Festroia International Film Festival

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Festróia – Tróia International
Film Festival
LocationSetúbal, Portugal
AwardsGolden Dolphin

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]

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 Winners[edit]

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". Observador.pt. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Comunicado de Imprensa". Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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