Oficial Jury Award

The jury of the 8a Directors’ Week will select five highlights among the features, shorts and medium-length films in competition. Two awards are set – Best Film and the Special Jury Prize, which have to be designated to works in different formats (one feature and one short or medium length). Three other awards will be given by the jury according to their assessment, which may highlight technical or aesthetic aspects that stand out in the set of works presented.

Winners will be awarded the trophy-images by artist Clara Moreira, and also the following awards offered by the festival’s partners.

Amaranta Cesar

Amarante Cesar is a professor and researcher on film and audiovisual at the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia. She has a PhD in film study from University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle and a post-PhD from New York University. She is a coordinator and curator at CachoeiraDoc – Cachoeira Documentary Film Festival.


Andrea Capella

She studied architecture, art history, scenography and film, with a specialization in cinematography from UFF, where she also lectured from 2004 to 2006. She was a director of photography of feature films Ressaca, by Bruno Vianna, The Escape of the Monkey Woman and Joy, by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande; and short films such as By Your Side, by Marcelo Caetano, and Por dentro de uma gota d’água, by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande. She directed, alongside Peter Lucas, the short film Instantâneos, awarded best film at the Primeiro Plano Festival 2011. She is a collaborator to several artists in visual art, theater, dance, through lighting, photography and video, among which are Laura Lima, Gustavo Ciríaco, Marcela Levi, Alice Ripoli, Fernanda Eugênio, Cristina Moura and Paola Barreto. As a visual artist, she develops works in various mediums, such as photography, video and illustration. In 2012, she took part in Rio Occupation London, an event produced and sponsored by Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Culture, that put together up and coming young artists from Rio in an artistic residency on the UK capital.


Julia Rebouças

Curator, researcher and art critic. She is co-curator of the 32nd São Paulo Art Biennial. From 2007 to 2015, she was a curator at Instituto Inhotim, in Minas Gerais. She was a collaborator to Associação Cultural VideoBrasil, taking part in the curatorship of the 18th and 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil (2012-2015). In 2013, she was an assistant curator at the 9th Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre. She is also an independent curator of projects such as the exhibition “Zona de Instabilidade”, with works by artist Lais Myrrha, at Caixa Cultural Sé, SP (2013), and Caixa Cultural Brasília (2014). She was a juror at the competition that chose the architectural and curatorial project of the Brazilian Pavilion for the Expo Milan 2015, in Brasília. She writes for exhibition catalogues, artist’s books and art magazines. She graduated in social communication from UFPE, has a master’s degree from the Post-grad Program in Visual Arts at UFMG, and is currently a doctoral student at the same program.