On May 17th the second Portuguese TV channel, RTP 2, celebrates again the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with the screening, at 11pm, of Call Me Marianna, documentary directed by Karolina Bielawska, which won the Best Documentary prize at Queer Lisboa 19 in 2015.
The jury, composed by António Câmara Manuel, Camilo de Azevedo and Charlotte Lipinska, made the following statement about the movie: “In the first place we want to highlight the exceptional quality of the documentaries selected in this year’s edition. Each film, in its own way, opens a perspective about tolerance, the power of affection, and the tortuous ways that a lot of people need to go through. For the accuracy of its direction and the originality of its narrative, which builds a complicity with the sensitivity of the audience, the jury unanimously assigns the best documentary award for Call Me Marianna, by Karolina Bielawska.”
Besides, RTP2 will continue celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with a special edition of the cinema related program Cinemax, from 12am on, in the same day 17th of May.
Cinemax will include an interview with Queer Lisboa & Queer Porto Artistic Director, João Ferreira, and the exhibition of the short "Benjamin's Flowers", by filmmaker Malin Erixon (winner of the Best Short Movie Award in Queer Lisboa 17), and "Mondial 2010", by lebanese filmmaker Roy Dib, (winner of the Best Short Movie Award in Queer Lisboa 18).