‘A Metamorfose dos Pássaros‘, by Catarina Vasconcelos, won the Best Achievement award, in the honors released today, at the closing session of the competitive sessions, taking place at Culturgest, and “Victoria”, a Belgian production by Isabelle Tollenaere, Liesbeth De Ceulaer and Sofie Benoot, won the Special Jury Prize.
The Grand Prix for Short Films went to the French production “Tendre“, by Isabel Pagliai, while ‘Meine Liebe‘, by Clara Jost, received the prize for best Portuguese ‘short’.
‘A Febre’, which wins the Grand Prix Cidade Lisboa, attributed to the winner of the main competitive section, takes place in Manaus, on the banks of the Amazon, and has a port guard of indigenous origin per protagonist.
Basil da Cunha’s ‘‘O Fim do Mundo‘, which the Locarno festival selected for competition in 2019, received the Allianz Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film and also the Tree of Life Award for Best Portuguese Film, from the Pastoral da Cultura.
The jury of the national competition was composed by the distributor Louise Rinaldi, the director and producer Michael Wahrmann and the founder of the festival FilmaMadrid Nuria Cubas.
The Lebanese short film “Douma Underground”, by Syrian-born director Tim Alsiofi, received the awards for Best Documentary and Amnesty International.
‘This is more’, by Frenchman Nicolas Gourault, was chosen as the best Animation short film, and Paul Heintz‘s Sinofranian co-production “Shanzhai Screens” as the best Fiction short film.
The Novo Talento Prize went to ‘Corte’, by Bernardo and Afonso Rapazote, and the Competition Novíssimos, for young filmmakers, distinguished ‘Contrafogo’, by Carolina Vieira, and, with an honorable mention, “Nestor”, by João Gonzalez.
The IndieMusic award was given to the documentaries ‘Keyboard Fantasies’ and ‘White Riot’.
The 17th edition of IndieLisboa – International Film Festival, which usually takes place between April and May, started on August 25, with a selection of more than 200 films, and ended the competitive section.
The festival will show the winning films, between Sunday and Wednesday, at Cinema Ideal, in Lisbon.