IndieJúnior Allianz Winners


IndieJúnior Allianz – 1º Festival Internacional de Cinema Infantil e Juvenil do Porto

Best Feature Film Award
The Red Turtle/La tortue rouge, by Michaël Dudok de Wit (Animation, France, 2016, 80’)

Best Short Film Award (750€)
About a Mother/Pro Mamu, by Dina Velikovskaya (Animation, Russia, 2015, 7’)

DoctorGummy Award for Best Film (500€)
The Red Turtle/La tortue rouge, de Michael Dudok de Wit (Animação, França, 2016, 80’)

Special Mention
The Boy in the Ocean, by Friedrich Tiedtke (Fiction, Denmark, 2016, 15’)

Trina Audience Award (500€)
Moroshka, by Polina Minchenok (Animation, Russia, 2015, 8’)

The professional jury’s choice (Abi Feijó, Marta Madureira, Robert-Jan Lacombe)
For the Best Feature Film Award, the choice was The Red Turtle/La tortue rouge “for its outstanding visuals, animation and poetic ambiance. A speachless film that speaks loudly and will remain in our memory”. On the other hand, the jury explained that they decided to give the Best Short Film Award to About a Mother/Pro Mamu, “For its imaginative use of the unique animation possibilities, for the metaphoric double fonction images and for interesting story telling solutions resulting in a bright and touching tribute to motherhood.”

The Young Jury’s choice (Diana Arroyo, Francisca Dores, Mariana Nunes):
The DoctorGummy Award for Best Film was also given to The Red Turtle/La tortue rouge “for its ability to reach all audiences through an universal and appealing language. With an animation of great quality, this film perfectly reproduces the experience of nature. Of equal quality, the sound effects call for the viewers’ senses, in a very strong sensory experience. All of these in a story about the importance of love and family ties.”
The jury also decided to give a Special Mention to the film The Boy in the Ocean, because it’s “film which reflects quite well the whole program of the festival and shows us the changes puberty causes in one’s body, relation with the parents and other people.”

The closing ceremony took place this Sunday, at Teatro Rivoli. Besides the awards being given out, two of the winning films were screened: About a Mother/Pro-Mamu and Moroshka and there was a performance by Orquestra Juvenil da Bonjóia.

The festival – which received, until now, 4.500 people – ends tonight, with two classics Stand by Me, by Rob Reiner, at 21:00, Teatro Rivoli and The Night of the Hunter, by Charles Laughton, at 21:30, Cinema Trindade.