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Doclisboa film festival names award winners

The ninth annual Doclisboa film festival, held in Portugal, handed out its awards, including wins for It's the Earth Not the Moon, Territoire Perdu and Yama No Anata (pictured).
October 31, 2011

The ninth annual Doclisboa film festival, held in Portugal, handed out its awards, including wins for It’s the Earth Not the Moon, Territoire Perdu and Yama No Anata (pictured).

Gonçalo Tocha’s documentary, It’s the Earth Not the Moon, a travelog on the remote island of Corvo, won the City of Lisbon award for best mid or feature-length film, while the Doclisboa award for best short film went to Con la Licencia de Diós, from Simona Canonica.

The special jury award went to Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd’s Territoire Perduwhich documents the people of the Saharan desert.

The jury also recognized promising first features at the fest, with Nathalie Nambot’s Ami, Entends-tu securing her an award for new talent, while the Universities award went to Tom Fassaert’s De Engel Van Doel.

In the investigations category, Flávia Castro’s Diário de Uma Busca claimed the RTP2 award for best investigation film, which includes the acquisition of the television rights for Portugal, while an honorable mention went to Ruthie Shatz e Adi Barash’s film, Rechokim the Collaborator and His Family.

The Portuguese competition winners were Aya Koretzky’s Yama No Anata, which was named the best mid or feature-length film, and the Caixa Geral de Depósitos award for best first film went to The Way We Are, from Pedro Filipe Marques.

Lastly, the Doclisboa and ISCTE-IUL award for best short film went to Bruno Cabral’s Praxis, the Schools award was won by Yama No Anata, and the C.P.L.P. award, which goes to the best mid or feature-length film from Portuguese speaking countries, went to Flavia Castro’s Diário de Uma Busca.

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