Oliver Rihs’ ‘Pássaros Engaiolados’ wins Avanca Film Festival

After ten days of festival, which celebrated a quarter of a century, organized by Cine Clube de Avanca, the event – with world premiere of 24 films and screening of 122 works – distinguished the best photography in this film, signed by Felix Von Muralt, while Marie Leuenberger was considered the best actress.

The feature films ‘The End’ by Vladimir Kott (Russia) and ‘Tall Tales’ by Attila Szász (Hungary) also received special mentions.

The award for best short film went to the film ‘Sticker’, by Georgi M. Unkovski (Macedonia), and ‘Survivers’, by Carlos Gómez-Trigo (Spain), received a special mention.

The animation prize was awarded to ‘Only a child’, by Simone Giampaolo (Switzerland), and the film ‘Sogni al campo’ by Magda Guidi and Mara Cerri (France), was awarded a special mention in the category.

In turn, the Brazilian short film ‘A Lista’, by Luciana de Oliveira, was awarded the World Premiere Award.

The jury was chaired by investigators Carlos Fragateiro, who chaired, Graça Lobo and Severiano Casalderrey (Spain), by filmmakers Lolo Arziki (Cape Verde) and Dhanushka Gunathilake (Sri Lanka).

The film ‘Caged Birds’ was also the winner of the D. Quixote Award from FICC – International Federation of Film Clubs, for which Rita Freitas, Konrad Domaszewski (Poland) and Ander Gisasola Herce (Spain) were judges.

‘Scratch’, by Nuno Fragata, ‘Tália’, by David Gomes and Pedro Cruz Tavares, and ‘Visões Insulares’, by João Garcia Neto, respectively received the Avanca Competition Awards for animation, documentary and fiction.

The jury was made up of filmmakers Luís Moya and Rosário Costa and film critics Ariuna Bogdan (Russia), Germano Campos, Paulo Portugal and programmer Isa Catarina Mateus.

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