ETIC_Algarve short film wins Sophia Student Award

In total, 83 films from 18 schools in northern Portugal competed for these awards.

“A Viagem”, by Henrique Lopes, former student and current trainer at ETIC_Algarve, won the “Experimental Short Film” category of the Sophia Student Awards, whose winners were announced this Thursday, 12 December. 

“Have you ever committed suicide? I already". This is the teaser of the award-winning short film, which was supported by the Original Featours and ETIC_Algarve.

The film was written and directed by Henrique Lopes and won, in these Sophia Awards, the competition. “Somewhere in Outer Space this Might be Happening Somehow”, by Paulo Malafaya (Soares dos Reis Artistic School) came in 2nd.

The podium was completed with “Lázaro”, by Concha Silveira, Alba Dominguez, David Cruces, all from Universidade Lusófona.

In total, 83 films from 18 schools in northern Portugal competed for these awards.

This is not the first time that the short film “A Viagem” has been awarded. In its edition this year, which took place in October, the International Film and Mental Health Festival distinguished this short film in the “Fiction and Drama” category.

 

 

All winners of the Sophia – Student Awards:

 

Fiction Short Film:

1st Place – Da Capo, by Mário de Oliveira – University of Beira Interior – UBI
2nd Place – Loop, by Ricardo M. Leite – ESMAD I School of Media Arts and Design
3rd Place – Banho Santo, by Bruno Saraiva – ULHT – Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies

 

Animation Short Film:

1st Place: O Presidente Veste Nada, by Clara Borges and Diana Agar – University of Beira Interior – UBI
2nd Place: Ode to Childhood, by João Monteiro and Luís Vital – Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre
3rd Place: One Minute Show Time, by Maria Clara Norbachs and Marisa Alves Pedro – University of Beira Interior

 

Documentary short film:

1st Place – Jamaika Onto New Paths, by Alexander Sussmann – Universidade Lusófona
2nd Place – A Rua é uma Selva, by Ricardo Mussa – World Academy
3rd Place – Sombra, by Diogo Lourenço, Duarte Gaivão and Francisco Moura – Universidade Lusófona

 

Experimental short film:

1st Place – A Viagem, by Henrique Lopes – ETICAlgarve
2nd Place – Somewhere in Outer Space this Might be Happening Somehow, by Paulo Malafaya, Escola Artística Soares dos Reis
3rd Place – Lázaro, by Concha Silveira, Alba Dominguez, David Cruces – Universidade Lusófona

 

Best Poster:

1st Place – Gold over Blue, by designer Marta Féria de Sá – Universidade Lusófona
2nd Place – Submerged Landscape, by designer Edmundo Correia – ESMAD
3rd Place – Atrás de Tempo, Tempo Vem, by designer Patrícia Azevedo – ESMAD

 

Honorable mention:

"Cringe" by Dinis Leal Machado - ESMAD

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