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Festroia International Film Festival

The Tróia International Film Festival, commonly referred to as Festroia (Portuguese: Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tróia – Festróia) was an annual international film festival in Portugal held from 1985 to 2014.[1]

Festróia – Tróia International
Film Festival
LocationSetúbal, Portugal
AwardsGolden Dolphin

Held in the town of Setúbal and named after the nearby Tróia Peninsula where the festival was originally based until 1993, the festival showcased mainly arthouse films made by smaller or less publicised national cinemas from around the world. In later editions its competitive section was open to films from countries producing less than 30 feature films per year. Usually held in the first week of June, the festival gave out a series of prizes, with the main award for Best Film being the Golden Dolphin (Golfinho de Ouro).

The last edition held was the 30th festival held in 2014. Due to cuts in funding, the 2015 edition was cancelled in March that year, three months before it was scheduled to take place, and a notification saying that there would be no 31st edition was put up on the official website in its last ever update.[2] The website itself was taken down in early 2017.[3]

Golden Dolphin WinnersEdit

Year Film Director Country
001985 (1st) Twenty Years Later Eduardo Coutinho   Brazil
001986 (2nd) Fool for Love Robert Altman   United States
001987 (3rd) Madrid Basilio Martín Patino   Spain
001988 (4th) In the Name of the Son Jorge Polaco   Argentina
001989 (5th) The Citadel Mohamed Chouikh   Algeria
001990 (6th) Rose of the Desert Rachid Benhadj   Algeria
001991 (7th) Homo Novus Pál Erdöss   Hungary
001992 (8th) One Full Moon Endaf Emlyn   Wales
001993 (9th) It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill Juraj Jakubisko   Czechoslovakia
001994 (10th) The Sacred Mound Hrafn Gunnlaugsson   Iceland
001995 (11th) Madagascar Fernando Pérez   Cuba
001996 (12th) Cold Fever Fridrik Thor Fridriksson   Iceland
001997 (13th) The Father Majid Majidi   Iran
001998 (14th) The Bandit Yavuz Turgul   Turkey
001999 (15th) Solomon & Gaenor Paul Morrison   Wales
002000 (16th) Ambush Olli Saarela   Finland
002001 (17th) Italian for Beginners Lone Scherfig   Denmark
002002 (18th) Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven Daniel Burman   Argentina
002003 (19th) Intimate Stories Carlos Sorín   Argentina
002004 (20th) Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi Shemi Zarhin   Israel
002005 (21st) Turtles Can Fly Bahman Ghobadi   Iran
002006 (22nd) What a Wonderful Place Eyal Halfon   Israel
002007 (23rd) The Border Post Rajko Grlić   Croatia
002008 (24th) Empties Jan Svěrák   Czech Republic
002009 (25th) Forbidden Fruit Dome Karukoski   Finland
002010 (26th) A Somewhat Gentle Man Hans Petter Moland   Norway
002011 (27th) Tirza Rudolf van den Berg   Netherlands
002012 (28th) The Parade Srđan Dragojević   Serbia
002013 (29th) The Broken Circle Breakdown Felix Van Groeningen   Belgium
002014 (30th) The Priest's Children Vinko Brešan   Croatia


  1. ^ Festróia - Tróia at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Otto Coelho, Sara (3 March 2015). "Festival de cinema Festróia 2015 cancelado por falta de verbas". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Comunicado de Imprensa". Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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