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The creepy film The Renter won the grand prize at the 35th Cinanima Festival. See the full award list.

The Renter by Jason Carpenter (US) narrates the story of a young boy iat an elderly woman's home for the day, who learns caring can be shown in unexpected ways.

The special prize went to Muybride’s Strings by the Japanese animator Koji Yamamura (Oscar-nominated for Mt. Head), while the audience awarded the whimsically funny Danny Boy (Marek Skrobecki, Poland).

The 35th Cinanima festival took place in Espinho, Portugal from 7-13 November 2011. See the full list of awards,


  • Grand Prize Cinanima 2011 – The Renter, Jason Carpenter, US
  • Special Jury Prize – Muybride’s Strings, Koji Yamamura, Canadá
  • Short film prize (up to 5 mins)/ prize Alves Costa – Ku b la Khan, Joan Gratz, US
  • Short film prize (5-20 minutes)Second Hand, Isaac King, Canadá

- Special Mention: – Dimanche, Patrick Doyon, Canadá

  • Graduation films prize/  Prize Gaston Roch – Playing Ghost, Bianca Ansems, UK

- Special mention: – 366 Days, Johannes Schiehsl, Alemanha

  • Prize  José AbelOne More Time!, Okruzhnova, Ovchinikova, Pavlycheva, Petrova, Arkipova, Yakhyaeva, Rússia
  • Prize António Gaio – Sem querer, João Fazenda, Portugal

- Special Mention:O Sapateiro, de David Doutel e Vasco Sá

- Special Mention: Independência de Espírito, de Marta Monteiro, Portugal.

  • Prize Cineasta Português (less than 18 years old) – Nôs Terra, de Colectivo de Crianças da EB1 de Trás-os-Montes, Polo 3, Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde

- Special mention: Águas Turvas, da Escola EB1 do Pego, Abrantes

  • Prize Jovem Cineasta Português (more than 18 years old) – Bats in the Belfry, de João Alves

- Special metion:: A primeira vez que descobri para que servia o meu rabo, de Bruno Silva, France

Camera Obscura, de Marta Maia, Australia

  • Prize RTP2: Onda Curta:

- One More Time!, Okruzhnova, Ovchinikova, Pavlycheva, Petrova, Arkipova, Yakhyaeva, Rússia

– Lumberjack, Pawel Debski, Polónia

– Coast Warning, Alexandra Shadrina, Rússia

– Muybridge’s Strings, Koji Yamamura, Canadá

- Oedipus, Paul Drissen, Canadá

  • Audience prize – Danny Boy, Marek Skrobecki, Poland
  • Prize for the best soundtrack – Arachmaninoff, de René Lange, Germany


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