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Dry Ground Burning (Mato Seco em Chamas)
Dry Ground Burning (Mato Seco em Chamas) by Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós

The Brazilian film Dry Ground Burning (Mato Seco em Chamas) by Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós wins the top award for Best Latin American Film of the Year at the 13th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards.

The Argentine filmmaker Maximiliano Schonfeld was the winner of the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Director for Jesús López, while the Mexican film Dos Estaciones by Juan Pablo González was the winner of the award for Best First Film. The jury gave the award for Best Documentary to Mariner of the Mountains (O Marinheiro das Montanhas) by Karim Aïnouz, marking a second win for the Brazilian filmmaker after winning the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Director for Invisible Life in 2021.

In the U.S. Latinx Film competition, the winner for was the documentary film Beba by Rebeca Huntt, while Silent Beauty by Jasmin Mara López won a Special Jury Mention.

Complete List of Winners — 13th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards:

Best Film: Dry Ground Burning (Mato Seco em Chamas) by Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós, Brazil
Best Director: Jesús López by Maximiliano Schonfeld, Argentina
Best First Film: Dos Estaciones by Juan Pablo González, Mexico
Best Documentary: Mariner of the Mountains (O Marinherio das Montanhas) by Karim Aïnouz, Brazil
Best U.S. Latinx Film: Beba by Rebeca Huntt
Special Jury Mention, U.S. Latinx Film: Silent Beauty by Jasmin Mara López

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