3rd. International Short Film Festival of Belo Horizonte
From May 29 to June 10, 2001.
After a gap of five years, the Festival arrived at its third edition. Among the new facts, there were the competitive aspect in recent realizations (with prize awarding in money and movie jobs), the increase of the number of the exhibition locals – besides the Humberto Mauro Movie Theater, the Cineclube Savassi and the Centro de Referência Audiovisual (CRAV) were also utilized, and the exhibitions aimed at the children audience took place at the Matinée Curta. Altogether 28 programs were performed in 86 sessions with free tickets, summing up an audience of 21, 034 spectators. The theaters exhibited 135 short films (73 foreign and 62 Brazilian), among which 60 were yet unknown in the country, from which eight were from Polish filmmaker Krzystof Kieslowski. The exhibitions were split into: Competitive (Brazil Paralel, Minas Paralel and Official Competition); Inf ormative (New films from New Zealand, Short Film ‘La France’! and Danish Film Institut Selection) and Retrospects (Once Kieslowski, Blessed from Carlão and Ivan Cardoso – director honored with 10 from his films made between 1973 and 1999).
Best short film (Jury) – “Krasna America”, by Peter Roloff (Germany).
Best Brazilian short film (Audience) – “O Branco”, by Liliana Sulzbach (Brazil)
Best short film (Critics) – “O Sanduíche’, by Jorge Furtado (Brazil), and “Table Manners”, by Ursula Meier (Belgium)
Best debutant director in 16 mm – “O mundo Segundo Sílvio Luiz”, by André Fancioli (Brazil)
Best debutant director in 35mm – “Iminente Luna”, by Maurício Lanzara (Brazil)
Best short film of Minas Gerais (Audience) – “Perdemos de 1 a 1”, by Patrícia Moran (Brazil)
Best short film of Minas Gerais (Jury) – “De Incerta Feita”, by bel Bechara and Sandro Serpa (Brazil)