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Queer Lisboa 21 Awards

Tonight took place the Closing Ceremony of Queer Lisboa 21 – International Queer Film Festival, in Cinema São Jorge, where the Festival will announce the winners of the Feature Film Competition, Documentary Competition, Short-Film Competition, In My Shorts Competition - which awards the Best School Film -, Queer Art Competition, so as the audience awards.

The Feature Film Competition Jury, composed by Isabel Abreu, Marcos Rocha and Yann Gonzalez, elected these winners.

The award for Best Feature Film of Queer Lisboa 21 was handed out to Los Objetos Amorosos (Spain, 2016), directed by Adrián Silvestre, a 1.000,00€ cash award, sponsored by CheckpointLx. 

The Jury gave the award for Best Actress to both Laura Rojas Godoy and Nicole Costa for their performance in Los Objetos Amorosos.

The award for Best Actor was given to Owen Campbell for his performance in As You Are (USA, 2016), directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.

The Audience Award for Best Feature Film went to Close-Knit (Japão, 2017), directed by Naoko Ogigami.

 The same Jury decided to give a Special Mention to Corpo Elétrico (Brazil, 2016), by Marcelo Caetano.

The Documentary Competition Jury, composed by Luísa Homem, Rui Filipe Oliveira and Sérgio Tréfaut, deliberated to give the Award for Best Documentary to the film Small Talk (Taiwan, 2016), directed by Hui-Chen Huang, a 3.000,00€ prize handed out by RTP2 for the purchase of the exhibition copyright for public television. 

The same Jury decided to give a Special Mention to Vivir Y Otras Ficciones (Spain, 2016), directed by Jo Sol.

The Audience Award for Best Documentary went to Entre os Homens de Bem (Brazil, 2016), directed by Caio Cavechini and Carlos Juliano Barros.

The Short Film Competition Jury, composed by Ana Moreira, Jorge Jácome and Francisco Moreira, decided to award Les Îles (France, 2017), directed by Yann Gonzalez, as Best Short Film, a 1.500,00€ award handed out by RTP2 for the purchase of the exhibition copyright for public television. 

The same Jury gave a Special Mention to Coelho Mau (Portugal, France, 2017), directed by Carlos Conceição.

The Audience Award for Best Short Film went to Tailor (Brazil, 2017), by Calí dos Anjos.

The In My Shorts Competition Jury, composed by João Villas-Boas, Nádia Henriques and Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, decided to give the Award for Best School Short Film to Étage X (Alemanha, 2016), by Francy Fabritz.

The same Jury also gave two special mentions to Loris Sta Bene (Itália, 2017), by Simone Bozzelli, e Rute (Portugal, 2017), by Ricardo Branco.

The Queer Art Competition Jury, composed by Carlota Lagido, Colby Keller and João Onofre, decided to give the Award for Best Queer Art Film to Occidental (France, 2017), directed by Neïl Beloufa.

The same Jury gave a Special Mention to A Destruição de Bernardet (Brazil, 2016), directed by Claudia Priscilla and Pedro Marques.

Queer Lisboa 20 closes with a positive note this special edition, screening 90 films from 32 countries. Nest year Queer Lisboa 21 will take place from 14th to 22nd September 2018.