Estrada (director)
"The jury decided to award with an honorable mention a film that explores the nostalgia between the beauty of a lost paradise and the most marginal side of those live in it. A film that works, in appearance, a peaceful reality but which is actually marked by its dark side. The honorable mention is awarded to the film Como en Arcadia, by Jordi Estrada."

Best Documentary

WINNER

Coming Out: Alden Peters (director)
"This film takes a subject often dismissed as a clichéd gay matter and, through personal integrity and intelligent questioning, creates a generous perspective that connects to anyone struggling to express their identity within wider society. The director/star shows great bravery in tracing his path from a lonely and paranoid young teenager to a man willing to ask questions and start discussions. He includes interviews with fascinating people, motivating viewers to understand their own conflicts by associating with inspirational others. We want to encourage Alden Peters to continue making curious, expressive, challenging films and hope that we can do this by offering a special mention to Coming Out."

Queer Art Award

Best Film

WINNER

A Paixão de JL: Carlos Nader (director)
"The jury of the Queer Art section awards Carlos Nader with his A Paixão de JL which brings the voice and art of José Leonilson to the public with sensitivity and eloquence, this film succeeds in conveying the life and death of the artist without his on screen presence, and without sentimentality."

Special Mention

WINNER

Trilogie de nos vies défaites: Vincent Dieutre (director)
"The jury has agreed to give a special mention to Vincent Dieutre for his depth and clarity of vision in exploring the disembodiment that digital world has brought."

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