Lucia Barata's Dancing Wheels Wins Best Film in ISENMA
Anyone could quickly tell that the film is made with passion and love. There is the soul of the dance itself, and it is transmitted from the action of the people involved. Competing with three other Best Film nominations selected from 350 films, Dancing Wheels hit a home run and took home the winning statue.
ISENMA is a film festival founded in Indonesia in 2015, with missions to acknowledge women and new, passionate filmmakers with astounding ability, and to celebrate the International Day for Tolerance.
Collaborated with Film Festivals Alliance, ISENMA has been going for two years. The Awards Ceremony, held in Bali, is grandiose and packed with kings and queens of Nusantara, notable guests, national and international filmmakers, and artists. The event was opened by His Majesty the King of Cakrabumi, Sri Anglung Prabu Punta Djajanagara, and was attended by many Kings and Queens of Nusantara. The Best Film statue was given to Lucia by His Majesty the King of Bonea Selayar, H. Andi Mahyuddin. The King said that it was an honor to give the Best Film statue to the winner.
International filmmakers and guests attended the screening of Dancing Wheels. When the Overall Winner was announced later that night, nobody was surprised. The documentary is inspiring, but Lucia was stunned. It was the first Best Film title for the film. With teary eyes, Lucia dedicated the award to her fellow team.
Natasha Dematra, the head of the juries, said, "The juries chose Dancing Wheels because the film is exceptional. The fact that the film is a documentary and based on a true story gives the film another point."
Recently, Dancing Wheels was awarded Diamond Award in Short Documentary category and Platinum Award for Editor of the Year for Raphael Alvarez from Directors Awards. Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival awarded Lucia with Platinum Award for Director of the Year and gave the creator of the film, Camila Rodrigues, Medal of the Year. For her accomplishment, Lucia was also awarded the Royal High Achievement Award in Women Filmmaker category from Royal World Records & Prizes.