ROSA CHUMBE
ROSA CHUMBE

The 19th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival concluded on Sunday, May 8th with announcements of the winners. ROSA CHUMBE directed by Jonatan Relayze Chiang, of Peru won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.

H.O.M.E. directed by Daniel Maldonado won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.  JUANICAS directed by Karina García Casanova won the Jury and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.

“As we take time to honor the winners, and enjoy the closing night film with attendees, we also reflect on the festival as a whole. The films in competitive categories sample the best of the best of our program, through which we aim to showcase the diversity and excellence of contemporary Ibero-American and American Indigenous films and videos. We hope that audience members have enjoyed this year’s festival experience, from the film screenings to discussions with filmmakers to the music videos, all of which are representative of the voices of amazing talent emanating from Spain, Portugal, and the Americas” stated Festival Director Jean Lauer. The festival granted jury and audience awards in nine categories, including the annual Hecho en Tejas competition, and the Emergencia Youth Film competition. The festival also featured a Best Music Video category, eligible for an Audience Award.

Complete list of 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Award Winners

Narrative Feature Competition

Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
ROSA CHUMBE
Dir. Jonatan Relayze Chiang, Peru

Honorable Mention for Best Ensemble
AMORES URBANOS (RESTLESS LOVE)
Dir. Vera Egito, Brazil

ROSA CHUMBE and AMORES URBANOS (RESTLESS LOVE) are also winners of an InkTip Script Listing. InkTip Script Listings provide writers/filmmakers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.

Documentary Feature Competition

Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
JUANICAS
Dir. Karina García Casanova, Canada/Mexico

Honorable Mention for Cinematography
TÚ Y YO (YOU AND ME)
Dir. Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada, Dominican Republic

Narrative Short Film Competition

Jury Award for Best Narrative Short
OS MENINOS DO RIO (CHILDREN OF THE RIVER)
Dir. Javier Macipe, Portugal/Spain

Documentary Short Competition

Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
LIBERTAD
Dir. Brenda Avila-Hanna, USA

Hecho en Tejas Competition

Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) Award
ANA CON ELISIO
Dir. Lizette Barrera, USA

Hecho en Tejas Honorable Mention for Directing
DEAD SITES
Dir. Jason Outenreath, USA

Hecho en Tejas Honorable Mention for Screenwriting
GET THE HELL OUT
Dir. Comedia A Go-Go [CAGG], Jess Castro, Regan Arevalos, Larry Garza, USA

Hecho en Tejas Honorable Mention for Cinematography and Effects
SQUEEZEBOX
Dir. Sam Lerma, USA

Audience Award for Best Hecho en Tejas Film
DEAD SITES
Dir. Jason Outenreath, USA

Audience Award for Narrative Feature
H.O.M.E.
Dir. Daniel Maldonado, USA

Audience Award for Documentary Feature
JUANICAS
Dir. Karina García Casanova, Canada/Mexico

Audience Award for Best Music Video
MEL GE’ GI’ NUT EPIT (STRONG WOMAN SONG)
Dir. Naomi Condo, Canada

Audience Award for Best “Emergencia” Youth Film (Tie)

CAMPING TRIP
Dir. Audrey Larson, MA, USA

TREES COUNT
Dir. Maximilian Shatan, New York City, NY, USA

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