“The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” wins the Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” at IndieLisboa’11

Marie Losier was the great winner of IndieLisboa’11, winning the Great Prize “City of Lisbon” with her film The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. At the National Competition, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film went to José Filipe Costa for Linha Vermelha.
Concerning the short films, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata won the PIXEL BUNKER Award for Best Portuguese Short Film for Alvorada Vermelha, and Erik Moskowitz and Armanda Trager received the Short Film Grand Prize for The Story of Elfranko Wessels.

Ten days after several sold out sessions, the prizes were delivered last night, at the closing ceremony of the festival, held at Culturgest. Some of the awarded films will be screened today. See, below, the complete listing of all the awarded films of IndieLisboa’11.
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AWARDS BY THE INDIELISBOA’11 OFFICIAL JURIES

Feature Film International Competition Jury (François Bonenfant, Denis Côté, Gabe Klinger, Jean-Pierre Rehm and Margarida Vilanova)
– Feature Film Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” (15.000 €):
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, by Marie Losier (USA/France)

– Special Mention:
La BM du Seigneur, by Jean-Charles Hue (France)

– Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film (5.000 €):
Linha Vermelha, by José Filipe Costa (Portugal)

– Distribution Award (2.500 € to help its commercial release in Portugal):
Morgen, by Marian Crisan (Romania/France)

Short Film International Competition Jury (Catarina Mourão, Thure Munkholm and Bruno Safadi)
– Short Film Grand Prize (5.000 €)
The Story of Elfranko Wessels, by Erik Moskowitz and Armanda Trager (USA/Canada)

– Special Mentions:
Diane Wellington, by Arnaud dês Pallières (France)
La Forêt, by Lionel Rupp (Switzerland)
The Painting Sellers, by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)

– PIXEL BUNKER Award for Best Portuguese Short Film (2.500 € + 6.000 € in services PIXEL BUNKER):
Alvorada Vermelha, by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata (Portugal)

– RESTART Award for Best Portuguese Short Film Director (3.500 € in training at Restart and/or equivalent in production and post-production services) – ex-aequo:
Gabriel Abrantes, for Liberdade (Portugal)
Marco Martins and Filipa César, for Insert (Portugal)

– FNAC New Talent Award (2.500 € to distinguish the most innovative Portuguese short film, presented by an emerging direction talent):
Patrick Mendes, for Homenagem a Quem Não Tem Onde Cair Morto (Portugal)

World Pulse Jury (Graça Castanheira, Javier Packer Comyn and Paula Moura Pinheiro)
– World Pulse RTP Award (5.000 € TV acquisition of film rights):
I’ll Forget This Day, by Alina Rudnitskaya (Russia)

– Special Mention:
Pallazo Delle Aquile, by Stefano Savona, Alessia Porto and Ester Sparatore (France/Italy)

IndieJunior Jury (Eduardo Baptista, Rebeca Arvelos Cruz, Henrique Gil, Carolina Mateus and Elisabete Rodrigues)
– IndieJunior Award (1.000 €):
My Good Enemy, by Oliver Ussing (Denmark)

– Special Mentions:
Les Mains en Air, by Romain Goupil (France)
Cul de Bouteille, by Jean-Claude Rozec (France)

AWARDS BY THE NON-OFFICIAL JURIES

RTP 2 Onda Curta Award (João Garção Borges, Eduardo Cerveira and Jan Naszewski)
– RTP 2 Onda Curta Award (TV acquisition rights RTP 2 Onda Curta) – ex-aequo:
Diane Wellington, by Arnaud dês Pallières (France)
How to Pick Berries, by Elina Talvensaari (Finland)
I Don’t Blame the Beautiful Game, by Christopher Arcella (USA)
Nuit Blanche, by Samuel Tilman (Belgium)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Award (Carla Chambel, Margarida Leitão and Rui Simões)

– AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Award (1.250 € to a film that contributes to improve the understanding of human dignity):
Cleveland Contre Wall Street, by Jean-Stéphane Bron (Switzerland /France)

– Special Mention:
I’ll Forget This Day, by Alina Rudnitskaya (Russia)

Jury Signis – World Catholic Association for Communication (José Tolentino de Mendonça, Inês Gil, Margarida Ataíde and Fernando Ribeiro)

– SIGNIS Award for Best Portuguese Film (2.000 € to distinguish the Portuguese film that privileges human and spiritual values):
La Ilusión te queda, by Márcio Laranjeira and Francisco Lezama (Portugal)
– Special Mentions:
Os Milionários, by Mário Gajo de Carvalho (Portugal)
Swans, by Hugo Vieira da Silva (Portugal)

Jury TAP (José Navarro de Andrade, António Monteiro and Paula Ribeiro)

– TAP Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film (acquisition of the movie rights for screening on TAP aircrafts, worth € 4.000 in travel)
O Que Há de Novo no Amor?, by Hugo Martins, Hugo Alves, Mónica Santana Baptista, Patrícia Raposo, Rui Santos and Tiago Nunes (Portugal)
TAP Award for Best Portuguese Documentary (acquisition of the movie rights for screening on TAP aircrafts, worth € 2.000 in travel)
Eden, by Daniel Blaufuks

Jury AIP (António Escudeiro, Teresa Ferreira and Marta Pessoa)
– AIP Best Image Award in a Portuguese Feature Film with the support of KODAK/LIGHT FILM/PLANAR (4.500 € in film and services):
Carlos Lopes, for the cinematography of América, directed by João Nuno Pinto (Portugal)

– Special Mention:
Luis Branquinho, for the cinematography of O Barão, directed by Edgar Pêra (Portugal)

– AIP Best Image Award in a Portuguese Short Film:
Takashi Sugimoto, for the cinematography of Wakasa, directed by José Manuel Fernandes (Portugal)

Audience Award (Voted by the viewers of all sessions of the following sections: International Competition, Emerging Cinema, Observatory and World Pulse.)
– PEPSI Audience Award for Best Feature Film (2.000 €):
Cleveland Contre Wall Street, by Jean-Stéphane Bron (Switzerland /France)

– PEPSI Audience Award for Best Short Film (1.000 €):
Paris Shangai, by Thomas Cailley (France)

IndieJunior Audience Award (Voted by the viewers of IndieJunior)
– IndieJunior Audience Award (1.000 €):
Things You’d Better Not Mix Up, by Joost Lieuwma (Switzerland)

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