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Competição Internacional:

PetitionCity of Lisbon Award for best feature documentary – 15.000€
Petition
Zhao Liang
France/ China, 2009, 123’
Since 1996, Zhao Liang has been filming the “petitioners”, who come from all over China to file complaints about the abuses and injustices committed by the authorities. For the most part, they live in makeshift shelters for months or even years until they can obtain justice. A unique testimony about China today.

October CountryCGD Award for best first documentary film (feature) – 7.500€
October Country
Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
USA, 2009, 80’
A  dysfunctional American family struggles for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, a past of foster care and child abuse. October Country examines the violence that hides beneath the surface of American life.

MiragesAward for best medium length documentary – 4.000€
Mirages
Olivier Dury
Frnace, 2008, 46’
Every day, dozens of people leave sub-Saharan Africa, driven by the dream of reaching Europe. Towards the beginning of this long journey, the migrants are forced to cross the desert. Olivier Dury accompanies them across the Saharas.

10 Min.Award for best short documentary – 3.000€
10 Min.
Jorge Léon
Belgium, 2008, 19’
The police testimony of a Bulgarian girl describes how she was taken from her village ostensibly to do housework in Belgium, and ended up in a prostitution ring.


Investigation:

The Revolution that Wasn´tAward SIC Notícias for best investigation documentary – 5.000€
(includes the acquisition of exhibition rights for portuguese television)

The Revolution that Wasn´t
Aliona Polunina
Estonia, Finland, 2009, 87’
Russia, 2007. Exactly a year before the next presidential elections. The opposition is set to act decisively and take power. Anatoly and Andrei are veteran revolutionaries. Since 1997, they have been members of a banned political organization. A film that highlights the sinking of humanistic or social ideologies in the former Soviet Union.


National Competition:

Páre, Escute e OlheTobis Award for best feature documentary – 4.500€ (in post-production services)
Páre, Escute e Olhe
Jorge Pelicano
Portugal, 2009, 80’
December 1991: a political decision brought to a close the half century-old Tua railway line between Bragança and Mirandela. 15 years later, the sentence cut off the region’s development, emphasizing the disparities between the coast and the interior of Portugal.
Now, the train is threatened by a dam. A journey into a deep and forgotten Portugal, victim of political and opportunistic promises.

Passando à de Zé MarovasTobis Award for best short documentary – 1.500€  (in post-production services)
Passando à de Zé Marovas
Aurora Ribeiro
Portugal, 2009, 30’
In the old days, any tourist that wanted to enter Portugal by Badajoz, was obliged to pass by Zé Marôvas door – a fact that brought him many customers. Now, after the construction of a highway, Zé Marôvas waits for hours with no one coming into is store.

Entrevista com Almiro Vilar da CostaMenção Especial
Entrevista com Almiro Vilar da Costa
Sérgio Costa
Switzerland, 2009, 29’
Director Sérgio Costa talks with his father in a mysterious place, questioning him about their past. They talk about Sergio’s childhood in Switzerland, where Costa’s went to find work in 1979.

Com que VozAward for best first documentary – 2.500€
Com que Voz
Nicholas Oulman
Portugal, 2009, 108’
Alain Oulman was born in Lisbon in 1928 within a conservative family. He was passionate about books, music and Amalia, with whom he worked very closely. Pursued by Salazar’s regime and later exiled in France, Oulman seems to have lived several existences – all of them brilliant – which this film gives us the opportunity to finally get to know.

Páre, Escute e OlheAVID Award for best editing – AVID Media Composer
Páre, Escute e Olhe
Jorge Pelicano
Portugal, 2009, 80’
December 1991: a political decision brought to a close the half century-old Tua railway line between Bragança and Mirandela. 15 years later, the sentence cut off the region’s development, emphasizing the disparities between the coast and the interior of Portugal.
Now, the train is threatened by a dam. A journey into a deep and forgotten Portugal, victim of political and opportunistic promises.


Schools and Universities Awards:

Páre, Escute e Olhe  ·
IPJ School Award for the best portuguese documentary– 1.500€
Páre, Escute e Olhe
Jorge Pelicano
Portugal, 2009, 80’
December 1991: a political decision brought to a close the half century-old Tua railway line between Bragança and Mirandela. 15 years later, the sentence cut off the region’s development, emphasizing the disparities between the coast and the interior of Portugal.
Now, the train is threatened by a dam. A journey into a deep and forgotten Portugal, victim of political and opportunistic promises.

Hasta La Victoria  · IPJ Universities Award for best feature documentary in the International Competition – 1.500€
Hasta La Victoria
Chris Guidotti and Matteo Besomi
Switzerland, 2009, 85’
A  young Cuban couple, both doctors, would like to leave the island and go to Europe where they believe they will enjoy greater freedom. The woman gets a permit to study in Switzerland, but the man is not allowed to leave the country. Desperately missing each other, they exchange video-letters questioning their dreams of achieving success in Cuba and Europe.
   
 
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