[su_quote cite=”Cíntia Gil, Festival Director at Doclisboa”]A festival is an imagined place, made of unique materializations of worlds that are also imagined, full of chance encounters that transform.[/su_quote]
October 22th – November 1st 2015 marked the 13th edition of Doclisboa, the renowned Portuguese international film festival for documentaries.
Executive Artistic Director, Christopher Allen, participated with the festival this year with a presentation of the UnionDocs production Living Los Sures , and as a juror for the Portuguese and First Feature competition alongside Jasmin Basic and Eloy Enciso.
Below, the award-winners and special mentions that were highlighted from the festival:
PRÉMIO LISCONT PARA MELHOR FILME DA COMPETIÇÃO PORTUGUESA / Liscont Award for Best Portuguese Competition
Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
A heartfelt portrait of the rural world, humorous and far from sentimental, full of humanism and reminding us of the most significant Portuguese and classical cinema, this film has captured the jury’s heart for the beautiful and playful way it shows us that our identity is built by the sum of reality and its mythical construction.
Íngreme Portuguese Competition Jury Award
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Karen Akerman, Miguel Seabra Lopes
This delicate approach to the confined and vulnerable is as necessary for what it frames out as what it focuses upon. By not reducing complexity to simple binaries and avoiding all-too-easy condescension, this film builds a intimate sense of time and offers a progressive intersubjectivity that should challenge certainties and barriers in our minds. Purchase
Honorable mention of the jury of the Portuguese competition
Exploring the railway universe, the film offers a fascinating reflection on places as containers of memory, trains and journey as cinema imaginary, and night as a space for dream and myth. This first feature reveals the formal and narrative potential of a filmmaker who believes in the strength of the cinematographic language.
Íngreme Universities Jury Award For for Best First Feature
Dead Slow Ahead
An exploration of a world out of space and time, where man seems to disappear, swallowed by the power of merciless machines. In this impressive first feature, the soundscape creates an abstract and mesmerizing sensorial territory capturing both the protagonists and the spectators.
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