20th Festroia International Film Festival

Portugal, June 4 - June 13 2004

The jury

Dan Fainaru (Israel), Marina Drozdova (Russia), Laura Laufer (France)

Awarded films

The Portuguese festival celebreated this year it’s 20th edition. A special series was dedicated to “Football in Cinema” (a few weeks before the European Championship in Portugal takes place). Ettore Scola, the Italian filmmaker, enjoyed a retrospective of his films. The competition focused on films from countries which don’t produce more than twenty films a year. Our jury awarded the FIPRESCI Prize to the young Israeli filmmaker Shemi Zarhin for his film “Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi”.

Festroia International Film Festival: www.festroia.pt