The Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, which ended this Saturday with the announcement of the award-winning films, had more audiences and more sources, even in times of pandemic, an organization announced.
In the closing session, at Cinema São Jorge, the prize for best feature film was awarded to “Minyan”, the North American director Eric Steel’s debut in fiction, with a work “that talks about the different forms of belonging and identification” , justified the jury.
“Las flores de la noche”, a Mexican production by Eduardo Esquivel and Omar Robles, was considered the best documentary, while “Vaga carne”, by Ricardo Alves Jr. and Grace Passô, from Brazil, won in the “Queer Art” competition.
In the short films, the jury awarded the prize for best film to “Fou de bassan”, by Yann Gonzalez, and the “In My Short” prize, for best short film made in a European school context, went to “Scum Mutation” , of Ov.
For Queer Lisboa audience, the best films in this edition were “La Nave del Olvido”, by Nicol Ruiz (best feature), “Limiar”, by Coraci Ruiz (best documentary) and “Dustin”, by Naila Guiguet (best short film )
“Although they remain a restriction due to the covid-19 pandemic, the lifting of some restrictive measures for the festival to receive more than 40 guests […] what in the beginning celebrates once again the dynamics of our film festival, which is based on a strong idea of community”, stressed the director.
As for the audience, the festival had around 5,000 spectators, which represents an increase of 25% compared to 2020, maintaining the same restriction on room occupancy due to the pandemic.
The next Queer Lisboa has already scheduled data, from 16 to 24 September 2022.