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Winners of the Porto Femme Festival 2023




From April 18th to 23rd, people from all over the world, with different experiences and stories to tell, came together to get to experience 6 full days of cinema made by women or non binary people.

Taking place in many spaces in the city of Porto, the 6th of Porto Femme received more than 40 directors, producers and other film's team members.

In addition to the various sessions taking place at different times throughout the city, Porto Femme also organized a series of other important activities such as conversations, workshops, tributes, parties and exhibition.

The closing ceremony, which took place on the 23rd in the, Batalha Centro de Cinema, was marked by the announcement of the winning films in the various competitions.







International Competition, Feature Films
●Best film - "Woman On The Roof" - Anna Jadowska - Poland
●Special mention - "Woman at Sea" - Dinara Drukarov - France

International Competition, Short Films
●Best film - "Cycle" - Naz Çaybaşı - Turkey
●Special mention - "Suite Night" - Mahtab Pishghadam - Iran
●Best actress - Guadalupe Fiñana from "Maruja " - Berta García - Spain

International Competition, Documentaries
●Best film - "Julie on line" - Mia Ma - France
●Special mention -  "I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER" - Pegah Ahangarani - Czech Republic 

International Competition, Animation
●Best film - "AMARRADAS" - Carmen Córdoba - Spain
●Special mention - "THE SHADOW OF THE BUTTERFLIES" - Sofia El Khyari - France

International Competition Experimental
●Best film - "For the Skeptical" - Dawn Westlake - USA
●Special mention - "Transparent. I Am" - Yuri Muraoka - Japan

National Competition, Short Films
●Best film - "2ª Pessoa" - Rita Barbosa - Portugal
●Special mention - "Pê" - Margarida Vila-Nova - Portugal

National Competition, Animation
●Best film - "Tindergraf" - Julia Barata - Portugal
●Special mention - "A casa para guardar o tempo" - Joana Imaginário - Portugal

National Competition, Documentaries
●Best film - "Novíssimas Cartas Portuguesas" - Irina Pampim Silva, Cecília Honório, Paula Miranda - Portugal
●Special mention - "Chama-me Maria" - Jéssica Lima - Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

National Competition, Experimental
●Best film - "Espelho Eu" - Biatriz Ribeiro - Portugal
●Special mention - "Hotel Royal" - Salomé Lamas - Portugal

Students Competition, fiction short-films
●Best film - "YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD PEOPLE & NOTHING IN BETWEEN" -  Parida Tantiwasadakran - Thailand
●Special mention - "Back Home" - Ariadna Pastor - Spain

Students Competition, Documentaries
●Best film - "Harvesting our tea" - Sheida Kiran - UK
●Special mention - "Fragments" - Marie-Lou Béland - Canada

Students Competition, Animation
●Best film - "Love, Dad" - Diana Cam Van Nguyen - Czech Republic

Students Competition, Experimental
●Best film - "Touch" - Ragda Alazizi - Germany

Tematic Competition
●Best film - "Kevin" - Joana Oliveira - Brasil
●Special mention - "The Stonebreakers" - Azul Aizenberg - Argentina
●Special mention - "The Spiral" - Maria Silvia Esteve - Argentina

XX Element Competition
●Best film - "Among us Women" - Sarah Noa Bozenhardt e Daniel Abate Tilahun - Etiopia, Germany

Women's Struggles and Rights Award
●Best film - "Mulaqat" - Seemab Gul - Pakistan
●Special mention - "The Lost Letters - prison and exile of Republican women" - Amparo Climent - Spain
●Special mention - "Harvesting our Tea" - Sheida Kiran - UK

Women's Voices Award
●"Novíssimas Cartas Portuguesas" - Irina Pampim Silva, Cecília Honório, Paula Miranda - Portugal
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Porto Femme Award
●"Alberta's Room" - Victoire Karera Kampire - Belgium

We would like to thank everyone that joined us and hope to see you next year!
Until then keep folllowing our social networks for news and updates.





As every month, we invite you to Maus Hábitos on 26th of April for a screening of the best cinema made by women followed by a conversation.This time we present awarded films from 6th edition of Porto Femme - International Film Festival.






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