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‘Les Prières de Delphine’ wins 18th IndieLisboa

The winners of the 18th IndieLisboa International Film Festival, taking place since August 20, were announced at a ceremony at Culturgest’s Small Auditorium.

“Les Prières de Delphine”, which awarded the prize of 15,000 euros to Cameroonian director Rosine Mbakam, based in Belgium, paints a portrait of a young Cameroonian who carries a baggage of suffering, belonging to a generation of young African women destroyed by our patriarchal societies abandoned to Western sexual exploitation as the only means of survival.

This jury also decided to award a Special Prize to “The Inheritance”, by Ephraim Asil.

The Prize for Best Portuguese Feature Film, worth five thousand euros, went to “No taxi do Jack”, by Susana Nobre. The Prize for Best Director for a Portuguese Feature Film, in the amount of one thousand euros, was awarded to Marta Sousa Ribeiro, for “Simon Chama”.

The prize for Best Portuguese Short Film, worth two thousand euros, went to “O que resta”, by Daniel Soares, and Novo Talento The Yellow Color, worth 1,500 euros, to “The Shift”, by Laura Career.

In the field of short films, but at an international level, the Grand Prix, worth four thousand euros, went to “Keep Shiftin'”, by Verena Wagner.

For Best Animated Short it wonThank You”, by Julian Gallese, for Best Documentary Short it won “À la recherche d’Aline”, by Rokhaya Marieme Balde, and for Best Fiction Short for “Come here”. , by Marieke Elzerman. These prizes have a value of 500 euros each.

The 18th IndieLisboa ends today with the screening of “Paraíso”, a film by Sérgio Tréfaut, shot in Brazil.

In 2022, the festival is expected to return to the pre-pandemic calendar, and run between April and May.

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