Film ‘VO’ won the Great Prize of the Curtas Vila do Conde festival

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In the National Competition, the award for Best Film went to ‘Marugada’, by Leonor Noivo, while Mário Macedo got the award for Best Director for ‘Terceiro Turno’, and the Public Award went to ‘O Lobo Solitário’, by Filipe Melo .

By competition category, the award for Best Animated Film went to ‘I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse’, a French-Turkish co-production directed by Ayce Kartal; in Documentary, for ‘Farrucas’, by Ian de la Rosa, a co-production between Spain and the United States; in Fiction was distinguished ‘L’Enfant Salamandre’, by Théo Dégen, from Belgium; and the Audience Award went to ‘David’, a short fiction by the American Zach Woods.

‘VO’ was also nominated for the European Film Awards, nominated by ‘Curtas’.

Considered the best film in competition, ‘VO’ made the first appearance, at the Vila do Conde festival, of the French director and visual artist Nicolas Gourault.

In the ‘Shorts’ Experimental Competition, the Centro de Arte Oliva Award went to ‘Surviving you, always’, a British production directed by Morgan Quaintance.

In this category, an Honorable Mention was also awarded to ‘Baki Tadu É’, by Kate Saragaço-Gomes and Calum MacBeath Morgan, a co-production between India, Denmark and Portugal.

In the ‘Take One’ competition, dedicated to productions by film students from various Portuguese and foreign higher education institutions, the award for Best Film went to ‘Fruto do Vosso Ventre’, by Fábio Silva, while the prize for Best Portuguese Director, in this competition, went to Ana S. Carvalho, for ‘(In)Quietude’.

‘Vanille’, a Franco-Swiss production by Guillaume Lorin, won the Best Film award in the Curtinhas competition, dedicated to family and young audiences.

In this competition, honorable mentions were also given to ‘Kiki, o Passarinho’, by Julie Rembauville and Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, from France; the ‘Umbrellas’, by José Prats and Álvaro Robles, a co-production by France and Spain; and ‘Na Moda’, by Jean Lecointre, also from France.

‘O Teu Nome É’, by Paulo Patrício, a Portuguese-Belgian co-production, won the My Generation prize, for films dedicated to the youth audience.

In the Music Videos competition, he was distinguished ‘Stereoboy – Yipman’, by Luís Sobreiro.

The international and experimental competitions of Curtas de Vila do Conde featured 51 films from 24 countries, including documentary, fiction and animation.

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