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 Award Winners (2022) 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

"Love & Revenge", by Anhar Salem (وانتقام, France / Saudi Arab, 2021)
Best Short | International Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

LOVE & REVENGE

وانتقام

by Anhar Salem (France / Saudi Arab, 2021)

OFFICIAL JURY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Jury composed by Ingá Maria, Lucas Murari, Natalie Matos

The best short film, chosen by the official jury, receives

  • Best Short Film Prize of R$5.000,00 (five thousands brazilian reais);

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH

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We emphasize first that several films caught our attention for the quality and diversity of proposals. However, one in particular summoned us for this award due to a combination of factors. For the sensitive way in which it treated gender and sexuality in its very language, creatively investing in the infinite faces of a young woman as she produces her subjectivity. Debating the impositions of a tradition that constrains the circulation of a female body in the Middle East while also managing to reflect analogous situations experienced by a Western society audience. Using social media material in tension with a private digital universe, thus engendering an aesthetic structure that constantly devours itself and returns to the collective duration of the movie theater what would be a fleeting and individualizing portrait in a phone device. Finally, we bestow the award for Best Short Film of the International Competition to “Love & Revenge”, by Anhar Salem, for its keen attention to the contemporary, more precisely in the realistic and artificial way it expresses the dilemmas of the present time.

BRAZILIAN COMPETITION

"Ajeum Pèlú Aiyê - We Eat with the Earth", by Ekedji Jacqueline Martins (Brazil - PE, 2022)
Best Short | Brazilian Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

AJEUM PÈLÚ AIYÊ - WE EAT WITH THE EARTH

AJEUM PÈLÚ AIYÊ - COMEMOS JUNTO COM A TERRA

by Ekedji Jacqueline Martins (Brazil - PE, 2022)

"I Love You Where the Sunny Days Are", by Yasmin Guimarães (Brazil - MG, 2022)
Honorable Mention | Brazilian Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

I LOVE YOU WHERE THE SUNNY DAYS ARE

EU TE AMO É NO SOL

by Yasmin Guimarães (Brazil - MG, 2022)

"Dusk Till Dawn", by Tiago Delácio (Brazil - PE, 2021)
Honorable Mention | Brazilian Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

DUSK TILL DAWN

DA BOCA DA NOITE À BARRA DO DIA

by Tiago Delácio (Brazil - PE, 2021)

OFFICIAL JURY

BRAZILIAN COMPETITION

Jury composed by Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá, Grazi Medrado, Julia Fagioli

The best short film, chosen by the official jury, receives

  • Best Short Film Prize of R$5.000,00 (five thousands brazilian reais);

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH

The films that are elected as an honorable mention, chosen by the official jury, receives

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH

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"Ajeum Pèlú Aiyê - Comemos junto com a terra", chegou a nós como um sonho. O sonho de justiça ancestral, mas também o sonho de justiça social, para que todos tenham comida na mesa. O sonho da partilha, da terra, do amor, daquilo que nos é essencial. O sonho do coletivo, de estar juntos, comer juntos, ver e fazer cinema juntos. 

 

Nos conduz a perceber que comida é ato de resistência um lugar da partilha coletiva - que assim como em muitas outras culturas (como as indígenas) “comer da mesma panela é tornar-se parente”. Um filme curto em tempo, que se faz grandioso e nos convoca para aquilo que importa. Realizado por uma mulher de cuidado e de tradição, junto de seu povo. O filme de Ekedji Jacqueline é um ato de generosidade que nos alimenta espiritualmente e moralmente.

 

Nos aparecem também como sonho a delicadeza de "Eu te amo é no sol", que fala da beleza do amor entre duas mulheres, que na frieza de um país distante elas fazem do encontro sua morada. Bem como a forte presença intergeracional que atravessa o tempo e a sobrevivência de uma das muitas tradições desse nosso Brasil, assim nos é apresentado o “Cavalo Marinho” em “A boca da noite à barra do dia”

 

O prêmio e as menções honrosas simbolizam a esperança de um país que acolhe e respeita todo amor, que valoriza e conhece a sua história em toda a sua diversidade cultural. Cinema é esperança. Cinema é partilha. Cinema é esta possibilidade de continuar a sonhar.

MINAS COMPETITION

"Rachocracy", by Artur Ranne (Brazil - MG - Belo Horizonte, 2022)
Best Short | Minas Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

RACHOCRACY

RACHOCRACIA

by Artur Ranne (Brazil - MG - Belo Horizonte, 2022)

"Against-monument scene #1", by Coletivo Olhares (Im)Possíveis (Brazil - MG - Ouro Preto, 2021)
Honorable Mention | Minas Competition elected by the Official Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

AGAINST-MONUMENT SCENE #1

CONTRA-MONUMENTO CENA #1

by Coletivo Olhares (Im)Possíveis (Brazil - MG - Ouro Preto, 2021)

DA BOCA DA NOITE À BARRA DO DIA

de Tiago Delácio (Brasil - PE, 2021)

OFFICIAL JURY

MINAS COMPETITION

Jury composed by Edinho Vieira, Felipe Carnevalli, Yasmine Evaristo

The best short film, chosen by the official jury, receives

  • Best Short Film Prize of R$5.000,00 (five thousands brazilian reais);

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH

The films that are elected as an honorable mention, chosen by the official jury, receives

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH

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How much speech inhabits silence? How much advance is contained in the gesture of stopping? How many times can fit in a few minutes?

 

In this potent set of films gathered in this year's Minas Competition, something seems to persist: the search for something that makes us pick up the pieces left by two long years of mourning and seclusion. In the 12 films gathered here, we go through backyards, bathrooms, ravines, soccer fields, corners, kitchens and bars – spaces of memory, affection and resistance that constantly remind us of existences that persist, restless, despite everything.

 

In the difficult resumption of community life (or of life itself) there seems to be a desire to follow in the images – even if, in order to follow, we need to stop time, listen to the silence, observe the details, bring back the past and land. in this uncertain present time. Together

 

And what images make us come together? What filmic practices give us the possibility to weave communities, to strengthen ourselves in affection and to collectively elaborate other ways of telling the world what, more than ever, is stuck in our throats?

 

Cinema has the ability to communicate, objectively and/or subjectively through images, which the verb does not always express. Therefore, the choice of the jury for the prize of the Minas show – and also for an honorable mention – was made in the face of the power of communication of black youth, who articulate insubordinate languages ​​and capable of saying a lot, with very little from their ravines. The film that we chose to take the prize at the show tells us a lot through silence, in a very short space of time, as it invades life and becomes life in its pictures and expressions, with the action of the community inside and outside the screens. For us, RACHOCRACIA, by Artur Ranne, made his run and knew how to exist despite the rules.

 

If, as Artur Ranne taught us, the advantage will always be whoever dictates the rules, RACHOCRACIA shows us that for those on the run, the power of culture and life is precisely in the gesture of breaking them. Breaking the sovereignty of speech with just one look, breaking the progression of haste with a pause, breaking fiction with the rawness of reality, breaking the individuality of authorship with the collective voice of the community.

 

And when the community expresses itself through the image, the cinema becomes a meeting space, a practice of care. Something that we so kindly learned from the film-project CONTRA-MONUMENTO CENA #1, by the collective Olhares (Im)possíveis, worthy of an honorable mention for the potency of its inventiveness. His undisciplined images, which also defy the rules, do not hide the contradictions of reality. On the contrary, they open them up, strain their limits, and turn them into provocation.

 

RACHOCRACIA and COUNTER-MONUMENT SCENE #1, thank you for reminding us that, for those who are on the run, all silence is speech, all broken is the world, every minute counts, and every life matters.

POPULAR JURY

"Fever", by Marcio Abreu (Brazil - MG - Belo Horizonte, 2022)
Best Film elected by the Popular Jury of 24th FestCurtasBH

FEVER

FEBRE

by Marcio Abreu (Brazil - MG - Belo Horizonte, 2022)

POPULAR JURY

COMPETITION AND PARALLELS SECTIONS

Voting by the public after each session

The best short film, chosen by the popular jury, receives

  • Best Short Film Prize of R$3.000,00 (three thousands brazilian reais);

  • Capivara Trophy - 24th FestCurtasBH