During its 12th edition, 25.700 visitors attended Doclisboa – International Film Festival, meaning a slight increase compared to the previous year (25.000 visitors).
Doclisboa 2014, no doubt about it, is a great success both in terms of quality and quantity. Over ten days, Doclisboa 2014 screened 250 films from 40 countries, in a total of 109 features and 141 short-films, with 40 world premieres and 13 first feature-length films.
Doclisboa has considerably strengthened its image at an international level, and asserted itself as an open space to the world for research and discovery.
For the third consecutive time, Chinese director Wang Bing was awarded with Fu Yu Zi (Father and Sons) for the Best International Competition Feature-Length Film. For the Best Portuguese Competition Feature-Length Film, Doclisboa’s jury has awarded Volta à Terra (Be) Longing, by João Pedro Plácido.
Songs from the North, by South-Korean director Soon-Mi Yoo won the Best First Feature-Length Film Award comprising Competitions and New Visions, and Evaporating Borders, by Iva Radivojevic that was awarded with Best Investigation Film.
Eduardo Williams, director of Tôi Quên Roi! (I Forgot!), won the competition for Best International Short Film, while Motu Maeva, by Maureen Fazendeiro received the Best Portuguese Competition Short Film award.
“Third Class People” – Photography and Realisms exhibition – related with one of the festival’s 12th edition retrospectives “Neorealism and New Realisms” – will run until 4th of January 2015, at Fundação EDP – Museu da Eletricidade.
The retrospective dedicated to the work of Dutch filmmaker Johan van der Keuken continues until November 21st at Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema.