KarimAinouz's Suely In TheSky picked up both the best picture and best director awards at the
HermillaGuedes also picked up the best actress award for her performance as anabandoned single mother stranded in the barren north east of
Suely, which playedin both
HeitorDhalia's Drained, the story of a perversesecond-hand goods storekeeper who revels in the misfortunes of those who cometo him seeking cash, also picked up three awards at the event.
SeftonMello was awarded the best actor honours - shared with Sidney Santiago for The 12 Labours - while the film also wonthe Special Jury prize and the FIPRESCI award, presented by the internationalcritics' jury headed by honorary president Derek Malcolm.
The bestdocumentary award went to director Evaldo Mocarzel for his study of squattersin his home city of
Meanwhile,awards voted for by the public went to director Cao Hamburger for his feature The Year My Parents Went on Vacation(best feature), documentary director Decio Matos Jr for Fabricating Tom Ze(best documentary). Mauro Shampoo wasawarded best short, and was selected best in its category in the awardspresented by the Association of Brazilian Documentary and Short Film Makers(ABD&C),
Furtherawards presented by ABD&C went to Accidentby Cao Guimaraes and Pablo Lobato (best documentary), The Caparao Guerrilla byFlavio Frederico (special honour). Simplecio Neto and Marcia Derraik received aspecial mention for their documentary StraightOf The Point.
The event,sponsored by the City Of Rio, the Secretary of Culture, Riofilme and Petrobrassaw a 10% increase in audience figures over last year. More than 250,000spectators attended the 300-plus films screened in the festival programme.Delegate figures also rose, with more than 400 international industry visitorsto the festival gathering alongside over 1,000 representatives of the Braziliancinema business.
PremiereBrazil Official jury
Jury:Nelson Pereira dos
BestFiction Feature: O ceu de Suely(Suely in the Sky), by Karim Aïnouz
BestDocumentary Feature: À margem do concreto(On the Fringes of São Paulo: Squatting), by Edvaldo Mocarzel
BestDirector: Karim Aïnouz, (O ceu de Suely/ Suely in the Sky)
BestActor: Selton Mello (O cheiro do ralo/ Drained) and Sidney Santiago (Os dozetrabalhos / The Twelve Labours)
BestActress: Hermilla Guedes (O Ceu de Suely/ Suely in the Sky)
BestShort: Joyce, by Caroline Leone
SpecialJury Prize: O Cheiro do Ralo(Drained), by Heitor Dhalia
BestFiction Feature: O ano em que meus paissairam de ferias (The Year MyParents Went On Vacation), by Cao Hamburger
BestDocumentary Feature: Fabricando Tom Ze (Fabricating Tom Ze) by Decio Mattos Jr
BestShort: Mauro Shampoo (Mauro Shampoo -Soccer Player, Hairdresser and Macho) by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle and LeonardoCunha
Audienceawards carry with them prize values, provided by Cinemark Group, as
follows: Best Documentary Feature: $4,630 (R$10.000,00). BestFiction Feature: $9,261 (R$20.000,00)
BestLatin American Feature: O Cheiro do Ralo(Drained), by Heitor Dhalia
ABD&CPrize (Brasilian Association of documentarists and short filmakers -
BestShort: Mauro Shampoo (Mauro Shampoo -Soccer Player, Hairdresser and Macho), by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle andLeonardo Cunha
BestDocumentary Feature: Acidente(Accident), by Cao Guimarães and Pablo Lobato
SpecialHonour: Caparao (The CaparaoGuerrilla), by Flávio Frederico
SpecialMention: Onde a Coruja Dorme(Straight of The Point), by Simplecio Neto and Márcia Derraik