PALMARES - BEST LONG FEATURE FILM AND SPECIAL MENTION
The International Jury of the 56 Festival dei Popoli, composed by Eva Sangiorgi, Joao Matos, Jos de Putter, during the Award Ceremony released the followinf message:
Message from the Jury:
"The jury has had the pleasure to watch a series of films of a great variety in style and subject, yet who all are serious encounters with people and places.
During our deliberations we found a metaphor to describe more or less a general feeling that connects a lot of the presented films.
It may sound peculiar but we came up with this:
We are at lost in a forest without a father.
Still, this rather profound sentiment was made bearable by the magic of cinema."
BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AWARD
The International Jury bestowed the Best Feature Length Documentary Award to:
O FUTEBOL (On Football)
by Sergio Oksman (Spain, 2015)
Motivation: ” We have seen a masterpiece. A story that deals in a very precise style with the tensions between intimacy and distance, memory and reality, judgment and wonder. It also delivers the most unforgettable evocation of a match in the history of the mundiale and the history of cinema.
This film is not about football....”
Interview with Sergio Oksman
The International Jury bestowed the Special Mention to:
by Annett Ilijew (Germany, 2015)
Motivation: ”We were overwhelmed by the sheer power of the images and scenes shot by somebody we only know as Andres, and who we have come to recognize as a very gifted filmmaker.”
Interview with Annett Ilijew