The NFB film Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici by Michèle Lemieux won the Grand Prix at the Cinanima festival in Espinho, Portugal. See all the winners.
The 36th edition of Cinanima festival awarded its Grand Prize to a film that uses a pinscreen technique (in the manner of A. Alexeieff), Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici (Here and the Great Elsewhere) by Michèle Lemieux .
The film is an existential and philosophical tale of a man pondering about his own existence, and the enigma of death.
A special prize was given to Tim Reckart's Oscar-shortlisted, Head Over Heels (UK) the story of a marriage upside-down.
The prize for the best short film (up to 5 minutes) was given to Theodore Ushev for his Demoni, and the multi-awarded Oh, Willy (Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels) was the recipient of the corresponding award in the 5-20 minutes category.
Swarming by Joni Männistö (Finland) won at the graduation category. Best commissioned film was the Portuguese A ENERGIA NA TERRA CHEGA PARA TODOS (José Miguel Ribeira).
Audience prize went to the 2012 Oscar-nominated A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard, Studio AKA, UK).
The film of Regina Pessoa, Kali the little vampire [info-trailer] won the best soundtrack at the 2012 festival. No prizes were awarded in both the short film category 20-50 min, and the feature film category.
The José Abel Prize was given to the Swiss Georges Schwizgebel for his Along the way [info].
Jury special mentions were given to:
- Villa Antropoff (Vladimir Leschiov and Kaspar Jancis, Latvia) [info-trailer]
- Edmond Was A Donkey(Franck Dion, Canada)
- Nightingales in December, Theodore Ushev – Canada
- REVOLUTION Kata Halasz – United Kingdom
- Kali, the little vampire Regina Pessoa – Portugal
The prizesRTP2: ONDA CURTA were awarded to
- ÉCARTE DE CONDUITEO Rocío Alvarez – France
- LES SOUVENIRS Renaud Martin – France
- FADO DO HOMEM CRESCIDO Pedro Brito – Portugal
- LES MOTS DE LA CARPE Lucrèce Andreae – France
- FERAL Daniel Sousa – USA
- OH WILLY..." Emma de Swaef e Marc Roels – Belgium
The national competition prizes:
NATIONAL COMPETITION: PRIZE ANTÓNIO GAIO
- OUTRO HOMEM QUALQUER Luís Soares – Portugal
PRIZE YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR < 18 YEARS
- SEM PAPAS NA LÍNGUA Crianças das Oficinas do ANILUPA
PRIZE YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR > 18 YEARS
- BRANCO Raquel Felgueiras
PRIZE YOUNG PORTUGUESE DIRECTOR – HONOURABLE MENTION
- COR Ana Linnea Lidegran Correia
- OLINDA Margarida Madeira
The 36th Cinanima festival ran from 12-18 November 2012. Visit the festival page.