Baja International Film Festival Announces Awards
Best Mexican Feature
Los Mejores Temas, directed by Nicolás Pereda. Drifting from fiction to documentary, Los Mejores Temas tells the story of Emilio, a man in his fifties, who shows up at his family home after fifteen years of absence.
Best International Feature
No, directed by Pablo Larrain. Revolving around Chile’s 1988 referendum on the Pinochet regime, this brilliant behind-the-scenes drama tracks with engaging detail the unfolding of a political marketing campaign that succeeded against all odds.
Best Mexican Documentary – Tie between two films.
El Alcalde, directed by Carlos Rossini, tells the story of Mauricio Fernandez, mayor of the wealthiest municipality in Latin America, located in the North of Mexico.
La Revoluciòn de Los Alcatraces, directed by Luciana Kaplan, is a documentary about Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a native of Santa Maria Quiegolani, an indigenous community located in the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca.
Best International Documentary
First Position, directed by Bess Kargman. Six young dancers from Italy, Africa, Israel, Colombia, and other countries battle intense pressure as they prepare for the most prestigious ballet competition in the world.
Best Mexican Short Film
Yuban Yasib, directed by Vázquez Colmenares. This documentary is about the transformation of a Zapotecan community as it portrays the longing for a set of principles that are about to die and the effort the people make to keep their culture alive.
Best International Short Film
Luminaris, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella. In a world where light reigns and sets the pace of life, an average man has a plan that can change the natural order of things.
Two-time Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton for Outstanding Achievement in Acting.
Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo for Excellence in Acting.
Celebrated actor Diego Luna for Excellence in Acting.
Academy Award-nominee Virginia Madsen for Excellence in Acting.
Academy Award-nominee Matt Dillon for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.
Acclaimed director Nicolas Echevarria, for Excellence in Directing.
Iconic filmmaker and Secretary-Treasurer of the Directors Guild of America Michael Apted for Outstanding Achievement in Directing.
Source: Baja International Film Festival
Entry filed under: AWARDS, CHILEAN CINEMA, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, MEXICAN CINEMA. Tags: Baja Film Gestival Awards 2012, latam cinema, Latam film, latin american film awards, Los Mejores Temas by Nicolás Pereda, No by Pablo Larrain.