The Peruvian film Octubre / October by Daniel and Diego Vega was the winner of the award for Best Feature Film of the Year, whilst Chilean film Nostalgia de la luz / Nostalgia for the Light by Patricio Guzmán was named Best Documentary Film at the 2nd Cinema Tropical Awards, which celebrates the best of the Latin American film production.
October, the Vega brother’s debut feature film was the Jury Prize winner at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival 2010, and has been selected to represent Peru in the upcoming Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. The film tells the story of a shabby pawnbroker whose life drastically changes when an infant is abandoned in his bed.
Mexican film El lugar más pequeño / The Tiniest Place by Tatiana Huezo won two awards for Best First Film and Best Director, Documentary Film; and Michael Rowe, also from Mexico, was awarded as Best Director, Feature Film for Año bisiesto / Leap Year.
Best Feature Film:
OCTUBRE / OCTOBER (Daniel and Diego Vega, Peru)
Best Documentary Film:
NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ / NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (Patricio Guzmán, Chile)
Best Director, Feature Film:
Michael Rowe, AÑO BISIESTO / LEAP YEAR (Mexico)
Best Director, Documentary Film:
Tatiana Huezo, EL LUGAR MÁS PEQUEÑO / THE TINIEST PLACE (Mexico)
Best First Film:
EL LUGAR MÁS PEQUEÑO / THE TINIEST PLACE (Tatiana Huezo, Mexico)