Doclisboa 2023: the complete winners

The curtain is about to close on the 21st edition of Doclisboa, but not before honouring the best in documentary cinema. This year, the festival was not just about films; it also featured a series of activities, debates, and parties that once again made Lisbon a global gathering spot for documentary enthusiasts in October.

Doclisboa 2023 winners

City of Lisbon Award for Best International Competition Film

  • la tierra los altares, by Sofía Peypoch

RTP International Competition Jury Award

  • Terril, by Jorn Plucieniczak

Honorable Mention – International Competition Jury Award

  • Magnificent Sky, by Alexandru Badea

HBO Max Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film

Portuguese Society of Authors Competition Jury Award

  • Memories of a Perfect Day, by Davina-Maria El Khoury

Best Short Film Award

New Talent Award

  • la tierra los altares, by Sofía Peypoch

Healthy Workplaces Film Award

  • Hormigas Perplejas, by Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez

Honorable Mention – Healthy Workplaces Film Award

  • Human, not Human, by Natan Castay

Rights and Freedoms Award

  • An Owl, a Garden and the Writer, by Sara Dolatabadi

Honorable Mention – Rights and Freedoms Award

  • The Trial, by Ulises de la Orden

INATEL Foundation Award

  • Fogo no Lodo, by Catarina Laranjeiro and Daniel Barroca

Fernando Lopes Award

  • As Melusinas à Margem do Rio, by Melanie Pereira

Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts Award for Best Green Years Film

  • Sparks, by Ève Le Fessant Coussonneau

Pedro Fortes Award for Best Green Years Portuguese Film

  • By Division and Differentiation, by Carolina Grilo Santos

Honorable Mention – Green Years

  • Passportless Mess, by Maja Penčič

Público Newspaper Audience Award for Best Portuguese Film

  • Verdade ou Consequência?, by Sofia Marques

Schools Award

  • As Melusinas à Margem do Rio, by Melanie Pereira

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