The Closing Ceremony of Queer Porto 8 - International Film Festival, took place this evening at 9:30pm at Pequeno Auditório, Teatro Rivoli, where the awards of the Official Competition and the Casa Comum Prize were announced.
The 8th edition of Queer Porto was marked by a program with a great affluence of public either in Casa Comum, at the Rectory of Porto University, where the ecoqueer thought was reflected among films and conversations, in the competitions that took place at Teatro Rivoli and in the special sessions that took place at Teatro Helena Sá e Costa e Maus Hábitos.
The next edition of Queer Porto will take place in October 2023 in the renovated Cinema Batalha.
QUEER PORTO 8 AWARDS
Jury: Cy Lecerf Maulpoix (Journalist, Activist), Isabel Roma (Producer), João Vladimiro (Filmmaker)
The Last Chapter, Gianluca Matarrese (Italy, France, 2021, 100’)
"La Dernière Séance" is a film with a delicate aesthetic that leads us through several layers where memory, fragility, life, love and loss come together.
Rising Sun Blues, Renata Ferraz, Maria Roxo (Portugal, 2022, 84’)
A special mention for "Rua dos Anjos", an unconventional portrait in its form and an audacious and unsettling conversation between two women.
Rising Sun Blues, Renata Ferraz, Maria Roxo (Portugal, 2022, 84)
CASA COMUM AWARD:
Jury: Joana Caetano (Researcher), José Paulo Santos (Filmmaker), Paulo Brás (Performer, Bookseller)
João Gabriel - The Last Day of Summer, Bernardo Nabais (Portugal, 2022, 29’)
For the sensibility of a filmic proposal which, making use of the complementarity of various artistic discourses (visual, cinematic, literary, and musical references) that dialogue in a possible reading of gay culture.
At Sixteen, Carlos Lobo (Portugal, 2022, 14’)
For its candid aesthetic language, free of either subterfuge or excess, and for the intensity of its protagonist and remaining cast.