PORTUGUESE COMPETITION – Prémio SPAutores – Vasco Granja
Portuguese competition for the 18th edition of the Festival MONSTRA 2019 was comprised of 10 Portuguese shorts, 4 of which will have their world premieres at this festival. These films are competing for the SPA / Vasco Granja award for Best Portuguese Short Film. With the ending of the 18th edition of MONSTRA, we are glad to announce the awarded films of the year. We thank the judges for their hard work, as well as the audience who tagged along, who were responsible for this superb selection.
Vasco Granja | SPA / Vasco Granja Award: PORQUE ESTE É O MEU OFÍCIO | BECAUSE THIS IS MY CRAFT
The jury statements were: “This movie has it all: heart, beauty and, of course, craft. It strikes a perfect balance between solid storytelling and imaginative animation.”
Special Mentions : À TONA | AFLOAT
The jury statements were: “‘Afloat’ is a surprising film. We admired the economy of storytelling and were intrigued by the mysterious ending that leaves the audience with the possibility to fill in the blanks”
Special Mentions: AGOURO | AUGUR
This film is original, gorgeous and disturbing. We were drawn in by the colour, the atmosphere and the palpable tension that lies beneath the surface of every scene.