HomeWinners 2012

Winners 2012

Best International Debut Feature:

Beasts Of The Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin. USA

“An original and unusual approach to a story, blend of mythology and reality. Firm command by the director and solid performance by the lead actors. It’s fairy tale culture with spirit and spirituality.”

Special Mention International Debut Feature:

Teddy Bear, by Mads Matthiesen, Denmark

“For the Simplicity of the story. It’s simple and spare, every single episode shows small scratches in his heart.”

Best Mexican Debut Feature:

My universe in lowercase by Hatuey Viveros, Mexico

“For The simplicity and exquisite beauty of its storytelling through images. For the Pathos conveyed by the skilled performances of it’s actors. For the universal theme of its screenplay about the families that we come from and the families that we choose. And for the talented hand of the director, who put all the pieces together into a singular compelling vision.”

Special mention Mexican Debut Feature:

Orol, King of B’s by Sebastián del Amo, Mexico

“A celebration of the creative spirit of Mexico. A daring film that skillfully takes us through time In a Mexico of silver screens, musical feelings and human colors.”

Best Short Fiction International:

Rotkop ( Skunk) by Jan and Raf Roosens, Belgium

For an emotional portrait of this modern anti hero, a teenager traying to give love in a context of hate.

Special mention Short Fiction International:

Baggage by Danis Tanovic, Bosnia& Herzegovia

Best Mexican Short:

The Waterwheel by Karla Castañeda.

For the creation of a fantastic world full of life and humanity”.

Honorable mention Mexican Short:

The Doldrums or how to cure sadness by Ángeles Cruz.

For employing a playful and solid narrative to approach a painful topic.

Special Jury Mention Mexican Short:

Toy Soldiers by José Yapur.

For the solidity of his cinematography, strength of characters and simple narrative.

Best Guanajuato Short:

Rooted by Steve Granados.

Best International Feature Documentary:

Another Night on Earth by David Muñoz, Spain

for creating a particular time and place where a new adventure can begin by opening a taxi door. The film skillfully uses these chance encounters to illuminate a current struggle whilst celebrating the timelessness of human interaction.

Special Mention International Feature Documentary:

The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja, for skillfully combining disparate protagonists in a complex examination of the place of women in a fractured modern world that endlessly tugs on a traditional one.

Best Short Documentary International:

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarrist by Mark Colombus, for its courage, originality and a fluid and intelligent travel to unexpected places.

Special Mention Short Documentary:

We Die, by Josephine Links.

for creating a profound intimacy that is both personal and universal.

Best Mexican Documentary:

Flower in Otomí, by Luisa Riley.

For a sweeping narrative, characters transcending their historical moment, an expressive portrait of the political life of our country.

Best Experimental Short:

Gates of Life by Pekka Veikkolainen and Hannes Vartiainen, Finland

A very musical composition, whose rythms connect in distortions that move on the fine line between abstraction and figuration.

Best Short Animation:

Some actions which haven¨t been defined yet in the revolution by Sun Xun, China.

For a convincing work in both its production and dynamic. From beginning thru end, the exceptional quality of the prints, mis en scene and music interweave the border where film and art have never been separated, but transcend the spaces of projection and exhibition through the films originality.

Special mention Short Animation:

Grandmothers by Afari Eghad, UK

A work outstanding by its technical and esthetic qualities through which it succeeds to tell the tragic history of disappearances caused by the military dictatorship in Argentina without adding more pain to it. A complex history that reconstructs collective memory through fragments, footprints and scars that remain open. A subtle combination of techniques opens windows to all subsequent mutations of the work.

Women in Film and Televisión Award:

“Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon” by Justine Triet, France.

SIGNIS Award: Baggag by Danis Tanovic.

Press Award: Everybody has somebody… not me by Raúl Fuentes

Award with a Reason: The Devi by Jean Gabriel Periot.

4th Collegiate Production Rally

Jury Award: El vago, Tecnológico de Monterreyin Querétaro

Special Jury Mention: EL GEN C, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes

EL FORO DEL CINE Award to Best production: Matilde, Universidad Anáhuac México Norte

Audience Award: Matilde, Universidad Anáhuac, Estado de México.

11º National Screenwriting competition

Best Script for a Feature Film:

Los Herederos by Gabriel Nuncio Flores and Jorge Hernández Aldana.

Best Script for a Short Film:

El viejo by Luis Francisco Soto Longo

Screenwriting Scholarship Vancouver Film School: Isadora Sánchez

Acting Scholarship Natalia Lazarus Promenade Playhouse & Conservatory:

Naian Daeva, For a daring performance from a young actor in a demanding role.

Collegiate Documentary competition “Identity and Belonging”

1st place: Los tres secretos de Fátima by Magali Escobar Ramírez, Universidad de Celaya.

2nd place: El mensajero by Diana Rentería Camargo, Universidad Lasallista Benavente Celaya

3rd place: Sobre mis ojos, by Clara Ivone Rivera Paredes, Instituto Irapuato.

Best International Debut Feature:

Beasts Of The Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin. USA

“An original and unusual approach to a story, blend of mythology and reality. Firm command by the director and solid performance by the lead actors. It’s fairy tale culture with spirit and spirituality.”

Special Mention International Debut Feature:

Teddy Bear, by Mads Matthiesen, Denmark

“For the Simplicity of the story. It’s simple and spare, every single episode shows small scratches in his heart.”

Best Mexican Debut Feature:

My universe in lowercase by Hatuey Viveros, Mexico

“For The simplicity and exquisite beauty of its storytelling through images. For the Pathos conveyed by the skilled performances of it’s actors. For the universal theme of its screenplay about the families that we come from and the families that we choose. And for the talented hand of the director, who put all the pieces together into a singular compelling vision.”

Special mention Mexican Debut Feature:

Orol, King of B’s by Sebastián del Amo, Mexico

“A celebration of the creative spirit of Mexico. A daring film that skillfully takes us through time In a Mexico of silver screens, musical feelings and human colors.”

Best Short Fiction International:

Rotkop ( Skunk) by Jan and Raf Roosens, Belgium

For an emotional portrait of this modern anti hero, a teenager traying to give love in a context of hate.

Special mention Short Fiction International:

Baggage by Danis Tanovic, Bosnia& Herzegovia

Best Mexican Short:

The Waterwheel by Karla Castañeda.

For the creation of a fantastic world full of life and humanity”.

Honorable mention Mexican Short:

The Doldrums or how to cure sadness by Ángeles Cruz.

For employing a playful and solid narrative to approach a painful topic.

Special Jury Mention Mexican Short:

Toy Soldiers by José Yapur.

For the solidity of his cinematography, strength of characters and simple narrative.

Best Guanajuato Short:

Rooted by Steve Granados.

Best International Feature Documentary:

Another Night on Earth by David Muñoz, Spain

for creating a particular time and place where a new adventure can begin by opening a taxi door. The film skillfully uses these chance encounters to illuminate a current struggle whilst celebrating the timelessness of human interaction.

Special Mention International Feature Documentary:

The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja, for skillfully combining disparate protagonists in a complex examination of the place of women in a fractured modern world that endlessly tugs on a traditional one.

Best Short Documentary International:

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarrist by Mark Colombus, for its courage, originality and a fluid and intelligent travel to unexpected places.

Special Mention Short Documentary:

We Die, by Josephine Links.

for creating a profound intimacy that is both personal and universal.

Best Mexican Documentary:

Flower in Otomí, by Luisa Riley.

For a sweeping narrative, characters transcending their historical moment, an expressive portrait of the political life of our country.

Best Experimental Short:

Gates of Life by Pekka Veikkolainen and Hannes Vartiainen, Finland

A very musical composition, whose rythms connect in distortions that move on the fine line between abstraction and figuration.

Best Short Animation:

Some actions which haven¨t been defined yet in the revolution by Sun Xun, China.

For a convincing work in both its production and dynamic. From beginning thru end, the exceptional quality of the prints, mis en scene and music interweave the border where film and art have never been separated, but transcend the spaces of projection and exhibition through the films originality.

Special mention Short Animation:

Grandmothers by Afari Eghad, UK

A work outstanding by its technical and esthetic qualities through which it succeeds to tell the tragic history of disappearances caused by the military dictatorship in Argentina without adding more pain to it. A complex history that reconstructs collective memory through fragments, footprints and scars that remain open. A subtle combination of techniques opens windows to all subsequent mutations of the work.

Women in Film and Televisión Award:

“Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon” by Justine Triet, France.

SIGNIS Award: Baggag by Danis Tanovic.

Press Award: Everybody has somebody… not me by Raúl Fuentes

Award with a Reason: The Devi by Jean Gabriel Periot.

4th Collegiate Production Rally

Jury Award: El vago, Tecnológico de Monterreyin Querétaro

Special Jury Mention: EL GEN C, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes

EL FORO DEL CINE Award to Best production: Matilde, Universidad Anáhuac México Norte

Audience Award: Matilde, Universidad Anáhuac, Estado de México.

11º National Screenwriting competition

Best Script for a Feature Film:

Los Herederos by Gabriel Nuncio Flores and Jorge Hernández Aldana.

Best Script for a Short Film:

El viejo by Luis Francisco Soto Longo

Screenwriting Scholarship Vancouver Film School: Isadora Sánchez

Acting Scholarship Natalia Lazarus Promenade Playhouse & Conservatory:

Naian Daeva, For a daring performance from a young actor in a demanding role.

Collegiate Documentary competition “Identity and Belonging”

1st place: Los tres secretos de Fátima by Magali Escobar Ramírez, Universidad de Celaya.

2nd place: El mensajero by Diana Rentería Camargo, Universidad Lasallista Benavente Celaya

3rd place: Sobre mis ojos, by Clara Ivone Rivera Paredes, Instituto Irapuato.

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