FIlmes premiados na III Semana dos Realizadores

Official Jury Awards:

For the fist time, Semana dos Realizadores invited a Jury, composed by curators/programmers from international film festivals, along with brazilian filmmakers.

The Jury was formed by Ansgar Vogt, programmer of the Berlinales’s Forum; Eloisa Solaas, programmer of Bafici (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente), Raymond Walravens, director and curator of World Cinema Amsterdam, Eduardo Nunes, brazilian filmmaker (Sudoeste and others), and Carla Maia, filmmaker and curator from Belo Horizonte.

SPECIAL MENTION to the short film DONA SONIA BORROWED A GUN FROM HER NEIGHBOR ALCIDES, by Gabriel Martins (MG)

BEST SHORT FILM: DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE LIVING ROOM, by Rafael Urban (PR)

BEST DIRECTION: Marcelo Grabowsky, for WITNESS 4 (RJ)

BEST FEATURE FILM: WANDERERS, by Renata Pinheiro and Sergio Oliveira (PE)

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: IS IT ONLY ONE CITY?, by Adirley Queirós (DF)

Read the jury’s appreciations on the awarded films.

 

International Film Festivals partnerships:

Semana’s conection with international film festivals gets stronger each year. Through a partnership initiated in 2010, festivals from different parts of the world compromise to invite at least one of the films selected to SEMANA’s current edition.

Therefore, this year Tallin Black Nights Film Fetival (Estonia), Cape Winelands Film Festival (South Africa) and Distrital, cine y otros mundos (Mexico) will exhibit WANDERERS (ESTRADEIROS), directed by Renata Pinheiro and Sergio Oliveira and winner of the Best Feature Film award in III Semana dos Realizadores.

Also, the Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) chose THE SKY ABOVE (O CÉU SOBRE OS OMBROS), directed by Sergio Borges, to be exhibited in its next edition, and awarded the film with distribution support for theatrical release in Portugal.

Last but not least, the Festival Internacional de Cinema do Uruguay indicated THE HYPER WOMEN, directed by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro to be invited in 2012.