VITALINA VARELA
VITALINA VARELA

The 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival closed with the award ceremony, and VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa was awarded the top prize, the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), Grand Prize of the City of Locarno. The film follows Vitalina Varela, a 55-year-old woman from Cape Verde, who arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband’s funeral. She’s been waiting for her plane ticket for more than 25 years. For her performance Vitalina Varela was awarded the Leopard for Best Actress.

Vitalina Varela – Trailer

72nd Locarno Film Festival – Official Awards

Concorso internazionale

Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), Grand Prize of the City of Locarno
VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa, Portugal

Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) of the Cities of Ascona and Losone
PA-GO (Height of the Wave) by PARK Jung-bum, South Korea

Pardo per la migliore regia (Leopard for Best Direction) of the City and Region of Locarno
Damien Manivel for LES ENFANTS D’ISADORA, France/South Korea

Pardo per la migliore interpretazione femminile (Leopard for Best Actress)
Vitalina Varela for VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa, Portugal

Pardo per la migliore interpretazione maschile (Leopard for Best Actor)
Regis Myrupu for A FEBRE by Maya Da-Rin, Brazil/France/Germany

Special Mentions
HIRUK-PIKUK SI AL-KISAH (The Science of Fictions) by Yosep Anggi Noen, Indonesia/Malaysia/France
MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, Italie/Argentine

Concorso Cineasti del presente

Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente (Cineasti del presente Golden Leopard)
BAAMUM NAFI (Nafi’s Father) by Mamadou Dia, Senegal

Premio per il migliore regista emergente (Best Emerging Director Award) of the City and Region of Locarno
143 RUE DU DÉSERT by Hassen Ferhani, Algeria/France/Qatar

Premio speciale della giuria Ciné+ Cineasti del presente (Special Jury Prize)
IVANA CEA GROAZNICA (Ivana the Terrible) by Ivana Mladenović, Romania/Serbia

Special Mention
HERE FOR LIFE by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson, United Kingdom

Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead Award
THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (SINGLE CHANNEL) by Ja’Tovia M. Gary, USA/France

Special Mentions
THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER by Jessica Sarah Rinland, United Kingdom/Argentina/Spain
SHĀN ZHĪ BĚI (Osmosis) by ZHOU Tao, China

First Feature

Swatch First Feature Award
BAAMUM NAFI (Nafi’s Father) by Mamadou Dia, Senegal

Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award
LA PALOMA Y EL LOBO (The Dove and the Wolf) by Carlos Lenin, Mexico

Special Mentions
INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, Netherlands
FI AL-THAWRA (During Revolution) by Maya Khoury, Syria/Sweden

Pardi di domani

Concorso internazionale

Pardino d’oro for the best international short film – Premio SRG SSR
SIYAH GÜNEŞ (Black Sun) by Arda Çiltepe, Turkey/Germany

Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the Pardi di domani International competition
UMBILICAL by Danski Tang, USA

Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – PIANIFICA
OTPUSK (Leave of Absence) by Anton Sazonov, Russia

Premio Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize
WHITE AFRO by Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA

Concorso nazionale

Pardino d’oro for the best Swiss short film – Premio Swiss Life
MAMA ROSA by Dejan Barac, Switzerland

Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for the Pardi di domani National competition
TEMPÊTE SILENCIEUSE by Anaïs Moog, Switzerland

Best Swiss Newcomer Prize
TERMINAL by Kim Allamand, Switzerland

Variety Piazza Grande Award

INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, Netherlands

Independent Juries and Awards

Ecumenical Prize

Ecumenical Prize
MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, Italy/Argentina

Special Mention
VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa, Portugal

FIPRESCI Prize

FIPRESCI Prize
(International Federation of Film Critics)
A FEBRE by Maya Da-Rin, Brazil/France/Germany

Europa Cinemas Label

Europa Cinemas Label
MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, Italy/Argentina

Junior Jury Awards

First Prize (6,000 CHF)
BERGMÁL (Echo) by Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland/France/Switzerland

Second Prize (4,000 CHF)
MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, Italy/Argentina

Third Prize (2,000 CHF)
LES ENFANTS D’ISADORA by Damien Manivel, France/South Korea

Special Mentions
TECHNOBOSS by João Nicolau, Portugal/France
FI AL-THAWRA (During Revolution) by Maya Khoury, Syria/Sweden

Best International Short Film

Best International Short Film
POSLEDNJA SLIKA O OCU (The Last Image of Father) by Stefan Djordjevic, Serbia

Best Swiss Short Film
TERMINAL by Kim Allamand, Switzerland

Special Mentions
CARNE by Camila Kater, Brazil/Spain
NACHTS SIND ALLE KATZEN GRAU by Lasse Linder, Switzerland

Best Film

Best Film shown in the section Concorso Cineasti del presente
143 RUE DU DÉSERT by Hassen Ferhani, Algeria/France/Qatar

Special Mention
SPACE DOGS by Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Austria/Germany

«Environment is quality of life» Prize

«Environment is quality of life» Prize (3,000 CHF)
A FEBRE by Maya Da-Rin, Brazil/France/Germany

SRG SSR / Semaine de la critique 2019 Prize and Zonta Club Locarno 2019 Prize

SRG SSR Prize/Semaine de la critique 2019
A LÉTEZÉS EUFÓRIÁJA (The Euphoria of Being) by Réka Szabó, Hungary

Premio Zonta Club Locarno 2019
to the film which promotes a better justice and social ethics to:
ADOLESCENTES by Sébastien Lifshitz, France

Residency Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur @ Villa Sträuli

The Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, in collaboration with the Villa Sträuli and the Locarno Film Festival, will be offering a two-month residency, accepting applications from the participants of Open Doors, Pardi di domani and the Filmmakers Academy who are coming from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
DOUMA TAHT AL ARD (Douma Underground) by Tim Alsiofi, Lebanon/Syria (Pardi di domani)

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