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Latin America wins big at 72nd Venice Film Festival

Films from Latin America won two of the top prizes at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas getting the Golden Lion best film award for “Desde Alla” (From Afar).

Vigas, who won for his first feature film, about a murky homosexual affair between a tough street hustler and a man who has a successful business making dentures, dedicated his award to his country.

“This is a bit of a surprise but I know it’s going to be very well received in the country where we’ve had some problems in the last years … I hope it is going to help,” Vigas said as he accepted the Golden Lion on the stage of the main festival cinema.

He added that he hoped his film’s victory might be a clarion call for greater cooperation among the region’s filmmakers. “I think that this is something we should do in South America,” he said.

Best director award went to Argentina’s Pablo Trapero for “El Clan” (The Clan),…(read)1441897459_376579_1441898602_noticia_normal



14/09/2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Polvo by Julio Hernández Cordón ‏@melindrosafilms triumphs in Toulouse @cinelatinofest Latin American Cinema France

Polvo by Julio Hernández CordónThe 25th Cinélatino Festival in Toulouse  ended with the victory of Polvo by Julio Hernández Cordón (photo), coproduced with Guatemala and Chile by the Spanish company Tic Tac producciones. A Special Mention went to Las lágrimas, the first feature film by Mexican director Pablo Delgado Sánchez. (more…)

27/03/2013 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

@HBO / @NALIP_org announce this year’s Documentary Filmmaker Award winner and finalists for Latino Filmmakers

HBO NALIP Documentary Latino Awards

HBO and NALIP announce this year’s HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award winner and finalists.
Social change has been at the core of HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty.
A long-term sponsor of NALIP, HBO created in 2009 this $10,000 cash award for Latino filmmakers to focus its lens on the Latino experience. With this award HBO supports the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians. Films were judged based on the uniqueness of their topic/subject matter, the professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to an audience.
Out of the many high quality submissions this year, a winner and two finalists were selected by a panel of professional filmmakers and the HBO (more…)

05/12/2012 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Michael Peña and ‘Mosquita y Mari’ @mosquitaymari Nominated for Spirit Award via @Latina

mosquita y mari spirit awardsThe annual Spirit Awards honoring independent flicks revealed this year’s nominees today in Los Angeles. Zoe Saldana, Anna Kendrick, and Common took the stage to announce the nominations.
While Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook were in the lead, End of Watch actor Michael Peña nabbed the nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as officer Mike Zavala in the drama flick, also starring America Ferrera, Natalie Martinez, (more…)

30/11/2012 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

11 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar Race @TheAcademy

oscars 2013The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 11 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
•    “A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)
•    “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)
•    “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)
•    “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures) (more…)

30/11/2012 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

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 (more…)

21/11/2012 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

Hubert Bals Fund @IFFR announces winners with a staggering selection from Latin America CONGRATULATIONS!

After poring over a record number of 399 entries, the Hubert Bals Fund has finally chosen its Fall 2012 winners. 25 new film projects will receive grants from IFFR‘s fund for script development, digital production, post-production, distribution or workshops. Among the lucky ones are IFFR favourites as well as promising newcomers.

Tarde para morir joven, Tiger Award winner Dominga Sotomayor‘s new project, gets support for script development. The Chilean filmmaker’s debut De jueves a domingo was supported by the (more…)

15/11/2012 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Latin American Films representing their countries for the upcoming 2013 Oscars @TheAcademy (Full list + Poster&Trailer)

Please click here for full list of selected films with poster, full info, trailer and reviews. (more…)

04/10/2012 at 5:47 pm 1 comment

Documentary Filmmakers Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada Named MacArthur Fellows

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada have been named MacArthur Fellows for 2012, which brings a $500,000 grant to each over the next five years. The documentary filmmakers are among 23 fellows chosen by the MacArthur Foundation, which made the announcement Monday.

Poitras is a 48-year-old New Yorker and founder of Praxis Films. For the last ten years, she has been working on a trilogy of films about the world since 9/11 and the war on terror, including “My Country, My Country” (2006), “The Oath” (2010) and a forthcoming untitled doc that looks at the effect of prolonged international conflict in the U.S. After an early start in experimental film, Poitras studied (more…)

04/10/2012 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Mexico’s cinema industry hopes for a new golden age

Mexican actor Demian Bichir may be well known in his own country, but is relatively unknown across the border in Hollywood. Not for much longer.
The Mexican actor goes head-to-head with some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars – including George Clooney and Brad Pitt – at the Oscars this year.
He’s the first Mexican to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actor (for A Better Life) since (more…)

24/02/2012 at 11:17 am 1 comment

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