Helena Ignez is na importante character in Brazilian culture. Recently, she directed the awarded films Luz nas Trevas – A Volta do Bandido da Luz Vermelha. 63rd Locarno Film Festival – Critic’s Award Boccalino D’Ouro for Best Film. Canção de Baal, 37º in Festival de Gramado – won the Best Brazilian Film Award. 41st Rotterdam International Film Festival as Tyger Jury Award. 17º International Film Festival of Kerala – tribute with the 6 films in which she performed or directed.