Shireen Seno’s movie creation “Nervous Translation” receives the Critics’ Prize at the 7th Olhar de Cinema Curitiba International Film Festival in Parana, Brazil.

The Abraccine or Brazilian Film Critics Association is the first national organization to gather Brazilian Film Critics and it offers one prize for the best film of the Feature Film Competition.

The Olhar de Cinema Curitiba International Film Festival started its activities as an independent film festival and has already taken more than 100,000 people to theaters since 2012. The film festival has exhibited more than 500 films from around the world.

The film festival aims to celebrate & highlight the independent cinema from all over the world through the strict and official selection of films with density and accuracy in the aesthetic aspect and also turns the spotlight and helps give recognition on films that “risk new forms of cinematic language, which are open to experimentation and yet possess a great potential for communication with the public.”

The Cinema One Originals movie “Nervous Translation” is a film that captures the magical yet confusing and complicated moments of a child’s life who wants to be by herself yet deep inside wants to be deeply heard. Although obviously about Yael’s (Jana Agoncillo) growing pains as a person, the film is also about the struggles and risks posed by the freedom of a neoliberal state emerging from the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 20 years ago.

Before bagging the Abraccine Prize (Critics’ Prize), “Nervous Translation” won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam.