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International Competition

On the fringes of fiction, the International Competition brings together 14 films that challenge the conventions of documentary cinema. This is the most important program of the festival: simultaneously a show of contemporary cinema produced in the last year and a state of the world, gathering established and emerging authors, Portuguese and international. The International Competition awards the Grand Prize by Vinhos Verdes for the best film; and the Companhia das Culturas/Pereira Monteiro Foundation Award for the best director among emerging authors (≤36 years).