Awards for 2017

Amnesty International Award

WINNER

Find Fix Finish: Sylvain Cruiziat, Mila Zhluktenko
"We know what drones are. We know that they are used to persecute, to watch, to kill. We know that someone operates them. There is nothing new about this, we have seen many movies about this. But Find Fix Finish manages, with extreme formal beauty, give us a new perspective: we're put in the place of those who see, watch and kill but also in the place of those who are seen, watched and executed. The Jury decided therefore to hand the Amnesty International Award to Find Fix Finish."

Grand Prize City of Lisbon

National Competition

NOMINEE

International Competition

WINNER

Viejo Calavera: Kiro Russo
"A work of rigorous and dazzling brilliance. An accomplished portrait of loss and grief among the contradictions and transformations of the Bolivian mining industry. A film about the dignity and resilience of labour and the beauty of cinema. Viejo Calavera is the revelation of Kiro Russo, a major talent that has only just begun to surprise us with his unique vision and powerful gaze."

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Short Film Grand Prize

WINNER

Wiezi: Zofia Kowalewska
"The film we have unanimously chosen for the Grand Prize is an affectionate and non-judgmental portrait of a couple with a long history of problems and their resolutions. The film's production values and storytelling are superb and though the film is a very personal and intimate one, it's appeal is universal. It also ends on a note of hope. The Grand Prize goes to Close Ties, directed by Zofia Kowalewska."

Best Fiction

WINNER

Audience Award

Best Feature Film

WINNER

IndieJunior Schools

WINNER

Universities Culturgest Award

WINNER

El mar la mar: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
"Poem of the deafening silence. Verses of shadows, of life, of death. A tragic ode to a non-place replete with traces and fragments of temporary or painfully permanent passages. Visual and aural clues meticulously placed in the narrative path of this documentary record of an invisible reality - of nameless souls, of bodies without matter or place - which culminates in a nonlinear picture of the most absolute totality. The sublime representation of a timeless trauma, of extreme pertinence in the current socio-political context. For these reasons, we award El mar la mar, by J.P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonetta."

Schools Culturgest Award

WINNER

National Competition

Best Short Film

NOMINEE

Grand Prize City of Lisbon - Honorable Mention

WINNER

Arábia: João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa
"A film like a lost folk song that comes back to life to stir up resistance and change. A film that focuses on the experience and legacy of the roots of the black working class in Brazil. A film that evokes the necessity and the inevitability of a revolution even though the directors are fully aware that man will never be released from the pain of labour. An insightful film that questions the ideology of neoliberalism but refuses to preach to the choir. The revolution never sleeps and neither do Affonso Uchoa and João Dumans."

Special Jury Award

International Competition

WINNER

Allianz - Ingreme Award

Best Portuguese Feature Film

WINNER

Best Fiction - Short Film

WINNER

Le film de l'été: Emmanuel Marre
"The film we chose for the Best Fiction award takes us to a set of restless non-places, public areas of transit. Two men are stuck in their problems in an inhabitable concreteness. The exceptionally nonchalant performance of the actors demonstrates the modern day struggle in an indifferent world. The film shows us a way out: through an open and innocent perspective of a child. The work goes extremely deep and at the same time it is bright and warm like a sunny afternoon. The award for Best Fiction film goes to Le film de l'été/The Summer Movie by Emmanuel Marre."

Indiemusic Schweppes Award

WINNER

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