Directed by Ebru Cakirkaya.
The documentary “The Himba” is presenting the exceptional life of the indigenous Himba people that managed to preserve the cultural heritage and life of their ancestors communed firmly with mother nature until today.
Ebru Cakirkaya was born in Ankara in 1971. She graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Communication, Radio-TV-Cinema in 1993. She has been making education and culture programs, and documentaries in TRT as a television producer since 1998. She made documentaries for co-production series materialized by TRT with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Asia-Pasific Broadcasting Union (ABU) member television organizations.
TRAILER - THE HIMBA
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR TO MIFA
Director Ebru Cakirkaya.
WINNER BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - THE HIMBA
BEST FEATURE FILM - OXENTE, BIXIGA!
Directed by Daniel Fagudes & Fernanda Vargas.
Northeast a fiction, Belchior sang in São Paulo. If “paulista” and “nordestino” people are inventions created on a path, they are also the creators of cities loaded in the body of each one who comes and each one who goes. The documentary takes a look at the presence of many of these migrants, in this region called Bixiga, known for its Italian presence, claimed in its black and indigenous memory.
Director Biography - Daniel Fagundes, Fernanda Vargas - OXENTE, BIXIGA!
Daniel Fagundes is an audiovisual autodidact who started his career in his youth when he participated in a video workshop in his neighborhood and decided to deepen his study of cinematographic technique and language.
Fernanda Vargas, daughter of a Bolivian father and mother from Ceará, born and raised on the outskirts of the south of São Paulo, mother of Taiguara and woman of struggle, is a researcher with a master's degree in Human and Social Sciences from the Federal University of ABC.
Directors Daniel Fagudes & Fernanda Vargas.
WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM - OXENTE, BIXIGA!
BEST EXPERIMENTAL - ABOVE THE CLOUDS| BELOW THE SURFACE
Directed by Chris Crass.
Madeira place where a short drive will take you to a land above the clouds straight out of a Tolkien novel. Where a dip below the surface of the cool Atlantic ocean will submerge you in a silent world similar to Cousteau's adventures. This film uses the latest in drone technology and underwater cinematography to take you on this journey.
Director Biography - Chris Crass - ABOVE THE CLOUDS| BELOW THE SURFACE
Chris Crass is a landscape photographer and award winning travel filmmaker whose passion for creativity draws from his globe trotting lifestyle. Born in San Francisco, growing up in Dominican Republic, and now living in Miami for the last 8 years he has always sought out new experiences. his the founder of Boss Talk Productions and bred an artistic style that showcases locations through a flattering lens and hopefully inspires viewers to embark on their own journeys.
Director Chris Crass.
WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL - ABOVE THE CLOUDS| BELOW THE SURFACE
BEST SHORT FILM - FALL
Directed by Vasco André dos Santos.
Francisco wants to disappear. Leonor wants to belong to him. She knows that without him the stars no longer make sense.
"Fall" portrays a relationship on the edge and demonstrates the insistence on solving problems, even when resolution is no longer a hypothesis.
Director Biography - Vasco André dos Santos - FALL
Vasco André dos Santos (Porto, 1997) finished his studies in Light, Sound and Scenic Effects at the Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo in 2016 and due to his interest in the 7th Art, in 2018 he decided to study Directing at RESTART - Instituto de Criatividade Artes e Novas Tecnologias.
He has worked with creators from different artistic areas, namely with Jorge Quintela, Tânia Dinis and Mariana Cardoso as cinematographer.
TRAILER - FALL
BEST SHORT FILM
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR TO MIFA
Director Vasco André dos Santos.
WINNER BEST SHORT FILM - FALL
BEST STUDENT FILM - ODE TO THE COMMON ONE
BEST STUDENT FILM - CATEGORY DOCUMENTARY.
Directed by Guida.
Capturing art in the routine and giving a voice to those who hide in open daylight. Perhaps they'll let us get to know them. Perhaps they too deserve an ode - to the magic yet common one.
Director Biography - Guida - ODE TO THE COMMON ONE
Currently in Lisbon, studying Cinema and Television at ETIC (HND), as an aspiring screenwriter, Guida focuses on cinema and music, having writing as the root of everything he does.
Born and raised in Portugal, she has always been a person of emotions, looking to express herself.
As art gives home to all that is feeling, it quickly drowned in words, sounds, and movies, and intends to make it come to life.
WINNER BEST STUDENT FILM - CATEGORY DOCUMENTARY - ODE TO THE COMMON ONE
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY - THE CAVE
Directed by Alessandro Simonelli.
Short documentary about a cave called Lapa de Santa Margarida, located by the sea nearby Portinho de Arrábida, in Arrábida National Park (Portugal). The cave has a XVIII century chapel in its interior. The documentary focuses on the impact of the descent and exploration of the cave on human experience, between real stories, legends, and religion.
Director Biography - Alessandro Simonelli -THE CAVE
Born in Livorno, Italy in 1983. Moved to Lisbon, his current home.
Just completed the first of a two year master program in Cinema Project Development at ESTC - Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Polytechnic Insititute of Lisbon - IPL ).
Bachelor in Communication Science - Cinema and Television at NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) completed in 2020.
Telecommunication Engineer between 2011 and 2018.
Director Alessandro Simonelli
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY - THE CAVE
BEST ANIMATION - WITHER
Directed by Nicolette Axiak
While enduring a loss, the inundating sympathy flowers echo a young woman's emotional passage.
Director Biography - Nicolette Axiak - WITHER
Nicolette graduated a Master of Design, majoring in animation at the University of Technology Sydney. She works as a freelance animator, illustrator and filmmaker and is currently based at the University of Sydney, working as a graphic designer for Sydney Business Insights. She was a 2D lead for the Custom's House light show in Vivid Sydney 2018 and has had previous films officially selected for Australian and international festivals.