According to information available on the festival’s official website, “Elo” won Hugo de Ouro in the animation short film competition.
The short “Elo”, co-produced by the Portuguese Bando à Parte and the French Providences, was, according to the Short Film Agency, animated from drawings in graphite and graphite powder and explores the meeting of two characters who seek to adapt in an attempt to fit established standards.
“Elo”, which was in competition at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded at Curtas de Vila do Conde and at the Animatou festival, in Switzerland, is the first film that Alexandra Ramires signs alone, after having performed with Laura Gonçalves, “More Water”.
The 56th Chicago International Film Festival started on October 14 and, due to the covid-19 pandemic, it took place in a live and online format.
The list of winners of this edition also includes a Brazilian film, “Casa de Antiguidades”, which earned the director, Paulo Paulo Miranda Maria, the Rogert Ebert prize in the New Directors competition.