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2011 Brazilian Film Festival of Miami Winners
(released 9/15/2011)

The 15th Annual Brazilian Film Festival of Miami ran August 19th through 27th.  The awards ceremony was held at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach.

The winners of the festival follow.

Jury Awards for Feature Films and Documentaries:
Best Feature Film: VIPs (directed by Toniko Melo)
Best Feature Film Director: Eduardo Vaisman (180º)
Best Actor: Wagner Moura (VIPs)
Best Actress: Olivia Torres (Untangle)
Best Screenplay: Claudia Mattos (180º)
Best Cinematography: Adrian Teijido (Boca do Lixo)
Best Editing: Quito Ribeiro (Broder)
Best Film Score: Eduardo Bid (Boca do Lixo)
Best Sound Editing: Miriam Biderman and Ricardo Reis (Broder)
Best Art Direction: Lia Renha (Our Home: The Astral City)

Jury Awards for Short Films:
Best Short Film: The True Story of the Ballerina in Red (directed by Alessandra Colasanti and Samir Abujamra)
Best Short Film Director: Sergio Jose de Andrade (Waterfall)
Best Short Film Screenplay: Alessandra Colasanti and Samir Abujamra (The True Story of the Ballerina in Red)
Best Short Film Cinematography: Yure Cesar (Waterfall)
Best Short Film Art Direction: Robert Guimaraes (The Cake)

Audience Awards:
Audience Award for Best Feature Film: Head Over Heels (by director Roberto Santucci)
Audience Award for Best Short Film: The Cake by Robert Guimaraes
Career Tribute: Cinema Novo auteur Arnaldo Jabor and his body of work, including the 2010 feature The Supreme Happiness

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