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Films awarded by the jury on August 21st, 2005
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THALIDOMIDE
Investigation and Relativization Award
By the  double standard the thalidomide is seen, as depicted in a touching  cinediary highlighting a tragic past and being frightened with a  possible promising future.

BORN FREAK
Dealing with Self-Image Award
By the remarkable dive into the self image of a disabled  actor bringing into question the way the spectator experiences a  look, between the exciting curiosity and the exotic.

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Militancy through Image Award
By the persuasive arguments confronting TV sensationalism for the  association of disability with compassion.

  THE EGG, NORTH FACE AND URBAN MYTH (BBC Fictions)
Insertion through Fiction Award
By the way the new BBC production inserts disabled people  into quick fictions that, even bringing about disability issues, show  how the characters behave in the everyday life, so as to emphasize the  human relationships.

FROM GRIEF TO STRUGGLE - DO LUTO À LUTA
Brazilian Distinction
By the way the issue on  disability is presented to national reality - going from parent`s  acceptance to the insertion into society.

Audience Award:
FROM GRIEF TO STRUGGLE - DO LUTO À LUTA


Curators:   Jury:
Gustavo Acioli
Gustavo Acioli is a filmmaker, singer and songwriter. After a successful career with the short fiction films in 35mm Guide dog (1999), A regular night (2001), Nothing to say (2003) and Thru philosophy (2004), he is finishing his first feature film, The incurable ones, and preparing to launch his first solo album, Eu, camelô de mim (literally, I, my sale).

Lara Pozzobon
Lara Pozzobon has a Ph.D. in Cinema and Literature. As a film producer, she has produced the awarded short fiction films in 35mm Guide Dog (1999), A regular night (2001), Nothing to say (2003) and Thru philosophy (2004), and now is finishing her first feature film, The incurable ones. She is also curator and co-producer of the 1st Brazilian Short Film Festival in Orlando (USA).

  Juliana Oliveira
Juliana Oliveira is the TV show hostess of the Programa Especial at TVE public network. Juliana has a degree in Advertising from UFF. Presently, she is doing her masters degree in Business Management at Coppead/UFRJ and works as a communication consultant.

Elisabeth Caetano Almeida
Elisabeth Caetano Almeida specializes in Communication, specifically Audiovisual. She works at CVI-Rio since 1991 as Peer Support Department Coordinator. She also develops a work on Body Consciousness and Dance focused on people with disabilities.

Ruy Gardnier
Ruy Gardnier has a degree in Journalism. Founder and editor of the web magazine Contracampo, he was curator and editor of the catalog-books of the Brazilian Film from the 90s, 9 Questions (2001) and Julio Bressane: Innocent Cinema (2002) festivals. He is also a film critic and teacher at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School.