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Carlos Conceição wins the Revelation Award at Doclisboa

28 October 2019
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"Serpentarius", first feature film by Carlos Conceição, was awarded with the Tv Cine New Talent Award DocLisboa that took place from 17th to 27th October in Lisbon. Carlos Conceição was the second director "in focus" of the 27th Curtas Vila do Conde, where all his films were screened, including the national premiere of the award-winning "Serpentário".

The film was presented on the 25th October within the festival's section entitled New Visions, whose program aims to discuss borders and limits with films from different times that question the contemporary nature of cinema.

The New Talent Prize is given to the director of the best first feature film of the event's whole program, except retrospectives and cinema of urgency, and was awarded by the jury composed of Aya Koretzky (director, Portugal), Sofia Bohdanowicz (director, Canada) and Veton Nurkollari (artistic director of the Dokufest Festival, Kosovo).

“Serpentarius" a Luso-Angolan co-production, represented by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, follows a young man who drifts through a post-disaster African landscape in search of his mother's ghost, and is led by the actor João Arrais with the participation of Isabel Abreu (voice).

The film had its world premiere at the Forum section of the Berlinale an it won the Nuove Visione Award at Sicilia Queer in Italy, the Burgas Film Festival Audience Award in Bulgaria, the Best Editing Award and a Special Mention for Best Film at the Filmadrid Festival, as well as a Nouveaux Alchemists Special Jury Mention at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.