For the first time, São Paulo ISFF offers an award for the best Brazilian short film selected for the Competitive Showcase. The prize will be awarded from the choice of a guest jury. Partner institutions, associations and companies continue to support, with various types of incentives, films selected by the public as their favorites.
The Breakthrough Award aims to encourage brazilian young talent in the audiovisual field in its next production, from the recording to the post-production of a short film up to 15 minutes. On that sense, the Festival stablishes partnerships with audiovisual companies, which appoints a jury composed of journalists and film critics and offer resources for this new challenge.
TOMMY BRILHO, by Sávio Fernandes (CE).
The Itamaraty Award for Brazilian Short Films, set up by the brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, aims to encourage the brazilian film production and its promotion abroad rewarding a brazilian short film.
The prize consists of:
- A Itamaraty Award for Brazilian Short Films' certificate; an air ticket to one of the movie's representative laureate to the "Short Film Market", that happens at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France); Accomodation in Clermont Ferrand; A two day travel to Paris to visit the film industry in France and US$600.00 in cash.
SANGRO, by Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno Castro e Guto BR (co-director)
Canal Brazil Prize: BONDE, by Gleba do Pêssego (SP).
TV Cultura Prize: TEA FOR TWO, by Julia Katharine (SP).
SescTV Prize: SANGRO, by Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno Castro and Guto BR (SP) and BEBAAK, by Shazia Iqbal (Índia)
Curta! and Porta Curtas Prize: BAILE, by Cíntia Domit Bittar.
PlayKids Prize: VIVI LOBO E O QUARTO MÁGICO, by Isabelle Santos and Edu Camargo (PR).
TV Cultura Honorable Mention to New Visions: FILHO DE PEIXE, by Igor Ribeiro e SORRISO NEGRO, by Laís Motta.
Borboleta de Ouro Trophies: BONDE, by Gleba do Pêssego, ALMA by Santiago León Cuéllar, Wallie Ruy in MARIE and an honorable mention to Oficinas Kinoforum.
ABD Prize: KALUNGA, by Lara Sousa, SPACEWALKERS, by Juan Pablo Caballero, and A ROTINA TERÁ SEU ENQUANTO, by Carlos Adriano.
ABCA Highlight for Best Animator: MUEDRA, by Cesar Diaz Meléndez.
The Festival's audience, on a voting in the end of every screening, elects its favourite movies among the ones contained on the International Showcase, Latin American Showcase and the Brazilian Programs. The ten best brazilian movies and the ten best foreign movies with the highest scores are announced at the award cerimony, and are screened again on the last weekend of the Festival.
- Baile (SC, 2019) (Cíntia Domit Bittar)
- Bonde (SP, 2019) (Gleba do Pêssego)
- Dobras (SP, 2018) (Cristian Borges,Francisco Miguez,Pedro Nishi)
- Eu, Minha Mãe e Wallace (RJ, 2018) (Eduardo Carvalho,Marcos Carvalho)
- Mãe Não Chora (SP, 2019) (Carol Rodrigues,Vaneza Oliveira)
- Marie (PE, 2019) (Leo Tabosa)
- Mona (SP, 2019) (Luíza Zaidan,Thiago Schindler)
- Negrum3 (SP, 2018) (Diego Paulino)
- Sem Asas (SP, 2019) (Renata Martins)
- Vigia (RJ, 2018) (João Victor Borges)
- Bebaak (India, 2018) (Shazia Iqbal)
- Cadoul de Craciun (Romania, 2018) (Bogdan Muresanu)
- Elena (Colombia, 2018) (Jesús Reyes)
- Leoforos Patision (Greece, 2018) (Thanasis Neofotistos)
- Mi Otro Hijo (Argentina, 2019) (Gustavo Fabián Alonso)
- Nefta Football Club (France, 2018) (Yves Piat)
- Pile Poil (France, 2018) (Lauriane Escaffre,Yvonnick Muller)
- Skin (United States, 2018) (Guy Nattiv)
- Untravel (Serbia, Slovakia, 2018) (Ana Nedeljkovic,Nikola Majdak Jr.)
- Zombies (Belgium, Congo, 2019) (Baloji)
For the first time, the São Paulo International Short Film Festival offers a prize to the best brazilian short film. The competing movies integrate the Brazilian Competition programs.
The winner receives the Kinoforum trophy and a cash prize of R$ 10,000.00.
SWINGUERRA, by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca.