Soot, Coda, The Boy and the World Win at 2014 Cinanima fest
Its synopsis is not very informative, but its content delighted the jury of the 2014 Cinanima comprised of Afonso Cruz (Portugal), Katariina Lillqvist (Finland), Rao Heidmets (Estonia), Olivier Vandersleyen (Belgium), and Bruno Collet (France).
The film Soot (Fuligem) by David Doutel and Vasco Sá, won both the Grand Prize of the Portuguese fest and the National Competition Award for a Portuguese film.
The 2D Soot tells the story of a soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can't see it. It belongs there already.
Jury's special award went to the Oscar-shortlisted Irish film Coda by Alan Holly that details a intricate after-death experience. Natalya Chernysheva, a student of the French school La Poudrière won the award for best graduation film with her Two Friends (Deux amis) short.
Honorable mention was given to the inventive short Wind (Robert Löbel).The Annecy-awarded feature The Boy and the World by Alê Abreu was the recipient of the Best Feature Award, as well as the Audience Award of the festival.
Review all festival winners:
Grand Prix Cinanima 2014: Soot, David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Portugal
Jury’s Special Award: Coda, Alan Holly, Ireland
Short films up to 5 minutes :Je suis comme je suis, Marion Auvin, France
Honourable mention: Moi J’attends, Claire Sichez, France
Short films more than 5 minutes up to 24 minutes: We can’t live without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit, Russia
Honourable mention: La maison de Poussiére, Jean-Claude Rozec, France
Short films more than 24m up to 50m : The Jury decided not to give the award in this category.
Graduation and/or School film: Deux Amis, Natalya Chernysheva, France
Honourable mention:Wind, Robert Löbel, Germany
Comissioned Films: The Jury decided not to give the award in this category.
Feature Films: The boy and the world (O menino e o mundo), Alê Abreu, Brazil
PROMOTION AWARD ANIMATED MERMAID: Avec le temps, Iván Barriuso | Spain
Caterpillar and Hen , Michaela Donini e Katya Rinaldi| Italy
Le veló de l'elephant , Olesya Shchukina| France
El canto, Inês Sedan | France
Salle Guelle , Alain Fournier, Canada
Le sens du toucher, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, France
Prémio António Gaio António Gaio Award: Soot - David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Portugal
Young Portuguese Director - Childrens and Youngsters until 18 years old: The Duke of Ribeira - Childrens of Anilupa Workshops, Oporto
Honarable Mention: A mulher esqueleto | The skeleton woman - Colectivo Cineclube de Viseu
Orchis Mirabilis - Colectivo de crianças e jovens de Abrantes
Young Portuguese Director Award - Youngesters with more than 18 years: Foi o fio (Once upon a thread) - Patrícia Figueiredo, Portugal
Honarable Mention: Kilamba - Bárbara Oliveira & Pass it on - Teresa Cruz
AUDIENCE AWARD: O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World), Alê Abreu, Brasil
The 2014 CINANIMA festival took place between 10 and 16 November.