It took place this evening, at 22:00, at Teatro Rivoli, the Closing Ceremony of Queer Porto 6, where the awards for Best Film of the Official Competition and the Best Short Film from a Portuguese School of the In My Shorts Competition were announced.
Best Film: Para Onde Voam as Feiticeiras (Brazil, 2020, 89'), by Eliane Caffé, Carla Caffé and Beto Amaral
In My Shorts Competition:
Best Short Film from a Portuguese School: À Tarde, sob o Sol (Portugal, 2020, 10'), by Gonçalo Pina
The Official Competition Jury, comprised of Amanda Ribeiro (journalist at Público newspaper), Daniel Gorjão (performing arts programming director at RTP2) and Francisco Alves (artistic director of Teatro Plástico) decided to give the Best Film Award to Para Onde Voam as Feiticeiras (Brazil, 2020, 89’), by Eliane Caffé, Carla Caffé and Beto Amaral, a prize in the amount of € 3,000 given by RTP2, for the purchase of the rights to exhibit the film on this public broadcaster. According to the jury: "A fundamental and challenging film, in current times, both in Brazil and in the world. Simultaneously disruptive and pedagogical, it shows the importance of the streets as a stage for the fight for social justice, keeping the viewer at the edge of their seats with its energy, humour, some refreshing optimism and call to action".
The Jury also awarded the prize for Best Short Film from a Portuguese School - "In My Shorts" Competition to À Tarde, sob o Sol (Portugal, 2020, 10'), by Gonçalo Pina, "due to the technical precision" adding "we hope that this young director will be able to assert himself in future works".