FANTASPORTO AWARDS 2011

FANTASPORTO AWARDS 2011


THE DUTCH SURPRISE AND EASTERN CINEMA CONFIRMATION

 

The year 2011 proves to be a year of discoveries. The Dutch film "Two Eyes Staring" born of a conversation between director Elbert Van Strien and his therapist won the Grand Prix best Film Award of the 31st edition of International Film Festival of Porto, and also the Award for Best Screenplay. This is a sophisticated psychological thriller with shades of horror about how we deform the reality from what we see. With a surreal atmosphere, surrounded by seemingly normal, a reminder of the films by David Lynch or Alfred Hitchcock.

 

"A Serbian Film" won the Special Jury Prize, it left no one not indifferent, including the jury.

The South Korea's master Kim Jee Woon, already a winner of Fantasporto in 2004 with "A Tale of Two Sisters", returns with a tale of revenge. The genre reaches a new level and the concept of revenge is taken to an extreme. Two juries recognized the  importance of film. The Jury of the Official Fantasy Section gave it the Best Director Award, while the Jury of the Orient Express (Xosé Carlos Fernandez - Spanish producer, Stephan Weiz - German distributor and François Casales - Belgian journalist) awarded  it the prize for Best Film.

 

The 21st Week had also an eastern accent. The Directors’ Week Award / Manoel de Oliveira award went "The Housemaid" by Im Sang-Soo, a film that also has won awards for best actor and actress. The return of South Korean cinema to suspense and sensuality. An explosive mix of oriental eroticism and extreme psychological violence.

 

The audience of Fantasporto 2011 surrendered to the latest film from French director and producer Luc Besson and gave it The Audience Award Discovered by Fantasporto in 1984 with his first film "Le Dernier Combat" (Grand Prize Best Film Award, Best Director and Audience Awards that year), Luc Besson has become but one of the most remarkable European filmmakers and producers with movies such as "Nikita", "Leon the Professional", "The 5th Element", among others. "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc Sec” is an adventure film about an intrepid journalist who, besides writing, is also part of the news, fighting mummies in Egypt as in Paris, a real Indiana Jones. The film is distributed by Zon Lusomundo in Portugal, so soon will debut in theaters.

 

FANTASPORTO 2011 NUMBERS 

 

In 2011 Fantasporto screened 307 films, 74 feature films and 233 short films.

In competition it had 30 features and 89 shorts. In all, 242 films were unreleased films in Portugal and 272 (89%) are from European production. Portuguese films were 90. There were 25 countries participating in Fantasporto.

Media participation  was huge for Portugal:  63 newspapers, 44 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 63 magazine representatives and 88 web sites.

 

FANTASPORTO 2011

Prémios / AWARDS

 

Secção Oficial de Cinema Fantástico / OFFICIAL FANTASY SECTION

 

Prémio Melhor Filme – Grande Prémio Fantasporto 2011

BEST FILM AWARD – GRAND PRIX FANTASPORTO 2011

Two Eyes Staring – Elbert Van Strien – Holanda

 

Prémio Especial do Júri

JURY’S SPECIAL AWARD

A Serbian Film - Srdjan Spasojevic – Sérvia

 

Melhor Realização

BEST DIRECTION

I Saw the Devil - Kim Jee-woon – Coreia do Sul

 

Melhor Actor

BEST ACTOR

Axel Wedekind – Iron Doors – Stephen Manuel - Irlanda

 

Melhor Actriz

BEST ACTRESS

Seo Young-hee – Bedevilled – Jang Cheol-soo – Coreia do Sul

 

Melhor Argumento

BEST SCREENPLAY

Elbert van Strien, Paulo van Vliet – Two Eyes Staring – Elbert Van Strien – Holanda

 

Melhores Efeitos Especiais

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

La Herencia Valdemar II: La Sombra Prohibida – José Luís Alemán – Espanha

 

Melhor Curta-metragem

BEST SHORT FILM

Brutal Relax - David Muñoz - Espanha

 

Secção Oficial 21ª Semana dos Realizadores / 21st DIRECTORS WEEK OFFICIAL SECTION

 

Prémio Melhor Filme da Semana dos Realizadores – Prémio Manoel de Oliveira

DIRECTORS WEEK BEST FILM AWARD – MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA AWARD

The Housemaid – Im Sang-Soo – Coreia do Sul

 

Prémio Especial do Júri

JURY´S SPECIAL AWARD

Miyoko - Yoshifumi Tsubota – Japão

 

Melhor Realizador

BEST DIRECTOR

Carancho - Pablo Trapero – Argentina

 

Melhor Argumento

BEST SCREENPLAY

Miyoko - Yoshifumi Tsubota – Japão

 

Melhor Actor

BEST ACTOR

Lee Jung-Jae em The Housemaid – Im Sang-Soo – Coreia do Sul

 

Melhor Actriz

BEST ACTRESS

Jeon Do-yeon em The Housemaid – Im Sang-Soo – Coreia do Sul

 

Menção Especial do Júri da Semana dos Realizadores

Director's Week Jury Special Mention 

R U There - David Verbeek - Holanda

 

Secção Oficial Orient Express / ORIENT EXPRESS OFFICIAL SECTION

 

Prémio Melhor Filme Orient Express

BEST FILM ORIENT EXPRESS AWARD

I Saw the Devil - Kim Jee-woon – Coreia do Sul

 

Prémio Especial do Júri Orient Express – Prémio International Film Guide (IFG)

SPECIAL JURY AWARD ORIENT EXPRESS – INSPIRATION AWARD INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE (IFG)

Enemy at the Dead End - Owen Cho, Kim Sang-hwa - Coreia do Sul

 

 

Prémio da Crítica

CRITIC´S AWARD

Rabies (Kalevet) - Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado – Israel

 

Prémio do Público

AUDIENCE AWARD

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec - Luc Besson - França

 

Homenagem

HOMAGE

Super Bock – 25 anos de patrocínio ao Fantasporto

 

Prémios Carreira

CAREER AWARD

Mick Garris – Estados Unidos da América

Maria de Medeiros – Portugal

Paulo Trancoso – Portugal

João Meneses – Portugal