Woman at War
Woman at War

Throughout the 42nd Portland International Film Festival, attendees were given the opportunity to register their opinions on each of the 90 features and 55 shorts. Earning top audience accolades for Best Narrative Feature is Woman at War (Iceland/France/Ukraine) by director Benedikt Erlingsson. Our Bodies Our Doctors (United States) by director Jan Haaken took the Best Documentary Feature award. Director Lila Avilés is the winner of this year’s Best New Director award for her debut feature, The Chambermaid (Mexico). The Wolf House (Chile/Germany) director Joaquín Cociña & Christóbal León takes home the Audience Award for Best Animated Feature. Fish Out of Water (United States) by director Josh Brine is the recipient of the Best Oregon Short Film Award.

Best Narrative Feature

1. Woman at War / Iceland/France/Ukraine / dir. Benedikt Erlingsson*winner Best Narrative Feature

2. Sir / India/France / dir. Rohena Gera

3. Styx / Germany/Austria / dir. Wolfgang Fischer

Best Documentary Feature

Our Bodies, Our Doctors

1. Our Bodies Our Doctors / United States / dir. Jan Haaken*winner Best Documentary Feature

2. The Silence of Others / Spain/United States/Canada/France / dir. Robert Bahar

3. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements / United States / dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky

Best New Director

1. The Chambermaid / Mexico / dir. Lila Avilés*winner Best New Director

2. Blind Spot / Norway / dir. Tuva Novotny

3. An Elephant Sitting Still / China / dir. Hu Bo

Best Animated Feature

1. The Wolf House / Chile/Germany / dir. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León*winner Best Animated Feature

Best Fiction Short Film

How Fernando Pessoa Saved / Portugal/Belgium/France / dir. Eugène Green

Best Animated Short Film

Fire in Cardboard City / New Zealand / dir. Phil Brough

Best Documentary Short Film

Lifeboat / United States / dir. Sky Fitzgerald

Best Oregon Short Film

1. Fish Out of Water / United States / dir. Josh Brine*winner Best Oregon Short

2. Lifeboat / United States / dir. Sky Fitzgerald

3. Burton Before and After / United States / dir. Courtney Hermann

FESTIVAL SECTION WINNERS

Best of Masters

Transit / Germany/France / Christian Petzold

Best of PIFF After Dark

One Cut of the Dead / Japan / dir. Shin’ichiro Ueda

Best of Films for Families

Supa Modo
Supa Modo

Supa Modo / Kenya/Germany / dir. Likarion Wainaina

Best of Global Panorama

Woman at War / Iceland/France/Ukraine / dir. Benedikt Erlingsson

Best of Ways of Seeing

Diamantino / Portugal/France/Brazil / dir. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt

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