Visions de Reel: ’Paradise,’ ‘Malintzin 17,’ ‘Reas‘ Win Large at Trade Awards

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Alexander Abaturov’s “Paradise,” Eugenio and Mara Polgovsky’s “Malintzin 17” and Lola Arias’ “Reas” triumphed on the 2020 Visions du Réel Trade Awards, taking three of its weightiest prizes.

Additionally successful large at undertaking discussion board Pitching du Réel was Petter Aaberg and Sverre Kvamme’s “Nightcrawlers,” “Mashtat” and “Within the Identify of Roses.”

“The Mission,” “Voice of Baceprot” and “A Little Love Package deal” will segue from Visions du Réel to a few of the following main gatherings on Europe’s doc fest circuit: Could’s Thessaloniki Documentary Pageant, June’s Cannes Docs Award, each now on-line, and late October’s  DOK Leipzig.

Many of the 13 prizes comprise providers or additional pageant invitations. As smaller art-house firms face cashflow issues in a lot of the world, and must look in the direction of international locations which look set to journey the COVID-19 disaster finest  – France, Germany and Switzerland, for instance –  any prize is at present mannah from heaven.

At a time, fir instance, when subsidy-strapped Argentine movies desperately want co-finance, the Head-Genéve Put up-Manufacturing Award is a giant win for celebrated Argentine playwright Arias’ documentary on a bunch of girls and trans inmates at Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza Jail.

Additional Pageant play, reminiscent of that for Doc Leipzig-bound undertaking “The Mission,” the chronicle of younger American Mormons trying to win converts in Finland, opens up new prospects for money or important service-sector prizes.

Awards can go additionally some strategy to fill financing voids. The RTS Prix Views d’un Doc 2020, gained by Daniel Wyss’ “Within the Identify of Roses,” in regards to the exploitative international rose enterprise, is a “fairly essential” award since RTS, Switzerland’s French-language public broadcaster, doesn’t have improvement financing for documentaries, RTS’ Gaspard Lamunière unhappy on the Trade Awards’ on-line ceremony.

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RTS’ second prize, a pre-buy for “Nightcrawlers,” a tackle despairing Norwegian youth, units a precedent for different pubcaster to board a undertaking searching for some $220,000 in completion finance.

As for offers, in a single important pick-up, Visions du Réel buzz undertaking “Paradise,” an try by Abaturov to seize the hazard, and fascination, of an out-of-control Siberian forest fireplace, gained The Celebration Movie Gross sales Award. Consisting of acquisition of worldwide gross sales rights, the prize sees the doc characteristic obtain the clout of the Berlin Pageant-launched Paris gross sales firm, merging Doc & Movie Worldwide and Jour2Fête.

Additionally sparking nice word-of-mouth, “Malintzin 17,” the story of loving however ruptured parental nurture – a father-filmmaker and his five-year previous daughter; a nesting Incan dove – and quiet aghastment at up to date society, caught in vignettes of city nature and concrete life, emerged as the one title to safe two prizes, one the Visions Sud Est Award, which ensures distribution in Switzerland.

Of additional buzz titles, “Voice of Baceprot” proved a Pitching du Reél standout in its story of 17-year-old schoolgirls Firdsa, Siti and Widi, a hijab-wearing heavy metallic trio from Indonesia.

Additionally sparking good phrase of mouth, Farrah Kassem’s “We Are Inside,” chronicles the filmmaker’s return from Western Europe to a much more conservative Tripoli, and the unconventional disconnect between life within the metropolis’s interiors and the skin, till Lebanon’s sudden October revolution offers public area again to the folks, as Kassem observes.

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The DAE Encouragement Award went to Belgium’s “The Miracle of Almería,” an exposé, mixing hangdog dramedy, documentary footage and factoids, of Almería’s extraordinary white plastic vegetable backyard expanses, as if the sun-baked Spanish province has all of the sudden been lined by gleaming snow. Closely contaminated, Almeria’s greenhouse economic system survives, nonetheless, on cut-price immigrant labor, dwelling in favela squalor.

Amongst undertaking winners, considered one of Pitching du Réel’s most singular titles, Vienna-set female-centric comedy “A Little Love Package deal” marks the most recent installment of social irony from Argentina’s Gaston Solnicki (“Suden,” “Papirosen,”  “Kékszakállú”).

Directed by Chile’s multi-prized Ignacio Agüero, considered one of Latin America’s preeminent documentarians, ”Notes for a Movie” analyzes Chile’s conquest and devastation of its Mapuche South, meshing previous and current by way of the percipient ebook of Belgian engineer Gustave Verniory, “10 Years  in Araucania, 1889-99.”

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One other Asterix Advertising Award winner at Docs in Progress, Jin Huaqing’s “Darkish Purple Forest” activates the day by day life and beliefs of Tibet’s Buddhist nuns, their religion unbroken by the Chinese language authorities’s monastery eviction in Summer time 2019.

A portrait of Tunisian girls who escape the hardship of their lives by working as summertime marriage ceremony musicians, “Machtat,” the second characteristic movie from Sonia Ben Slama (“Maktoub”), took the MFI Script2Film Workshops Venture Improvement Award.

The the Raggioverde Subtitling Award went to Tough Lower Lab title “Final Days at Sea,” an IDFA Bertha Fund Basic awardee relating a boy’s final days of childhood in his Philippine fishing village.

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The Celebration Movie Gross sales Award

“Paradise,” (Alexander Abaturov; Rebecca Houzel; Petit á Petit Manufacturing, France, Russia)

RTS Award – Pre-buy

“Nightcrawlers,” (Petter Aaberg & Sverre Kvamme; Carsten Aanonsen; Indie Movie, Norway)

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Head-Genève Postproduction Award

“Reas,” (Lola Arias; Gema Juarez; Gema Movies, Argentina)

MFI SCRIPT2FILM Workshops Venture Improvement Award

“Machtat,” (Sonia Ben Slama; Elise Hug, Cécile Lestrade, Tania El Khoury; Alter Ego Manufacturing, France ; Khamsin Movies, Lebanon)

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Cannes Doc Award

“Voice of Baceprot,” (Yosep Anggi Noen; Yulia Evina Bhara; KawanKawan Media, Indonesia)

DOK Leipzig Expertise Improvement Award

“The mission,” (Tania Moilanen; Isabella Karhu; Danish Bear Productions, Finland)

Thessaloniki Documentary Pageant Award

“A Little Love Package deal,” (Gastón Solnicki; Paolo Calamita; Little Magnet Movies, Austria; Filmy Wiktora, Argentina)

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Freestudios DCP Supply Package deal Award

“Malintzin 17,” (Eugenio Polgovsky; Mara Polgovsky; Tecolote Movies, Mexico)

Asterisk* Advertising Award

“Darkish Purple Forest,” (Jin Huaqing; Xinyu Li; Jin Huaqing Studio, China)

“Notes for a Movie,” (Ignacio Agüero; Tehani Srai; Agüero & Asociado LTD, Chile; Fulgurance, France)

“We’re inside,” (Farah Kassem; Cynthia Choucar; Road2films, Lebanon; Al-Jazeera, Qatar; Good Firm Footage, Denmark)

DAE Encouragement Award

“The Miracle of Almeria,” (Moon Blaisse; Emmy Oost; Cassette for timescapes, Belgium; Baldr Movie, Netherlands; Lomotion, Switzerland)

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Raggioverde Subtitling Award

“Final Days at Sea,” (Venice Atienza; Anna Magdalena Silva; Svemirko Movie Productions, Philippines)


Visions Sud Est Award

“Malintzin 17,” (Eugenio Polgovsky; Mara Polgovsky; Tecolote Movies, Mexico).

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